Prince Nicholas of Greece

Greek Royalty

House of Oldenburg (Glücksburg branch)

George I
   Prince Constantine
   Prince George
   Princess Alexandra
   Prince Nicholas
   Princess Marie
   Prince Andrew
   Prince Christopher
   Princess Olga
   Princess Elizabeth
   Princess Marina
   Princess Cecilie
   Prince Philip
   Prince Michael
Constantine I
   Prince George
   Prince Alexander
   Princess Elena
   Prince Paul
   Princess Irene
   Princess Katherine
Alexander I
   Princess Alexandra
George II
Paul I
   Princess Sofia
   Prince Constantine
   Princess Irene
Constantine II
   Princess Alexia
   Prince Pavlos
   Prince Nikolaos
   Princess Theodora
   Prince Philippos

Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark (1872-1938), of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, was the third son of George I (1845-1913), King of the Hellenes, and of Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna (1851-1926) of Russia. He was known as "Greek Nicky" in the family to distinguish him from his cousin Nicholas II of Russia (1868 - 1918). Nicholas was a talented painter, often signing his works as "Nicolas Leprince."

He married Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia (1882-1957), daughter of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia and Maria Pavlovna of Mecklenburg, and the only sister of the future Russian imperial pretender, Grand Duke Kyril Vladimirovich, in 1902 in Russia. They had three daughters:

  • Olga (1903-1997). Married Prince Pavle, sometime Regent of Yugoslavia.
  • Elizabeth (1904-1955). Married Count Karl Theodor zu Toerring-Jettenbach.
  • Marina (1906-1968). Married Prince George, Duke of Kent.

Their three daughters were famous because of their beauty.

Along with his brothers Constantine and George, Nicholas helped to organize the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, the first to be held since 393. Nicholas served as president of the Sub-Committee for Shooting.

Andrew, Constantine I and Nicholas, children of Georg I

Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, wife of Nicholas

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