He was born at Tatoi, near Athens, the son of Constantine I, King of the Hellenes and his wife, formerly Princess Sophie of Prussia (1870-1889).
He succeeded to the Greek throne on his father's abdication, 27 September 1922, but left Greece 24 March 1924. He was restored to the throne, 3 November 1935, but again left Greece following the German invasion, 23 April 1941. He was recalled to the throne 28 September 1946.
He died at the Royal Palace in Athens.
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