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George II of Greece

1890 - 1947

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George II (Greek: Γεώργιος Β', romanized: Geórgios II; 19 July [Old Style: 7 July] 1890 – 1 April 1947) was King of Greece from 27 September 1922 until 25 March 1924, and again from 25 November 1935 until his death on 1 April 1947. The eldest son of King Constantine I of Greece and Princess Sophia of Prussia, George followed his father into exile in 1917 following the National Schism, while his younger brother Alexander was installed as king. Constantine was restored to the throne in 1920 after Alexander's death, but was forced to abdicate two years later in the aftermath of the Greco-Turkish War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George II of Greece has received more than 1,838,561 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). George II of Greece is the 986th most popular politician (down from 963rd in 2019), the 93rd most popular biography from Greece (down from 84th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Greek Politician.

George II of Greece was most famous for his role in the Balkan Wars and World War I.

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Among politicians, George II of Greece ranks 986 out of 15,577Before him are Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, Zoë Porphyrogenita, Phocas, 5th Dalai Lama, Muhammad II of Khwarazm, and Clement Attlee. After him are Josep Borrell, Alauddin Khalji, Leo VI the Wise, Maurice, Prince of Orange, Justinian II, and Gudea.

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Among people born in 1890, George II of Greece ranks 16Before him are Karel Čapek, Alfred Jodl, Kurt Lewin, Fritz Lang, Colonel Sanders, and Stan Laurel. After him are Lawrence Bragg, Man Ray, Walther Funk, Carlos Gardel, Robert Ley, and El Lissitzky. Among people deceased in 1947, George II of Greece ranks 12Before him are Aleister Crowley, Kurt Lewin, Philipp Lenard, Christian X of Denmark, Jozef Tiso, and Victor Horta. After him are Raoul Wallenberg, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Alfred North Whitehead, Halford Mackinder, Ettore Bugatti, and Black Dahlia.

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Among people born in Greece, George II of Greece ranks 93 out of 936Before him are Aristides (-550), Simonides of Ceos (-556), Pheidippides (-600), Lysimachus (-361), Philip III of Macedon (-359), and Dionysius the Areopagite (100). After him are Oruç Reis (1473), Cimon (-510), Nestor (null), Irene Papas (1929), Creon (null), and Melissus of Samos (-470).


Among politicians born in Greece, George II of Greece ranks 31Before him are Galla Placidia (388), Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (1882), Antigonus I Monophthalmus (-382), Aristides (-550), Lysimachus (-361), and Philip III of Macedon (-359). After him are Oruç Reis (1473), Nestor (null), Creon (null), Mahfiruz Hatun (1590), Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt (1789), and John III Doukas Vatatzes (1192).