Constantine I of Greece, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Constantine I of Greece

Former King of Greece

Date of Birth: 02-Aug-1868

Place of Birth: Athens, Attica Region, Greece

Date of Death: 11-Jan-1923

Profession: sovereign

Nationality: Greece

Zodiac Sign: Leo


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About Constantine I of Greece

  • Constantine I (Greek: ???sta?t???? ?', Konstantínos I; 2 August [O.S.
  • 21 July] 1868 – 11 January 1923) 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.
  • He succeeded to the throne of Greece on 18 March 1913, following his father's assassination. His disagreement with Eleftherios Venizelos over whether Greece should enter World War I led to the National Schism.
  • Constantine forced Venizelos to resign twice, but in 1917 he left Greece, after threats by the Entente forces to bombard Athens; his second son, Alexander, became king.
  • After Alexander's death, Venizelos' defeat in the 1920 legislative elections, and a plebiscite in favor of his return, Constantine was reinstated.
  • He abdicated the throne for the second and last time in 1922, when Greece lost the Greco-Turkish War of 1919–1922, and was succeeded by his eldest son, George II.
  • Constantine died in exile four months later, in Sicily.

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