Ferdinand I, Tsar of Bulgaria
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Ferdinand I, Tsar of Bulgaria

(February 26, 1861, Vienna – September 10, 1948, Coburg) Ferdinand, from the house of Sachsen-Coburg-Koháry, was elected Prince of Bulgaria against the bitter resistance of Russia, and to the discontent of Bismarck, in 1887. He became the tsar in the context of a national and constitutional crisis triggered by the abdication of Prince Alexander of Battenberg that was compelled by Russia in 1886. However, his influence, both internally and externally, was initially slight…

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Höpken, Wolfgang, “Ferdinand I, Tsar of Bulgaria”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 21 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0196>
First published online: 2015

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