Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark

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Princess Elisabeth
Countess of Törring-Jettenbach
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Born(1904-05-24)24 May 1904
Tatoi Palace, Tatoi, Greece
Died11 January 1955(1955-01-11) (aged 50)
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Burial
SpouseCarl Theodor, Count of Törring-Jettenbach
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 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. [2]

Greek language Language spoken in Greece, Cyprus and Southern Albania

Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece, Cyprus and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. It has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language, spanning more than 3000 years of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the major part of its history; other systems, such as Linear B and the Cypriot syllabary, were used previously. The alphabet arose from the Phoenician script and was in turn the basis of the Latin, Cyrillic, Armenian, Coptic, Gothic, and many other writing systems.

Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia Grand Duchess of Romania

Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, sometimes known as Helen, Helena,Helene,Ellen,Yelena,Hélène, or Eleni, was a Russian grand duchess as the only daughter and youngest child of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia and Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Her husband was Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark and they were both first cousins of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia.

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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. [2] Her family nicknamed her 'Woolly' because of her thick, dark brown hair. Princess Elisabeth was a horsewoman and painter.

Equestrianism The use of horses for sport or work

Equestrianism, more often known as horse riding or horseback riding, refers to the skill and sport of riding, driving, steeplechasing or vaulting with horses. This broad description includes the use of horses for practical working purposes, transportation, recreational activities, artistic or cultural exercises, and competitive sport.

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.

Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark princess

Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark was a granddaughter of King George I of Greece and wife of Prince Paul, Regent of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

Prince Paul of Yugoslavia Regent of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia

Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, also known as Paul Karađorđević, was Prince Regent of Yugoslavia during the minority of King Peter II. Paul was a first cousin of Peter's father Alexander I.

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.

Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark Royal Navy admiral

Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark,, later known as the Duchess of Kent, was a princess of the Greek royal house, who married Prince George, Duke of Kent, fourth son of King George V of the United Kingdom in 1934. They had three children: Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra, and Prince Michael.

Prince George, Duke of Kent Son of King George V and Queen Mary

Prince George, Duke of Kent, was a member of the British royal family, the fourth son of King George V and Queen Mary. He was the younger brother of Edward VIII and George VI. He served in the Royal Navy in the 1920s and then briefly served as a civil servant. He became Duke of Kent in 1934. In the late 1930s he served as an RAF officer, initially as a staff officer at RAF Training Command and then, from July 1941, as a staff officer in the Welfare Section of the RAF Inspector General's Staff. He was killed in a military air-crash on 25 August 1942.

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent Grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, is a member of the British royal family.

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

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Member of the British Royal Family, consort to Queen Elizabeth II

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

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. [2] Elisabeth and Carl Theodor had two children, six grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren:

Duchess Sophie Adelheid in Bavaria German princess

Duchess Sophie in Bavaria.

Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria German princess

Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria was the youngest daughter of Duke Karl Theodor in Bavaria and his second wife, Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal. She married Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria in 1900 but died before he became Crown Prince. Through her second son Albrecht, Marie Gabrielle was the grandmother of the present Duke of Bavaria, Franz.

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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

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  2. 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
  3. Wedding of Juan Carlos of Spain and Sophia of Greece Archived 2015-07-21 at the Wayback Machine

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