George II of Greece

King of Greece (1922-1947)

George II (Greek: Γεώργιος Βʹ, Geórgios II; 19 July [O.S: 7 July] 1890 – 1 April 1947)[1] was King of Greece from September 1922 to March 1924 and from November 1935 to his death in April 1947.

George II
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Photograph, c. 1942
King of the Hellenes
First reign27 September 1922 – 25 March 1924
PredecessorConstantine I
SuccessorPavlos Kountouriotis
as President of Greece
Prime Ministers
Second reign25 November 1935 – 1 April 1947
PredecessorRepublic abolished
Prime Ministers
Born19 July 1890
(O.S: 7 July 1890)[1]
Tatoi Palace, Greece
Died1 April 1947(1947-04-01) (aged 56)
Athens, Greece
Burial6 April 1947
Royal Cemetery, Tatoi Palace, Greece
Elisabeth of Romania
(m. 1921; div. 1935)
HouseHouse of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
FatherConstantine I of Greece
MotherSophia of Prussia
ReligionGreek Orthodox
SignatureGeorge II's signature

He was the oldest son of King Constantine I and Sophia of Prussia.

He died of arteriosclerosis in April 1947 at the age of 56. Having no children, he was succeeded by his younger brother, Paul.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Gelardi, Julia B. (2005). Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria. New York: St. Martin’s Press. ISBN 0-312-32423-5.