Vasilion tis Ellados; Kingdom of Hellas
  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Greece gained her independence from Turkey in 1821–29, and by the Protocol of London, of 3 Feb. 1830, was declared a kingdom, under the guarantee of Great Britain, France and Russia. The crown was accepted by Prince Otto of Bavaria, who ascended the throne 18 Jan. 1833 as Otho I. Ho was expelled on 23 Oct. 1862, which event was followed by the election, in 1863, of Prince William, younger son of Christian IX of Denmark, as George I, King of the Hellenes. George I, who was assassinated on 18 March 1913, was succeeded by his son Constantine, who reigned until 11 June 1917, when the Allied Powers forced him to leave the country. Alexander, second son of King Constantine, who succeeded him, died on 25 Oct. 1920. Constantine was recalled on 19 Dee. 1920, reigned until his abdication on 27 Sept. 1922 and died in exile at Palermo on 11 Jan. 1923.


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