George I, king of the Hellenes

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Georg Christian Wilhelm Ferdinand Adolf of Greece

Greek: Γεώργιος of Greece, Danish: George Christian Wilhelm Ferdinand Adolf (Georg) of Greece, German: Georg Christian Wilhelm Ferdinand Adolf (Georg) of Greece
Also Known As: "Prins Vilhelm"
Birthplace: København, Hovedstaden, Danmark
Death: Died in Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece
Place of Burial: Athens, Grecia
Immediate Family:

Son of Christian IX, king of Denmark and Queen Consort Louise of Denmark
Husband of Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia Queen Consort of the Hellenes
Father of Konstantínos I (King of the Greeks); Prince George of Greece and Denmark; Alexandra Georgievna Grand Duchess of Russia; HRH The Prince Nicholas of Greece & Denmark; Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark and 3 others
Brother of Frederik VIII, Konge af Danmark; Queen Consort Alexandra of the United Kingdom; Mariya Feodorovna Romanov; Princess Thyra of Denmark, Crown Princess of Hanover and Prince Valdemar of Denmark

Occupation: he was selected by the Powers to take the Greek throne after Otto of Bavaria was forced into exile; he assumed the throne 31.10.1863, becoming King GEORGIOS I of the Hellenes (1863-1913), King of Greece
Managed by: Günther Kipp
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About George I, king of the Hellenes

  • William George zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, King of the Hellenes gained the title of Prince William of Denmark.
  • Georgios I King of the Hellenes 1863


Predecessor Otto Successor Constantine I

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George I, king of the Hellenes's Timeline

December 24, 1845
København, Hovedstaden, Danmark
October 27, 1867
Age 21
Sct. Petersburg, Russia
August 2, 1868
Age 22
Athens, Attica, Greece
June 24, 1869
Age 23
Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece
August 30, 1870
Age 24
Corfu, Grecia
January 22, 1872
Age 26
Athen, Greece
March 3, 1876
Age 30
Athens, Attica, Greece
April 6, 1880
Age 34
Athen, Greece
January 20, 1882
Age 36
Athens, Attica, Greece
August 11, 1888
Age 42
Pavlovsk, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation