Paul of Greece

Paul I of Greece.jpg
King Paul in 1939
King of the Hellenes
Reign1 April 1947 – 6 March 1964
PredecessorGeorge II
SuccessorConstantine II
Prime Ministers
Born(1901-12-14)14 December 1901
Tatoi Palace, Athens, Kingdom of Greece
Died6 March 1964(1964-03-06) (aged 62)
Athens, Greece
Burial12 March 1964
Royal Cemetery, Tatoi Palace, Greece
FatherConstantine I of Greece
MotherSophia of Prussia
SignaturePaul's signature

Paul (Greek: Παύλος, Pávlos; 14 December 1901 – 6 March 1964) was King of Greece from 1947 until his death in 1964.

Early life

Paul as a teenager

Paul was born at Tatoi Palace in Athens, the third son of King Constantine I of Greece and his wife, Princess Sophia of Prussia. He trained as an army officer at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst and later at the Hellenic Military Academy in Kypseli, Athens. Paul was an army officer cadet in the Coldstream Guards and Lieutenant with the Evzones.

From 1917 to 1920, Paul lived in exile with his father, Constantine I. From 1923 to 1935, he lived in exile again in England, this time with his brother, George II. He worked briefly in an aircraft factory under an alias, and through Viscount Tredegar met and befriended notorious literary muse Denham Fouts, who later alleged an affair.[1] However, Fouts's friend John B. L. Goodwin said Fouts often made up stories about his life,[2] and literary critic Katherine Bucknell thought many of the tales about him were myth.[3]

Other Languages
български: Павлос I
čeština: Pavel I. Řecký
한국어: 파블로스
Bahasa Indonesia: Paulus dari Yunani
italiano: Paolo di Grecia
português: Paulo da Grécia
slovenčina: Pavol I. (Grécko)
српски / srpski: Павле Грчки
suomi: Paul I
Türkçe: I. Paulos
Tiếng Việt: Pavlos của Hy Lạp