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 Carol Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, II

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Carol Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, II

  • Birth 15 Oct 1893 Prahova, Romania
  • Death 4 Apr 1953 Estoril, Cascais Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Burial Curtea de Arges, Arges, Romania
  • Memorial ID 7989386

King of Romania from 1930 to 1940, son of King Ferdinand I and Queen Mary of Great Britain. His first years as king were successful. He was enormously popular, perhaps more so than his father and grandfather. He made the same mistake as the Spanish Bourbons, however, surrounding himself with a group of people (Camarila) that shouldn't have had any connection with the monarchy.The period between the two World Wars was a progressive era. In 1923 a new, and probably the most democratic, constitution replaced the old one (1866). Industry starts playing a more important role in the economical life, cultural events marked the social life, architecture developed in new ways.The natural resources made the Romanian efforts to build a stronger economy successful, therefore Romania became one of the most important economical powers in Eastern Europe. Romania was also affected by the international economic crisis, which began in 1929. The resulting worldwide depression wasn't as severe in Romania as in other countries. In 1932. Romania signed different non-aggression pacts with it's neighbors and entered different alliances (Little Entente, Balkan Entente).Romania declared neutrality in 1939 when the World War II began, the same policy as at the beginning of the World War I. King Carol II abdicated in 1940. in favor of his son Michael I. Carol I died exiled in Portugal and his remains were transferred from Lisbon in 2003.

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  • Originally Created by: Jelena
  • Added: 16 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7989386
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Carol Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, II (15 Oct 1893–4 Apr 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7989386, citing Curtea de Arges Monastery, Curtea de Arges, Arges, Romania ; Maintained by Find A Grave .