The Prince attended the World Holocaust Forum, met with President Reuven Rivlin and visited the tomb of his grandmother, Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark. 24 January 2020 Palestine: Bethlehem: The Prince visited Bethlehem, including the birthplace of Christ, and met with the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas.
His father, Prince Andrew of Greece (1882-1944), was a disgraced military commander, charged with treason for failure to carry out orders in the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1921) and subsequently stripped of his royal titles. Blamed for the loss of Greek territory in that disastrous war, he was imprisoned and sentenced to death.
Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, father of Prince Philip, was accused of disobeying a direct order from a superior officer. The offence took place while he was commanding a Greek Army division in Asia Minor during the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922). Prince Andrew in 1913
- Family and Early Life
- King of The Hellenes
- Early Reign
- Marriage and Children
- Territorial Expansion
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George was born Christian William Ferdinand Adolf George at the Yellow Palace, an 18th-century town house at 18 Amaliegade, next to the Amalienborg Palace complex in Copenhagen. He was the second son and third child of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel. Until his accession in Greece, he was known as Prince William, the namesake of his grandfathers William, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, and Prince William of Hesse-Kassel. He was the paternal grandfather of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Although he was of royal blood (his mother and father were both great-grandchildren of Frederick V of Denmark and great-great-grandchildren of George II of Great Britain) his family was relatively obscure and lived a comparatively normal life by royal standards. In 1853, however, George's father was designated the heir presumptive to the childless Frederic...
Following the overthrow of the Bavarian-born King Otto of Greece in October 1862, the Greek people had rejected Otto's brother and designated successor Luitpold, although they still favored a monarchy rather than a republic. Many Greeks, seeking closer ties to the pre-eminent world power, the United Kingdom, rallied around Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, second son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. British prime minister Lord Palmerston believed that the Greeks were "panting for increase in territory", hoping for a gift of the Ionian Islands, which were then a British protectorate. The London Conference of 1832, however, prohibited any of the Great Powers' ruling families from accepting the crown, and in any event, Queen Victoria was adamantly opposed to the idea. The Greeks nevertheless insisted on holding a plebiscite in which Prince Alfred received over 95% of the 240,000 votes. There were 93 votes for a Republ...
The new 17-year-old king toured Saint Petersburg, London and Paris before departing for Greece from the French port of Toulon on 22 October aboard the Greek flagship Hellas. He arrived in Athens on 30 October [O.S. 18 October] 1863, after docking at Piraeus the previous day. He was determined not to make the mistakes of his predecessor, so he quickly learned Greek. The new king was seen frequently and informally in the streets of Athens, where his predecessor had only appeared in pomp. King George found the palace in a state of disarray, after the hasty departure of King Otto, and took to putting it right by mending and updating the 40-year-old building. He also sought to ensure that he was not seen as too influenced by his Danish advisers, ultimately sending his uncle, Prince Julius, back to Denmark with the words, "I will not allow any interference with the conduct of my government". Another adviser, Count Wilhelm Sponneck,...
George first met Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia in 1863, when she was 12 years old, on a visit to the court of Tsar Alexander II between his election to the Greek throne and his arrival in Athens. They met for a second time in April 1867, when George went to the Russian Empire to visit his sister Dagmar, who had married into the Russian imperial family. While George was privately a Lutheran, the Romanovs were Orthodox Christians like the majority of Greeks, and George thought a marriage with a Russian grand duchess would re-assure his subjects on the question of his future children's religion. Olga was just 16 years old when she married George at the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg on 27 October 1867. After a honeymoon at Tsarskoye Selo, the couple left Russia for Greece on 9 November.Over the next twenty years, they had eight children: 1. Constantine (1868–1923), who married Princess Sophia of Prussia; 2. George (1869–1957)...
Throughout the 1870s, Greece kept pressure on the Ottoman Empire, seeking territorial expansion into Epirus and Thessaly. The Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878 provided the first potential alliance for the Greek kingdom. George's sister Dagmar was the daughter-in-law of Alexander II of Russia, and she sought to have Greece join the war. The French and British refused to countenance such an act, and Greece remained neutral. At the Congress of Berlinconvened in 1878 to determine peace terms for the Russo-Turkish War, Greece staked a claim to Crete, Epirus and Thessaly. The borders were still not finalized in June 1880 when a proposal very favorable to Greece that included Mount Olympus and Ioannina was offered by the British and French. When the Ottoman Turks strenuously objected, Prime Minister Trikoupis made the mistake of threatening a mobilization of the Hellenic Army. A coincident change of government in France, the resi...
George's silver jubilee in 1888 was celebrated throughout the Hellenic world, and Athens was decorated with garlands for the anniversary of his accession on 30 October. Visitors included the Crown Prince of Denmark, the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, Grand Dukes Sergei and Paul of Russia, and Djevad Pasha from the Ottoman Empire, who presented the King with two Arabian horses as gifts. Jubilee events in the week of 30 October included balls, galas, parades, a thanksgiving service at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, and a lunch for 500 invited guests in a blue and white tent on the Acropolis. Greece in the last decades of the 19th century was increasingly prosperous and was developing a sense of its role on the European stage. In 1893, the Corinth Canal was built by a French company cutting the sea journey from the Adriatic Sea to Piraeus by 150 miles (241 km). In 1896, the Olympic Games we...
The death of Britain's Queen Victoria on 22 January 1901 left King George as the second-longest-reigning monarch in Europe. His always cordial relations with his brother-in-law, the new King Edward VII, continued to tie Greece to Britain. This was abundantly important in Britain's support of King George's son Prince George as Governor-General of Crete. Nevertheless, Prince George resigned in 1906 after a leader in the Cretan Assembly, Eleftherios Venizelos, campaigned to have him removed. As a response to the Young Turk Revolution of 1908, Venizelos's power base was further strengthened, and on 8 October 1908 the Cretan Assembly passed a resolution in favor of union despite both the reservations of the Athens government under Georgios Theotokis and the objections of the Great Powers.The muted reaction of the Athens Government to the news from Crete led to an unsettled state of affairs on the mainland. In August 1909, a gr...
Titles and styles
1. 24 December 1845 – 31 July 1853: His HighnessPrince William of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 2. 31 July 1853 – 21 December 1858: His HighnessPrince William of Denmark 3. 21 December 1858 – 30 March 1863: His Royal HighnessPrince William of Denmark 4. 30 March 1863 – 18 March 1913: His MajestyThe King of the Hellenes
The distinctive Greek flag of blue and white cross was first hoisted during the Greek War of Independence in March 1822. This was later modified so that the shade of blue matched that of the Bavarian coat of arms of the first King of Greece, Otto. The shield is emblazoned with a smaller version of the royal arms of Denmark, including the three lions of the arms of Denmark proper, the two lions of Schleswig, the nettle leaf of Holstein, the horse head of Lauenburg, the two r...Campbell, John; Sherrard, Philip (1968). Modern Greece. London: Ernest Benn.Christmas, Walter (1914). King George of Greece. Translated by A. G. Chater. New York: McBride, Nast & Company.Clogg, Richard (1979). A Short History of Modern Greece. Cambridge University Press.Forster, Edward S. (1958). A Short History of Modern Greece 1821–1956 3rd edition. London: Methuen and Co.
- The Tandem Turret Battleships
- Design Process and Development
- Design of The Kearsage Class
The Kearsage class is certainly not the best remembered of USN battleships as they played a minor part in WW1 and were scrapped afterwards, but on the design standpoint, they clearly were out of the box solution to an old problem: How to cram firepower on a limited size, to maximize efficiency of armor and thus, preserving some speed. The Kearsage was one such possible solution, although it clearly demonstrated it was all but practical. The concept was uniquely American – It did not spread in other navies, but was repeated on the Virginia class battleships of 1904. The singularity of this design was to use “tandem turrets”, a system in which a turret was simply fitted upon another. This had of course some advantages but also drawbacks, Conway’s rightfully called a “most unfortunate arrangement”. Indeed, the ships were armed with as usual a quatuor of 13-in guns (330 mm), and a secondary battery of 8-in guns. The tradition of USN capital ships until then has been the combination of 6...
Before going into the design, context is important: The Navy was struck by the economic depression in 1893. The new Secretary of the Navy Hilary A. Herbert, was not favourable to expensive battleships designs until he was convinced by Alfred Thayer Mahan’s Influence of Sea Power upon Historylike so many politicians of the time and the same year he requested Congress to fund at least one new battleship, which was delayed until 1895. This left Bureau of Construction and Repair (C&R) time to refine existing designs and debate over the best options. The Kearsage was authorized by the Act of 2 March 1895. The admiralty decided to get rid of the raised forecastle, and tried to find compromises for coal storage, a crucial point at that time for autonomy. Armor protection was reworked and arguably better, notably introducing a revised armor deck which gave more volume to hull. At the same time, it was question to return to the Iowa main caliber of 12-inch (305 mm) guns instead of 13-in. But...
The two new battleships on blueprints, as authorised under the Act of 2.3.1895, were longer than the Iowa, with 368 feet (112 m) in lenght (waterline), 375 ft 4 in (114.4 m) overall. Their beam was 72 ft 3 in (22.02 m) and draught 23 ft 6 in (7.16 m). Displacement reached 11,540 long tons standard, 12,850 long tons (13,060 t) fully loaded in battle order. They shared the low freeboard of the Indian class, 14 ft 6 in (4.42 m) forward under normal conditions, but soon the entire section was underwater in heavy weather. Also a common feature of the time, a prominent ram bow was featured.
Mar 8, 2014 - Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark Daughter of Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg. Sister of Prince Philip of Greece later Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Elizabeth II of the UK/
Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (1906–1969) Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (30 May 1906 – 16 October 1969) was the second child and daughter of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg,Gothaisches Genealogisches Handbuch der Fürstlchen Häuser, Band I. Verlag des Deutschen Adelsarchivs. New!!:
Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark (Philippos in Greek) was born on the Greek island of Corfu on June 10, 1921 (Old Style: May 28, 1921- Greece continued using the Julian calendar until 1923; on his birth certificate, Philip's birthdate is listed as May 28). He was the fifth child and only son of Prince and Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark.
Aug 23, 2015 · Philips dad was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, ... even as World War 1 was raging, a new viral war had begun. ... WW1 would go on to kill some 9 million people.
Jul 22, 2013 · Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born in Mon Repos on the Greek island of Corfu on 10 June 1921, the only son and fifth and final child of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. Philip's four elder sisters were Margarita, Theodora, Cecilie, and Sophie. He was baptised into the Greek Orthodox Church.
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