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  1. George I of Greece — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2 › en › George_I_of_Greece
    • Family and Early Life
    • King of The Hellenes
    • Early Reign
    • Marriage and Children
    • Territorial Expansion
    • National Progress
    • Later Reign and Assassination
    • Titles, Styles, Honours and Arms
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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...

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    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.
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  9. Constantine I of GreeceWikipedia Republished // WIKI 2 › en › Constantine_I_of_Greece

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