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 Constantine the Great, c.274-337
The Roman emperor, Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus, or Constantine I, was born at Naissus, in Upper Moesia.
Constantine joined his father, who ruled in the west, at Boulogne on the expedition against the Picts, and before Constantinus died (306) he proclaimed his son his successor.
Constantine was now sole emperor of the west; and by the death of Galerius in 311 and of Maximin in 313, Licinius became sole emperor of the east.
www.historyguide.org /ancient/constantine.html   (515 words)

 Rome Unleashed - Constantine the Great
Constantine used his power to promote Christianity, the religion that he adopted after he saw a vision of a cross while fighting the battle at the Milvian Bridge.
Constantine took interest in the church, by participating on church councils at Arles in 314 and Nicaea in 325.
Constantine strengthened the security of the empire (especially along the Danube) and he reformed the army by separating the frontier units from the mobile field army.
www.classicsunveiled.com /romeh/html/constantine.html   (287 words)

 Greece - MSN Encarta
The Treaty of Sèvres in 1920 gave Greece eastern Thrace and the Aegean Islands from the Ottoman Empire; it also designated as a Greek protectorate the city of Smyrna (now İzmir, Turkey) and its hinterland, where there were large Greek populations.
Greece declared war against Albania, which was then ruled by an Italian puppet government and served as Mussolini’s stage of operations.
In 1948, at the height of the civil war, Greece acquired the Dodecanese Islands as a consequence of a treaty with Italy.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761572872_11/Greece.html   (2210 words)

 First World War.com - Who's Who - King Constantine I
Constantine I (1868-1923), the eldest son of George I, who came to power with the assassination of his father in 1913, ruled Greece twice, from 1913-17 and again from 1920-22.
This task was complicated by the plain fact that his government, led by Eleutherios Venizelos, was determinedly pro-Allied; added to this was the uncomfortable realisation that the Entente Powers were in possession of naval dominance of the Mediterranean.
Despite popular support recently demonstrated at the general election of March 1915 where Venizelos won a landslide victory, Constantine dismissed Venizelos as Prime Minister in October 1915 in view of his increasing support for the Allies, and in his stead placed a succession of puppet premiers, all swayed by the King.
www.firstworldwar.com /bio/constantine.htm   (451 words)

 Eleftherios Venizelos
Venizelos was in favor of enosos, or Union with Greece and fought in the rebellion of 1897.
When Constantine was forced to leave Greece by Britain and France and is replaced by a new King Alexander who is more favorable to the allies cause.
Greece was rewarded for her contribution to the war by being given the High Commissionership of Smyrna.Greek troops were sent to Asia Minor to protect the Greek population.
www.ahistoryofgreece.com /biography/venizelos.htm   (748 words)

 Constantine I of Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Constantine I, King of the Hellenes (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος A', Βασιλεύς των Ελλήνων) (2 August 1868 - 11 January 1923) ruled Greece from 1913-1917 and from 1920-1922.
Constantine's sympathies emerged during the Allies' disastrous Battle of Gallipoli.
In the face of the large Allied army in Greece, King Constantine, abdicated the throne and left Greece on 11 June 1917.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Constantine_I_of_Greece   (607 words)

 Constantine II, King of the Hellenes; also known as Constantine XIII of Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
King of the Hellenes; also known as Constantine XIII, is the only son of King Paul I and Princess Frederika, daughter of the Duke of Brunswick, Head of the Royal House of Hanover.
Constantine made an attempt to overthrow the generals which failed failed forcing he and his family to escape the country into exile.
Constantine was stripped of his Greek citizenship in 1994.
www.ahistoryofgreece.com /biography/constantineII.htm   (308 words)

 Greece's ex-king back for Olympics - -
Greece abolished the monarchy in a referendum in 1974 after a seven-year military dictatorship.
Constantine, 64, remains unpopular for briefly cooperating with the junta and signing hundreds of decrees, before fleeing to exile at age 24.
Constantine, who was seen touring the Olympic press centre in Athens wearing the 2004 colours this week, won compensation for his confiscated property at the European Court of Human Rights last year.
www.theage.com.au /olympics/articles/2004/08/11/1092102529565.html   (429 words)

 www.theage.com.au - Exiled Greek royals sell off the family silver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Constantine, a cousin of Prince Philip and godfather to Prince William, was allowed to remove the objects — many of them gifts to George I from inter-related European royal families — from his favourite palace, Tatoi, in 1991 during a brief thaw in his long-running legal battles with successive Greek governments.
Constantine is said to have been encouraged to sell the heirlooms after seeing the success of two other royal sales at Christie's this year — tableware, paintings and books once owned by Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, and the spectacular auction of Princess Margaret's private possessions, which earned a staggering £13.6 million ($33.9 million).
Constantine, 66, left Greece in 1967 with his family and little more than the clothes they were wearing.
www.theage.com.au /text/articles/2006/12/02/1164777847481.html   (551 words)

 CNN.com - Transcripts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
CONSTANTINE: I think definitely the worst thing of all is missing your country, missing the people in the country, missing taking your family and showing them the country, seeing your children grow up in your own homeland, living in your own house, being in your own environment.
CONSTANTINE: I came to London in 1974, because in 1973, the Greek Royal Navy made an uprising to restore the constitutional monarchy and democracy in Greece.
CONSTANTINE: Yes, the queen was expecting, and she lost the baby because of this calamity and this horrendous period that we had to go through.
edition.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0204/26/lkl.00.html   (7408 words)

Constantine III of GREECE was born in 1941 in Athens?
He was married to Anne Marie of DENMARK Queen of Greece (daughter of King Frederick IX of DENMARK and Ingrid of SWEDEN) before 1964.
Anne Marie of DENMARK Queen of Greece was born in 1946 in Denmark - dtr of Frederick IX.
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 Karamanlis, Constantine - HighBeam Encyclopedia
A member of parliament in 1935-36, he was reelected in 1946 and held various cabinet posts until Oct., 1955, when he became Greece's youngest premier.
He was a vocal opponent of the military junta that seized power in Greece in 1967.
A plebiscite in Dec., 1975, made Greece a republic and abolished the monarchy.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Karamanl.html   (366 words)

 Constantine Summary
Constantine could not challenge this decision immediately, but when his father died at York in July 306, he reasserted the claim, this time backed by the British and Gallic armies, and requested confirmation from the eastern emperor.
Constantine's motives are beyond reconstruction, but it is clear that he believed the victory had been won with divine assistance.
Constantine had never been a persecutor; indeed, in 306 he had ordered the restoration of property in Britain and Gaul that had been confiscated from Christians during the Great Persecution (303–305).
www.bookrags.com /Constantine   (1347 words)

 First World War.com - Primary Documents - King Constantine's Letter to Neutrals, 14 January 1917
In his letter Constantine denied that either he or his country were pro-German, protesting that in fact until latter times Greece was decidedly pro-Entente.
In reality Constantine was indeed pro-German and found himself in increasing conflict with Eleutherios Venizelos, the Greek Prime Minister whom the King dismissed for his overtly pro-Entente stance.
The present resentment against the Allies in Greece - and there is a good deal of it, especially since the blockade - is due to the Allies themselves and not to any German propaganda.
www.firstworldwar.com /source/greece_constantineprotest.htm   (1537 words)

 King Without A Country
Constantine is the favorite former king of Europe's reigning royals- his sister is the Queen of Spain, his sister-in-law is the Queen of Denmark, Prince Philip is his cousin, and he is a godfather of Prince William- and perhaps the most determined to reign again.
Constantine II was only 23 when he took the throne of Greece upon the death of his father, King Paul, in 1964.
Constantine had one more chance to show his mettle, in 1974, when the military regime disintegrated during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and former prime minister Karamanlis was asked back to form a government.
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 Constantine II of Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Constantine took that as an encouragement to organise a counter-coup and it was probably meant as one, although no direct help or involvement of the US was forthcoming.
Constantine remained in exile all through the rest of military rule (although nominally he continued as King until 1st June 1973) and was never to return to Greece as King.
Constantine and Anne-Marie now live in London, where Constantine is a close friend of Charles, Prince of Wales and a godfather to Prince William.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Constantine_II_of_Greece   (3352 words)

 Royalty.nu - Greek Royalty - History, News, Books About Royal Greece
Politics and Statecraft in the Kingdom of Greece, 1833-1843 by John A. Petropoulos.
A King's Confectioner in the Orient: Friedrich Unger, Court Confectioner to King Otto I of Greece by Friedrich Unger.
The Birth of Greece by Pierre Leveque, translated by Anthony Zielonka.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/Balkan/Greece.html   (2037 words)

 The return of the King of Greece for the games - Today Show Olympics - MSNBC.com
Constantine II is back in Athens for the Olympics after being exiled for nearly 40 years.
Constantine II, who currently lives in London, was forced into exile after a military government seized power in 1967.
Constantine says that money is going to a charitable foundation he set up to benefit Greek farmers whose harvest was destroyed by natural disasters.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/5723866   (1377 words)

 Constantine Karamanlis, Speech on the Entry of Greece into the EEC
Although it is an important historical event, Greece's membership of the European Community will not involve any change of climate for my country.
Greece joins Europe convinced that national independence will be consolidated for all parties concerned within the framework of European solidarity; that democratic liberties will be strengthened; that economic expansion will accelerate and that, with the co-operation of all, social and economic progress will become a common asset.
As of today, Greece irrevocably accepts this historical challenge and its European destiny while preserving her national identity.
www.ellopos.net /politics/eu_karamanlis.html   (391 words)

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King Constantine of Greece was born on June 2nd 1940 in Athens, Greece.
Both king and queen hoped they eventually would be able to return to Greece, but in 1973 the new constitution in Greece prohibited the monarchy in Greece.
And now king Constantine and queen AnneMarie are pround grandparents of Princess Maria-Olympia, born on July 25th 1996, Prince Constantine Alexios, born October 29th, 1998 and Prince Achileas Andreas, born on August 12th, 2000.
www.christinesroyalty.net /royalfamilies/greece/constantine.html   (286 words)

 St. Constantine, orthodox saints, Greece
, who became emperor when his father Constantine Chlorus died in 306 after having defeated his rival Maxentius at the battle of the Milvian bridge.After having seen a vision of a cross in the sky, St. Constantine became Christian, according to legend, but was not baptized until his deathbed.
St. Constantine was very much involved in the church's affairs, and presided in councils, had churches built and made legislations based on Christian beliefs and morals.
On his and his mother's nameday, the tradition of walking across burning is coal is still a custom in northern Greece.
www.in2greece.com /english/saints/constantine.htm   (135 words)

 Columbia Encyclopedia- Constantine II - AOL Research & Learn
He was appointed regent in 1964 and succeeded to the throne the same year on the death of his father, King Paul.
In 1967, after a military junta had seized political power in Greece, Constantine made an abortive attempt to overthrow the generals.
In Dec., 1974, after the overthrow of the junta, the Greek voters chose not to restore the monarchy.
reference.aol.com /columbia/_a/constantine-ii/20051205223109990017   (169 words)

 TIME.com: Constantine: "I Will Return" -- Jun. 18, 1973 -- Page 1
In one of the few interviews he has given since his 1967 exile, King Constantine of Greece last week spoke with TIME Correspondent Wilton Wynn on the terrace of the comfortable royal villa off Rome's Via di Porta Latina.
Constantine: It is clear that the U.S. Government has given Greece aid in different forms.
Constantine: Whether he ever was a monarchist is for him to say.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,910683-1,00.html   (778 words)

 I6993: Constantine I Of Greece (King) (2 AUG 1868 - 11 JAN 1923)
I6993: Constantine I Of Greece (King) (2 AUG 1868 - 11 JAN 1923)
Constantine I Of Greece and Sophie Dorothea Ulrica Of Prussia Queen of Greece had the following children
Descendants of King Constantine I Of Greece and Sophie Dorothea Ulrica Of Prussia Queen of Greece
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He received assurances that Greece and Turkey are committed to support the Secretary General's   HYPERLINK "http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/papers/1992/92040705.html" April 7, 1992, Jun 1 2000 Greece and the Republic of Macedonia, thus enabling the U.S. to recognize   HYPERLINK "http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/papers/1992/92033001.html" March 30, 1992, Jun 1 2000 and we tried, as you remember.
Greece stood with us from the very first moments of to Greece this summer, with an additional 18 to follow in the autumn.
Greece, a longstanding relations are in excellent shape -- Greece, a trusted NATO ally, a country Q.
international.tamu.edu /schoolar/greece.doc   (2149 words)

 Dimitris Constantin Photographs of Greece
Constantine was the first photographer to be associated with the Hellenic Archaeological Society, for which he photographed antiquities in Athens and objects from the Society's collection.
Also present is the original container of the photographs, a blue morocco-covered brass bound box with Sir Rumbold's crest engraved on a brass plate on the lid.
The second series consists of a bound volume of photographs by Constantine of Greece and Greek antiquities, ca.
libweb.princeton.edu /libraries/firestone/rbsc/aids/constantine   (613 words)

 Mr. Dowling's Constantine Page
Constantine decided to move his government to a place that was safe from foreign invasion.
In 330, Constantine moved to a city called Byzantium in modern Turkey.
Constantine renamed the city “Constantinople,” which means “city of Constantine.”
www.mrdowling.com /702-constantine.html   (324 words)

 Cyprus: A Settlement Woul Serve the Region Well
Turkey, Greece and Great Britain had signed the 1959 Cyprus independence agreements and were treaty-bound to guarantee this independence.
Neither Greece nor Germany nor other EC members who object to Turkey's human rights record may ever agree to this.
Greece, with a precarious economy and a narrowly based rightist government might be ready to lift its veto from over half a billion dollars in EC economic aid funds to Turkey.
www.iht.com /articles/1991/08/17/cool.php   (872 words)

 Hellenic Communication Service: the Premier Service for Greeks and Greek-Americans
The first point is correct in that Constantine had promised to continue with Venizelos’s foreign policy in Asia Minor against the Turkish nationalists.
It is, however, hard to imagine that Venizelos and Constantine would have cooperated in other political matters, when one considers their fierce differences over foreign policy during the First World War.
After all it was the French who were the most vociferous in their opposition to Constantine’s return in December 1920.
www.helleniccomserve.com /stavridiscapps.html   (960 words)

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