Marie (1900–1961)

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Marie (1900–1961)

Queen of Yugoslavia . Name variations: Mignon; Maria or Mary Hohenzollern; Marie of Rumania. Born on January 9, 1900, at Schloss Friedestein, in Gotha, Thuringia, Germany; died on June 22, 1961, in London, England; daughter of Ferdinand I, king of Rumania (r. 1914–1927), and Marie of Rumania (1875–1938); married Alexander I (1888–1934), king of Yugoslavia (r. 1921–1934), on June 8, 1922 (he was assassinated by a Croatian in Marseilles, France, on October 9, 1934); children: Peter II (1923–1970), king of Yugoslavia, who married Alexandra Oldenburg ); Prince Tomislav Karadjordjevic (1928–2000); Andrej Karadjordjevic (b. 1929).