Constantine I of Greece

King of Greece (1913-1917 and 1920-1922)

Constantine I (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Αʹ, Konstantínos I; 2 August [O.S. 21 July] 1868 – 11 January 1923) was King of Greece from 18 March 1913 to 11 June 1917 and from 19 December 1920 to 27 September 1922.

Constantine I
Constantine in 1921
King of the Hellenes
First reign18 March 1913 – 11 June 1917
PredecessorGeorge I
Prime Ministers
Second reign19 December 1920 – 27 September 1922
SuccessorGeorge II
Prime Ministers
Born(1868-08-02)2 August 1868
Athens, Kingdom of Greece
Died11 January 1923(1923-01-11) (aged 54)
Palermo, Kingdom of Italy
Burial14 January 1923
Naples, Italy
22 November 1936
Royal Cemetery, Tatoi Palace, Greece
FatherGeorge I of Greece
MotherOlga Constantinovna of Russia
ReligionGreek Orthodox

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. He then led the Greek forces in Anatolia during the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922. His forces conquered much of western Asia Minor and reached the outskirts of Ankara but failed to take the city.

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