Ferdinand I. of Romania

Born Ferdinand Viktor Albert Meinrad, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. He succeeded his childless uncle Carol I. as King Ferdinand I. of Romania in 1914.

Son of Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1835-1905) and his wife Antonia, Infanta of Portugal (1845-1913).

Born: Sigmaringen, Germany 24. Aug 1865

Married: Sigmaringen 10. Jan 1893 Princess Marie of Edinburgh (1875-1937), daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, who succeded as Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1893 (1844-1900), and his wife Maria Alexandrovna, Grand Duchess of Russia (1853-1920)


Prince Mircea might have been the child of his wife’s  long-time lover Prinţul (Prince) Barbu Alexandru Ştirbey (1873-1946)

Died: Peleş Castle, Sinaia, Romania

Buried: Curtea de Argeş Cathedral, Romania



Source:   Detlev Schwennicke "Europäische Stammtafeln. Neue Folgen", Vol. III/1, 1983, Verlag J. A. Stargaardt