Boris III

Tsar of the Kingdom of Bulgaria, 1894-1943

Boris assumed the throne upon the abdication of his father in the wake of Bulgaria's defeat in World War I. Under the 1919 Treaty of Neuilly, Bulgaria was forced to, amongst other things, cede various territories, pay crippling war reparations, and greatly reduce the size of its military. After the corporatist Zveno movement had staged a coup in1934, Boris opposed it and overthrew them. For the remainder of his reign, Boris would rule as a de facto absolute monarch. Following the outbreak of World War II, Boris sympathized with Hitler, but refused to participate in the invasion of the Soviet Union and partially resisted German attempts to deport Bulgarian Jews as part of the Holocaust.

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Boris III.

was Tsar of Bulgaria from 1918 until his death (1894-1943). Fabolous signed photograph. Sophia. Photograph size 230 : 170 mm; Passepartout 375 : 280 mm.
$ 5,372 / 4.500 € (74792)

Magnificent head and shoulders profile photograph of the Tsar looking to his left. Photograph: Photo Alieka. Minor remnants from previous mounting to the backside. From the estate of Irma, named „sister Baby“.

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Boris III.

Angehöriger des Hauses Sachsen-Coburg-Koháry und von 1918 bis 1943 Zar von Bulgarien (1894-1943). Albumblatt mit eigenh. Unterschrift. Sofia. 8vo. 1 p. Mit Kuvert.
$ 477 / 400 € (76912)

Namenszug unterhalb seines Portraits.

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