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Sophia of Prussia
Queen of Greece
Reign March 18, 1913June 11, 1917
December 19, 1920September 27, 1922
Full name Sophia Dorothea Ulrike Alice)
Titles HM Dowager Queen Sophie
HM The Queen of Greece
HRH The Crown-Princess of Greece
HRH Princess Sophia of Prussia
Born June 14, 1870(1870-06-14)
Birthplace Potsdam
Died January 13, 1932 (aged 61)
Place of death Frankfurt
Consort to Constantine I of Greece
Issue George II, Alexander I, Elena, Paul, Irene, Katherine
Royal House House of Oldenburg
House of Hohenzollern
Father Frederick III, German Emperor
Mother Victoria, Princess Royal

Princess Sophie of Prussia (Sophie Dorothea Ulrike Alice; June 14, 1870January 13, 1932), was a Queen consort of Greece. Image File history File links Sophieprussia1870-2. ... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Potsdam is the capital city of the federal state of Brandenburg in Germany. ... is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany_(2-3). ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... Constantine I, King of the Hellenes (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος A, Βασιλεύς των Ελλήνων) (2 August 1868 - 11 January 1923) ruled Greece from 1913 to 1917 and from 1920 to 1922. ... George II, King of the Hellenes (Greek: Γεώργιος Β [Geōrgios] Βασιλεύς των Ελλήνων) (20 July 1890–1 April 1947) ruled Greece from 1922 to 1924 and from 1935 to 1947. ... Alexander of Greece King of Greece Alexander I, King of the Hellenes, ruled Greece from 1917-1920. ... Princess Elena (Helen) of Greece and Denmark was born on May 2, 1896 in Athens, the third child of the King Constantine I, King of the Hellenes and his Queen, Sophie Dorothea Ulrica of Prussia. ... Paul, King of The Hellenes (Greek Παύλος, Βασιλεύς των Ελλήνων, December 14, 1901–March 6, 1964) was King of Greece from 1947 to 1964. ... Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Irini) (13 February 1904 - 14 April 1947) was the fifth child and second daughter of Constantine I of Greece and his wife, the former Princess Sophie of Prussia. ... The Lady Katherine Brandram (née Princess Ekaterini of Greece and Denmark) (May 4, 1913 - ) is a daughter of Constantine I of Greece (1868- 1922) and Queen consort Sophie of Prussia. ... Oldenburg (Low German: Ollnborg) is an Independent City in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... The House of Hohenzollern is a German dynasty of electors, kings, and emperors of Prussia, Germany, and Romania. ... Frederick III (Frederick William Nicholas Charles; October 18, 1831 – June 15, 1888), (German: Friedrich III., Deutscher Kaiser und König von Preußen) was German Emperor and King of Prussia, ruling for 99 days until his death in 1888. ... Victoria of the United Kingdom (born Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise) 21 November 1840 – 5 August 1901) was the eldest child and daughter of Queen Victoria and her consort Albert. ... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Princess of Prussia

She was born in Potsdam, Prussia, in 1870 to then Crown Prince Frederick of Prussia and Victoria, Princess Royal of the United Kingdom, herself the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria and Albert, Prince Consort. Sophie, known as "Sossy" during her childhood, (the name was thought to have been picked because it rhymed with "Mossy", the nickname of her younger sister Margarete) was Victoria and Frederick's seventh child and third daughter. Potsdam is the capital city of the federal state of Brandenburg in Germany. ... Anthem Preußenlied, Heil dir im Siegerkranz (both unofficial) The Kingdom of Prussia at its greatest extent, at the time of the formation of the German Empire, 1871 Capital Berlin Government Monarchy King  - 1701 — 1713 Frederick I (first)  - 1888 — 1918 William II (last) Prime minister  - 1848 Adolf Heinrich von Arnim... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Frederick III (Frederick William Nicholas Charles; October 18, 1831 – June 15, 1888), (German: Friedrich III., Deutscher Kaiser und König von Preußen) was German Emperor and King of Prussia, ruling for 99 days until his death in 1888. ... Victoria of the United Kingdom (born Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise) 21 November 1840 – 5 August 1901) was the eldest child and daughter of Queen Victoria and her consort Albert. ... Queen Victoria redirects here. ... Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Francis Albert Charles Augustus Emanuel, later HRH The Prince Consort; 26 August 1819 – 14 December 1861) was the husband and consort of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ...


She was a sister to William II, German Emperor, Princesses Charlotte, Margrete and Viktoria of Prussia, as well as Prince Heinrich, Princes Waldemar and Sigismund; the latter died before she was born, and Waldemar when he was 11 and she was 8. William II (German: ) (born Prince Frederick William Victor Albert of Prussia; German: ) (27 January 1859 – 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia (German: Deutscher Kaiser und König von Preußen), ruling both the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888... Heinrich, Prince of Prussia (1726-1802) Heinrich, Prince of Prussia (1862-1929) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


She is the paternal grandmother of her namesake, Queen Sofia of Spain and ex-King Constantine II of the Hellenes. Queen Sofia also has a granddaughter, Infanta Sofia of Spain, who was named in her honor; Infanta Sofia's parents are the queen's son, Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia. Queen Sofia of Spain Queen Sofía (Sophia Margarita Victoria Frederika), born Princess Sofia of Greece and Denmark is the Queen Consort of King Juan Carlos I of Spain. ... The Infanta Sofía of Spain (Sofía de Borbón Ortiz ), in English: Sophie of Bourbon Ortiz, born 29 April 2007, in Madrid, is the second child of Felipe, Prince of Asturias, and his wife Letizia, Princess of Asturias. ...


Marriage and Children

On October 27, 1889, she married Crown Prince (later King) Constantine of Greece in Athens, Greece. They were third cousins through descent from Paul I of Russia, and second cousins once removed through Frederick William III of Prussia. This led to in-fighting within her family, particularly with Empress Augusta Viktoria, known within her family as Dona, wife of her brother William. In 1890, when Sophie announced her intention to leave her Lutheran faith for Greek Orthodoxy, Dona summoned her and told her that if she did so, not only would William find it unacceptable, being the Head of the Prussian Protestant church; she would be barred from Germany and her soul would end up in Hell. Sophie replied that it was none of her business whether or not she did. Dona became hysterical and her son, Prince Joachim, was born too early causing her to cling to him for the rest of his life as she believed he was delicate. Evidently, so did William as he wrote to his mother that if the baby died Sophie would have "murdered it." Sophie and Constantine had six children: is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Constantine I, King of the Hellenes (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος A, Βασιλεύς των Ελλήνων) (2 August 1868 - 11 January 1923) ruled Greece from 1913 to 1917 and from 1920 to 1922. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... Frederick William III (German: , August 3, 1770 – June 7, 1840) was king of Prussia from 1797 to 1840. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // See William (name) for information about the name. ... For other uses, see Mother (disambiguation). ...

Princess Sophie as a girl

In 1916 as the Queen and King were residing in Tatoi, a mysterious fire broke out, destroying the main residence and much of the forest surrounding it. Queen Sophie grabbed her youngest child (Katherine) and ran a mile and a half with her in her arms. The fire lasted for forty-eight hours and was suspected as deliberate act of arson. George II, King of the Hellenes (Greek: Γεώργιος Β [Geōrgios] Βασιλεύς των Ελλήνων) (20 July 1890–1 April 1947) ruled Greece from 1922 to 1924 and from 1935 to 1947. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Queen Elisabeth of Greece, originally Elisabeth, Princess of Romania (12 October 1894 - 14 November 1956) was the daughter of King Ferdinand I of Romania and his wife, Queen Marie. ... Alexander of Greece King of Greece Alexander I, King of the Hellenes, ruled Greece from 1917-1920. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Princess Aspasia Manos (4 September 1896-7 August 1972) was the wife of Alexander I, King of the Hellenes. ... Princess Helen of Greece and Denmark (May 2, 1896 - November 28, 1982) was the wife of King Carol II of Romania and the mother of King Michael I of Romania. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Carol II of Romania, (15 October 1893 – 4 April 1953) reigned as King of Romania from June 8, 1930 until September 6, 1940. ... Paul, King of the Hellenes (December 14, 1901 - March 6, 1964), was King of Greece from 1947 to 1964. ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Irini) (13 February 1904 - 14 April 1947) was the fifth child and second daughter of Constantine I of Greece and his wife, the former Princess Sophie of Prussia. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Aimone, King of Croatia, 4th Duke of Aosta (Aimone Roberto Margherita Maria Giuseppe di Torino) (9 March 1900 - 29 January 1948), later King Tomislav II of Croatia and the 4th Duke of Aosta was a member of House of Savoy. ... The Lady Katherine Brandram (née Princess Ekaterini of Greece and Denmark) (May 4, 1913 - ) is a daughter of Constantine I of Greece (1868- 1922) and Queen consort Sophie of Prussia. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Exiles of Husband

She left Greece on June 11, 1917 with her husband (who abdicated because of his alleged pro-German sentiments) and they went into exile to Switzerland, but were recalled to the throne shortly after their second son Alexander's death from an infected monkey bite. Her husband was forced to abdicate a second time after defeat in a war with Turkey in 1922, and he died early the following year. is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


WWI Loyalties

During World War I Queen Sophie had been wrongly seen in Greece as very pro-German because her brother was Kaiser Wilhelm II. Like her mother, she was passionately pro-British. “The Great War ” redirects here. ... German Emperor Wilhelm (born Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albrecht, Prince of Prussia 27 January 1859–4 June 1941), was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia (de: Deutscher Kaiser und König von Preußen), ruling from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. ...


Death and Burial

Styles of
Queen Sophie as consort
Reference style Her Majesty
Spoken style Your Majesty
Alternative style Ma'am

In her last years Queen Sophie was diagnosed with cancer and died in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1932. With the restoration of the monarchy in Greece, Queen Sophie's remains were re-buried in 1936 at the Royal Burial Ground at Tatoi alongside her husband King Constantine. Image File history File links RoyGrec. ... A style of office, or honorific, is a form of address which by tradition or law precedes a reference to a person who holds a title or post, or to the political office itself. ... Look up majesty in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Majesty is an English word rooting in the Latin Maiestas, meaning literally, Greatness. ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Titles from Birth

  • Her Royal Highness Princess Sophia of Prussia (1870–1888)
  • Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess of Greece (1888–1913)
  • Her Majesty The Queen of Greece (1913–1923)
  • Her Majesty Dowager Queen Sophie (1923–1932)

Ancestry

Sophia of Prussia
Born: 14 June 1870 Died: 13 January 1932
Greek royalty
Preceded by
Olga Konstantinovna of Russia
Queen Consort of Greece
18 March 191311 June 1917
Succeeded by
Aspasia Manos (Royal Consort)
Preceded by
Aspasia Manos (Royal Consort)
Queen Consort of Greece
19 December 192027 September 1922
Succeeded by
Elisabeth of Romania
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Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (November 19, 1779 - January 4, 1801) was a Duchess of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg and maternal grandmother of Prince Consort Albert, husband of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. ... Victoria of the United Kingdom (born Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise) 21 November 1840 – 5 August 1901) was the eldest child and daughter of Queen Victoria and her consort Albert. ... George III redirects here. ... HRH The Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn The Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (2 November 1767 – 23 January 1820) was a member of the British Royal Family, the fourth son of King George III and the father of Queen Victoria. ... Queen Charlotte, (née Duchess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; 19 May 1744 – 17 November 1818) was the queen consort of George III of the United Kingdom (1738–1820). ... Queen Victoria redirects here. ... Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg Saalfeld Franz Frederick Anton, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (b. ... Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (Mary Louise Victoria; 17 August 1786 – 16 March 1861), later HRH The Duchess of Kent, was the mother of Queen Victoria. ... Auguste Reuss of Ebersdorf as Artemisia, 1775, painted by Johann Heinrich Tischbein, sen. ... Hohenzollern redirects here. ... This is a list of the Kings of Greece, formally known by the title of King of The Hellenes. ... Olga, Queen of Greece Olga Konstantinovna of Russia later Queen Olga of Greece (in Russian Великая Княжна Ольга Константиновна in Greek Βασίλισσα Όλγα της Ελλάδος) (3 September 1851 - 18 June 1926), was the queen consort of King George I of Greece and briefly in 1920, Regent of Greece. ... The following women were queens consort of the kings of modern Greece between 1836 and 1974: Amalia of Oldenburg - from 1836 to 1862 wife of Otto of Greece Olga Konstantinovna of Russia - from 1867 to 1913 wife of George I of Greece Sophia of Prussia - from 1913 to 1917 wife... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Princess Aspasia Manos (4 September 1896-7 August 1972) was the wife of Alexander I, King of the Hellenes. ... Princess Aspasia Manos (4 September 1896-7 August 1972) was the wife of Alexander I, King of the Hellenes. ... The following women were queens consort of the kings of modern Greece between 1836 and 1974: Amalia of Oldenburg - from 1836 to 1862 wife of Otto of Greece Olga Konstantinovna of Russia - from 1867 to 1913 wife of George I of Greece Sophia of Prussia - from 1913 to 1917 wife... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Queen Elisabeth of Greece born Princess Elisabeta of Romania (12 October 1894 - 14 November 1956) was the Queen Consort of King George II of Greece. ...

 
 

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