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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 932,786 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Carol I of Romania is the 1,468th most popular politician (down from 1,400th in 2019), the 404th most popular biography from Germany (down from 399th in 2019) and the 113th 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 1,468 out of 15,577Before him are Tipu Sultan, Tristan, Maria II of Portugal, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, Christopher of Bavaria, and Symon Petliura. After him are Caroline Bonaparte, Egon Krenz, Peter I of Portugal, Margaret Theresa of Spain, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York, and Jehu.

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Among people born in 1839, Carol I of Romania ranks 7Before him are Paul Cézanne, John D. Rockefeller, Modest Mussorgsky, Sully Prudhomme, 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 Machado de Assis. Among people deceased in 1914, Carol I of Romania ranks 10Before him are Bertha von Suttner, Charles Sanders Peirce, Frédéric Mistral, George Westinghouse, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, and Paul Heyse. After him are August Weismann, Jean Jaurès, Georg Trakl, Ismail Gaspirali, August Macke, and Maximilian von Spee.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Carol I of Romania ranks 404 out of 6,142Before him are Hans Lippershey (1570), Walter Schellenberg (1910), Robert Ley (1890), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784), Klaus Meine (1948), and Christopher of Bavaria (1416). After him are J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), Gerda Taro (1910), Maria Amalia of Saxony (1724), Regiomontanus (1436), and Alexander Grothendieck (1928).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Carol I of Romania ranks 113Before him are Louise Mountbatten (1889), Ernst Thälmann (1886), Walter Schellenberg (1910), Robert Ley (1890), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784), and Christopher of Bavaria (1416). After him are Louis II, Prince of Monaco (1870), Christian V of Denmark (1646), Hans Fritzsche (1900), Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), Victoria of Baden (1862), and Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1750).