Olga Constantinovna of Russia

Olga Constantinovna of Russia

Queen-consort of the Hellenes
Born Sep 3, 1851
Hometown Pavlovsk, Saint P...
Died Jun 18, 1926
Death Place Béarn
Other Names Queen Olga of Greece

Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia, later Queen Olga of the Hellenes, was the queen consort of King George I of Greece and briefly in 1920, Queen Regent of Greece. She is the great-grandmother of Queen Sofia of Spain, the paternal grandmother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and the great-grandmother of Charles, Prince of Wales, heir apparent to the British throne.… Read More

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1851 Birth Olga was born at Pavlovsk Palace near St Petersburg on 3 September 1851. … Read More


1863 11 Years Old The young King George I of Greece visited Russia in 1863 to thank Olga's uncle Tsar Alexander II for his support during George's election to the throne of Greece. Whilst there, George met the then twelve-year old Olga for the first time. George visited Russia again in 1867 to meet with his sister Dagmar, who had married Tsarevitch Alexander (later Alexander III) the year before. … Read More
1867 15 Years Old 1 More Event
A member of the Romanov dynasty, she was the daughter of Grand Duke Constantine Nikolaievich and his wife Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg. She spent her childhood in Saint Petersburg, Poland and the Crimea, and married King George I of Greece in 1867 at the age of sixteen. … Read More


…  Olga also supported the establishment and funding of hospitals during the conflicts between Greece and its neighbors, including the Greco-Turkish War of 1897 and the First Balkan War (1912–1913).
1901 49 Years Old In February 1901, the translation of the New Testament from Koine into Modern Greek that she had sponsored was published without the authorization of the Greek Holy Synod. … Read More


1913 - 1914 2 More Events
1916 64 Years Old As the war continued, Olga became aware of the growing crisis in Russia, and attempted to warn Tsarina Alexandra in 1916 of the danger of revolution but the Russian empress refused to listen. … Read More
1917 65 Years Old On the collapse of the Tsarist regime in February 1917, Olga's sister-in-law left Pavlovsk with her family, but Olga stayed, soon to be almost alone except for a single young domestic named Anna Egorova. (After the Revolution, Egorova entered the service of Prince Christopher of Greece and became the governess of his son, Michael.) Short of food, the two women were limited to eating a little dry bread soaked in poor quality oil. … Read More
1919 67 Years Old After several months of appeals for help, the Danish legation in Russia issued Olga a passport, which she used to enter Germany on the eve of its defeat, eventually joining her eldest son and his family in Switzerland in early 1919. … Read More
1922 70 Years Old Following a coup by disgruntled military officers, Constantine I abdicated for a second time on 27 September 1922. … Read More
1923 71 Years Old …  Increasingly dependent, Olga finally settled with her youngest son, Prince Christopher, shortly after the death of his first wife, Princess Anastasia, in 1923.
1926 74 Years Old 1 More Event
Her funeral was held on 22 June 1926 at the Orthodox Church in Rome and the next day she was laid to rest in the crypt of the Russian church in Florence. … Read More
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