Thursday, December 21, 2017

Fact of the Day: King of Romania

The last King of Romania was Michael I. He helped get the Germans out of his country during World War II, but the Soviet-backed communists eventually forced him to abdicate. He eventually settled in Switzerland where he would remain for decades. After the fall of communism, King Michael I eventually was able to visit his home country. 

7 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Sure sounds like he had quite the life. Good he got to go back and visit at least.

Emmylou said...

Could he only visit? I guess he didn't get his thrown back.

Christine said...

Interesting. Beautiful photo too.

stephen Hayes said...

It must be hard being a king without a country.

Huggybear said...

Michael was born in the wrong era.
A tragic figure caught between two evils.
Colin

Martha said...

At least he eventually was able to go home.

JACKIESUE said...

I see a movie there.