Bucharest finally became the permanent location of the Wallachian court after 1698 (starting with the reign of Constantin Brâncoveanu).Partly destroyed by natural disasters and rebuilt several times during the following 200 years, and hit by Caragea's plague in 1813–14, the city was wrested from Ottoman control and occupied at several intervals by the Habsburg Monarchy (1716, 1737, 1789) and Imperial Russia (three times between 17).In 1881, it became the political centre of the newly proclaimed Kingdom of Romania under King Carol I.During the second half of the 19th century, the city's population increased dramatically, and a new period of urban development began.After World War I, Bucharest became the capital of Greater Romania.In the interwar years, Bucharest's urban development continued, with the city gaining an average of 30,000 new residents each year.A short-lived revolt initiated by Tudor Vladimirescu in 1821 led to the end of the rule of Constantinople Greeks in Bucharest.
Its architecture is a mix of historical (neo-classical), interbellum (Bauhaus and art deco), communist-era and modern.
From top, left to right: Colțea Hospital panorama • Romanian Athenaeum • Victory Avenue • Lipscani district, view towards Caru' cu bere and Stavropoleos Monastery • Palace of Justice • CEC Palace • National Bank of Romania • Floreasca park, on the banks of the Dâmbovița River, less than 60 km (37.3 mi) north of the Danube River and the Bulgarian border.
Bucharest was first mentioned in documents in 1459.
Also, some of the city's main landmarks were built in this period, including Arcul de Triumf and Palatul Telefoanelor.
In January 1941, the city was the scene of the Legionnaires' rebellion and Bucharest pogrom.Economically, Bucharest is the most prosperous city in Romania and is one of the main industrial centres and transportation hubs of Eastern Europe.