10th October 1914 (Saturday)

DIED TODAY: Prince Karl Eitel Friedrich Zephyrinus Ludwig of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, born in 1839 to Prince Karl Anton of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and Princess Josephine Friederike Luise of Baden, Prussian military officer and later elected “Domnitor” (Ruling Prince) of Romania, where later still he proclaimed himself King (Carol I, but not the the last). Founder of the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen dynasty which survived until Romania was declared a Republic in 1947. He is succeeded today by his nephew, King Ferdinand 1 (and, to date, the last).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_I_of_Romania

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