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George Christian William Ferdinand Adolphus Oldenburg, I
Birth: Dec. 24, 1845
Death: Mar. 18, 1913

King of the Hellenes from 1863 to 1913. He was the second son of King Christian IX of Denmark.He was invited to become King of the Hellenes in 1863, after the Greek National Assembly voted unanimously for the restoration of Monarchy. The agreement that King George I successfully negotiated was that Greece would acquire the Ionian Islands (Corfu, Kephalonia, Zakynthos, Ithaca), and Kythira, which had been British possessions for the previous 48 years. He would remain on the throne for almost 50 years. Tragically, in March 1913 he was assassinated by the famous White Tower of Salonika by a mentally disturbed Greek called Alexander Schinas, as he went for an afternoon stroll in the city. (bio by: Jelena) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Christian IX of Denmark (1818 - 1906)
  Louise von Hessen-Kassel (1817 - 1898)
 
 Spouse:
  Olga Constantinovna Romanov Oldenburg (1851 - 1926)
 
 Children:
  Giorgios Oldenburg (1869 - 1957)*
  Alexandra Georgievna Oldenburg Romanova (1870 - 1891)*
  Nikolaos Oldenburg (1872 - 1938)*
  Maria Georgievna - Princess of Greece and Denmark (1876 - 1940)*
  Ogla - Princess of Greece and Denmark (1881 - 1881)*
  Andrew Oldenburg (1882 - 1944)*
  Christoffel Oldenburg (1888 - 1940)*
 
 Siblings:
  Frederik VIII of Denmark (1843 - 1912)*
   Alexandra of Denmark (1844 - 1925)*
  George Christian William Ferdinand Adolphus Oldenburg (1845 - 1913)
  Maria Fedorovna Romanov (1847 - 1928)*
  Maria Feodorovna (1847 - 1928)**
  Thyra Amalia Caroline Charlotte Anna Of Denmark (1853 - 1933)*
  Valdemar of Denmark (1858 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Tatoi Royal Cemetery
Athens
Regional unit of Athens
Attica, Greece
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Jelena
Record added: Nov 06, 2003
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George Christian William Ferdinand Adolphus Oldenburg, I
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George Christian William Ferdinand Adolphus Oldenburg, I
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