George II of Greece

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George II
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Photograph, c. 1942
King of the Hellenes
First reign27 September 1922 – 25 March 1924
PredecessorConstantine I
SuccessorPavlos Kountouriotis
as President of Greece
Prime Ministers
Second reign25 November 1935 – 1 April 1947
PredecessorRepublic abolished
SuccessorPaul
Prime Ministers
Born19 July 1890
(O.S: 7 July 1890)[1]
Tatoi Palace, Greece
Died1 April 1947(1947-04-01) (aged 56)
Athens, Greece
Burial6 April 1947
Royal Cemetery, Tatoi Palace, Greece
Spouse
Elisabeth of Romania
(m. 1921; div. 1935)
HouseHouse of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
FatherConstantine I of Greece
MotherSophia of Prussia
ReligionGreek Orthodox
SignatureGeorge II's signature

George II (Greek: Γεώργιος Βʹ, Geórgios II; 19 July [O.S: 7 July] 1890 – 1 April 1947)[1] was King of Greece from September 1922 to March 1924 and from November 1935 to his death in April 1947.

He was the oldest son of King Constantine I and Sophia of Prussia.

He died of arteriosclerosis in April 1947 at the age of 56. Having no children, he was succeeded by his younger brother, Paul.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gelardi, Julia B. (2005). Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria. New York: St. Martin’s Press. ISBN 0-312-32423-5.