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  1. Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark - Wikipedia › wiki › Prince_Andrew_of_Greece

    Early life. Prince Andrew was born at the Tatoi Palace just north of Athens on 2 February 1882, the fourth son of George I of Greece.A member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, he was a prince of both Greece and Denmark, as his father was a younger son of Christian IX of Denmark.

  2. Prince Andrew Of Greece And Denmark Biography - Facts ... › profiles › prince-andrew

    Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark was born in Athens, Greece, as the fourth son and seventh overall child of the King of Greece and Denmark, King George I. His mother was a Russian royal, Olga Constantinovna.

  3. Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark — Wikipedia Republished ... › en › Prince_Andrew_of_Greece_and_Denmark
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    Prince An­drew was born at the Tatoi Palace just north of Athens on Feb­ru­ary 2, 1882, the fourth son of George I of Greece. He was taught Eng­lish by his care­tak­ers as he grew up, but in con­ver­sa­tions with his par­ents he re­fused to speak any­thing but Greek. He also spoke Ger­man, Dan­ish, Russ­ian, and French. He at­tended cadet school and staff col­lege at Athens, and was given ad­di­tional pri­vate tu­ition in mil­i­tary sub­jects by Pana­gi­o­tis Dan­glis, who recorded that he was "quick and intelligent." He "be­came quite friendly" with fel­low stu­dent Theodore Pan­ga­los. De­spite his short-sightedness,An­drew joined the army as a cav­alry of­fi­cer in May 1901.

    In 1902, Prince An­drew met Princess Alice of Bat­ten­berg dur­ing his stay in Lon­don on the oc­ca­sion of the coro­na­tion of her grand-un­cle and his aunt's hus­band, King Ed­ward VII, in Lon­don. Princess Alice was a daugh­ter of Prince Louis of Bat­ten­berg and Princess Vic­to­ria of Hesse and by Rhine. They fell in love, and the fol­low­ing year, on 6 Oc­to­ber 1903, An­drew mar­ried Alice in a civil wed­ding at Darm­stadt. The fol­low­ing day two re­li­gious wed­ding ser­vices were per­formed: one Lutheran in the Evan­gel­i­cal Cas­tle Church, and an­other Greek Or­tho­doxin the Russ­ian Chapel on the Mathildenhöhe. Prince and Princess An­drew had five chil­dren, all of whom later had chil­dren of their own.

    In 1909, the po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion in Greece led to a coup d'état, as the Athens gov­ern­ment re­fused to sup­port the Cre­tan par­lia­ment, which had called for the union of Crete (still nom­i­nally part of the Ot­toman Em­pire) with the Greek main­land. A group of dis­sat­is­fied of­fi­cers formed a Greek na­tion­al­ist Mil­i­tary League that even­tu­ally led to Prince An­drew's res­ig­na­tion from the army and the rise to power of Eleft­he­rios Venize­los. A few years later, at the out­break of the Balkan Wars in 1912, An­drew was re­in­stated in the army as a lieu­tenant colonel in the 3rd Cav­alry Regiment, and placed in com­mand of a field hospital. Dur­ing the war, his fa­ther was as­sas­si­nated and An­drew in­her­ited a villa on the is­land of Corfu, Mon Repos. In 1914, An­drew (like many Eu­ro­pean princes) held hon­orary mil­i­tary posts in both the Ger­man and Russ­ian em­pires, as well as Pruss­ian, Russ­ian, Dan­ish and Ital­ian knighthoods. Dur­ing World War I, he...

    For three years, Con­stan­tine's sec­ond son, Alexan­der, was king of Greece, until his early death from an in­fec­tion due to a mon­key bite. Con­stan­tine was re­stored to the throne, and An­drew was once again re­in­stated in the army, this time as a major-general. The fam­ily took up res­i­dence at Mon Repos. An­drew was given com­mand of the II Army Corps dur­ing the Bat­tle of the Sakarya, which ef­fec­tively stale­mated the Greco-Turk­ish War (1919–1922). An­drew had lit­tle re­spect for his su­pe­rior of­fi­cers, whom he con­sid­ered incompetent. On 19 Sep­tem­ber 1921, An­drew was or­dered to at­tack the Turk­ish po­si­tions, which he con­sid­ered a des­per­ate move lit­tle short "of ill-con­cealed panic". Re­fus­ing to put his men in undue dan­ger, An­drew fol­lowed his own bat­tle plan, much to the dis­may of the com­mand­ing gen­eral, Anas­ta­sios Pa­poulas. Re­lieved of his chief of staff, and given a dress­ing-down by Pa­poulas, An­drew of­fered to re­sign his com­mand...

    He died in the Hotel Metro­pole, Monte-Carlo, Monaco of heart fail­ure and ar­te­rioscle­ro­sis just as the war was ending. An­drew was at first buried in the Russ­ian Or­tho­dox church in Nice, but in 1946 his re­mains were trans­ferred, by the Greek cruiser Averof, to the royal ceme­tery at Tatoi Palace, near Athens. Prince Philip and then-pri­vate sec­re­tary, Mike Parker, trav­eled to Monte-Carlo to col­lect items be­long­ing to his fa­ther from Count­ess Andrée de La Bigne; among these items: a signet ring which the Prince wore from then on­wards, an ivory shav­ing brush he took to using, and some clothes he had adapted to fit him. Prince An­drew left to his only son seven-tenths of his es­tate, but he left be­hind a debt of £17,500, lead­ing Philip's ma­ter­nal grand­mother, Vic­to­ria, Mar­chioness of Mil­ford Haven, to com­plain bit­terly of the ex­trav­a­gance the Greek prince had been led into by his French mistress.

    Brandreth, Gyles (2004). Philip and Elizabeth: Portrait of a Marriage. London: Century. ISBN 0-7126-6103-4
    Clogg, Richard (1979). A Short History of Modern Greece. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-22479-9
    Heald, Tim (1991). The Duke: A Portrait of Prince Philip. London: Hodder and Stoughton. ISBN 0-340-54607-7
    Van der Kiste, John (1994). Kings of the Hellenes. Stroud, Gloucestershire: Alan Sutton Publishing. ISBN 0-7509-0525-5

    Greece, Prince Andrew of (1930). Towards Disaster: The Greek Army in Asia Minor in 1921London: John Murray.

  4. #BornThisDay: Bisexual, Prince Andrew of Greece › bornthisday-bisexual-prince

    Andrew was the son of King George I, a German speaking Danish Prince and also King of Greece, and the Russian Grand Duchess Olga Konstantinova. King Edward VII and Tsar Alexander III were his brothers-in-law, and King George V of England, Tsar Nicholas II, King Christian X of Denmark and King Haakon VII of Norway were his nephews.

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  5. Prince Andrew Of Greece And Denmark - YouTube Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, was the seventh child and fourth son of King George I of...

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  6. 2 days ago · Philip was born into the Greek royal family on June 10, 1921, on the island of Corfu and christened Philippos by his parents. His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, who was in the ...

  7. Philip’s Parents: Alice of Battenberg & Prince Andrew of ... › 2017/10/07 › philips-parents

    Oct 07, 2017 · Andrew was legally a Greek prince and he was born in Athens, but he possessed no Greek heritage and his family didn’t consider itself Greek. His father was King George I of Greece, who arrived in Athens for the first time at the age of 17 in 1863.

  8. Queen Elizabeth II's husband was born on June 10, 1921, in Corfu, Greece, the son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (†62) and Princess Alice of Battenberg (†84).

  9. How Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth Were Cousins Through Queen ... › how-were-prince-philip-and-queen

    1 day ago · Philip's dad, Prince Andrew, was the younger brother of King Constantine I of Greece and the grandson of King Christian IX of Denmark. Because of his father's Greek and Danish roots, Philip was known as Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark. Prince Philip wasn't a resident of the Greek island Corfu for very long.

  10. The Tragic Story of Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark › the-tragic-story-of

    Jul 14, 2019 · Who was Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark? Her Royal Highness Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark was the third-eldest sister to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Her father was the Grand Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and her mother, the Princess Alice of Battenberg.

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