European Royal Accessions of the Past Hundred Years

In this list, “abdicated” is used when the sovereign was succeeded by another sovereign; “deposed” is used when the monarchy was abolished (or in the case of Albania, conquered by another country). Only independent countries are included.

10 Oct 1914 King Ferdinand I of Romania (1865-1927)
21 Nov 1916 Emperor Karl I of Austria-Hungary (1887-1922) (deposed 1918)
11 Jun 1917 King Alexander I of Greece (1893-1920)
3 Oct 1918 King Boris III of Bulgaria (1894-1943)
14 Jan 1919 Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg (1896-1985) (abdicated 1964)
19 Dec 1920 King Constantine I of Greece (abdicated 1922)
16 Aug 1921 King Alexander I of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (1888-1934)
26 Jun 1922 Prince Louis II of Monaco (1870-1949)
27 Sep 1922 King George II of Greece (1890-1947) (deposed 1924)
20 Jul 1927 King Michael I of Romania (1921- ) (abdicated 1930)
1 Sep 1928 King Zog I of Albania (1895-1961) (deposed 1939)
11 Feb 1929 Prince Franz I of Liechtenstein (1853-1938)
8 Jun 1930 King Carol II of Romania (1893-1953) (abdicated 1940)
17 Feb 1934 King Leopold III of Belgium (1901-1983) (abdicated 1951)
9 Oct 1934 King Peter II of Yugoslavia (1923-1970) (deposed 1945)
3 Nov 1935 King George II of Greece
20 Jan 1936 King Edward VIII of Great Britain (1894-1972) (abdicated 1936)
10 Dec 1936 King George VI of Great Britain (1895-1952)
25 Jul 1938 Prince Franz Joseph II of Liechtenstein (1906-1989)
6 Sep 1940 King Michael I of Romania (deposed 1947)
28 Aug 1943 King Simeon II of Bulgaria (1937- )(deposed 1946)
9 May 1946 King Umberto II of Italy (1904-1983) (deposed 1946)
1 Apr 1947 King Paul I of Greece (1901-1964)
20 Apr 1947 King Frederik IX of Denmark (1899-1972)
6 Sep 1948 Queen Juliana of the Netherlands (1909-2004) (abdicated 1980)
9 May 1949 Prince Rainier III of Monaco (1923-2005)
29 Oct 1950 King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882-1973)
16 Jul 1951 King Baudouin I of Belgium (1930-1993)
6 Feb 1952 Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain (1926- )
21 Sep 1957 King Olav V of Norway (1903-1991)
5 Jan 1964 Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg (1921- ) (abdicated 2000)
6 Mar 1964 King Constantine II of Greece (1940- ) (deposed 1974)
14 Jan 1972 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (1940- )
19 Sep 1973 King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946- )
22 Nov 1975 King Juan Carlos I of Spain (1938- )
30 Apr 1980 Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (1938- )(abdicated 2013)
13 Nov 1989 Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein (1945- )
17 Jan 1991 King Harald V of Norway (1937- )
9 Aug 1993 King Albert II of Belgium (1934- )(abdicated 2013)
7 Oct 2000 Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg (1955- )
6 Apr2005Prince Albert II of Monaco (1958- )
30 Apr2013King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands(1967- )
21 Jul2013King Philippe of Belgium(1960- )

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