Sophia of Prussia

Sophia of Prussia

Greek Queen Consort
Born Jun 14, 1870

See also Duchess Sophie of Prussia. Princess Sophie of Prussia was Queen of the Hellenes as the wife of King Constantine I.

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1870 Birth Born on June 14, 1870.


1887 17 Years Old After a long stay in England celebrating her grandmother's Golden Jubilee, Sophia became better acquainted with Crown Prince Constantine of Greece ("Tino") in the summer of 1887. … Read More
1889 19 Years Old 1 More Event
By Constantine I of Greece (18 March 1913 – 11 June 1917); married on 27 October 1889.


1890 20 Years Old Their marriage led to in-fighting within her family, particularly with Empress Augusta Victoria, known within her family as Dona, wife of her brother Wilhelm II. In 1890, when Sophie announced her intention to leave her Evangelical faith for Greek Orthodoxy (as she was obliged to do under her new family's House law), Dona summoned her and told her that if she did so, not only would William find it unacceptable, being the Head of the Evangelical State Church of Prussia's older Provinces; she would be barred from Germany and her soul would end up in Hell. … Read More


1913 43 Years Old Constantine succeeded his father on 18 March 1913, making him king and her queen consort. … Read More
1916 46 Years Old In 1916 as the Queen and King were residing in Tatoi, a mysterious fire broke out, destroying the main residence and much of the forest surrounding it. … Read More
1917 47 Years Old She left Greece on 11 June 1917 with her husband (who abdicated because of his alleged pro-German sentiments) and they went into exile to Switzerland, but were recalled to the throne shortly after their second son Alexander's death from an infected monkey bite. … Read More


1922 52 Years Old Her husband abdicated on 27 September 1922.


1932 62 Years Old In her last years Queen Sophie was diagnosed with cancer and died in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1932. … Read More
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