|17||King||Ferdinand I of Bulgaria||1861||1948||Princess||Maria Luisa of Bourbon-Parma||1870||1899||See
38.1 - Ferdinand was born Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, he was elected
Prince of Bulgaria 7 July 1887 and
proclaimed himself King (Tsar) of
Bulgaria on 5 October 1908.
Ferdinand was forced to abdicate in favour of his son Boris on 3 October 1918 following Bulgaria's defeat in World War I and he left Bulgaria to spend most of the rest of his life at Coburg, Germany.
(Note: Bulgaria for centuries had been a province of the Ottoman Empire and in 1875 there was an abortive uprising of the Bulgarians against Turkish Rule. Russia invaded and defeated Turkey and by 1879 Bulgaria was granted autonomy under the Treaty of San Stefano. Prince Alexander of Battenberg was elected Prince of Bulgaria on 29 April 1879 and after strong pressure from Russia was forced to abdicate on 4 September 1886).
Wedding report of Prince (wasn't King at time of his marriage) Ferdinand of Bulgaria and Princess Maria Luisa
It was reported in 1896 that Maria Luisa wanted an annulment of her marriage to Ferdinand because of his intention to re-baptise his son Boris into the Greek Orthodox Church.
If that wasn't enough, Ferdinand's mother Princess Clementine of Orleans was threatening to abandon his cause in Bulgaria if he persisted with the re-baptism of Boris.
A newspaper article in 1896 said Princess Maria was one of the kindest and gentlest of princesses.
Maria Luisa fell victim to pneumonia and died 24 hours after the birth of her daughter Nadejda.
New York Times Report on Ferdinand's aim to be King
Death report of King Ferdinand
Death report of Princess Maria Luisa
|17||King||Ferdinand I of Bulgaria||1861||1948||Princess||Eleanor Reuss-Köstritz||1860||1917||See
28.525 - Ferdinand was born Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, he was elected Prince of
Bulgaria 7 July 1887 and proclaimed himself King (Tsar) of Bulgaria on 5 October 1908.
Ferdinand was forced to abdicate in favour of his son Boris on 3 October 1918
following Bulgaria's defeat in World War I and he left Bulgaria to spend most of the rest of his life at Coburg, Germany.
Eleanor was the daughter of Princess Luise Reuss-Greiz (1822-1875) and her second husband Prince Henry XXXIII Reuss-Köstritz (Fürst Reuss-Köstritz ) (1821-1894).
Wedding report of Prince (wasn't King at time of his marriage) Ferdinand of Bulgaria and Princess Eleanor.
Quite a nice article on Eleanor which was published in 1914 just six weeks before her intended visit to United States of America.
Death report of King Ferdinand
Death report of Queen Eleanor
|17||King||Ferdinand I of Bulgaria||1861||1948||Albeta Brezáková||1921||2015||Apparently in 1947 Ferdinand married his 26 year old assistant Albeta Brezáková, the age gap between them being
60 years. The information regarding this marriage is
|17.1||King||Boris III of Bulgaria||1894||1943||Princess||Giovanna of Savoy||1907||2000||See
It was reported October 1911 that "The engagement of the Grand Duchess Olga of Russia and Prince Boris of Bulgaria will be announced officially on 15 November".
Boris died in mysterious circumstances following a visit to Hitler. The official cause of death was given as "a thrombosis of the left artery to the heart, double pneumonia and a cerebral congestion". One theory is that the oxygen mask used by Boris in the airplane to fly back home had been tampered with.
A perspective from 1940 on King Boris
A report on the wedding of King Boris and Princess Giovanna
Much to the consternation of the "Vatican" Boris and his wife Giovanna secretly baptised their daughter Maria Louise in the Orthodox Church apparently breaking a promise their children would be brought up in the Roman Catholic faith
|17.11||Princess||Maria Louise of Bulgaria||1933||Prince||Karl of Leiningen||1928||1990||See 39.21232|
|17.11||Princess||Maria Louise of Bulgaria||1933||Bronislaw Chrobok||1933|
|17.111||Alexandra Chrobok||1970||Jorge Champalimaud Raposo de Magalhăes||1970|
|17.1111||Luis Raposo de Magalhăes||2003|
|17.1112||Giovanna Raposo de Magalhăes||2006|
|17.1113||Clémentine Raposo de Magalhăes||2010|
|17.112||Paul Chrobok||1972||Ariana Oliver Mas||?|
|17.12||King||Simeon II of Bulgaria||1937||Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela||1935||An announcement on the birth of
Simeon, he was named after Tsar Simeon I who ruled Bulgaria 893927.
Simeon succeeded his father King Boris when he was only six years of age and reigned under the regency of his uncle Prince Kyril until the latter was executed on 1 February 1943 by the Communists. Simeon and the Bulgarian Royal Family were expelled from Bulgaria on 16 September 1946 after a Communist Party staged-managed referendum. Simeon was Prime Minister of Bulgaria from 24 July 2001 until 17 August 2005 and uses the name Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha (some sources show Simeon Borisov Sakskoburggotski, a correspondent emailed me on 26 November 2007 to advise this latter name was given by his political opponents and was somewhat derisory). Simeon was Leader of the NATIONAL MOVEMENT SIMEON II (NMSS) .
Margarita is the daughter of a Spanish marquis (Manuel Gomez Acebo y Modet 1889-1936) who along with his wife (Mercedes Cejuela y Fernández 1904-1936) were arrested and after a three-month stay in prison were executed by the Spanish Loyalists in 1936 at the outset of the Spanish Civil War. Margarita is a cousin of Luis Gomez-Acebo (Viscount de la Torre) (the husband of Infanta Maria del Pilar of Spain (Duchess of Badajoz))
|17.121||Crown Prince||Kardam of Bulgaria (Prince of Tirnovo)||1962||2015||Miriam Unigria y Lopez||1963||Tirnovo was Bulgaria's Ancient Capital.
Prince Kardam and his wife were involved in a serious car accident on 15 August 2008, Kardam injuries were quite serious and he was comatosed. Although his wife suffered serious injuries she was released from hospital on 5 September 2009, Kardam on the other hand was allowed to return home at a later but suffered a subsequent relapse and rushed back to hospital where he remained in a coma until his death on 7 April 2015.
|17.1211||Prince||Boris of Bulgaria||1997|
|17.1212||Prince||Beltran of Bulgaria||1999|
|17.122||Prince||Kyril of Bulgaria (Prince of Preslav)||1964||Rosario Nadal y Fuster-Puigdorfila||1968|
|17.1221||Princess||Mafalda of Bulgaria||1994||Birth registration of Mafalda|
|17.1222||Princess||Olympia of Bulgaria||1995||Birth registration of Olympia|
|17.1223||Prince||Tassilo of Bulgaria||2002|
|17.123||Prince||Kubrat of Bulgaria (Prince of Panagjuriste)||1965||Carla-Maria Royo-Villanova y Urrestarazu||1969||Prince Kubrat is a qualified medical doctor specialising in colorectal surgery under the name of Dr. Kubrat Sajonia-Coburgo|
|17.1231||Prince||Mirko of Bulgaria||1995|
|17.1232||Prince||Lucas of Bulgaria||1997|
|17.1233||Prince||Tirso of Bulgaria||2002|
|17.124||Prince||Konstantin-Assen of Bulgaria (Prince of Vidin)||1967||Maria Garcia de la Rasilla y Gortazar||1970|
|17.1241||Prince||Umberto of Bulgaria||1999||Prince Umberto and Princess Sofia are twins|
|17.1242||Princess||Sofia of Bulgaria||1999||Prince Umberto and Princess Sofia are twins|
|17.125||Princess||Kalina of Bulgaria||1972||Antonio Muńoz y Valcárcel||1958||Antonio is known as Kitín Muńoz. He is also a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador promoting indigenous culture and environment,|
|17.1251||Simeon Hassan Muńoz||2007|
|17.2||Prince||Kyril of Bulgaria (Prince of Preslav)||1895||1945||Kyril was a co-regent pending his nephew King Simeon II reaching his majority. Kyril along with the other two co-regents ( Prime Minister Bogdan Filov and Lieutenant-General Nikola Mihailov Mihov of the Bulgarian Army) on 1 February 1945 were executed by the Communists in Sofia|
|17.3||Princess||Eudoxia of Bulgaria||1898||1985||An interesting article on
Princess Eudoxia and reasons why perhaps she never married.
In 1931 it was reported that Princess Eudoxia was engaged to King Zogu of Albania.
A later report in 1933 mentions that King Carol of Roumania and King Boris of Bulgaria discussed a proposal for King Carol to marry Princess Eudoxia. This was denied by King Carol.
It is interesting to note that even as far back as 1912, apparently there were discussions between Bulgaria and Roumania for Princess Eudoxia to marry King (Prince at the time) Carol of Roumania and for Eudoxia's brother King (Prince at the time) Boris to marry Carol's sister Princess Elisabeth of Roumania.
Eudoxia was considered to be a talented painter of landscapes.
|17.4||Princess||Nadejda of Bulgaria||1899||1958||Duke||Albrecht Eugen of Württemberg||1895||1954||See 22.K3112 - An announcement on the betrothal of Nadejda to Albrecht Eugen, although the date of the announcement is some four months after their marriage on 24 January 1924.|