Carol I of Romania

1839 - 1914

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Carol I or Charles I of Romania (20 April 1839 – 10 October [O.S. 27 September] 1914), born Prince Karl of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, 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 761,867 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Carol I of Romania is the 1,402nd most popular politician (down from 1,397th in 2019), the 399th most popular biography from Germany (down from 383rd in 2019) and the 105th 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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Among politicians, Carol I of Romania ranks 1,402 out of 15,710Before him are Athaulf, Boris I of Bulgaria, Mengistu Haile Mariam, Piero di Cosimo de' Medici, Shennong, and Ferdinand III of Castile. After him are Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, Alexios IV Angelos, Imad ad-Din Zengi, Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, Friedrich Ratzel, and Mary of Guise.

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Among people born in 1839, Carol I of Romania ranks 8Before him are John D. Rockefeller, Modest Mussorgsky, Sully Prudhomme, Alfred Sisley, Charles Sanders Peirce, and George Armstrong Custer. After him are Josiah Willard Gibbs, Josephine Cochrane, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, Machado de Assis, Nikolay Przhevalsky, and Emil Škoda. Among people deceased in 1914, Carol I of Romania ranks 10Before him are Bertha von Suttner, George Westinghouse, Frédéric Mistral, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, Paul Heyse, and Charles Albert Gobat. After him are August Weismann, Georg Trakl, Jean Jaurès, August Macke, Ambrose Bierce, and Georges Picquart.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Carol I of Romania ranks 399 out of 5,289Before him are Johann Georg Faust (1480), Christopher of Bavaria (1416), Wilhelm Schickard (1592), Robert Bunsen (1811), Lothar Matthäus (1961), and Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers (1758). After him are Friedrich Ratzel (1844), Chlodio (393), Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515), Franz Brentano (1838), Frederica of Hanover (1917), and Arno Allan Penzias (1933).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Carol I of Romania ranks 105Before him are Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845), Theodor Heuss (1884), Gregor Strasser (1892), Christian V of Denmark (1646), Ernst Thälmann (1886), and Christopher of Bavaria (1416). After him are Friedrich Ratzel (1844), Chlodio (393), Leo von Caprivi (1831), Ananda Mahidol (1925), Georgy Lvov (1861), and Friedrich Fromm (1888).