NELLY'S Portrait of George II King of the Hellenes (1890-1947) ca. 1935 Athens - x +
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CN: NelS1935geor

MT: lithograph print on paper, glazed within original patinated wooden frame (36x23 / F:53x37x1)

TX: printed at lower right of margin in English <COPYRIGHT PHOTO NELLY'S, ATHENS> , printed on ornate sticker at rear upper left in Greek <ARTISTIC FRAMESHOP / EMM. RAISI / CALLIPOU 1 - PANGRATI>

DN: Mr. Megakles Rogakos - 2008

CM: George II (Tatoi, 19 July 1890 - Athens, 1 April 1947) was King of the Hellenes from 1922 to 1924, from 1935 to 1941 and from 1946 to 1947. He married Princess Elisabeth of Romania (1894-1956) in Bucharest on 27 February 1921 (divorced in 1935). When King Constantine I abdicated he had been succeeded by his eldest son, Crown Prince George. When King George II's reign began, he was 33 years old. The stress of the World War II had weakened King George II's health. Soon after taking the salute at the annual Independence Day Parade on 25 March, he became exhausted and died suddenly of a heart attack. Having no children, he was succeeded by his younger brother, who became King Paul I (1901-1964).

[Megakles Rogakos 12/2008]

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