Boris III

Boris III,

1894–1943, czar of Bulgaria (1918–43), son of Czar FerdinandFerdinand,
1861–1948, czar of Bulgaria (1908–18), after being ruling prince (1887–1908). A grandnephew of Ernest I of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, he was chosen prince of Bulgaria after the enforced abdication of Prince Alexander.
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, on whose abdication he succeeded to the throne. He ruled constitutionally until 1934, then set up a military dictatorship under his premier, Kimon Georgiev, and in 1935 began his personal dictatorship. He turned toward the Axis Powers and in 1940 forced Romania to restore southern DobrujaDobruja
, Rom. Dobrogea, Bulg. Dobrudza, historic region, c.9,000 sq mi (23,300 sq km), SE Europe, in SE Romania and NE Bulgaria, between the lower Danube River and the Black Sea.
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 to Bulgaria. While visiting Hitler in Berlin, he agreed to declare war on Great Britain and the United States, but not on Russia. His mysterious death, possibly by heart attack or by assassination, soon followed. His son, Simeon IISimeon II,
 Simeon Borisov Sakskoburggotski,
or Simeon Borisov Saxe-Coburg-Gotha,
1937–, czar (1943–46) and premier (2001–5) of Bulgaria. He succeeded his father, Boris III, under a regency.
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, succeeded under a regency.

Boris III

 

Born Jan. 30, 1894; died Aug. 28, 1943. King of Bulgaria from 1918 to 1943. He was the son of Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg. In 1923 he helped to bring about the fascist coup d’etat of A. Tsankov. He pursued a pro-German foreign policy, which led in 1941 to the adherence of Bulgaria to the aggressive Berlin Pact of 1940 and in effect brought Bulgaria into World War II on the side of fascist Germany.

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The entire tram rail section between the Ruski pametnik (Russian Monument) square and the end of the line on Tsar Boris III Blvd in Knyazhevo neigborhood will be covered by grass, Chief Architect Petar Dikov has said.
CDATA[ King Boris III of Bulgaria receives a posthumous award for saving his country's Jews during the Holocaust.
Banya Starinna corner of 6-ti Septemvri Street & Tsar Boris III Boulevard Open: Tues-Sun 1pm-6pm AFTER EGO [contemporary art exhibition; on the day the show closes (Oct 2), there will be a performance: "City's Rights?
Graced by royalty, Sleeping Car 3425 was a part of the service used by King Carol of Romania while His Majesty King Boris III of Bulgaria, a keen rail enthusiast, used to take to the footplate and drive the train himself.
What really killed Bulgariaas King Boris III in the midst of WWII, CNNas Christiane Amanpour asksA his son Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in an interview.
Simeon, having reigned with regents 1943-1946 (aged 6-9) after the death of his father King Boris III, was sent into exile following a controversial referendum held in 1946 that proclaimed Bulgaria a republic.
The monarch, Tsar Boris III, was not in the church, as he was attending the funerals of those killed in the attempt on his own life in the Arabakonak pass in Stara Planina.
Tsar Simeon II is the last monarch of Bulgaria, having reigned with regents 1943-1946 (aged 6-9), after the death of his father Boris III.
Bulgaria is marking Thursday, January 30, 120 years since the birth of Tsar Boris III The Unifier (1918-1943).
The deportation order was ultimately suspended, as King Boris III sent Bulgarian Jews to labor camps but refused to deport them or turn them over to the Nazis.
The Bulgarian news agency Focus informs the headline in the Macedonian publication is dedicated to the memorial service and liturgy, held Sunday at the Rila Monastery in honor of 70 years since the death of Tsar Boris III The Unifier (r.
Speaking from the Rila monastery Saturday, where he attended the liturgy for the 70th anniversary of the death of Tsar Boris III, the President voiced again his opinion that the perpetrators of the attack must be identified and punished accordingly.