Alexander of Greece

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Alexander
King Alexander of Greece.jpg
King of the Hellenes
Reign11 June 1917 – 25 October 1920[a]
PredecessorConstantine I
SuccessorConstantine I
Prime Ministers
Born(1893-08-01)1 August 1893
Tatoi Palace, Greece
Died25 October 1920(1920-10-25) (aged 27)
Athens, Greece
Burial29 October 1920
Royal Cemetery, Tatoi Palace, Greece
Spouse
Aspasia Manos (m. 1919)
IssueAlexandra, Queen of Yugoslavia
HouseGlücksburg
FatherConstantine I of Greece
MotherSophia of Prussia

Alexander (Greek: Αλέξανδρος, Aléxandros; 1 August 1893 – 25 October 1920) was King of Greece from 11 June 1917 until his death three years later in 1920, at the age of 27.

Alexander died on 25 October 1920 in Athens after being bitten by a Barbary macaque at his palace in Athens. His injury became infected and soon developed sepsis.[1]

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  1. Dates in this article are in the New Style Gregorian calendar. The Old Style Julian calendar was used in Greece throughout Alexander's lifetime.

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