Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark

Greek prince; father of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1882-1944)

Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (2 February 1882 – 3 December 1944) was a Greek and Danish prince of the House of Glucksburg. He was the son of George I of Greece and the grandson of Christian IX of Denmark and Queen Louise of Denmark. He was the father of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and father in law of Queen Elizabeth II He was the grandfather of Charles III.

Prince Andrew
Portrait by Philip de László (1913)
Born(1882-02-02)2 February 1882
Athens, Kingdom of Greece
Died3 December 1944(1944-12-03) (aged 62)
Metropole Hotel, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Royal Cemetery, Tatoi Palace, Athens, Greece
FatherGeorge I of Greece
MotherOlga Constantinovna of Russia
AllegianceGreece Kingdom of Greece
Service/branch Hellenic Army
Years of service1901–1909
RankMajor General[1]
Commands heldV Army Corps
II Army Corps
Battles/warsBalkan Wars
Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922)

He married Princess Alice of Battenberg and had four daughters and a son. He was an ancestor of the present Mountbatten-Windsor line.

References change

  1. Kalaitzis, Georgios, Infantry Colonel (1965). The Minor Asia Campaign, Angora Operation, volume 5, part one. Athens: Army History Directorate, Greek Army General Staff. p. 152.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)