Frederica of Hanover

Queen consort of Greece as the wife of King Paul; daughter of Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick (1887-1953)

Frederica of Hanover (Friederike Luise Thyra Victoria Margarita Sophia Olga Cecilia Isabella Christa; Greek: Φρειδερίκη της Ελλάδας; pronounced [friðeˈrici ˈtis eˈlaðas]; 18 April 1917 – 6 February 1981) was Queen consort of Greece from 1947 until 1964 as the wife of King Paul.[1]

Frederica of Hanover
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Frederica before her arrival in Greece
Queen consort of the Hellenes
Tenure1 April 1947 – 6 March 1964
Born(1917-04-18)18 April 1917
Blankenburg (Harz), Duchy of Brunswick, German Empire
Died6 February 1981(1981-02-06) (aged 63)
Madrid, Kingdom of Spain
Burial12 February 1981
Royal Cemetery, Tatoi Palace, Greece
Paul of Greece
(m. 1938; died 1964)
Full name
Frederica Louisa Thyra Victoria Margareta Sophie Olga Cécilie Isabelle Christa
FatherErnest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick
MotherPrincess Viktoria Louise of Prussia
SignatureFrederica of Hanover's signature


  1. Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd (1973). Burke's Guide to the Royal Family. Burke’s Peerage Ltd. pp. 290, 300. ISBN 0-220-66222-3.