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Constantine II of Greece

former King of Greece

Constantine II (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Βʹ, Konstantínos II; born 2 June 1940) reigned as the King of Greece, from 1964 until the abolition of the monarchy of Greece in 1973.[1] He is a distant relative of George I of Greece and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Constantine II
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King of the Hellenes
Reign6 March 1964 – 1 June 1973
PredecessorPaul
SuccessorMonarchy abolished
Georgios Papadopoulos
as President of Greece
Prime Ministers
Born (1940-06-02) 2 June 1940 (age 79)
Psychiko Palace, Athens, Greece
Spouse
IssuePrincess Alexia
Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece
Prince Nikolaos
Princess Theodora
Prince Philippos
HouseSchleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
FatherKing Paul of Greece
MotherFrederica of Hanover
ReligionGreek Orthodox

In 1960, aged 20, he won an Olympic gold medal in sailing (dragon class), which was the first Greek gold medal in sailing since the Stockholm 1912 Summer Olympics.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hope, Kevin. Referendum plan faces hurdles. Financial Times 1 November 2011.
  2. "Olympic Records World Records". Olympic. Retrieved 12 August 2013.

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