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King George I of Greece
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Monarch
    (December 24, 1845-March 18, 1913)
    Born in Copenhagen, Denmark
    Birth name was Prince Christian Wilhelm Ferdinand Adolf Georg of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg
    Elected King of the Hellenes by a Greek assembly following the overthrow of King Otto I (October 30, 1863)
    Assassinated by an anarchist
    He was a German prince who became a Danish prince who became a Greek king.
    He was not the first choice of the Greek people; in a plebiscite, 95% of the voters backed Queen Victoria's son, Prince Alfred.
    He was accepted as king by the Greeks mostly because of pressure from the Great Powers - Britain, France and Russia.
    Six weeks after his death, his assassin 'fell' to his death from a police station window.
    Seeking to avoid the mistakes of his predecessor, he quickly learned Greek in addition to his native German and Danish.
    He was related by marriage to the rulers of Britain, Russia and Prussia and used the connections to gain European support for Greek territorial expansion.
    He presided over the first modern Olympics (1896).
    He adopted the motto, 'My strength is the love of my people.'

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 101 Votes: 50.50% Annoying
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    In 2017, Out of 74 Votes: 52.70% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 146 Votes: 53.42% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 138 Votes: 55.07% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 49 Votes: 85.71% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 38.46% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 52 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 18 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 32 Votes: 65.62% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 16 Votes: 31.25% Annoying
 
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