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Carol I of Romania

King of Romania

Carol I of Romania,[1] original name Prince Karl Eitel Friedrich Zephyrinus Ludwig of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, later simply of Hohenzollern (April 20th, 1839 - 10 October [O.S. 27 September] 1914), German prince, was elected Domnitor (Prince) of Romania on April 20th, 1866, following the overthrow of Alexandru Ioan Cuza.[2]

Carol I
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Carol I of Romania
King of the Romanians
Reign15 Mar 1881 – 10 Oct 1914
Coronation10 May 1881
PredecessorHimself as Prince
SuccessorFerdinand I
Prince of Romania
Reign20 April 1866 – 15 Mar 1881
PredecessorAlexandru Ioan Cuza
SuccessorHimself as King
Born(1839-04-20)20 April 1839
Sigmaringen, Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Germany
Died10 October 1914(1914-10-10) (aged 75)
Sinaia, Romania
BurialCurtea de Argeş, Romania
SpouseElisabeth of Wied
IssueMaria of Romania
Full name
Karl Eitel Friedrich Zephyrinus Ludwig
FatherKarl Anton
MotherJosephine of Baden
ReligionRoman Catholic



  1. Larousse, Éditions. " : encyclopédie et dictionnaires gratuits en ligne".
  2. Stoica, Vasile (1919). The Roumanian Question: The Roumanians and their Lands. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Printing Company. p. 70.

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Carol I of Romania
Cadet branch of the House of Hohenzollern
Born: 20 April 1839 Died: 10 October 1914
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Himself as Prince
King of the Romanians
15 March 1881 – 10 October 1914
Succeeded by
Ferdinand I
Preceded by
Alexandru Ioan Cuza
Prince of Romania
20 April 1866 – 15 March 1881
Succeeded by
Himself as King