Constantine was the commander-in-chief of the Army of Thessaly in the Greco-Turkish War of 1897, which ended in a humiliating defeat. In its aftermath, the popularity of the monarchy fell, and calls were raised in the army for reforms and the dismissal of the royal princes, and especially Constantine, from their command posts in the armed forces.
Constantine I See all media Born: August 2, 1868 Athens Greece Died: January 11, 1923 (aged 54) Palermo Italy Title / Office: king (1920-1922), Greece king (1913-1917), Greece Notable Family Members: father George I son Paul son George II Role In: Greco-Turkish War World War I See all related content →
Constantine served with distinction under the Roman emperors Diocletian and Galerius. He began his career by campaigning in the eastern provinces (against the Persians) before being recalled in the west (in AD 305) to fight alongside his father in Britain. After his father's death in 306, Constantine became emperor.
Constantine I King of the Hellenes First reign 18 March 1913 – 11 June 1917 Predecessor George I Successor Alexander Prime Ministers See list Eleftherios Venizelos Dimitrios Gounaris Alexandros Zaimis Stephanos Skouloudis Alexandros Zaimis Nikolaos Kalogeropoulos Spyridon Lambros Second reign 19 December 1920 – 27 September 1922 Predecessor
Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, who won an Olympic gold medal before becoming entangled in his country’s volatile politics in the 1960s as king and spent decades in exile, has died By DEMETRIS NELLAS Associated Press January 10, 2023, 1:34 PM 1:38 National headlines from ABC News Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
Constantine I, byname Constantine the Great, Latin in full Flavius Valerius Constantinus, (born February 27, after 280 ce?, Naissus, Moesia [now Niš, Serbia]—died May 22, 337, Ancyrona, near Nicomedia, Bithynia [now İzmit, Turkey]), first Roman emperor to profess Christianity.
As Crown Prince of Greece, Constantine married Princess Sophia of Prussia, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria and sister of Kaiser Wilhelm II, on 27 October 1889 in Athens. They had six children. All three of their sons ascended the Greek throne.
Constantine I was a Roman emperor who ruled early in the 4th century. He was the first Christian emperor and saw the empire begin to become a Christian state.
Constantine I was King of Greece from 1913 to 1917 and from 1920 to 1922. He was commander-in-chief of the Hellenic Army during the unsuccessful Greco-Turkish War of 1897 and led the Greek forces during the successful Balkan Wars of 1912–1913, in which Greece expanded to include Thessaloniki, doubling in area and population.
King Constantine I, a brave army officer but rather controversial in his political choices, is mainly known for his strong disagreement with Prime Minister Eleutherios Venizelos over the role of Greece in World War I, which resulted in the painful “schism” of the state in the middle of the war.