Carol I of Romania

1839 - 1914

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Carol I or Charles I of Romania (born Karl Eitel Friedrich Zephyrinus Ludwig von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen; 20 April 1839 – 10 October [O.S. 27 September] 1914), was the monarch of Romania from 1866 to his death in 1914, ruling as Prince (Domnitor) from 1866 to 1881, and as King from 1881 to 1914. He was elected Prince of the Romanian United Principalities on 20 April 1866 after the overthrow of Alexandru Ioan Cuza by a palace coup d'état. In May 1877, Romania was proclaimed an independent and sovereign nation. The defeat of the Ottoman Empire (1878) in the Russo-Turkish War secured Romanian independence, and he was proclaimed King on 26 March [O.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carol I of Romania has received more than 1,191,244 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Carol I of Romania is the 1,590th most popular politician (down from 1,450th in 2019), the 431st most popular biography from Germany (down from 404th in 2019) and the 117th most popular German Politician.

Carol I of Romania was most famous for being the first king of Romania. He was a member of the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen dynasty and ruled from 1866 to 1914.

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Over the past year Carol I of Romania has had the most page views in the with 192,710 views, followed by English (177,955), and Russian (37,741). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Anglo-Saxon (288.06%), Kurdish (Sorani) (121.48%), and Polish (94.62%)


Among politicians, Carol I of Romania ranks 1,590 out of 19,576Before him are Shavkat Mirziyoyev, John Tyler, Alexander of Battenberg, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Cleopatra III of Egypt, and Rutherford B. Hayes. After him are Shapur II, Hu Yaobang, Bernard Tapie, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, René of Anjou, and John Kerry.

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Among people born in 1839, Carol I of Romania ranks 7Before him are Paul Cézanne, John D. Rockefeller, Sully Prudhomme, Modest Mussorgsky, Alfred Sisley, and Charles Sanders Peirce. After him are George Armstrong Custer, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, Josephine Cochrane, Nikolay Przhevalsky, and Emil Škoda. Among people deceased in 1914, Carol I of Romania ranks 10Before him are Bertha von Suttner, Frédéric Mistral, Charles Sanders Peirce, Paul Heyse, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, and George Westinghouse. After him are Georg Trakl, Jean Jaurès, Ismail Gaspirali, Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, August Weismann, and August Macke.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Carol I of Romania ranks 431 out of 7,253Before him are Richard von Weizsäcker (1920), Ernst Abbe (1840), Kurt Georg Kiesinger (1904), Max Bruch (1838), Hans Fischer (1881), and Georg von Küchler (1881). After him are Uwe Seeler (1936), Elsa Einstein (1876), Martin Waldseemüller (1470), Gerhard Domagk (1895), Klaus Meine (1948), and Felix Klein (1849).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Carol I of Romania ranks 117Before him are Louise Mountbatten (1889), Robert Ley (1890), Otto of Bavaria (1848), Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), Richard von Weizsäcker (1920), and Kurt Georg Kiesinger (1904). After him are Elsa Einstein (1876), Hans Fritzsche (1900), Louis the Child (893), Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (1662), Gregor Strasser (1892), and Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1750).