Author Topic: King Mihai of Romania and his family  (Read 172354 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline Kalafrana

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 2889
    • View Profile
Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #525 on: December 06, 2017, 02:10:57 AM »
Sad, but he was 96 and had been very ill.

King Michael was a brave and decent man who triumphed over the legacy of his father, Carol II.

Ann

Offline DNAgenie

  • Boyar
  • **
  • Posts: 171
    • View Profile
Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #526 on: December 06, 2017, 02:42:06 PM »
King Michael was a descendant of Tsar Nicholas I and of Queen Victoria from both his paternal and maternal lines, and a descendant of Kaiser Wilhelm I maternally, so he was a typical European monarch.

Offline TimM

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1852
    • View Profile
    • Rex and Hannah Chronicles Wikia
Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #527 on: December 06, 2017, 05:12:35 PM »
Quote
King Michael was a brave and decent man who triumphed over the legacy of his father, Carol II.

Sadly, his country was taken away from him by Communist thugs just a few years later.  Apparently, the Communists said that, if he refused to abdicate, they would start shooting people.  Michael had no choice but to comply to save lives.

I can't imagine how the poor man felt, watching his people suffer under the yolk of the Ceausescu family. 

Still, Michael did see the end of the Ceausescu horror show, and eventually was welcomed back by Romania.  He didn't regain his throne, but he was very popular there. 
Cats: You just gotta love them!