Giorgios Oldenburg


Giorgios Oldenburg

Corfu, Regional unit of Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece
Death 25 Nov 1957 (aged 88)
Saint-Cloud, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Burial Athens, Regional unit of Athens, Attica, Greece
Memorial ID 61432882 View Source
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HRH Prince George of Greece and Denmark

Royal House of Oldenburg

Second son of King George I of the Hellenes and his wife, Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna Romanova.

Paternal grandson of King Christian IX of Denmark and Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Queen Consort of Denmark. Maternal grandson of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia and Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg.

In his youth, he lived in Copenhagen, where his father had enlisted him to serve in the Danish Royal Navy. He was later High Commissioner of Crete, and one of the organizers of the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens.

In 1891, George saved his cousin, the future Tsar Nicholas II, from an assassination attempt in Japan (now known as the Ostu Incident).

George married Princess Marie Laetitia Bonaparte civilly on 21 November 1907 in Paris, and in a Greek Orthodox ceremony the following December in Athens. Together they had two children, Petros (Peter) and Evgenia (Eugenie).

On 21 February 1957, George and his wife celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary, just nine months before his death.

He was the longest lived dynast of the House of Oldenburg in his generation, and was buried with his wedding ring and a photo of his uncle Prince Valdemar, who was like a father to him.

When his wife later joined him in death, her ashes were interred with him in the same tomb.


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  • Created by: A. I. Zimmer
  • Added: 11 Nov 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 61432882
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Giorgios Oldenburg (24 Jun 1869–25 Nov 1957), Find a Grave Memorial ID 61432882, citing Tatoi Royal Cemetery, Athens, Regional unit of Athens, Attica, Greece ; Maintained by A. I. Zimmer (contributor 46947938) .