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Old 03-10-2010, 08:42 PM
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I don´t speak this ...I wanted say the Queen is similar King George, she pledged that her children were reared in the faith catolic, but she didn´t resigned when she marry with King Juan Carlosh, as George, he did not renounce the religion for marry with Queen Olga , she was ortodox Russian and he was Luterano...(Queen Sophie became ).
I think this is peculiar because in George's case, this shows that his election was by economic interests ......
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:03 PM
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One of the main reasons he was elected was that the Great Powers couldn't agree on a single candidate. Britain proposed Ernst, the Duke of Saxe Coburg and Gotha the Prince of Leiningen, the Prince of Lohenhole and Maximilian of Austria. Russia was torn between the Duke of Leuchtenberg and William of Baden and France supported the Duc d Aumale. Then , after long disagreements the Emperor proposed Prince Wilhelm of Denmark. All the Great Powers said that he was the best solution and that he should be King. They had doubts nowever , since he was so young and he could easily fail due to inexperience, but they decided that economically and politically it was indeed the best solutions
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:19 PM
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King George I was the best King of Greece
Trouble started when his son took over KG shouldn't have trusted him
He could have named another son his successor Prince George or Nicholas maybe
The Monarchy in Greece could have lasted until today
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How could King George name his successor? Wasn't primogeniture the rule in Greece and therefore the King's eldest son would be his successor?
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According to the Constitution the Greek King could name a successor , but only if he had no relatives to suceed him at all. So, the only case in which George could have named a successor was if his marriage was childless.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:24 PM
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Snowflower,

Thank you. Thus, the sons had to succeed their father in proper order and the king could not pick and choose. The only shakeup to the succession order would be through voluntary abdication and being thrown out.
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:34 PM
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George I was the first King in Greece He could have made an amendment

He had the power
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He was the second actually, the first one being Otto of Bavaria. And if he wished to make an amendement , it would have to be a general one - not only for his succesor, but for the succesor of every Greek King. IMO, there is no way that the Parliament would have agreed to that term - no matter how much power he actually had, legally the ministers were the ones acting in his name he was "irresponsible" - that's the actual translation of the greek word, I can't think of a better one right now . Plus , even if he was able to do that,there would definitely be a term that the Parliament's majority would have to vote for it and that it could veto his support, becuase if the succeor was to be chosen in term of value, why would the King be the only one evaluating the candidates? Not to mention that the main reason the Great Powers and the Greek people wanted a King was to guarantee some kind of stability and thus, an elective succession was definately not a good idea
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Otto of Bavaria was an old King with no luck or continuity He made incorrigible mistakes
King George I was the first of the Glucksburg Dynasty
He knew what happened to Otto and should have tried to gain more power and impose himself for the sake of the Monarchy
Your arguments are very weak Admit it Constantine was not the right one to succeed his Father and George didn't do anything to change the order of succession
Or maybe George didn't realize the trouble they were getting into
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Whether Constantine was the "right" son to succeed is not relevant -- kings believe they rule by divine right, they recognized the rules of primogeniture and I don't think George would have appointed a younger son just because he did not think Constantine was the "right" one. History is replete with monarchs believing more deserving children were kept from the throne because of birth order (George V of Great Britain comes to mind and luckily Edward VIII abdicated, bringing George VI to the throne). I believe you are making too great a leap by stating George I could have exercised his power to appoint a younger son or that he could have persuaded the Greek parliament to do so.
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I just finished a biography of Queen Alexandra of Great Britain (Alexandra, Princess and Queen by David Huff) and there is a charming story in the book about Queen Olga. Olga was Queen Alexandra's sister-in-law and the two were very fond of each other. After Olga lost the right to live in her properties located in Greece and Russia due to displacement of the royal family and revolution, she moved to London. George V was fond of his aunt and often invited her to Windsor Castle, where Olga was wheeled about the corridors by an old retainer who had also served Queen Victoria. Due to her short-sightedness, Olga saw through misty eyes a bronze figure of a woman on a horse and said, "Queen Victoria, I presume" but she could not see that the figure was naked. "No, ma'am" said the servant, "Lady Godiva of Coventry." Ha!
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two pictures od the King George A:
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:28 PM
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The photograph in the first link reminds me of Queen Alexandra, who was George's oldest sister.
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This pictures are wonderful, I like of Queen Olga of Greece
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A fantastic group of photos- that are also very rare- many thanks again!
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King George of Greece was assassinated in 1913 in Thessaloniki by an anarchist. I am posting some historical photos, facts, the lifeless body of the King, and his subsequent funeral Greece
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1302039136

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1302039183

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1302039223

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it is fantastic, the story related in images. I surprise the picture of the body of the King about bed. It is obvious, he was a great King and demostration of this, was his funeral. thank you!!!!
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Other, This was the site where King George was killed. In photo is the King´s escort http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1302559450
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This is a reconstruction of the scene of the murder, the "x" marks the spot where King George was killed. Nine escorts!!!????????????????????
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I too have called attention the number of escorts wore the king, was too wide for a shot so accurate .
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