Signature. 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. The eldest son of King Constantine I and Sophia of Prussia, George followed his father into exile in 1917 following the ...
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. The eldest son of King Constantine I, George was excluded from the succession during World War I for his allegedly pro-German ...
In turn, all three of Constantine's sons, George II, Alexander and Paul, would occupy the throne. The dynasty reigned in Greece during the Balkan Wars, World War I, World War II (during which Greece experienced occupation by the Axis), the Greek Civil War, and most of the Greek military junta of 1967–1974.
GEORGE II (1890–1947) 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.
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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.
A plebiscite on the return of the monarchy was held on 3 November, 1935. 1,491,992 voted in favour of restoration, and only 32,454 against. King George II and Crown Prince Paul returned to Greece on 25 November, 1935 - to great public acclaim. For his first nine months, King George II tried to get the wheels of good government turning.
George II of Greece. (Former King of Greece (1922 - 1924)) George II of the Royal House of Glücksburg was a Greek king who ruled from 1922 to 1924 and then again from 1935 to 1947. He and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh had been paternal first cousins. His birth occurred at the royal villa at Tatoi.
On November 3, 1935, almost 98% of the reported votes supported restoration of the monarchy. The balloting was not secret, and participation was compulsory. George, who had been living at Brown’s Hotel in London, returned to Greek soil on November 25. Almost immediately he and Kondylis disagreed over the terms of a general amnesty the King ...
Facts seemed to bear out the rumors: King George II of Greece has an English mistress and he insists on taking her home to Athens with him. He has insisted that he will not go without her, and some...
King George II of Greece with Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas , 1937. Le Roi Georges II de Grèce en tenue militaire, circa 1930. George II, , Eldest son of Constantine I and Queen Sophia, King of Greece from 1922 to 1924 and 1935 to 1947.