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Carol II of Romania

1893 - 1953

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Carol II (15 October 1893 [O.S. 3 October 1893] – 4 April 1953) was King of Romania from 8 June 1930, until his forced abdication on 6 September 1940. As the eldest son of King Ferdinand I, he became crown prince upon the death of his grand-uncle, King Carol I, in 1914. He was the first of the Hohenzollern kings of Romania to be born in the country, as both of his predecessors had been born in Germany and came to Romania only as adults. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carol II of Romania has received more than 1,919,227 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Carol II of Romania is the 989th most popular politician (down from 810th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Romania (down from 15th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Romanian Politician.

Carol II of Romania is most famous for his dictatorial rule of Romania from 1930-1940.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Carol II of Romania ranks 989 out of 19,576Before him are Geta, Artemisia I of Caria, William II of the Netherlands, Xuande Emperor, Guangxu Emperor, and Jugurtha. After him are Béla Kun, Grigory Potemkin, Wilhelm Frick, Stephen III of Moldavia, Abd el-Krim, and Shang Yang.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1893, Carol II of Romania ranks 10Before him are Joachim von Ribbentrop, Ip Man, Alfred Rosenberg, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Walter Ulbricht, and Mikhail Tukhachevsky. After him are Alexander of Greece, Soong Ching-ling, Draža Mihailović, Chaim Soutine, Lazar Kaganovich, and Roland Freisler. Among people deceased in 1953, Carol II of Romania ranks 9Before him are Ibn Saud, Edwin Hubble, Lavrentiy Beria, Gerd von Rundstedt, Francis Picabia, and Robert Andrews Millikan. After him are Klement Gottwald, Guccio Gucci, Django Reinhardt, Mary of Teck, Emmerich Kálmán, and Hans Fritzsche.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Carol II of Romania ranks 17 out of 844Before him are Tristan Tzara (1896), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Ion Antonescu (1882), Mircea Eliade (1907), Theodoric I (393), and Leo I the Thracian (401). After him are Béla Kun (1886), Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), Paul Celan (1920), Mircea Lucescu (1945), Constantin Brâncuși (1876), and Herta Müller (1953).

Among POLITICIANS In Romania

Among politicians born in Romania, Carol II of Romania ranks 11Before him are John Hunyadi (1407), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Ion Antonescu (1882), Theodoric I (393), and Leo I the Thracian (401). After him are Béla Kun (1886), Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), Ion Iliescu (1930), Vlad II Dracul (1395), Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (1901), and Klaus Iohannis (1959).