George I of Greece

1845 - 1913

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George I (Greek: Γεώργιος Α΄, Geórgios I; 24 December 1845 – 18 March 1913) was King of Greece from 30 March 1863 until his assassination in 1913. Originally a Danish prince, George was born in Copenhagen, and seemed destined for a career in the Royal Danish Navy. He was only 17 years old when he was elected king by the Greek National Assembly, which had deposed the unpopular King Otto. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George I of Greece has received more than 4,930,913 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). George I of Greece is the 562nd most popular politician (up from 617th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Denmark (up from 19th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Danish Politician.

George I of Greece was the father of the first king of modern Greece, King Constantine I. George I was the son of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Princess Louise of Hesse-Cassel. He was born in 1845 and died in 1913. George I was most famous for being the father of King Constantine I.

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Among politicians, George I of Greece ranks 562 out of 19,576Before him are Suharto, Emperor Gaozu of Han, Peter II of Russia, Frederick William IV of Prussia, Nebuchadnezzar I, and Oscar I of Sweden. After him are Mobutu Sese Seko, Ahmose I, Eduard Shevardnadze, Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, Oscar II of Sweden, and Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.

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Among people born in 1845, George I of Greece ranks 5Before him are Wilhelm Röntgen, Alexander III of Russia, Ludwig II of Bavaria, and Georg Cantor. After him are Gabriel Lippmann, Gabriel Fauré, Élie Metchnikoff, Amadeo I of Spain, Carl Spitteler, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, and Ludwig III of Bavaria. Among people deceased in 1913, George I of Greece ranks 2Before him is Ferdinand de Saussure. After him are Rudolf Diesel, Alfred Russel Wallace, J. P. Morgan, Alfred von Schlieffen, Lesya Ukrainka, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Menelik II, Sophia of Nassau, Tobias Asser, and August Bebel.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, George I of Greece ranks 17 out of 1,032Before him are Björn Ironside (800), Karen Blixen (1885), Vitus Bering (1681), Gorm the Old (900), Christian VII of Denmark (1749), and Margaret I of Denmark (1353). After him are Ole Rømer (1644), Karl Adolph Gjellerup (1857), Christian IV of Denmark (1577), Sweyn Forkbeard (960), Christian X of Denmark (1870), and Sigrid Undset (1882).

Among POLITICIANS In Denmark

Among politicians born in Denmark, George I of Greece ranks 9Before him are Cnut the Great (995), Frederick IX of Denmark (1899), Björn Ironside (800), Gorm the Old (900), Christian VII of Denmark (1749), and Margaret I of Denmark (1353). After him are Christian IV of Denmark (1577), Sweyn Forkbeard (960), Christian X of Denmark (1870), Frederick VIII of Denmark (1843), Christian II of Denmark (1481), and Alexandra of Denmark (1844).