Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark

Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark

Greek Prince
Born Feb 2, 1882

Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, 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. He began military training at an early age, and was commissioned as an officer in the Greek army. His command positions were real appointments rather than honorary, and he saw service in the Balkan Wars.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark.


1882 Birth Prince Andrew was born at the Old Royal Palace in Athens on February 2, 1882, the fourth son of George I of Greece. … Read More


1901 19 Years Old Despite his short-sightedness, Andrew joined the army as a cavalry officer in May 1901.


1902 20 Years Old In 1902, Prince Andrew met Princess Alice of Battenberg at the coronation of her grand-uncle and his aunt's husband, King Edward VII, in London. … Read More
1903 21 Years Old They fell in love, and the following year, on 6 October 1903, Andrew married Alice in a civil wedding at Darmstadt. … Read More


1912 30 Years Old A few years later, at the outbreak of the Balkan Wars in 1912, Andrew was reinstated in the army as a lieutenant colonel in the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, and placed in command of a field hospital. … Read More
1913 31 Years Old …  In 1913, his father was assassinated and Andrew's elder brother, Constantine, became king. … Read More
1914 32 Years Old In 1914, Andrew (like many European princes) held honorary military posts in both the German and Russian empires, as well as Prussian, Russian, Danish and Italian knighthoods. … Read More
1917 35 Years Old By June 1917, the King's neutrality policy had become so untenable that he abdicated and the Greek royal family were forced into exile. … Read More
1921 39 Years Old On 19 September 1921, Andrew was ordered to attack the Turkish positions, which he considered a desperate move little short "of ill-concealed panic". … Read More


1922 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 1922, he was appointed as commander of the V Army Corps in Epirus and the Ionian Islands. … Read More
1930 48 Years Old In 1930, Andrew published a book entitled Towards Disaster: The Greek Army in Asia Minor in 1921, in which he defended his actions during the Battle of the Sakarya, but he essentially lived a life of enforced retirement, despite only being in his forties. … Read More


1936 54 Years Old In 1936, his sentence of exile was quashed by emergency laws, which also restored land and annuities to the King. … Read More
1940 58 Years Old Two of Andrew's surviving sons-in-law fought on the German side: Prince Christoph of Hesse was a member of the Nazi Party and the Waffen-SS, and Berthold, Margrave of Baden, was invalided out of the German army in 1940 after an injury in France. … Read More


1944 63 Years Old Separated from his wife and son by the effects of the war, Andrew died in Monte Carlo in 1944. … Read More
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