Andrew, Prince of Greece and Denmark

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Name
Andrew, Prince of Greece and Denmark Gender: M
born on 20 January 1882 Jul.Cal. (1 Feb 1882 greg.)
Place Tatoi Palace, Greece, 38n0946, 23e4737
Timezone LMT m23e4737 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 12°31' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif



Prince of Greece and Denmark Andrew (Portrait by Philip de László, 1913)

Biography

Greek and Danish royalty, he was the seventh child and fourth son of King George I of Greece and Olga Constantinovna of Russia. He was a grandson of Christian IX of Denmark and father of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He was from birth a prince of both Denmark and Greece by virtue of his patrilineal descent.

He began military training at an early age, and was commissioned as an officer in the Greek army. His command positions were substantive appointments rather than honorary, and he saw service in the Balkan Wars. In 1913, his father was assassinated and Andrew's elder brother, Constantine, became king. The king's neutrality policy during World War I led to his abdication, and most of the royal family, including Andrew, was exiled. On their return a few years later, Andrew saw service as Major General in the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922), but the war went badly for Greece, and Andrew was blamed, in part, for the loss of Greek territory. He was exiled for a second time in 1922, and spent most of the rest of his life in France.

By 1930, he was estranged from his wife, Princess Alice of Battenberg. His only son, Prince Philip, served in the British navy during World War II, while all four of his daughters were married to Germans, three of whom had Nazi connections. Separated from his wife and son by the effects of the war, Andrew died at age 62 in Monte Carlo on 3 December 1944. He had seen neither of them since 1939.

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Source Notes

From news reports, time unknown. Wikipedia has 2 February in error.

Categories

  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Exiled)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : Honors
  • Vocation : Military : Military career
  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Glücksburg)