Ferdinand I of Bulgaria facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsFerdinand
|Tsar of Bulgaria|
|Reign||5 October 1908 – 3 October 1918|
|Predecessor||Himself as Prince|
|Prince of Bulgaria|
|Reign||7 July 1887 – 5 October 1908|
|Successor||Himself as Tsar|
|Born||26 February 1861
Vienna, Austrian Empire
|Died||10 September 1948
Coburg, Allied-occupied Germany
|Burial||St. Augustin, Coburg|
Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma
(m. 1893; died 1899)
Princess Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz
|Issue||Boris III of Bulgaria
Kiril, Prince of Preslav
|House||Saxe-Coburg and Gotha-Koháry|
|Father||Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha|
|Mother||Princess Clémentine of Orléans|
He was born in Vienna as Ferdinand Maximilan Charles Leopold Marie, Duke of Saxony, later becoming Prince of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the son of Augustus of Saxe-Coburg-Kohary (1818–1881) and his wife née Clémentine of Orléans (1817–1907). He was proclaimed prince regnant of Bulgaria on 25 June 1887 (O.S.)/7 July 1887 (N.S.).
On 20 April 1893 at the Villa Pianore in Luccia in Italy, he married Maria Luisa Pia Teresa Anna Ferdinanda Francesca Antonietta Margherita Giuseppina Carolina Bianca Lucia Appollonia, Princess of Bourbon-Parma, daughter of Roberto I of Parma..
They had four children, Boris III (1894–1943), Kyril (1895–1945), Eudoxia (1898–1985), Nadejda (1899–1958) and Maria Luisa died in 1899. On 28 February 1908 in Coburg Ferdinand married his second wife, Eleonore Caroline Gasparine Louise, Princess Reuss-Köstritz (1860-1917), daughter of Heinrich IV Reuss von Köstritz (1821–1894) and née Luise Caroline Reuss zu Greiz (1822–1875).
He died in Burglassschloßen in Coburg, and is buried in St. Augustin's Catholic Church.
Images for kids
The Nine Sovereigns at Windsor for the funeral of King Edward VII, photographed on 20 May 1910. Standing, from left to right: King Haakon VII of Norway, Tsar Ferdinand of the Bulgarians, King Manuel II of Portugal and the Algarve, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Prussia, King George I of the Hellenes and King Albert I of the Belgians. Seated, from left to right: King Alfonso XIII of Spain, King George V of the United Kingdom and King Frederick VIII of Denmark.
Emperor Wilhelm and Tsar Ferdinand in Sofia, 1916
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