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 of Romania, had become involved in a controversial relationship with Magda Lupescu. In 1925, Carol was pressured to renounce his rights to the throne and moved to Paris in exile with Lupescu. In 1927, Michael ascended the throne, following the death of his grandfather King Ferdinand I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael I of Romania has received more than 2,160,860 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia. Michael I of Romania is the 765th most popular politician (up from 796th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Romania (up from 15th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Romanian Politician.

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Among politicians, Michael I of Romania ranks 765 out of 15,710. Before him are Georgy Malenkov, Árpád, Charles IV of Spain, Nikolai Yezhov, Chandragupta Maurya, and William I of the Netherlands. After him are Nicolas Sarkozy, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Balian of Ibelin, Isabella II of Spain, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, and François Hollande.

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Among people born in 1921, Michael I of Romania ranks 10Before him are Andrei Sakharov, John Rawls, Stanisław Lem, Astor Piazzolla, Suharto, and Fawzia Fuad of Egypt. After him are Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Yves Montand, Peter Ustinov, Joseph Beuys, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, and Hua Guofeng. Among people deceased in 2017, Michael I of Romania ranks 10Before him are Helmut Kohl, Gene Cernan, Chuck Berry, Zygmunt Bauman, Stanislav Petrov, and Salvatore Riina. After him are Hugh Hefner, Jeanne Moreau, Jalal Talabani, Jerry Lewis, John Hurt, and Manuel Noriega.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Michael I of Romania ranks 14 out of 572. Before him are Tristan Tzara (1896), John Hunyadi (1407), Ion Antonescu (1882), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Mircea Eliade (1907), and Johnny Weissmuller (1904). After him are Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Béla Kun (1886), Vlad II Dracul (1395), Constantin Brâncuși (1876), Carol II of Romania (1893), and Paul Celan (1920).

Among POLITICIANS In Romania

Among politicians born in Romania, Michael I of Romania ranks 8Before him are Matthias Corvinus (1443), Alaric I (376), Stephen Báthory (1533), John Hunyadi (1407), Ion Antonescu (1882), and Elena Ceaușescu (1916). After him are Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Béla Kun (1886), Vlad II Dracul (1395), Carol II of Romania (1893), Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), and Ion Iliescu (1930).