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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 the King of Romania from 8 June 1930 until his forced abdication on 6 September 1940. The eldest son of 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; 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 1,571,721 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Carol II of Romania is the 817th most popular politician (up from 925th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Romania (up from 19th in 2019) and the 9th 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 817 out of 15,577Before him are Wilhelm Frick, Pedro I of Brazil, Justin Trudeau, Robert F. Kennedy, Édouard Daladier, and Dilma Rousseff. After him are Liu Shaoqi, Feodor III of Russia, Tamar of Georgia, Galla Placidia, Sigismund II Augustus, and Viktor Yushchenko.

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Among people born in 1893, Carol II of Romania ranks 10Before him are Joachim von Ribbentrop, Ip Man, Alfred Rosenberg, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Walter Ulbricht. After him are Alexander of Greece, Soong Ching-ling, Lazar Kaganovich, Roland Freisler, Draža Mihailović, and Karl Mannheim. Among people deceased in 1953, Carol II of Romania ranks 7Before him are Joseph Stalin, Sergei Prokofiev, Edwin Hubble, Gerd von Rundstedt, Ibn Saud, and Lavrentiy Beria. After him are Robert Andrews Millikan, Klement Gottwald, Mary of Teck, Guccio Gucci, Django Reinhardt, and Hans Fritzsche.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Carol II of Romania ranks 15 out of 665Before him are Tristan Tzara (1896), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Michael I of Romania (1921), Ion Antonescu (1882), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), and Mircea Eliade (1907). After him are Vlad II Dracul (1395), Johnny Weissmuller (1904), Béla Kun (1886), Paul Celan (1920), Constantin Brâncuși (1876), and Stephen III of Moldavia (1433).

Among POLITICIANS In Romania

Among politicians born in Romania, Carol II of Romania ranks 9Before him are John Hunyadi (1407), Stephen Báthory (1533), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Michael I of Romania (1921), Ion Antonescu (1882), and Béla IV of Hungary (1206). After him are Vlad II Dracul (1395), Béla Kun (1886), Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), Ion Iliescu (1930), Theodoric I (393), and Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (1901).