Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark

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Princess Elisabeth
Countess of Törring-Jettenbach
Princess Elizabeth of Greece.jpg
Born(1904-05-24)24 May 1904
Tatoi Palace, Tatoi, Kingdom of Greece
Died11 January 1955(1955-01-11) (aged 50)
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Spouse
Carl Theodor, Count of Törring-Jettenbach
(
m. 1934)
IssueHans Veit, Count of Törring-Jettenbach
Helene, Archduchess Ferdinand Karl of Austria
House Glücksburg
Father Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark
Mother Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia
Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark, later Countess zu Toerring-Jettenbach (1904-1955) photographed on 16 October 1924. Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark.png
Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark, later Countess zu Toerring-Jettenbach (1904-1955) photographed on 16 October 1924.

Princess Elisabeth of Greece and Denmark (Greek : Πριγκίπισσα Ελισάβετ της Ελλάδας και Δανίας; 24 May 1904 – 11 January 1955) was the middle daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia. [1]

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Biography

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Princess Elisabeth (center), with her sisters

Early life

Elizabeth was born on 24 May 1904 at Tatoi, Greece. [1] Her family nicknamed her 'Woolly' because of her thick, dark brown hair. Princess Elisabeth was a horsewoman and painter.

Elizabeth's older sister, Olga, married Prince Paul of Yugoslavia in 1923. After the assassination of his cousin, King Alexander I, Paul served as Prince Regent of Yugoslavia from 1934 to 1941.

Elizabeth's younger sister, Marina, married Prince George, Duke of Kent, in 1934. Marina's elder son, Edward, is the current Duke of Kent, a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.

Through their father, Elizabeth and her sisters were first cousins of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Marriage and issue

Elisabeth married Count Carl Theodor of Törring-Jettenbach (22 September 1900 - 14 May 1967) on 10 January 1934. Through his mother, Duchess Sophie Adelheid in Bavaria, he was the nephew of Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians and of Princess Marie Gabrielle of Bavaria. [1] Elisabeth and Carl Theodor had two children, six grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren:

Elisabeth Countess of Torring-Jettenbach, pastel painting by the painter Vera Stanley Alder Countess of Toerring-Jettenbach.JPG
Elisabeth Countess of Törring-Jettenbach, pastel painting by the painter Vera Stanley Alder

Elisabeth died of cancer on 11 January 1955 in Munich. She was 50 years old.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

Honours

Ancestry

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 McNaughton, C. Arnold. "The Book of Kings: A Royal Genealogy". 3 volumes. London, U.K.: Garnstone Press, 1973, ISBN   978-0812902808
  2. Wedding of Juan Carlos of Spain and Sophia of Greece Archived 2015-07-21 at the Wayback Machine

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