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.
1879 9 Years Old In Germany, Sophie largely stayed with her parents at two main residences: the Kronprinzenpalais in Berlin, and the Neues Palais in Potsdam. Like her sisters Viktoria and Margaret, she was particularly close to her parents and their relationship became even closer after the death, in 1879, of Waldemar, the favorite son of the Crown Princely couple. … Read More


1887 17 Years Old After a long stay in England celebrating her grandmother's Golden Jubilee, Sophie became better acquainted with Constantine in the summer of 1887. The Queen watched their growing relationship, writing "Is there a chance of Sophie's marrying Tino? It would be very nice for her, for he is very good". During his stay at the Hohenzollern court in Berlin representing the Kingdom of Greece at the funeral of Emperor William I in March 1888, Constantine saw Sophie again. Quickly, the two fell in love and got officially engaged on 3 September 1888. … Read More
A member of the House of Hohenzollern and daughter of Emperor Frederick III of Germany, Sophia received a liberal and anglophile education, under the supervision of her mother, Victoria, Princess Royal. In 1889, less than a year after the death of her father, she married her third cousin the Diadochos Constantine, Duke of Sparta and heir of the Greek throne. … Read More


1890 20 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Less than nine months after her marriage, on 19 July 1890, the Crown Princess gave birth to her first child, a slightly premature son who was named George after his paternal grandfather. … Read More
1891 21 Years Old Sophia officially converted on 2 May 1891; however, the imperial sentence was ultimately never implemented. … Read More
1897 27 Years Old 1 More Event
…  This promotion, however, caused some controversy among the army, which still considerd the Diadochos as the main person responsible for the defeat in 1897. … Read More


1901 31 Years Old A few months later, in the summer of 1901, Sophie went to Friedrichshof to look after her mother, whose health continued to decline. … Read More
1909 39 Years Old On 15 August 1909, a group of officers gathered in the "Military League" (Stratioticus Syndesmos) and organized the so called Goudi coup.


1910 40 Years Old …  Back in Greece on 21 October 1910, after over a year of exile, Sophia nevertheless remained very suspicious of the new government and the militia. … Read More
1913 43 Years Old When Sophia gave birth to her sixth and last child, a daughter named Katherine on 4 May 1913, a persistent gossip stated that the child was the result of her own affairs. … Read More
1914 44 Years Old At the outbreak of World War I on 4 August 1914 Sophia stays at Eastbourne with several of her children while her husband and their daughter Helen were the only representatives of the dynasty still present in Athens. … Read More
1915 45 Years Old Things got complicated when the Triple Entente engaged in the Gallipoli Campaign in February 1915. … Read More
1916 46 Years Old 1 More Event
Therefore, the Greek government had a policy more favorable to the Triple Alliance. The population officially protested against the transfer of the Serbian army in Corfu and then to Thessaloniki. Orders were also given to the officers present at the borders to not oppose a possible Bulgarian advance in the country, which took place on 27 May 1916. … Read More
1917 47 Years Old With the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the deposition of Nicholas II, Constantine I and Sophia had lost the last of their supporters in the Triple Entente. … Read More


1920 50 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The new Prime Minister Dimitrios Rallis, therefore asked Dowager Queen Olga to assume the regency until the return of her son, on 19 December 1920. … Read More
1921 - 1923 2 More Events
1924 54 Years Old 1 More Event
The republic was then proclaimed in Greece on 25 March 1924 and Sophia and the other members of the royal family were stripped of their Hellenic nationality. … Read More
1929 59 Years Old …  In 1929, she went to Doorn in the Netherlands for 70th birthday of her brother, the former Emperor William II, whom she had not seen since 1914. … Read More


1930 60 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1930, Princess Helen also came live with her mother after her disastrous marriage with King Carol II of Romania ended in divorce.
1931 61 Years Old 1 More Event
Apparently recovered by December, she took full advantage of her strength and during 1931 she traveled to Great Britain, Bavaria and Venice. … Read More
1932 62 Years Old 1 More Event
She finally died surrounded by her children in the hospital, on 13 January 1932. … Read More
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