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For twenty centuries after the assassination of Julius Caesar, his name lived on among the rulers of the world. In modern times the emperors of Germany and Austria-Hungary were called Kaiser, the German spelling (and almost the correct pronunciation) of the Latin Caesar. The Russian word Tsar, also spelled Czar or Tzar, is a form of Caesar. Until 1946, Bulgaria was ruled by Tsar Simeon II (who would later become prime minister of Bulgaria from 2001 until 2005, the only monarch ever to become head of a democratic country), and until 1947 the British Emperors of India bore the title Kaiser-i-Hind.