Carol I of Romania

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Carol I of Romania
King of the Romanians
Reign15 Mar 1881 – 10 Oct 1914
Coronation10 May 1881
PredecessorHimself as Prince
SuccessorFerdinand I
Prince of Romania
Reign20 April 1866 – 15 Mar 1881
PredecessorAlexandru Ioan Cuza
SuccessorHimself as King
Born(1839-04-20)20 April 1839
Sigmaringen, Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Germany
Died10 October 1914(1914-10-10) (aged 75)
Sinaia, Romania
BurialCurtea de Argeş, Romania
SpouseElisabeth of Wied
IssueMaria of Romania
Full name
Karl Eitel Friedrich Zephyrinus Ludwig
FatherKarl Anton
MotherJosephine of Baden
ReligionRoman Catholic

Carol I of Romania,[1] original name Prince Karl Eitel Friedrich Zephyrinus Ludwig of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, later simply of Hohenzollern (April 20th, 1839 - 10 October [O.S. 27 September] 1914), German prince, was elected Domnitor (Prince) of Romania on April 20th, 1866, following the overthrow of Alexandru Ioan Cuza.[2]

Relatives[change | change source]

Anton Aloys, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Charles, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Amalie Zephyrine of Salm-Kyrburg
Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Peter Murat
Marie Antoinette Murat
Louise d'Astorg
Carol I of Romania
Karl Ludwig, Hereditary Prince of Baden
Karl, Grand Duke of Baden
Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt
Josephine of Baden
Claude de Beauharnais, comte of Les Roches-Baritaud
Stéphanie de Beauharnais
Claude Françoise de Lezay

References[change | change source]

  2. Stoica, Vasile (1919). The Roumanian Question: The Roumanians and their Lands. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Printing Company. p. 70.

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Carol I of Romania
Cadet branch of the House of Hohenzollern
Born: 20 April 1839 Died: 10 October 1914
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Himself as Prince
King of the Romanians
15 March 1881 – 10 October 1914
Succeeded by
Ferdinand I
Preceded by
Alexandru Ioan Cuza
Prince of Romania
20 April 1866 – 15 March 1881
Succeeded by
Himself as King