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Prince Andrew of Greece

Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (January 20, 1882-December 3, 1944), of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg[?], was the son of George I (1845-1913), King of the Hellenes, and of Grand Duchess Olga Konstantinova (1851-1926) of Russia.

He was born in Athens, Greece. Prince Andrew married, in a civil wedding on October 6, 1903 at Darmstadt and in a religious wedding the next day in the Russian Chapel, Darmstadt, Alice of Battenberg[?] (25 February 1885 - 5 Decenber 1969), daughter of Louis of Battenberg[?] and of Victoria Albert von Hessen[?] (1863-1950). The bride had converted to the Orthodox faith in preparation for her wedding.

Their children were:

  1. Margarita (1905-1981)
  2. Theodora (1906-1969)
  3. Cecilie (1911-1937)
  4. Sophie (1914-2001)
  5. Philip (born 1921), later Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

Prince Andrew died in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Alice became a Greek Orthodox nun in 1944 following her husband’s death. She suffered a nervous breakdown and was institutionalized in Switzerland, emerged and founded (in 1949) the Christian Sisterhood of Martha and Mary, an order of nuns tending the poor and sick on the island of Tinos in Greece. She sheltered Jewish families in Greece and was posthumously honored for heroism by Israel.



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