Carol II of Romania

1893 - 1953

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Carol II (3 October 1893 – 4 April 1953) reigned as King of Romania from 8 June 1930 until his forced abdication on 6 September 1940. He was the eldest son of Ferdinand I and 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; both of his predecessors had been born in Germany and only came to Romania as adults. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carol II of Romania has received more than 1,288,636 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Carol II of Romania is the 926th most popular politician (up from 1,020th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Romania (down from 18th in 2019) and the 12th 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, Carol II of Romania ranks 926 out of 15,710Before him are Haakon VII of Norway, Amenhotep I, Andrei Gromyko, Augustus III of Poland, Feodor III of Russia, and Lentulus Batiatus. After him are Ferdinand VII of Spain, Nikephoros III Botaneiates, Alberto Fujimori, Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, Emperor Yao, and Saud of Saudi Arabia.

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

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Carol II of Romania ranks 19 out of 572Before him are Johnny Weissmuller (1904), Michael I of Romania (1921), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Béla Kun (1886), Vlad II Dracul (1395), and Constantin Brâncuși (1876). After him are Paul Celan (1920), Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), György Ligeti (1923), Ion Iliescu (1930), Herta Müller (1953), and Theodoric I (393).

Among POLITICIANS In Romania

Among politicians born in Romania, Carol II of Romania ranks 12Before him are Ion Antonescu (1882), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Michael I of Romania (1921), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Béla Kun (1886), and Vlad II Dracul (1395). After him are Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), Ion Iliescu (1930), Theodoric I (393), Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (1901), Michael the Brave (1558), and Milan I of Serbia (1854).