- Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Νικόλαος; born 1 October 1969) is the third child of Constantine II and Anne-Marie of Denmark, who were the last King and Queen of Greece, reigning from 1964 to 1973.
Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, of the Glücksburg branch of the House of Oldenburg, was the fourth child and third son of George I of Greece, and of Queen Olga. He was known as "Greek Nicky" in the family to distinguish him from his paternal first cousin Emperor Nicholas II of Russia. Prince Nicholas was a talented painter, often signing his works as "Nicolas Leprince."
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He married Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia (1882–1957), daughter of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia and Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, the only sister of the future Russian imperial pretender, Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovich, and his second cousin through his mother Olga Constantinovna of Russia and her father Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, on 29 August 1902 in Tsarskoye Selo, Russia. They had three daughters: 1. Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark (1903–1997); married Prince Paul of Yugoslavia. Olga was the maternal grandmother of actress Catherine Oxenberg and author Christina Oxenberg. 2. Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark(1904–1955); married Count Carl Theodor of Toerring-Jettenbach. 3. Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark (1906–1968); married Prince George, Duke of Kent. Marina was the mother of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra, the Honourable Lady Ogilvy, and Prince Michael of Kent. The princesses were rai...
Along with his elder brothers Constantine and George, Nicholas helped to organize the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, the first to be held since 393. Nicholas served as president of the Sub-Committee for Shooting. His father bequeathed him the Royal Theater of Greece which Nicholas, in turn, transferred to the Greek state in 1935. He was friends with George Simitis and was godfather to his son, future socialist Prime Minister Kostas Simitis.
Prince Nicholas died in Athens on February 8, 1938 and was buried in the Royal tomb at the Palace of Tatoi.
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1. 22 January 1872 – 8 February 1938: His Royal HighnessPrince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark.
1. Denmark: 1.1. R.E.: Knight of the Elephant, 7 September 1890 1.2. D.M.: Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, 29 October 1891 1.3. Gb.E.T.: King Christian IX and Queen Louise of Denmark Golden Wedding Commemorative Medal 1.4. M.M. 8 Apr.: King Christian IX Centenary Medal 2. Spain: 2.1. Cross of Naval Merit, with White Decoration, 27 January 1892 2.2. Grand Cross of the Order of Charles III, with Collar, 15 May 1902 3. United Kingdom: GCVO: Honorary Grand Cross of the Royal Victor...
Newspaper clippings about Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark in the 20th Century Press Archives of the ZBW
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- January 22, 1872
- Athens, Attica, Greece
- January 08, 1938 (65)Athen, Greece
Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark. b. 22 Jan 1872 d. 8 Feb 1938
Nicholas Prince Nicholas of Greece Prince Nicholas Nicolas Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark (, 22 January 1872 – 8 February 1938), of the Glücksburg branch of the House of Oldenburg, was the fourth child and third son of King George I of Greece, and of Queen Olga. wikipedia