Michael I of Romania

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Michael (born 25 October 1921) reigned as King of Romania (Romanian: Maiestatea Sa Mihai I Regele Românilor, literally "His Majesty Michael I King of the Romanians") from 20 July 1927 to 8 June 1930, and again from 6 September 1940, until forced to abdicate by the communists backed up by orders of Joseph Stalin to the Soviet armies of occupation on 30 December 1947. In addition to being the current pretender to the throne of Romania, he is also a Prince of Hohenzollern.[1][2][3]

A great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria by both of his parents and a third cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, he is one of the last surviving heads of state from World War II,[4][5][6][7] the others being Simeon II of Bulgaria [8] and former King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.


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