The following have been the five monarchs of Romania since the
country was created in the mid-1800s.
The Romanian Princely
House of Cuza
The Romanian Royal
House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
elected Prince of Romania in 1862 and acceded to throne
February 5, 1862;
forced to flee the country February 23, 1866
died in in 18
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- Prince, later King
(Charles) I, second son of Karl Anton Fürst
born April 4, 1839, at Castle Sigmaringen, Germany;
elected Prince of Romania in 1861; proclaimed King of Romania in
died October 10, 1914, at Castle Peles, Sinaia, Romania.
I, son of Leopold, the older brother of King Carol I
born August 24, 1865, at Castle Sigmaringen, Germany;
acceded in 1916, when his uncle King Carol I died;
died July 20, 1927, at Castle Peles, Sinaia, Romania.
(Charles) II, son of King Ferdinand I
born October 16, 1893, at Castle Peles, Sinaia, Romania;
became King in 1930, while claiming actually to have acceded in
1927, when his father died;
forced into exile in 1940 by Marshall Ion Antonescu;
died April 4, 1953, in Estoril, Portugal..
(Michael) I, son of King Carol II
born October 25, 1921 at Castle Peles, Sinaia, Romania;
acceded in 1940, when his father went into exile;
forced by the Soviet Union to abdicate on December 30, 1947;
still alive in 1997, living in Switzerland