Boris III of the Bulgarians

Born Boris Klemens Robert Maria Pius Ludwig Stanislaus Xaver, Prince of Bulgaria. Succeeded his father as Boris III, King of the Bulgarians in 1918.

Son of Ferdinand, King of the Bulgarians (1861-1948) by his first wife Maria Luisa, Princess of Bourbon-Parma (1870-1899)

Born: Sofia 30. Jan 1894

Godfather: Nikolai II, Emperor of Russia

Married: Assisi 25. Oct 1930 Giovanna Princess of Savoy (1907-2000), daughter of Vittorio Emanuele III King of Italy (1869-1947) and Jelena Princess of Montenegro (1873-1952)


Died: Sofia 28. Aug 1943 from heart failure

Buried: Rila Monastery (Rilski manastir), Bulgaria

Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürsten, Vol XV, Starke Verlag 1997; Georges Dufoux ”Les Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha. Une dynastie mythique”, Fontainbleau 2000