Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark

Prince Nicholas of  Greece and DenmarkPrince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark
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Принц Греческий и Датский Николай, Греческий Ники
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Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark (22 January 1872 – 8 February 1938), of the Glücksburg branch of the House of Oldenburg, 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 paternal first cousin Emperor Nicholas II of Russia. Prince Nicholas was a talented painter, often signing his works as "Nicolas Leprince."

Marriage and issue

He married Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia (1882–1957), daughter of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia and Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, the only sister of the future Russian imperial pretender, Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovich, and his second cousin through his mother Olga Constantinovna of Russia and her father Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, on 29 August 1902 in Tsarskoye Selo, Russia. 

They had three daughters:

  • Olga (1903–1997). Married Prince Paul of Yugoslavia.
  • Elizabeth (1904–1955). Married Count Carl Theodor of Toerring-Jettenbach.
  • Marina (1906–1968). Married Prince George, Duke of Kent.

The Princesses were raised with an English nanny, Kate Fox, known as "Nurnie". 

Public life

Along with his brothers Constantine and George, Nicholas helped to organize the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, the first to be held since 393. Nicholas served as president of the Sub-Committee for Shooting.

His father bequeathed him the Royal Theater of Greece which Nicholas, in turn, transferred to the Greek state in 1935. He was friends with George Simitis and was godfather to his son, future socialist Prime Minister Kostas Simitis.

Death and burial

Prince Nicholas died in Athens on February 8, 1938 and was buried in the Royal tomb at the Palace of Tatoi.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles
  • 22 January 1872 – 8 February 1938His Royal Highness Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark.

Foreign Honours

  •  Spain : Cross of Naval Merit -with White Decoration- (January 1892).[4]
  •  United Kingdom : Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) (August 1901).

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        Relation nameRelation typeBirth DateDeath dateDescription
        1George IGeorge IFather24.12.184518.03.1913
        2Olga  Constantinovna of RussiaOlga Constantinovna of RussiaMother03.09.185118.06.1926
        3Princess Elizabeth of  Greece and DenmarkPrincess Elizabeth of Greece and DenmarkDaughter24.05.190411.01.1955
        4Princess Marina  of Greece and DenmarkPrincess Marina of Greece and DenmarkDaughter13.12.190627.08.1968
        5Prince Andrew of  Greece and DenmarkPrince Andrew of Greece and DenmarkBrother02.02.188203.12.1944
        6Constantine I of GreeceConstantine I of GreeceBrother02.08.186811.01.1923
        7Prince Christopher  of Greece and DenmarkPrince Christopher of Greece and DenmarkBrother10.08.188821.01.1940
        8Alexandra  GeorgievnaAlexandra GeorgievnaSister30.08.187024.09.1891
        9Princess Maria of Greece and DenmarkPrincess Maria of Greece and DenmarkSister03.03.187614.12.1940
        10Grand Duchess Elena VladimirovnaGrand Duchess Elena VladimirovnaWife, Niece17.03.188213.03.1957
        11Великий Князь Георгий МихайловичВеликий Князь Георгий МихайловичUncle23.08.186330.01.1919
        12Дмитрий Константинович РомановДмитрий Константинович РомановUncle01.06.186030.01.1919
        13Николай СтаршийНиколай СтаршийUncle27.07.183113.04.1891
        14Alexander IIAlexander IIUncle29.04.181813.03.1881
        15Константин КонстантиновичКонстантин КонстантиновичUncle10.08.185802.06.1915
        16Николай КонстантиновичНиколай КонстантиновичUncle14.02.185027.01.1918
        17Grand Duchess Maria  Nikolaevna of RussiaGrand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of RussiaAunt18.08.181921.02.1876
        18Olga  NikolaevnaOlga NikolaevnaAunt11.09.182230.10.1892
        19Дарья  БогарнэДарья БогарнэNephew07.03.187005.11.1937
        20Кирилл  АндросовКирилл АндросовNephew05.12.191507.02.1992
        21Prince PhilipPrince PhilipNephew10.06.192109.04.2021
        22Dmitri  PavlovichDmitri PavlovichNephew06.09.189105.03.1942
        23Mikhail Aleksandrovich RomanovMikhail Aleksandrovich RomanovNephew04.12.187813.06.1918
        24Georg von MerenbergGeorg von MerenbergNephew16.10.189711.01.1965
        25Всеволод  РомановВсеволод РомановNephew20.01.191418.06.1973
        26Nikolajs II RomanovsNikolajs II RomanovsNephew19.05.186817.07.1918
        27Георг IIГеорг IINephew19.07.189001.04.1947
        28Vladimir  PaleyVladimir PaleyNephew09.01.189718.07.1918
        29Князь Роман ПетровичКнязь Роман ПетровичNephew17.10.189623.10.1978
        30Helen of Greece and DenmarkHelen of Greece and DenmarkNiece02.05.189628.11.1982
        31Великая княгиня Ксения АлександровнаВеликая княгиня Ксения АлександровнаNiece06.04.187520.04.1960
        32Надежда  РомановаНадежда РомановаNiece15.03.189821.04.1988
        33Ольга  РомановаОльга РомановаNiece13.06.188224.11.1960
        34Princess Catherine IvanovnaPrincess Catherine IvanovnaNiece25.07.191513.03.2007
        35Natalia PaleyNatalia PaleyNiece05.12.190527.12.1981
        36Marie of RomaniaMarie of RomaniaNiece29.10.187518.07.1938
        37Grand Duchess Maria PavlovnaGrand Duchess Maria PavlovnaNiece18.04.189013.12.1958
        38Natālija AndrosovaNatālija AndrosovaNiece23.02.191725.07.1999
        39Princess IrenePrincess IreneNiece13.02.190415.04.1974
        40Марина  РомановаМарина РомановаNiece11.03.189215.05.1981
        41Владимир АлександровичВладимир АлександровичFather in-law10.04.184704.02.1909
        42Maria  PavlovnaMaria PavlovnaMother in-law14.05.185406.09.1920
        43Prince George Duke of KentPrince George Duke of KentSon in-law20.12.190225.08.1942
        44Alice von BattenbergAlice von BattenbergSister in-law25.02.188505.12.1969
        45Sophia of PrussiaSophia of PrussiaSister in-law14.06.187013.01.1932
        46Princess Françoise  of OrléansPrincess Françoise of OrléansSister in-law25.12.190225.02.1953
        47Princess Anastasia of  Greece and DenmarkPrincess Anastasia of Greece and DenmarkSister in-law20.01.187829.08.1923
        48Кирилл ВладимировичКирилл ВладимировичBrother in-law12.10.187612.10.1938
        49Sophia of  PrussiaSophia of PrussiaBrother in-law14.06.187013.01.1932
        50Andrei  VladimirovichAndrei VladimirovichBrother in-law02.05.187930.10.1956
        51Boris  Wladimirowitsch RomanowBoris Wladimirowitsch RomanowBrother in-law24.11.187709.11.1943
        52Konstantin NikolayevichKonstantin NikolayevichGrandfather21.09.182725.01.1892
        53Михаил НиколаевичМихаил НиколаевичGrandfather25.10.183218.12.1909
        54Александра ИосифовнаАлександра ИосифовнаGrandmother08.07.183006.07.1911
        55Olga  FeodorovnaOlga FeodorovnaGrandmother20.09.183912.04.1891
        56Edward  VIIIEdward VIIIGrandson23.06.189428.05.1972
        57George VIGeorge VIGrandson14.12.189506.02.1952
        58Charles FrederickCharles FrederickGreat grandfather02.02.178308.07.1853
        59Louis Württemberg, DukeLouis Württemberg, DukeGreat grandfather30.08.175620.09.1817
        60Михаил ПавловичМихаил ПавловичGreat grandfather08.02.179828.08.1849
        61Георгий Петрович ОльденбургскийГеоргий Петрович ОльденбургскийGreat grandfather00.00.178400.00.1812
        62Paul IPaul IGreat grandfather01.10.175423.03.1801
        63Nicholas I of RussiaNicholas I of RussiaGreat grandfather06.07.179618.02.1855
        64Leopold BadenLeopold BadenGreat grandfather29.08.179024.04.1852
        65Александра ФёдоровнаАлександра ФёдоровнаGreat grandmother13.07.179801.11.1860
        66Екатерина ПавловнаЕкатерина ПавловнаGreat grandmother10.05.178809.01.1819
        67Елена ПавловнаЕлена ПавловнаGreat grandmother28.12.180621.01.1873
        68Maria  PavlovnaMaria PavlovnaGreat grandmother04.02.178611.06.1859
        69Maria FeodorovnaMaria FeodorovnaGreat grandmother14.10.175924.10.1828
        70Henriette  Nassau-Weilburg, PrincessHenriette Nassau-Weilburg, PrincessGreat grandmother22.04.178002.01.1857
        71Frederick IX of DenmarkFrederick IX of DenmarkGreat grandson11.03.189914.01.1972
        72Prince Nikita  Nikitich RomanovPrince Nikita Nikitich RomanovGreat grandson13.05.192303.05.2007
        73Princess Margaret, Countess of SnowdonPrincess Margaret, Countess of SnowdonGreat granddaughter21.08.193009.02.2002
        74Elizabeth IIElizabeth IIGreat granddaughter21.04.192608.09.2022
        75Georgy  KonstantinovichGeorgy KonstantinovichCousin23.04.190307.11.1938
        76Igor  ConstantinovichIgor ConstantinovichCousin29.05.189418.07.1918
        77Вера КонстантиновнаВера КонстантиновнаCousin24.04.190611.01.2001
        78Grand Duke Nicholas  Nikolaevich of RussiaGrand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of RussiaCousin18.11.185605.01.1929
        79Princess Xenia  Georgievna of RussiaPrincess Xenia Georgievna of RussiaCousin22.08.190317.09.1965
        80Princess Nina GeorgievnaPrincess Nina GeorgievnaCousin20.06.190127.02.1974
        81Alexander IIIAlexander IIICousin10.03.184501.11.1894
        82князь Георгий Максимилианович Романовскийкнязь Георгий Максимилианович РомановскийCousin29.02.185203.05.1912
        83Oleg  KonstantinovichOleg KonstantinovichCousin15.11.189229.09.1914
        84Великий князь Пётр НиколаевичВеликий князь Пётр НиколаевичCousin10.01.186417.06.1931
        85Александр ИскандерАлександр ИскандерCousin15.11.188726.01.1957
        86Paul  AlexandrovichPaul AlexandrovichCousin03.10.186030.01.1919
        87Сергей АлександровичСергей АлександровичCousin11.05.185717.02.1905
        88Сергей  РомановСергей РомановCousin11.05.185717.02.1905
        89Maria AlexandrovnaMaria AlexandrovnaCousin17.10.185324.10.1920
        90Prince Ioann  Konstantinovich of RussiaPrince Ioann Konstantinovich of RussiaCousin05.07.188618.07.1918
        91Gabriel RomanovGabriel RomanovCousin15.07.188728.02.1955

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