George II (Greek: Γεώργιος Βʹ, Geórgios II; 19 July [O.S.: 7 July] 1890 – 1 April 1947) was King of Greece from September 1922 to March 1924 and from November 1935 to his death in April 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.
Beginning with King George I in 1863, the monarchy ruled in Greece until 1924, and again from 1935 to 1973. The last king of Greece, Constantine II, took the throne at age 23 after the...
George II ( Greek: Γεώργιος Βʹ, Geórgios II; 19 July [ O.S: 7 July] 1890 – 1 April 1947)  was King of Greece from September 1922 to March 1924 and from November 1935 to his death in April 1947. He was the oldest son of King Constantine I and Sophia of Prussia . He died of arteriosclerosis in April 1947 at the age of 56.
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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 II followed the Greek government in exile after the German invasion of Greece in 1941 and returned to Greece in 1946, after a referendum that resulted in the maintaining of the constitutional monarchy. He died in 1947 and was succeeded by his brother Paul.
Quick Facts Died At Age: 56 Family: Spouse/Ex-: Elisabeth of Romania (m. 1921–1935) father: Constantine I of Greece mother: Sophia of Prussia siblings: Alexander of Greece, Paul of Greece Born Country: Greece Emperors & Kings Greek Men Died on: April 1, 1947 place of death: Athens, Greece Cause of Death: Arteriosclerosis Recommended Lists:
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George II is the King of Greece . He is also known in English as George II of Greece. Constantine I (then Diadokos)  ) was born as the eldest son of While undergoing military training in the German Empire , his father, the king, abdicated, and when Greece joined the negotiators in World War I, his younger brother Alexander took the throne.