||Carol I of Romania,
original name Prince Karl Eitel Friedrich Zephyrinus Ludwig von
Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (April 20, 1839 - September 27/October 10, 1914),
German prince, was elected Domnitor (prince) of Romania in April 1866
following the overthrow of Alexander John Cuza (name in Romanian: Alexandru
Ioan Cuza), and proclaimed king on March 26, 1881. He was the first ruler of
the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen dynasty which would rule the country until the
proclamation of a republic in 1947.