Giorgios II

George II was King of the Hellenes and Prince of Denmark and Norway.

He was born on 20 July 1890 in Tatoi Palace near Athens, Greece, son of Prince Constantine of Greece, Denmark and Norway (later King Constantine I of the Hellenes) and Princess Sophia of Prussia. He became King of the Hellenes upon the death of his father on 11 January 1923, and reigned for the rest of his life. He died on 1 April 1947 in Athens.

He married on 27 February 1921 to Princess Elizabeth of Romania (1894-1956), daughter of King Ferdinand I of Romania and Princess Mary of Great Britain and Ireland. King George II and Queen Elizabeth were divorced on 6 July 1935. The couple had no children, and he was succeeded as King of the Hellenes by his brother Paul I.

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