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Carol I
Carol I of Romania
King of the Romanians
Reign 15 Mar 1881 – 10 Oct 1914
Coronation 10 May 1881
Predecessor Himself as Prince
Successor Ferdinand I
Prince of Romania
Reign 20 April 1866 – 15 Mar 1881
Predecessor Alexandru Ioan Cuza
Successor Himself as King
Spouse Elisabeth of Wied
Maria of Romania
Full name
Karl Eitel Friedrich Zephyrinus Ludwig
House Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Father Karl Anton
Mother Josephine of Baden
Born 20 April 1839(1839-04-20)
Sigmaringen, Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Germany
Died 10 October 1914(1914-10-10) (aged 75)
Sinaia, Romania
Burial Curtea de Argeş, Romania
Religion Roman Catholic

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]


8. Anton Aloys, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
4. Charles, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
9. Amalie Zephyrine of Salm-Kyrburg
2. Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
10. Peter Murat
5. Marie Antoinette Murat
11. Louise d'Astorg
1. Carol I of Romania
12. Karl Ludwig, Hereditary Prince of Baden
6. Karl, Grand Duke of Baden
13. Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt
3. Josephine of Baden
14. Claude de Beauharnais, comte of Les Roches-Baritaud
7. Stéphanie de Beauharnais
15. Claude Françoise de Lezay


  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