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 George Christian William Ferdinand Adolphus Oldenburg I

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George Christian William Ferdinand Adolphus Oldenburg I Famous memorial

Birth
Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Death
18 Mar 1913 (aged 67)
Thessaloniki, Regional unit of Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece
Burial
Athens, Regional unit of Athens, Attica, Greece
Memorial ID
8063511 View Source

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.

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.

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