Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark Biography
(Former Prince of Greece and Denmark)
Birthday: February 2, 1882 (Aquarius)
Born In: Athens, Greece
Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark was born in Athens, Greece, as the fourth son and seventh overall child of the King of Greece and Denmark, King George I. His mother was a Russian royal, Olga Constantinovna. Prince Andrew was much lower in the line of succession for the royal throne and he started his career with a position in the Greek army and saw action during the Balkan wars at the age of 30. The uprising caused much harm to Greece and his father, King George died in 1913. After the death of his father, his elder brother Constantine became the king. But Greece’s stand in the World War I was heavily criticized by the local public and politicians, which saw the possible dangers to the lives of royal family, resulting into their exile from Greece. Somehow, he came back, but the political turmoil forced him on another exile in 1922, and he remained in France for the remainder of his life. His marriage with Princess Alice of Battenberg was also quite controversial. Andrew died in 1944 in Monte Carlo, separated from his entire family.