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  • ID: I274064
  • Name: Christian William Ferdinand Adolf Georgios Oldenburg
  • Given Name: Christian William Ferdinand Adolf Georgios
  • Surname: Oldenburg
  • Prefix: King Of Greece
  • Suffix: Ist
  • Name: George of Greece
  • Given Name: George of
  • Surname: Greece
  • Prefix: King of the Hellenes
  • Suffix: Ist
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 Dec 1845 in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Death: 18 Mar 1913 in Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece of Assassinated by Alexander Schinas
  • Event: Military Service Denmark
  • Event: Royal Title Greece 1863-1913
  • Event: Coronation 30 Mar 1863 Hens, Greece
  • _UID: 2B7340B0690ACD4A825A106E24ED2331D7AD
  • OBJE:
  • FORM: bmp
  • FILE: George I of Greece.bmp
  • Title: George "Georg" I, Oldenburg, King of Greece
  • _SCBK: Y
  • _PRIM: Y
  • Note:
    a.k.a.: King George I of Greece; George I, King of the Hell enes. He was assassinated in Salonika in 1913; Reign: 1863- 1913; He was succeeded by his son, Constantine I. George wa s the first Greek monarch of the house of Glucksburg.

    George I of Greece From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

    George I (December 24, 1845 - March 18, 1913) was king of G reece from 1863 to 1913

    He was born in Copenhagen, the second son of King Christia n IX of Denmark and the brother of Alexandra of Denmark (co nsort of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom). He began h is career in the Danish navy, and was elected King of Greec e on March 30, 1863 following the deposition of King Otto.

    The new king, now only 17 years old, quickly learned Gree k in addition to his native Danish. During a trip to Russi a to meet with his sister Dagmar (consort to Tsar Alexande r III) he met Grand Duchess Olga, cousin of the Tsar, and f ell in love. They married in 1867.

    Together they had eight children: 1. Constantine (1868-1923 ), future king 2. Alexandria (1870-1891) 3. George (1869-19 57) 4. Nicholas (1872-1938) 5. Mary (1876-1940) 6. Andrew ( 1882-1944) 7. Christopher (1888-1940) 8. Olga (died when th ree months old)

    When alone with his wife, he usually conversed in German. T heir children were taught English by their nannies, and whe n talking with his children he therefore spoke mainly Engli sh.

    He ruled Greece with some success, overseeing the consolida tion of Greek rule over Thessaly and Epirus and the puttin g down of rebellion in Crete. However, following the Balka n War which began in 1912, he was assassinated at Salonika.

    External links A short illustrated profile of the King an d his family (http://glucksburgstamps.school.dk/frame_geor ge1greece.htm) A detailed profile in a site devoted to th e Greek Royal Family (http://www.greekroyalfamily.org/en glish/family_george1.html)

    Father: Christian Oldenburg b: 8 Apr 1818 in Gottorp, Prussia
    Mother: Louise Wilhelmina Hesse-Kassel b: 7 Sep 1817 in Rumpenheim, Denmark

    Marriage 1 Olga Romanov b: 3 Sep 1851
    • Married: 1867
    • Change Date: 19 Jan 2014
    1. Has Children Konstantinos Oldenburg b: 2 Aug 1868 in Hens, Greece
    2. Has Children George Oldenburg b: 1869
    3. Has Children Alexandra Oldenburg b: 18 Aug 1870 in Corfu, Greece
    4. Has Children Nicholas Oldenburg b: 22 Jan 1872 in Hens, Greece
    5. Has No Children Marie Oldenburg b: 1876
    6. Has No Children Olga Oldenburg b: 1880
    7. Has Children Andrew Oldenburg b: 20 Jan 1882 in Hens, Greece
    8. Has No Children Christopher Oldenburg b: 1888
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