Information about Prince George of Greece and Denmark

Prince George of Greece and Denmark (24 June 1869 - 25 November 1957)

Prince George of Greece and Denmark (Modern Greek: Πρίγκιπας Γεώργιος της Ελλάδας, contemporary Greek: Πρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος) was the second son of George I of Greece and Olga Konstantinovna of Russia, and is remembered chiefly for having once saved the life of the future Emperor of Russia, Nicholas II in 1891 during their visit to Japan together. He served as high commissioner of the Cretan State during its transition towards independence from Ottoman rule and union with Greece.

Prince George was a paternal uncle of Prince Philip, the consort of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and was a godfather to Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.

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Πρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος (Prince George of Greece) Flag of Cretan State Cretan State 21 December 1898 30 September 1906 11
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Prince George of Greece and Denmark / Portrait by Alfred Borrel Portrait by Alfred Borrel 1901 4