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Marengo 02-18-2009 08:01 AM

King George I (1845-1913) and Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia (1851-1926)
 
Prince Christian Wilhelm Ferdinand Adolf Georg of Denmark, cr. King Georgios I of the Hellenes in 1863; (Copenhagen, 24 December 1845 - Salonika, 18 March 1913; married in St.Petersburg on 27 October 1867 Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia (Pavlovsk, 3 September 1851 - Pau, Béarn, 18 June 1926)

Reign: 1863 - 1913

Dynasty: Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

Predecessor: King Otto I of Greece

Successor: King Constantine I of the Hellenes

Children: King Constantine I of the Hellenes; Prince George of Greece & Denmark; Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia; Prince Nicholas of Greece & Denmark; Grand Duchess Maria Georgievna of Russia; Princess Olga of Greece & Denmark; Prince Andrew of Greece & Denmark and Prince Christopher of Greece & Denmark

Parents George: King Christian IX of Denmark and Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel

Parents Olga: Grand Duke Constantine Nicolaievitch of Russia and Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg

Siblings George: King Frederik VIII of Denmark; Queen Alexandra of Great Britain & ireland, Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia; Princess Thyra of Hanover, Duchess of Cumberland and Prince Valdemar of Denmark

Siblings Olga: Grand Duke Nicholas Constantinovich of Russia; Duchess Vera of Württemberg; Grand Duke Constantine Constantinovich of Russia; Grand Duke Dimitri Konstantinovich of Russia and Grand Duke Vyacheslav Constantinovich of Russia

Marengo 02-18-2009 08:03 AM

From wikipedia:

Quote:

George I (Greek: Γεώργιος A', Βασιλεύς των Ελλήνων, Geōrgios A', Vasileús tōn Ellēnōn; 24 December 1845 – 18 March 1913) was King of Greece from 1863 to 1913. Originally a Danish prince, George was only 17 years old when he was elected King by the Greek National Assembly, which had deposed the former King Otto. His nomination was both suggested and supported by the Great Powers (the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Second French Empire and the Russian Empire).
As the first monarch of the new Greek dynasty, his 50-year reign (the longest in modern Greek history) was characterized by territorial gains as Greece established its place in pre-World War I Europe. Two weeks short of the fiftieth anniversary of his accession, and during the First Balkan War, he was assassinated. In sharp contrast to his own reign, the reigns of his successors would prove short and insecure.

George was born Prince Christian Wilhelm Ferdinand Adolf Georg of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg in Copenhagen, the second son of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Louise of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel). Until his accession in Greece, he was known as Prince Vilhelm (William), the namesake of his paternal and maternal grandfathers, Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, and Prince William of Hesse. The prince was one of a group of European royals of his day descended from several Byzantine Emperors. In 1852, his father was designated the heir to the childless King of Denmark, and the family became Princes and Princesses of Denmark.
George was a younger brother of King Frederick VIII of Denmark and Alexandra, Queen consort of Edward VII of the United Kingdom. He was an older brother of the Czarina Maria Fyodorovna (consort of Alexander III of Russia), Princess Thyra of Denmark (wife to Prince Ernest Augustus, 3rd Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale) and Prince Valdemar of Denmark.
He began his career in the Royal Danish Navy, but when only 17 was elected King of the Hellenes on 30 March [O.S. 18 March] 1863 following the deposition of King Otto. Paradoxically, he ascended a royal throne before his father, who became King of Denmark on 15 November the same year.
Read more here.

Marengo 02-18-2009 08:27 AM

From wikipedia:

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Olga Constantinovna of Russia (Russian: Великая Княжна Ольга Константиновна), later Queen Olga of Greece (Greek: Βασίλισσα Όλγα των Ελλήνων) (3 September 1851 – 18 June 1926), was the queen consort of King George I of Greece and briefly in 1920, Regent of Greece.

A granddaughter of Tsar Nicholas I and first cousin of Tsar Alexander III, she was born in Pavlovsk the daughter of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia and Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna, a Princess of Saxe-Altenberg. The young King George I of Greece visited Russia in 1863 to thank her uncle Tsar Alexander II for his support during George's election to the throne of Greece. Whilst there, George met the then twelve-year old Olga for the first time.
George visited Russia again in 1867 to meet with his sister Dagmar, who had married Tsarevitch Alexander the year before. George and Olga fell in love and married on 27 October 1867 (Gregorian calendar), when she was sixteen years old. Queen Olga was a direct matrilineal 27th-generation descendant of the Byzantine Empress Euphrosyne Doukaina Kamatera (c 155–1211), the Empress-consort of, and the true power behind, Emperor Alexios III Angelos, the ruler of Constantinople and of the entire Byzantine Empire between 1195 and 1203.


Read the entire article here.

BELTRANEJA 08-26-2009 07:38 AM

pictures of King George and Queen Olga

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8990/familyolga.jpg

Olga and George with their children: Andrew, Marie. Nicholas,Alexandra, George and Constantine(King of Greece)

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/5254/olga.jpg
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/407/olga2y.jpg

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/2126/olga3.jpg
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/3706/olga4.jpg

A photo funny of George and maria Federovna
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/9443/mariafeodorovnaygoege.jpg

Marsel 08-26-2009 08:52 AM

I absolutely love this picture of George and Dagmar. :biggrin:
Olga was a very beautiful young lady.

Thank you for posting the beautiful pictures, BELTRANEJA! :flowers:

BELTRANEJA 08-26-2009 02:25 PM

I agree with you!! she was a beautiful lady

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/2967/olgamother1.jpg with her mother Alexandra Iosifovna
http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/9...olgasister.jpg George Olga and her sister
http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/7259/olgacris.jpg With Christopher,her son

BELTRANEJA 08-27-2009 02:30 PM

the King George died in Salonica (Greece) when walked without escort, a man shot him .He was buried in Tatoi ,then Olga moved to Russia with her family, when ocurred Bolshevik Revolution she fled to Switzerland where was the royal family of Greece...she died in 18 june of 1926, she was buried in Italy..In 1936 her body was translated to Tatoi
pictures King George:

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/418/george23.jpg
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2213/george45.jpg
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/1504/familyrussiaolga.jpg

Oltga with her parents and brother in Russia

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3582/familyu.jpg
Olga widow, walking with her sister Mini
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3972/olgacunamini.jpg



BELTRANEJA 10-30-2009 07:39 PM

Picture of King George I:
http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/418/george23.jpg
http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/869/george.jpg

this is a picture very good:
http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2036/lagranfoto.jpg

I've found this photo that is 1910.
from left to right.
Haakon VII of Norway, Fernandind I of Bulgaria, Manuel of Portugal, the Kaiser Wilhelm II, George I of Greece, Albert I of Belgium, seated, King Alfonso XIII, King George V of England, and King Frederick VIII of Denmark.

stef 10-30-2009 08:55 PM

Why were they together? George is recognized by his mustache

Marengo 10-30-2009 09:23 PM

I gather they were together for the funeral of king Edward VII of the UK.

Odette 10-30-2009 11:09 PM

Queen Olga was very much loved by the Greeks. She did great work and received large sums of money from the Russian relatives to buy Tatoi as a family country home and also do a lot of charity work. She was very involved with the building of the "Evangelismos" hospital and worked directly with the wounded soldiers during the Balkan wars to provide them with care. She was the only one allowed to return to Greece to visit King Alexander when he was at his death bed.
She came as a 16 year old bride, she loved her new country and she was loved back.
She was extremely religious and raised all her children in the Greek Orthodox Faith.

MAfan 10-31-2009 04:46 AM

Yes, I agree with you; you can see George V in mourning.

Btw, a very good picture indeed!

jonnydep 10-31-2009 07:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 1012654)
I gather they were together for the funeral of king Edward VII of the UK.

yes you are correct in thinking that.......the photo is often referred to as "the nine kings / monarchs". all of whom was related to the late king edward VII.....
king george v of great britain ....his son
kaiser wilhelm II of germany..... his nephew (he being king of prussia)
kings frederick VIII of demark & george I of greece..his brothers in law
king haakon VII of norway...his nephew & son in law
king alfonso VIII of spain....nephew by marriage
kings manual II of portugal, ferdinand I of bulgaria & albert I of belgium were his cousins at various removes

this was one of the last of the great gatherings of european royalty before the event of the great war, which saw the demise of so many thrones !! :smile:

BELTRANEJA 10-31-2009 08:04 AM

Yes, it was the funeral of King Edward VII, in the photo shows a father and son, they are Frederick VIII of Denmark was the father of Haakoon Norway.
King George was Danish, he did not renounce his religion.La Queen Olga was Russian Orthodox patriarchy

stef 10-31-2009 10:09 AM

Only three years after of the photo, the King died in Salonica, he was assassinated

IRIS1983 11-02-2009 08:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jonnydep (Post 1012806)
yes you are correct in thinking that.......the photo is often referred to as "the nine kings / monarchs". all of whom was related to the late king edward VII.....
king george v of great britain ....his son
kaiser wilhelm II of germany..... his nephew (he being king of prussia)
kings frederick VIII of demark & george I of greece..his brothers in law
king haakon VII of norway...his nephew & son in law
king alfonso VIII of spain....nephew by marriage
kings manual II of portugal, ferdinand I of bulgaria & albert I of belgium were his cousins at various removes

this was one of the last of the great gatherings of european royalty before the event of the great war, which saw the demise of so many thrones !! :smile:

It is true!!
In the picture are three Kings of the same family, Father, son and brother, KIng Federik, Haakon and George...

BELTRANEJA 11-04-2009 07:15 PM

thank you and jonnydep !, it is true , the King Alfonso XIII of spain was related to King George of England. Alfonso was married with Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, she was the daughter of Princess Beatrice , the princess Beatriz was daughter of Queen Victoria of England.

maria-olivia 12-12-2009 11:25 AM

Beltraneja, Could it be possible to edit the important picture of 9 Kings in small ??
When I print I have the 5 Kings of the left side the 4 Kings on the right side are missing.. sad because it is my King Albert Ier 1n 1910- Thanks a lot.

Vasillisos Markos 12-13-2009 10:25 PM

Amazing, wasn't it, that George because King a few months before his father because King of Denmark! I wondered how things might have turned out if the Afred, Duke of Edinburgh, had been selected as King of the Hellenes over Queen Victoria's objection.

BELTRANEJA 12-14-2009 06:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maria-olivia (Post 1030100)
Beltraneja, Could it be possible to edit the important picture of 9 Kings in small ??
When I print I have the 5 Kings of the left side the 4 Kings on the right side are missing.. sad because it is my King Albert Ier 1n 1910- Thanks a lot.

This is a picture divided into two, it was great

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/3698/pp001.jpg


Standing:
Kaiser Wilhelm II
The King of Greece, George I
The King Albert I of Belgium
Seating:
George V of England
Frederick VII of Denmark
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/8140/pp002.jpg


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