Michael I of Romania

1921 - 2017

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Michael I (Romanian: Mihai I [miˈhaj]; 25 October 1921 – 5 December 2017) was the last king of Romania, reigning from 20 July 1927 to 8 June 1930 and again from 6 September 1940 until his forced abdication on 30 December 1947. Shortly after Michael's birth, his father, Crown Prince Carol, had become involved in a controversial relationship with Magda Lupescu. In 1925, Carol was pressured to renounce his rights (in favour of his son Michael) to the throne and moved to Paris in exile with Lupescu. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael I of Romania has received more than 3,798,198 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Michael I of Romania is the 399th most popular politician (up from 643rd in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Romania (up from 11th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Romanian Politician.

Michael I of Romania was the first King of Romania, reigning from 20 July 1927 to 8 June 1930. He was the son of King Ferdinand I and a grandson of Queen Victoria.

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Among politicians, Michael I of Romania ranks 399 out of 19,576Before him are Abdul Hamid I, Rüstem Pasha, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Scipio Africanus, Ay, and Decius. After him are Selim III, Charles III of Spain, Philip I of Castile, Frederick IX of Denmark, Priam, and Philip VI of France.

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Among people born in 1921, Michael I of Romania ranks 4Before him are Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Alexander Dubček, and Andrei Sakharov. After him are Charles Bronson, Stanisław Lem, Suharto, Yves Montand, Astor Piazzolla, Giulietta Masina, Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, and John Rawls. Among people deceased in 2017, Michael I of Romania ranks 3Before him are Charles Manson, and Helmut Kohl. After him are Roger Moore, Stanislav Petrov, Gene Cernan, Zygmunt Bauman, Salvatore Riina, Ali Abdullah Saleh, David Rockefeller, Jalal Talabani, and Raymond Kopa.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Michael I of Romania ranks 4 out of 844Before him are Vlad the Impaler (1431), Nicolae Ceaușescu (1918), and Béla Bartók (1881). After him are Eugène Ionesco (1909), Alaric I (376), Stephen Báthory (1533), John Hunyadi (1407), Emil Cioran (1911), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Tristan Tzara (1896), and Béla IV of Hungary (1206).

Among POLITICIANS In Romania

Among politicians born in Romania, Michael I of Romania ranks 2Before him are Nicolae Ceaușescu (1918). After him are Alaric I (376), Stephen Báthory (1533), John Hunyadi (1407), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Ion Antonescu (1882), Theodoric I (393), Leo I the Thracian (401), Carol II of Romania (1893), and Béla Kun (1886).