Ferdinand I of Bulgaria

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Ferdinand
Ferdinand in 1912
Tsar of Bulgaria
Reign 5 October 1908 – 3 October 1918
Predecessor Himself as Prince
Successor Boris III
Prince of Bulgaria
Reign 7 July 1887 – 5 October 1908
Predecessor Alexander
Successor Himself as Tsar
Born 26 February 1861
Palais Coburg, Vienna, Austrian Empire
Died 10 September 1948(1948-09-10) (aged 87)
Coburg, Allied-occupied Germany
Spouse Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma (m 1893) Princess Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz
Issue Boris III of Bulgaria
Kiril, Prince of Preslav
Princess Eudoxia
Nadezhda, Duchess Albrecht Eugen of Württemberg
Full name
Ferdinand Maximilian Karl Leopold Maria
House Saxe-Coburg and Gotha-Koháry
Father Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Mother Princess Clémentine of Orléans
Signature
Religion Roman Catholic

Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (Ferdinand Maximilian Karl Leopold Maria; 26 February 1861 – 10 September 1948) was the second monarch of the Third Bulgarian State, firstly as ruling prince (knyaz) from 1887 to 1908, and later as king (tsar) from 1908 until his abdication in 1918.


Issue[edit]

  1. Boris III of Bulgaria (18 January 1894 – 28 August 1943) married Giovanna of Savoy and had issue.
  2. Prince Kiril of Bulgaria, "Prince of Preslav" (17 November 1895 – 1 February 1945) never married.
  3. Princess Eudoxia of Bulgaria (5 January 1898 – 4 October 1985) never married.
  4. Princess Nadezhda of Bulgaria 30 January 1899 – 15 February 1958) married Duke Albrecht Eugen of Württemberg and had issue.


Ferdinand I of Bulgaria
Cadet branch of the House of Wettin
Born: 26 February 1861 Died: 10 September 1948
Regnal titles
Preceded by Prince of Bulgaria
7 July 1887 – 5 October 1908
Proclaimed tsar
De jure independence
Vacant
Ottoman rule
Title last held by
Constantine II
Tsar of Bulgaria
5 October 1908 – 3 October 1918
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Governor-general of Eastern Rumelia
7 July 1887 – 5 October 1908
Proclaimed tsar
Bulgarian independence