Ferdinand I Of Bulgaria

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Birthday
26, 1861
Birthplace
Bulgaria
Death Date
Sep 10, 1948 (87)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
26, 1861
Birthplace
Bulgaria
Death Date
Sep 10, 1948 (87)

About

Ruler of Bulgaria from 1908 to 1918 who notably elevated Bulgaria to the status of a kingdom. He was also an author and botanist. 

Before Fame

He grew up in a noble family and was the heir apparent to the throne in 1887.

Trivia

As ruler of Bulgaria he joined the other Balkan states in an unsuccessful assault on the Ottoman Empire to free occupied territories.

Family Life

His son Boris III took over upon his abdication following Bulgaria's defeat in WWI and he is a distant relative of German Emperor Wilhelm II.

Associated With

The artist Christo is another famous Bulgarian.

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