Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark

Greek prince

Date of Birth: 02-Feb-1882

Place of Birth: Athens, Attica Region, Greece

Date of Death: 03-Dec-1944

Profession: military officer

Nationality: Greece

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark

  • Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (Greek: ??d??a?; Danish: Andreas; 2 February [O.S.
  • 20 January] 1882 – 3 December 1944) of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, was the seventh child and fourth son of King George I of Greece and Olga Constantinovna of Russia.
  • He was a grandson of Christian IX of Denmark and father of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
  • He was from birth a prince of both Denmark and Greece by virtue of his patrilineal descent. He began military training at an early age, and was commissioned as an officer in the Greek army.
  • His command positions were substantive appointments rather than honorary, and he saw service in the Balkan Wars.
  • In 1913, his father was assassinated and Andrew's elder brother, Constantine, became king.
  • Dissatisfaction with his brother's neutrality policy during World War I led to his brother's abdication and most of the royal family, including Andrew, was exiled.
  • On their return a few years later, Andrew saw service as Major General in the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922), but the war went badly for Greece, and Andrew was blamed, in part, for the loss of Greek territory.
  • He was exiled for a second time in 1922, and spent most of the rest of his life in France. By 1930, he was estranged from his wife, Princess Alice of Battenberg.
  • His only son, Prince Philip, served in the British navy during World War II, while all four of his daughters were married to Germans, three of whom had Nazi connections.
  • Separated from his wife and son by the effects of the war, Andrew died in Monte Carlo in 1944.
  • He had seen neither of them since 1939.

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