Ferdinand I of Bulgaria

1861 - 1948

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Ferdinand I (Ferdinand Maximilian Karl Leopold Maria; 26 February 1861 – 10 September 1948) was Prince of Bulgaria from 1887 to 1908 and Tsar of Bulgaria from 1908 until his abdication in 1918. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand I of Bulgaria has received more than 1,359,660 page views. Her biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Ferdinand I of Bulgaria is the 772nd most popular politician (up from 785th in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from Austria (up from 73rd in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Austrian Politician.

Ferdinand I of Bulgaria was a member of the royal family of Saxony who became the Tsar of Bulgaria in 1887. He is famous for his role in leading Bulgaria through a period of political and social turmoil, including the Balkan Wars and World War I, and for his efforts to modernize and develop the country during his reign. He is also known for his interest in the arts and sciences and for his contributions to Bulgarian culture.

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Among politicians, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria ranks 772 out of 19,576Before her are Ali Abdullah Saleh, Emperor Gaozu of Tang, Henry III of England, Phocas, Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor, and Javier Pérez de Cuéllar. After her are Haile Selassie, John of Bohemia, Michael VIII Palaiologos, Alexander Lukashenko, John I of France, and Edmund Burke.

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Among people born in 1861, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria ranks 8Before her are Mehmed VI, Rudolf Steiner, Fridtjof Nansen, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Georges Méliès, and Charles Édouard Guillaume. After her are Victor Horta, Erich von Falkenhayn, Georgy Lvov, Alfred North Whitehead, Halford Mackinder, and James Naismith. Among people deceased in 1948, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria ranks 7Before her are Mahatma Gandhi, Sergei Eisenstein, Mileva Marić, Osamu Dazai, Edvard Beneš, and Franz Lehár. After her are Hideki Tojo, Walther von Brauchitsch, Edgar de Wahl, Antonin Artaud, Folke Bernadotte, and Andrei Zhdanov.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria ranks 66 out of 1,424Before her are Martin Buber (1878), Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1527), Robert Musil (1880), Paula Hitler (1896), Peter Handke (1942), and Pope Gregory V (972). After her are Josef Bican (1913), Kurt Waldheim (1918), Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria (1833), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Alban Berg (1885), and Carl Czerny (1791).

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