Why May 10 is King’s Day in modern Romania

May 16, 2016

According to the Romania Insider:

…on May 10, 1866, when Prince Karl of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (Carol I) arrived in Bucharest and was proclaimed Ruling Prince of Romania.

…in 1877 during the Russo-Turkish War…again on May 10, Carol I signed the Romania’s proclamation of independence from the Ottoman Empire. Prince Carol then assumed command of the Russo/Romanian army…and brought Romania full independence from the Ottoman Empire.

On May 10, 1881, Carol I was crowned king of Romania. The crown used for his coronation ceremony was made from the steel of a cannon the Romanian Army had captured from the Ottomans during the War of Independence.

To read the entire article in the Romania Insider, please click here.



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