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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For a national holiday commemorating Bulgarian deserved people, the day was announced on November 1, 1923, with the decree of Tsar Boris III.
King Boris III of Bulgaria has received a posthumous award for saving his country's Jews during the Holocaust by refusing to surrender the 50,000 Jews in Bulgaria to the Nazi army despite heavy pressure from Adolf Hitler.
CDATA[ King Boris III of Bulgaria receives a posthumous award for saving his country's Jews during the Holocaust.
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.
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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.
Tenders are invited for Supply of net active electrical energy at low voltage level and selection of a standard balancing group coordinator under free market conditions for the needs of NTCB Tsar Boris III
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.
Tenders are invited for Reconstruction of a tram rail track on tsar boris iii blvd.
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.
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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.