George II (Greek: Γεώργιος Βʹ, Geórgios II; 19 July [O.S.: 7 July] 1890 – 1 April 1947) was King of Greece from 27 September 1922 until 25 March 1924 and from 25 November 1935 until his death in 1947.
George II, (born July 20, 1890, Tatoi, near Athens, Greece—died April 1, 1947, Athens), king of Greece from September 1922 to March 1924 and from October 1935 until his death. His second reign was marked by the ascendancy of the military dictator Ioannis Metaxas.
King of Greece from 1922 to 1923 and from 1935 to 1947. George II was the successor and eldest son of King Constantine I and Queen Sophia. After the defeat of the Greek army in the Asia Minor campaign (1922) and the expulsion of 1.5 million Greeks from Turkey, King Constantine was deposed and succeeded by his son George II.
George I of Greece (1845–1913) Constantine I of Greece (1868–1923) Paul of Greece (1901–1964) Constantine II of Greece (1940–2023) (12) Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece (b. 1967) (13) Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece and Denmark (b. 1998) (14) Prince Achileas Andreas of Greece and Denmark (b. 2000)
The royal couple then settled in Bucharest, where eventually King George II was deposed on 25 March 1924. In Romania, Elisabeth and George II's relationship deteriorated and eventually the couple divorced in 1935.
George II, Duke of Pomerania (1582–1617) George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1605–1661) George II Rákóczi (1621–1660), prince of Transylvania. George II Beseb'ely, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch in 1657–1670.
- GREECE: King George II returns to Greece as monarch (1935)YouTube
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- Funeral of Constantine II, Greece's last kingYouTube
- UNITED KINGDOM: King George II of Greece recalled by his people to remount the throne (1935)YouTube
On 25 April 1941, King George II and his government left the Greek mainland for Crete, which was attacked by Nazi forces on 20 May 1941. The Germans employed parachute forces in a massive airborne invasion and attacked the three main airfields of the island in Maleme , Rethymno and Heraklion .
11 September 1922 Revolution in Greece; Fall of the David Lloyd George government; Treaty of Lausanne; Greece-Turkey population exchange; Territorial changes: Lands initially ceded to the Kingdom of Greece from the Ottoman Empire are incorporated into the Republic of Turkey.
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