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List of kings of Greece


List of kings of Greece

Monarchy of Greece
Constantine II
Style His Majesty
First monarch Otto I
(as King of Greece)
Last monarch Constantine II
(as King of the Hellenes)
Formation 27 May 1832
Abolition 1 June 1973
Residence New Royal Palace
Appointer Hereditary
Pretender(s) Constantine II

This is a list of kings of Greece, that is, kings of the Hellenes (Βασιλεύς τῶν Ἑλλήνων), as were all future monarchs.

The House of Wittelsbach held the Greek Crown between 1832 and 1862, when it passed to the House of Glücksburg.

A republic was established and the monarchy was abolished following a public referendum in 1973, held by the then-ruling military regime. The abolition of the monarchy was re-confirmed in a referendum in 1974, after the restoration of democratic rule. The monarchy was also abolished during the Second Hellenic Republic (1924–1935).

Monarchs of Greece (1832–1973)

Reign start
Reign end
Otto I
  • Ὄθων
(1815-06-01)1 June 1815 – 26 July 1867(1867-07-26) (aged 52) 27 May 1832 23 October 1862 Wittelsbach Otto I of Greece
George I
  • Γεώργιος Αʹ
(1845-12-24)24 December 1845 – 18 March 1913(1913-03-18) (aged 67) 30 March 1863 18 March 1913 Glücksburg
Constantine I
(1st reign)
  • Κωνσταντῖνος Αʹ
(1868-08-02)2 August 1868 – 11 January 1923(1923-01-11) (aged 54) 18 March 1913 11 June 1917 Son of George I Glücksburg Constantine I of Greece
Alexander I
  • Ἀλέξανδρος
(1893-08-01)1 August 1893 – 25 October 1920(1920-10-25) (aged 27) 11 June 1917 25 October 1920 Son of Constantine I Glücksburg Alexander I of Greece
Constantine I
(2nd reign)
  • Κωνσταντῖνος Αʹ
(1868-08-02)2 August 1868 – 11 January 1923(1923-01-11) (aged 54) 19 December 1920 27 September 1922 Father of Alexander I Glücksburg Constantine I of Greece
George II
  • Γεώργιος Βʹ
(1890-07-20)20 July 1890 – 1 April 1947(1947-04-01) (aged 56) 27 September 1922
3 November 1935
25 March 1924
1 April 1947
Son of Constantine I Glücksburg
Paul I
  • Παῦλος
(1901-12-14)14 December 1901 – 6 March 1964(1964-03-06) (aged 62) 1 April 1947 6 March 1964 Son of Constantine I Glücksburg Paul I of Greece
Constantine II
  • Κωνσταντῖνος Βʹ
(1940-06-02) 2 June 1940 6 March 1964 1 June 1973 Son of Paul Glücksburg Constantine II of Greece

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