• S. H. Steinberg
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Mihai (Michael), born 25 October, 1921, son of King Carol II and Queen Helen, daughter of the late Constantine, King of the Hellenes ; proclaimed King in virtue of his father’s renunciation of the succession on the death of his grandfather, King Ferdinand, 20 July, 1927, under a regency. Ceased to be King on his father’s accession, 8 June, 1930, when he received the title of Great Voevod of Alba Julia; proclaimed King again on his father’s abdication on 6 September, 1940, which was brought about by a coup organized by the Iron Guard, the fascist organization of Rumania under General Antonescu. The authoritarian régime of General Antonescu was overthrown on 23 August, 1944, by King Michael, with the support of the democratic parties. For his initiative in this coup délai and the participation of the Rumanian army in the final stages of the war, the King was awarded the highest Soviet military decoration, the Order of Victory, in June, 1945.


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Books of Reference

Books of Reference concerning Rumania: 1. Official Publications

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Monthly Publications

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