Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark

Prince Nicholas Of Greece And Denmark

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Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark (22 January 1872 – 8 February 1938), of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, 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 cousin Czar 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, and the only sister of the future Russian imperial pretender, Grand Duke Kyril Vladimirovich, on 29 August 1902 in Tsarskoye Selo, Russia.

They had three daughters:

Their three daughters were famous because of their beauty.

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.

In 1913 the Prince took a very controversial position on his father's assassination in Thessaloniki, declaring that the King's murderer was an instrument of the German Secret Service; a theory that would have certainly displeased the new...
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