Famous Bulgarian Emperors & Kings

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Aurelian
(Emperor)
Aurelian
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Birthdate: September 9, 0214
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
Died: September 25, 0275

Roman emperor Aurelian ruled from 270 to 275. His military triumphs reunited the Roman Empire and put an end to the Crisis of the Third Century. He built the Aurelian Walls in Rome. Known as the Restitutor Orbis, he defeated the barbarian armies of the Goths and the Alamanni.

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Boris III of Bulgaria
(Former Tsar of the Kingdom of Bulgaria (1918 - 1943))
Boris III of Bulgaria
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Birthdate: January 30, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
Died: August 28, 1943

Boris III became Tsar of the Kingdom of Bulgaria in the wake of Bulgaria's defeat in First World War. He is noted for legitimating the 1923 Bulgarian coup d'état and joining Axis Powers during Second World War. He however refrained from participating in German invasion of Soviet Union and resisted attempts of the Germans in deporting Bulgarian Jews during Holocaust.

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Decius
(Emperor)
Decius
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Birthdate: 0201 AD
Birthplace: Martinci
Died: May 31, 0251
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Ahmed III
(Sultan)
Ahmed III
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Birthdate: December 30, 1673
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dobrich, Bulgaria
Died: July 1, 1736
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Galerius
(Former Roman Emperor (301 - 311))
Galerius
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Birthdate: 0250 AD
Birthplace: Gamzigrad, Serdica
Died: May 15, 0311

Roman emperor (in the East) Galerius was a staunch pagan and opposed Christianity. He persuaded his predecessor Emperor Diocletian to issue an edict to initiate persecution of the Christians. After Galerius became Roman emperor (in the East), he continued persecution and eventually issued Edict of Toleration, officially ending Diocletianic Persecution of Christianity in the eastern part of the Roman Empire.

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Simeon I of Bulgaria
(Ruled over Bulgaria from 893 to 927)
Simeon I of Bulgaria
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Birthdate: 0864 AD
Birthplace: Bulgaria
Died: May 27, 0927
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Samuil of Bulgaria
(Former Tsar of Bulgaria)
Samuil of Bulgaria
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Birthdate: 0958 AD
Birthplace: Prilep, Macedonia (FYROM)
Died: October 6, 1014
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Krum
(Former Ruler of Bulgaria (803 - 814))
Krum
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Birthdate: 0755 AD
Birthplace: Pannonia, Austria
Died: April 13, 0814

Krum was the ruler of Bulgaria from 803 until his demise in 814. An able administrator, Krum helped expand the Bulgarian territory, which doubled in size during his reign. Krum is also remembered for introducing the first known written law code in the history of Bulgaria, which established him as a strict but just ruler.

Boris I of Bulgaria
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Birthdate: 0825 AD
Birthplace: Pliska, Bulgaria
Died: May 2, 0907
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Alexander, Prince of Bulgaria
(Former Prince of Bulgaria (1879 - 1886))
Alexander, Prince of Bulgaria
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Birthdate: April 5, 1857
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Verona, Italy
Died: November 17, 1893

Alexander Joseph or Alexander of Battenberg was a prince of Bulgaria from 29 April 1879 to 7 September 1886. He was forced to abdicate in 1886 by pro-Russian Bulgarian Army officers during a coup d'état. After abdicating, Alexander went on to serve in the Austrian Army as a general.

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Kaloyan of Bulgaria
(Emperor of Bulgaria)
Kaloyan of Bulgaria
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Birthdate: 1172 AD
Birthplace: Bulgaria
Died: October 8, 1207
Ivan Asen I of Bulgaria
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Birthplace: Bulgaria
Died: 1196 AD
Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria
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Birthdate: 1196 AD
Birthplace: Bulgaria
Died: June 24, 1241