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  Bulgarian Royal Family: Collection of Materials
Son of King Boris III (House of Saxe-Coburg) and Queen Joanna (House of Savoy), King Simeon II was born in Sofia on June 16th, 1937.
King Simeon II visited Bulgaria for the first time since his childhood in 1996 and was greeted by multitude enthusiastic Bulgarians.
In April 2001 H.M. Simeon II returned to Bulgaria and formed a new political party, the National Movement for Simeon II (NMSII), dedicated to "reforms and political integrity." Shortly thereafter, the party won 120 of the 240 seats in the Bulgarian parliament and Simeon of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha served as a Prime Minister until 2005.
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  Simeon II of Bulgaria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Simeon is the son of Tsar Boris III and Tsarina Giovanna (of the House of Savoy).
Kyrill of Bulgaria, Prince of Preslav (born 1964).
Kubrat of Bulgaria, Prince of Panagiúrishte (born 1965).
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Simeon_II_of_Bulgaria   (1307 words)

  
 Simeon II of Bulgaria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Simeon Borisov Sakskoburggotski, formerly Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria (born June 16, 1937) was the last Tsar of Bulgaria from 1943 to 1946, and was Prime Minister of Bulgaria from 2001 until August 2005.
Simeon is the son of Tsar Boris III and Tsaritsa Giovanna (of the House of Savoy).
In 1996 Simeon was finally permitted to return to Bulgaria on a private visit and was well-received, with thousands in the streets cheering him and chanting "We want our tsar." His personal properties in Bulgaria that had been confiscated by the Communists were returned to him by a court order.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Simeon_II_of_Bulgaria   (1172 words)

  
 Simeon I of Bulgaria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Tsar Simeon the Great (Bulgarian: Цар Симеон Велики, Tsar Simeon Veliki) (ruled 893 May 27, 927) was 27 when he took the throne of Bulgaria from his brother Vladimir, the son of Prince Boris, who was deposed and blinded by his own father after his attempt to return Bulgaria to paganism.
Having become the most powerful monarch in eastern Europe, Simeon assumed the style of "Emperor and Autocrat of all the Bulgars and Greeks", a title which Pope Formosus was quick to recognize.
Simeon lured the Serbian king and the Pecheneg chief to his side, away from an attempted alliance with the Byzantines.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Simeon_I_of_Bulgaria   (527 words)

  
 bulgaria
In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Empire.
Bulgaria regained its independence in 1879 as an autonomous principality and was proclaimed a fully independent kingdom in 1908.
Bulgaria has since embarked on economic and political restructuring and is seeking membership of both NATO and the European Union.
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 History of Bulgaria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Simeon, who is currently Prime Minister, was forced into exile in 1946 and resided primarily in Madrid, Spain, until April 2001, when he returned to Bulgaria.
As Bulgaria emerged from the throes of communism, it experienced a period of social and economic unrest that culminated in a severe economic and financial crisis in late 1996-early 1997.
Bulgaria officially became a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on March 29, 2004 after depositing its instruments of treaty ratification in Washington, DC and hopes for a full membership in the European Union by 2007.
www.historyofnations.net /europe/bulgaria.html   (1058 words)

  
 Simeon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Simeon or Shim'on (שִׁמְעוֹן) is a Hebrew name meaning "Hearkening; listening", Standard Hebrew Šimʿon, Tiberian Hebrew Šimʿôn) The Greek form of the name is Simon.
The biblical Simeon was of the twelve sons of Jacob the Patriarch.
Simeon I of Bulgaria, a medieval Bulgarian tsar.
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 Bulgaria -> History on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bulgaria crumbled under the attacks of a reinvigorated Byzantium in the 10th cent., and in 1018 it was annexed by Emperor Basil II.
In 1330, Macedonian Bulgaria was conquered by Serbia.
Bulgaria was victorious against Turkey in the first (1911-12) of the Balkan Wars, but claims to Macedonia involved it in the Second Balkan War with its former allies Greece and Serbia, and it was soon defeated.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/Bulgaria_History.asp   (1997 words)

  
 The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in New Delhi
Son of King Boris III and Queen Joanna, Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha was born on June 16, 1937 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
On April 6, 2001 Simeon II proclaimed his wish to return for good and to work actively while he draws on the experience he had amassed in exile and on his contacts in the effort to revive the country.
Having won a landslide victory for the National Movement, on July 24, 2001 Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha was sworn in as Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria.
www.bulgariaembindia.com /primeminister.htm   (520 words)

  
 Bulgaria (08/05)
Bulgaria shares a border with Turkey and Greece to the south, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia and Montenegro to the west, Romania to the north and the Black Sea to the east.
Bulgaria, which is advancing towards greater Euro-Atlantic integration, officially became a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on March 29, 2004 after depositing its instruments of treaty ratification in Washington, DC.
Bulgaria is a member of the United Nations and in 2002-2003 served a 2-year term as a nonpermanent member on the UN Security Council.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3236.htm   (3078 words)

  
 History Culture in Bulgaria
During the reign of Simeon’s successor Bulgaria was weakened by internal fights for the throne and in 1018 after long years of war the country fell under Byzantium.
Bulgaria took part in the Balkan War (1912) and fought together with Serbia and Greece for the freedom of Thrace and Macedonia.
Bulgaria won that war, but in the subsequent war among the allies (1913) it was defeated by Romania, Turkey and its earlier allies resulting in territorial losses.
www.bulgariareals.com /p/12/history_culture_in_bulgaria.html   (904 words)

  
 Bulgaria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Republic of Bulgaria is a republic in the southeast of Europe.
Bulgaria was a significant European power in the 9th and the 10th century, while fighting with the Byzantine Empire for the control of the Balkans.
On April 25th, 2005 Bulgaria signed an accession treaty with the European Union and is set to join the bloc in 2007.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/B/Bulgaria.htm   (1581 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Simeon II of Bulgaria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria (January 30, 1894 - August 28, 1943), son of Ferdinand I, came to the throne in 1918 upon the abdication of his father, following Bulgarias defeat in World War I. This was the countrys second major defeat in only five years, after the disastrous...
Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria (January 30, 1894 - August 28, 1943), son of Ferdinand I, came to the throne in 1918 upon the Bulgarias defeat in World War I. This was the countrys second major defeat in only five years, after the disastrous Second Balkan War (1913).
Ivan Yordanov Kostov (born December 23, 1949 in Sofia) was Prime Minister of Bulgaria from May 1997 to June 2001 and leader of the Union of Democratic Forces between December 1994 and June 2001.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Simeon-II-of-Bulgaria   (2884 words)

  
 Simeon I of Bulgaria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Tsar Simeon the Great (ruled 893-May 27, 927) was 27 when he took the throne of Bulgaria from his brother Vladimir, the son of Prince Boris, who was deposed and blinded by his own father after his attempt to return to paganism.
After he received his education at the famous Magnaur Academy in Constantinople, Simeon was prepared to become the head of the Bulgarian Church, only suddenly to become Tsar instead.
After the death of Simeon, Bulgarian power declined owing to internal dissensions; the land was distracted by the Bogomil heresy, and a separate or western empire, including Albania and Macedonia, was founded at Ochrida by Shishman, a boyar from Trnovo.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/simeon_i_of_bulgaria   (566 words)

  
 CNN.com - Simeon II confirmed as Bulgaria PM - July 24, 2001
Simeon's government will mark the first time that ethnic Turks will be representatives in the Balkan state, where the minority group comprises some 10 percent of the population.
Simeon has promised to gain entry for the Balkan state to NATO and the European Union and to improve the quality of life within 800 days.
Simeon's party holds 120 seats in the 240-seat chamber -- one seat short of a simple majority.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/07/24/bulgaria.parliament   (346 words)

  
 Sun Coast Villas :: Website - Bulgaria, Sun Coast, Villas and Apartments
Bulgaria, located on the Balkan Peninsula in Sou-theast Europe, is arguably the most stable country in the region.
Bulgaria is a country blessed with a great deal of geographical diversification.
In 2001, a new government was elected by the peo-ple of Bulgaria, the NMS2, which is headed by the former King of Bulgaria, Simeon II, who was exiled in Spain at the age of six.
www.suncoastvilla.com /en/bulgaria_en.php   (724 words)

  
 Pravda.RU:Much ado about nothing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
As King Simeon II of Bulgaria returns in triumph to his country, after fifty years of exile, it is reported that he is received in triumph by his countrymen.
An opinion poll in Bulgaria has revealed that fifty per cent of Bulgarians want Simeon II to be reinstated as their King, a position which he assumed as a six-year-old boy in 1943 when his father, Boris III, died, but which he lost shortly after the war – in a referendum, which abolished the monarchy.
Simeon II does not have a political programme to save his country, but he sounds convincing.
newsfromrussia.com /main/2001/05/03/4588_.html   (371 words)

  
 List of Bulgarian monarchs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The title tsar was first adopted and used in Bulgaria by Simeon I following a decisive victory over the Byzantine Empire in 913.
It was also used by all of Simeon I's successors until the fall of Bulgaria under Ottoman rule in 1396.
After Bulgaria's liberation from the Ottomans in 1878, its new monarchs adopted the title tsar again and used it between 1908 and 1946.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Bulgarian_monarchs   (211 words)

  
 ROAD SCHOLARS - Features news   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Simeon’s rule was defined by two main goals: to remove the political and religious influence of Byzantium and to make Bulgaria a powerful rival of the centuries-old empire.
The Hungarians and the Pechenegs refused to invade the Bulgarian territories.
Serbia was defeated by the Bulgarian troops and its territory annexed to Bulgaria.
www.sofiaecho.com /article/road-scholars/id_1663/catid_29   (688 words)

  
 Foreign Correspondent - 25/07/2001: Bulgaria - King Simeon
Simeon is a member of the Saxe-Coburg family of European royals who share their lineage with our own Queen Elizabeth, prompting the King to remark on a family tree that links Australia with Bulgaria.
Simeon's father - Tsar Boris - ruled a kingdom that was so prosperous and stable in the 1930's that is was widely regarded as the "Switzerland of the Balkans".
His son Simeon found himself on the throne at the age of six and ruled until he was deposed by the communists in 1946.
www.abc.net.au /foreign/stories/s340320.htm   (705 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Simeon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Tiberian Hebrew is an oral tradition of pronunciation for ancient forms of Hebrew, especially the Hebrew of the Bible, that was given written form by masoretic scholars in the Jewish community at Tiberias in the early middle ages, beginning in the 8th century.
Simeon of Jerusalem, son of Cleophas was the leader of the Christianized Jews at Jerusalem.
Simeon Sakskoburggotski as Prime Minister of Bulgaria Simeon Borisov Sakskoburggotski, formerly Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria (born June 16, 1937) was the last Tsar of Bulgaria from 1943 to 1946, and was Prime Minister of Bulgaria from 2001 until August 2005.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Simeon   (660 words)

  
 Bulgaria.com - History, Rulers of Bulgaria - Simeon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Simeon's rule was defined by two main goals: to break away from Byzantine political and religious influence and to turn Bulgaria into a powerful rival of the centuries-old empire.
The hostilities were often reopened by both sides and after a series of battles Simeon pushed the border of the Bulgarian state to within twenty kilometers of Thessaloniki.
Simeon was closely involved in the activity of the Presbav literary circle.
www.bulgaria.com /history/rulers/simeon.html   (831 words)

  
 KING SIMEON - ANNOTATED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED 04/12/1959
Simeon was born in 1937, the son of King Boris III and Queen Giovanna, daughter of Italy's King Vittorio Emanuele III.
Bulgaria entered WWII on the side of the Axis and after participating in the invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece, King Boris was able to resist declaring war against Russia.
On September 15, 1946, King Simeon II was deposed and the monarchy was abolished.
www.galleryofhistory.com /archive/3_2002/leaders/KING_SIMEON.htm   (212 words)

  
 Simeon I of Bulgaria -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
One of the first decisions which he took after taking over the throne was to move the capital of Bulgaria from (Click link for more info and facts about Pliska) Pliska (still somewhat paganist) to (Click link for more info and facts about Preslav) Preslav.
Having become the most powerful monarch in eastern Europe, Simeon assumed the style of " (The male ruler of an empire) Emperor and (A cruel and oppressive dictator) Autocrat of all the Bulgars and Greeks", a title which (Click link for more info and facts about Pope Formosus) Pope Formosus was quick to recognize.
Simeon lured the (A member of a Slavic people who settled in Serbia and neighboring areas in the 6th and 7th centuries) Serbian king and the (Click link for more info and facts about Pecheneg) Pecheneg chief to his side, away from an attempted alliance with the Byzantines.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/S/Si/Simeon_I_of_Bulgaria.htm   (476 words)

  
 SIMEON OF BULGARIA IS SWORN IN AS HIS COUNTRY'S PRIME MINISTER
Bulgaria’s ex-king Simeon II was sworn in as the country’s prime minister yesterday, becoming the first former monarch to return to power in post-Communist eastern Europe.
Simeon took the oath in the presence of Orthodox Patriarch Maxim, made the sign of the cross and kissed a silver crucifix.
Simeon was voted in as prime minister by 141 votes to 50, with 46 abstentions.
www.hellomagazine.com /royalty/2001/07/25/simeon   (382 words)

  
 CNN.com - Former king to be Bulgaria PM - July 12, 2001
Former king to be Bulgaria PM Restoring the monarchy is not on the former king's agenda
Simeon, whose centre-right National Movement won a landslide victory in June elections, will form a new government within 10 days, party leaders announced on Thursday.
He was crowned king of Bulgaria at the age of six in 1943 after the sudden death of his father, but lost his throne in a 1946 referendum widely believed to have been rigged by the communists.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/07/12/bulgaria.simeon   (332 words)

  
 Bulgaria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Simeon Sakskoburggotski, former King Simeon II, who won Bulgaria’s June 2001 elections and in early August became its new prime minister, has announced his first package of economic measures.
Simeon defeated the two main parties that had dominated Bulgarian politics since 1990: both his predecessor Ivan Kostov’s party, the Union of Democratic Forces, and the main opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party.
The new government plans to continue preparing Bulgaria for EU accession by introducing active management of the country’s $10 billion in foreign debt and encouraging foreign investment.
www.worldbank.org /transitionnewsletter/JulAugSep01/boxpg20.htm   (400 words)

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