What are the proper ways to say something like "Alexander I" in German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish? In English, you say "Alexander the First". Do you say something like "Alexandre le Premier" in French? Does the the first/second/etc. part agree with the sex of the person? Apparently, they use "Elizabeth Ire" in French, but I'm not sure about the other languages. I'm also not sure where to find references on this or even how to Google this.

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    Please familiarize yourself with the list of on-topic questions for this site. This question falls outside the purview of this site, as it is about pronunciation rules in specific languages. You would be better off asking on the language-specific sites for the languages that interest you.
    – Flimzy
    Jun 5 '17 at 15:17

In Romance languages, adjectives and nouns agree in number and gender, so there are different versions for kings and queens:

Non-Romance languages:

  • German: Alexander der Erste, Elisabeth die Erste.

Disclaimer: except for Catalan and Spanish, the answers are based on research from grammar books and online sources, and therefore I might have mis-interpreted. Comments and corrections are welcome.

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    German is correct, source: I'm a native speaker. Jun 6 '17 at 8:26

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