Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark

Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark

Prince of Greece and Denmark
Born Jan 22, 1872

Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, was the fourth child and third son of George I, King of the Hellenes, and of Queen Olga. He was known as "Greek Nicky" in the family to distinguish him from his cousin Czar Nicholas II of Russia. Prince Nicholas was a talented painter, often signing his works as "Nicolas Leprince."… Read More

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


1872 Birth Born on January 22, 1872.


1896 24 Years Old Along with his brothers Constantine and George, Nicholas helped to organize the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, the first to be held since 393. … Read More


1902 30 Years Old He married Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia (1882–1957), daughter of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia and Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and the only sister of the future Russian imperial pretender, Grand Duke Kyril Vladimirovich, on 29 August 1902 in Tsarskoye Selo, Russia. … Read More


1913 41 Years Old In 1913 the Prince took a very controversial position on his father's assassination in Thessaloniki, declaring that the King's murderer was an instrument of the German Secret Service; a theory that would have certainly displeased the new Queen, his sister-in-law Sophia of Prussia.


1935 63 Years Old His father bequeathed him the Royal Theater of Greece which Nicholas, in turn, transferred to the Greek state in 1935. … Read More
1938 66 Years Old Prince Nicholas died in Athens on February 8, 1938 and was buried in the Royal tomb at the Palace of Tatoi.
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