Constantine II of Greece

1940 - 2023

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Constantine II (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Βʹ, romanized: Konstantínos II, pronounced [ˌkonstaˈdinos ðefˈteros]; 2 June 1940 – 10 January 2023) was the last King of Greece, reigning from 6 March 1964 until the abolition of the Greek monarchy on 1 June 1973. Constantine was born in Athens as the only son of Crown Prince Paul and Crown Princess Frederica of Greece. Being of Danish descent, he was also born as a prince of Denmark. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Constantine II of Greece has received more than 4,893,027 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Constantine II of Greece is the 441st most popular politician (up from 508th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Greece (up from 59th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Greek Politician.

Constantine II of Greece is most famous for being the last King of Greece, serving from 1964 until 1973. He is known for his controversial role in the political events of the time, particularly the military coup in 1967 which led to his eventual exile.

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Among politicians, Constantine II of Greece ranks 441 out of 19,576Before him are Björn Ironside, Severus Alexander, Arcadius, Osman III, Jiang Zemin, and Artaxerxes I of Persia. After him are Puyi, Emperor Taizong of Tang, Leopold I of Belgium, Peisistratos, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, and Menkaure.

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Among people born in 1940, Constantine II of Greece ranks 10Before him are Al Pacino, John Lennon, Zodiac Killer, Chuck Norris, Annie Ernaux, and Michael Gambon. After him are Ringo Starr, Nursultan Nazarbayev, J. M. G. Le Clézio, Qaboos bin Said al Said, Bartholomew I of Constantinople, and Frank Zappa. Among people deceased in 2023, Constantine II of Greece ranks 9Before him are Milan Kundera, Toto Cutugno, Tina Turner, Gina Lollobrigida, Jeff Beck, and Michael Gambon. After him are Bobby Charlton, Jane Birkin, Yevgeny Prigozhin, Giorgio Napolitano, Martti Ahtisaari, and Kenzaburō Ōe.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Constantine II of Greece ranks 48 out of 1,024Before him are Draco (-650), Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Polybius (-208), Theophrastus (-371), Aristarchus of Samos (-311), and Praxiteles (-395). After him are Peisistratos (-600), Menander (-342), Pope Sixtus II (215), Pindar (-517), Queen Sofía of Spain (1938), and Vangelis (1943).


Among politicians born in Greece, Constantine II of Greece ranks 13Before him are Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Leonidas I (-540), Muhammad Ali of Egypt (1769), Cleisthenes (-565), Solon (-638), and Alcibiades (-450). After him are Peisistratos (-600), Xanthippe (-500), Irene of Athens (752), Epaminondas (-418), Handan Sultan (1574), and Ptolemy II Philadelphus (-308).