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Helen of Greece and Denmark

1896 - 1982

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Helen of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Ελένη, Eleni; Romanian: Elena; 2 May 1896 – 28 November 1982) was the queen mother of Romania during the reign of her son King Michael I (1940–1947). She was noted for her humanitarian efforts to save Romanian Jews during World War II, which led to her being awarded by the State of Israel with the honorific of Righteous Among the Nations in 1993. Daughter of King Constantine I of Greece and his wife, Princess Sophia of Prussia, Helen spent her childhood in Greece, the United Kingdom and Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helen of Greece and Denmark has received more than 633,308 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Helen of Greece and Denmark is the 165th most popular companion (up from 173rd in 2019), the 171st most popular biography from Greece and the 4th most popular Greek Companion.

Helen of Greece and Denmark is most famous for being the wife of King George II of Great Britain.

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Among companions, Helen of Greece and Denmark ranks 165 out of 673Before her are Joanna of Bourbon, Mumtaz Mahal, Anne of Foix-Candale, Margaret of Provence, Helena Dragaš, and Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans. After her are Matilda of Flanders, Maud of Wales, Archduchess Maria Johanna Gabriela of Austria, Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, Yevdokiya Lopukhina, and Cunigunde of Luxembourg.

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Among people born in 1896, Helen of Greece and Denmark ranks 31Before her are Ernst Udet, Howard Hawks, Célestin Freinet, Buenaventura Durruti, Italo Balbo, and Erich Koch. After her are Anna Anderson, Carl Ferdinand Cori, John Dos Passos, A. J. Cronin, Herbert Backe, and Sandro Pertini. Among people deceased in 1982, Helen of Greece and Denmark ranks 31Before her are Gilles Villeneuve, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, Mikhail Suslov, Hugh Everett III, Ivan Bagramyan, and Hugo Theorell. After her are Georges Perec, Curd Jürgens, Cevdet Sunay, John Belushi, Stanford Moore, and Władysław Gomułka.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Helen of Greece and Denmark ranks 171 out of 936Before her are Callisthenes (-360), Spyridon Louis (1873), Athenagoras I of Constantinople (1886), Panaetius (-185), Aeschines (-389), and Nicias (-500). After her are Hipparchia of Maroneia (-350), Meton of Athens (-500), Periander (-700), Antigonus II Gonatas (-319), Cleomenes III (-260), and Konstantinos Karamanlis (1907).

Among COMPANIONS In Greece

Among companions born in Greece, Helen of Greece and Denmark ranks 4Before her are Nurbanu Sultan (1525), Olympias (-375), and Gorgo, Queen of Sparta (-506). After her are Alexandra of Yugoslavia (1921), Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta (1904), Aspasia Manos (1896), and Eusebia (400).