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
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
Spouse
Paul of Greece
(m. 1938; died 1964)
Issue
Full name
Frederica Louisa Thyra Victoria Margareta Sophie Olga Cécilie Isabelle Christa
HouseHanover
FatherErnest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick
MotherPrincess Viktoria Louise of Prussia
SignatureFrederica of Hanover's signature

References

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

Other websites

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  • New York Times obituary
  • Μιχάλης Φύλλας,«Επιστολές Τρικαλινών στη βασίλισσα Φρειδερίκη «Στηρίζω εις σας μεγαλειοτάτη όλας μου τας ελπίδας…», Θεσσαλικό Ημερολόγιο, τομ. 77 (2020), σελ.282-286. [1]
  • Μιχάλης Φύλλας,«Επίκειται ο εξ ασιτείας θάνατός μου…». Όψεις της σαμιακής κοινωνίας στις αρχές της δεκαετίας του ’60», Απόπλους, τχ.83 (Άνοιξη 2020), σελ.330-336 [2]
Frederica of Hanover
Cadet branch of the House of Welf
Born: 18 April 1917 Died: 6 February 1981
Greek royalty
Preceded by
Princess Elisabeth of Romania
Queen consort of the Hellenes
1 April 1947 – 6 March 1964
Vacant
Title next held by
Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark