Helen of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Ελένη, Eleni; Romanian: Elena; 2 May 1896 – 28 November 1982) was the queen mother of Romania during the reign of her son King Michael I (1940–1947). She was noted for her humanitarian efforts to save Romanian Jews during World War II , which led to her being awarded by the State of Israel with the ...
Attic black-figure amphora, c. 550 BC. Helen of Troy,    Helen,  Helena,  ( Ancient Greek: Ἑλένη, romanized : Helénē, pronounced [helénɛː]) also known as beautiful Helen, Helen of Argos, or Helen of Sparta,  was a figure in Greek mythology said to have been the most beautiful woman in the world.
Helen of Greece. Helen of Greece may refer to: Helen of Troy, daughter of Zeus and Leda in Greek mythology. Helen of Greece and Denmark (1896–1982), Greek and Danish princess. This disambiguation page lists articles about people with the same name.
Having become Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark, she moved to Greece for what she thought would be the rest of her life. Unfortunately, by 1922, political unrest led the Greek royal family to take refuge outside of Greece.
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The House of Oldenburg is a German dynasty  with links to Denmark since the 15th century. It has had branches that rule or have ruled in Denmark, Iceland, Greece, Norway, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Schleswig, Holstein, and Oldenburg.
The story of Helen starts in Sparta, at a time when King Tyndareus ruled it. Tyndareus was married to the beautiful Leda, the daughter of Thestius. The beauty of Leda attracted the attention of Zeus, who came up with a unique way of seducing the Spartan queen. Zeus would transform himself into a magnificent swan, and arranging for an eagle to ...
Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, the third son of George I of Greece, first proposed in 1900, but Elena's mother was reluctant to allow her daughter to marry a younger son with no real fortune or prospects of inheriting a throne.
Marriage and children In 1932 Princess Marina and Prince George, Duke of Kent, a second cousin through Christian IX of Denmark, met in London. Their betrothal was announced in August 1934. On 29 November 1934, they married at Westminster Abbey, London. The wedding was followed by a Greek ceremony in the private chapel at Buckingham Palace.