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mariacris 04-15-2006 05:18 AM

In May there will be 140 since Prince Carol of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen was crowned,(on 10th May) and I understand it will be some festivities.

Warren 07-10-2010 03:48 PM

King Carol I (1839-1914) and Elisabeth zu Wied (aka Carmen Sylva) (1843-1916)
King Carol I (1839-1914) was born Prince Karl of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, the second son of Karl Anton, Prince (Fürst) of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and his wife, Princess Josephine of Baden. He was elected Domnitor (Prince) of Romania on 20 April 1866 following the overthrow of Alexander John Cuza by a palace coup.
Following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in the Russo-Turkish War Prince Carol was proclaimed King of Romania on 26 March 1881.

He married Elisabeth zu Wied (1843-1916), the daughter of Hermann, Prince (Fürst) zu Wied and Princess Marie of Nassau in Neuwied on 15 November 1869. Their only child was a daughter named Maria who died aged three in 1874. As "Carmen Sylva", she wrote poems, plays, novels, short stories, essays, collections of aphorisms etc in German, Romanian, French and English.

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Russophile 07-10-2010 04:41 PM

Ah! Thanks for the info. Warren, "Born to Rule" did not make clear that she wrote under that name and used it interchangably throughout the book so it was a little unclear about who she was. At one point I thought there was a Queen and a mistress on the side named Carmen Sylva. :ohmy:

Cory 07-10-2010 05:20 PM

Carol I did't have mistresses but Queen Elisabeta was a very peculiar person.

Cory 04-21-2011 07:21 AM

Weekly picture: the Carmen Sylva grand valse for piano « Diana Mandache's Weblog

Cory 04-25-2011 08:55 AM

Royal parade in 1897:

YouTube - Parada de 10 mai 1897, condusa de regele Carol I al Romaniei

Cory 06-09-2011 03:19 PM

A new book about Carmen Sylva:

Cory 10-02-2011 04:42 AM

This month will be launched in Germany the wonderful biography of Queen Elisabeta of Romania (born Princess Elisabeth von Wied) by Gabriel Badea-Paun:

Carte despre Regina Elisabeta a Romāniei, īn limba german

Cory 05-15-2013 02:55 PM

Portrait Miniature: King Carol I of Romania | Diana Mandache Historian & Author

Cory 04-16-2014 04:52 PM

Commemoration: 140 years ago Maria of Hohenzollern died | Diana Mandache's Weblog

USCtrojan 04-20-2014 06:44 AM

King Carol I (1839-1914) and Elisabeth zu Wied (aka Carmen Sylva) (1843-1916)
Where does Carmen Sylva come from? Did the queen call herself this?

USCtrojan 04-20-2014 06:45 AM


Originally Posted by Cory (Post 1109484)
Carol I did't have mistresses but Queen Elisabeta was a very peculiar person.

In what ways?

Cory 04-20-2014 06:52 PM

Queen Elisabeth was rather an artist.

Duc_et_Pair 04-22-2014 05:03 AM

Queen Elizabeth of Romania was closely related to both the Houses of the Nassau dynasty. Elizabeth's mother was Princess Marie von Nassau (1825-1902). In 1890 the House Nassau replaced the House Orange-Nassau as reigning House in Luxembourg after the death of King Willem III of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. So Elizabeth herself was half a Nassau via her mother.

Elizabeth's aunt Princess Helena von Nassau (1831-1888) married the Fürst von Waldeck und Pyrmont. Her daughter Emma, herself half a Nassau via her mother, would marry with the said King Willem III of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. This means Queen Elizabeth of Romania ("Carmen Sylva") was a full cousin of Queen Emma of the Netherlands.

Besides this, Princess Elizabeth's own brother Wilhelm, would marry Princess Marie of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, even more linking the Romanian Hohenzollerns closer to the Nassau dynasty, while there were already so many Nassau-Hohenzollern links.

Those were the times.... :)

Cory 05-09-2014 06:01 AM

Friday, the 9th of May, at the Central University Library "Carol I " of Bucharest a Conference dedicated to the first Hohenzollern King with the title "Carol I- a Life dedicated to Romania":

Carol I, o viaţă dedicată RomĆ¢niei | Historia

Cory 05-10-2014 09:25 AM

Digi 24 spoke about King Carol I:

SPECIAL Digi24. Carol I, 48 de ani de domnie: ā€˛Totul pentru ?ar?, nimic pentru mineā€¯

CyrilVladisla 09-05-2014 11:17 PM

King Carol I was obliged to quell a peasant uprising in 1907 which claimed as many as 10,000 lives.
I like the fact that King Carol I was referred to as a European voice par excellence. :king2::king2::king2:

LadyFinn 10-06-2014 04:35 AM

Public events dedicated to the centenary of the death of King Carol I, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Evenimentele publice dedicate centenarului morții Regelui Carol I Familia Regală a Romāniei Royal Family of Romania

LadyFinn 10-07-2014 07:55 AM

Speech given by His Royal Highness Prince Radu in the name of the Royal Family at the session of the Romanian Academy held to commemorate the centenary of the death of King Carol I

Cory 10-17-2015 06:18 PM

King Carol I in 1896:

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