Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark

Female26 June 1914–24 November 2001

Brief Life History of Sophie

When Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark was born on 26 June 1914, in Ionian Islands, Greece, her father, Prince Andrew Of Greece And Denmark, was 32 and her mother, Princess Victoria Alice Elizabeth Julia Marie von Battenberg, was 29. She married Prinz Christoph Ernst August von Hessen-Kassel on 15 December 1930, in Kronberg im Taunus, Hochtaunuskreis, Hesse, Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 24 November 2001, in Schliersee, Miesbach, Bavaria, Germany, at the age of 87, and was buried in Schliersee, Miesbach, Bavaria, Germany.

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Family Time Line

Prinz Christoph Ernst August von Hessen-Kassel
1901–1943
Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark
1914–2001
Marriage: 15 December 1930
Prinzessin Christina Margarethe von Hessen-Kassel
1933–2011
Prinzessin Dorothea Charlotte Karin von Hessen-Kassel
1934–2002
Prinz Karl Andreas von Hessen
1937–2022

Sources (2)

  • Sophie von Griechenland, "Germany, Hesse-Nassau, Civil Registers and Church Books, 1701-1875"
  • Sophie Princess of Greece and Denmark, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 December 1930Kronberg im Taunus, Hochtaunuskreis, Hesse, Germany
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1918

    Age 4

    Armistice ending World War I.

    1923

    Age 9

    The exchange of Greek and Turkish populations (the Greco-Turkish population exchange).

    1938

    Age 24

    Annexation of Austria.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Korean Kyong, Kyong Suk, Young, Chae, Chi Young, Hang, Kil, Rin, Sang Hun, Chang, Chong, Insoo, Kum, Sun Young, Yom, Young Hwan. Cambodian Kiwan, Oeurn, Phoeun, Pich, Saroeuth, Seung, Sophath, Sophea, Yoeun, Phan, Son. Indian Shanti, Harendra.

    Indian (Uttar Pradesh): Brahmin name, from Sanskrit om, the Hindu sacred and mystic syllable uttered at the beginning of prayers.

    Cambodian: written ឱម, corresponding to the exclamation of solemn affirmation, of Sanskrit origin (see 1 above), chanted by Buddhist monks.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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