Alexander I, Prince of Bulgaria

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Alexander Joseph von Battenberg, I

Also Known As: "княз Александър I Йозеф Батенберг"
Birthplace: Verona, Province of Verona, Veneto, Italy
Death: November 17, 1893 (36)
Graz, Graz, Styria, Austria
Place of Burial: София, България
Immediate Family:

Son of Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine and Julia, Princess of Battenberg
Husband of Johanna Gräfin von Hartenau
Father of Assene Ludwig von Hartenau and Zwetana von Hartenau
Brother of Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven; Princess Marie von Erbach-Schönberg; Prince Henry of Battenberg; Prince Francis Joseph of Battenberg; Франц Иосиф Баттенберг and 1 other
Half brother of John Thomas Lightfoot

Occupation: Княз на българите
Managed by: Shirley Marie Caulk
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About Alexander I, Prince of Bulgaria

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Alexander Joseph GCB (Bulgarian: Александър I Батенберг; 5 April 1857 – 17 November 1893), known as Alexander of Battenberg, was the first prince (knyaz) of the Principality of Bulgaria from 1879 until his abdication in 1886.[1] He was elected Prince of autonomous Bulgaria, which officially remained within the Ottoman Empire, by the national assembly in 1879. He dissolved the assembly in 1880 and suspended the Constitution in 1881, considering it too liberal. He restored the Constitution in 1883, leading to open conflict with Russia that made him popular in Bulgaria. Unification with Eastern Rumelia was achieved and recognised by the powers in 1885. He was ousted in a coup by pro-Russian Bulgarian Army officers who forced him to abdicate in September 1886. He later became a general in the Austrian army.

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Alexander I, Prince of Bulgaria's Timeline

April 5, 1857
Verona, Province of Verona, Veneto, Italy
- 1886
Age 21
Княжество България, София, Bulgaria
January 16, 1890
Graz, Graz, Styria, Austria
October 24, 1893
Graz, Graz, Styria, Austria
November 17, 1893
Age 36
Graz, Graz, Styria, Austria
Мавзолея на княз Батенберг, София, България (Bulgaria)