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Constantine II, king of Greece

Constantine II,

1940–, king of the Hellenes; also known as Constantine XIII. He was appointed regent in 1964 and succeeded to the throne the same year on the death of his father, King PaulPaul,
1901–64, king of the Hellenes (1947–64), brother and successor of George II. He married (1938) Princess Frederika of Brunswick. During Paul's reign Greece followed a pro-Western policy, and the Cyprus question was temporarily resolved.
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. In 1967, after a military junta had seized political power in Greece, Constantine made an abortive attempt to overthrow the generals. When the coup failed, he and his family fled into exile. The junta declared him formally deposed in June, 1973, and established a republic. In Dec., 1974, after the overthrow of the junta, the Greek voters chose not to restore the monarchy. Constantine was stripped of his Greek citizenship in 1994. In 2002 the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Greece had to compensate the former king for property nationalized after the royal family fled the country.

Constantine II, Roman emperor

Constantine II,

316–40, Roman emperor, son of Constantine IConstantine I
or Constantine the Great
, 288?–337, Roman emperor, b. Naissus (present-day Niš, Serbia). He was the son of Constantius I and Helena and was named in full Flavius Valerius Constantinus.
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. When the empire was divided at the death (337) of Constantine I, among the brothers Constantius IIConstantius II,
317–61, Roman emperor, son of Constantine I. When the empire was divided (337) at the death of Constantine, Constantius II was given rule over Asia Minor, Syria, and Egypt, while his brothers, Constans I and Constantine II, received other portions.
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, Constans IConstans I
, b. 320 or 323, d. 350, Roman emperor, youngest son of Constantine I. At his father's death in 337 he received Italy and Africa as well as Pannonia and Dacia, while his brothers, Constantine II and Constantius II, received other portions of the empire.
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, and Constantine II, Constantine II received Britain, Gaul, and Spain. Maintaining that he had been cheated, he demanded some of the territory given Constans I. In an invasion of Italy intended to win some of that territory, he was killed in an ambush.
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They simply kicked out King Constantine II for supporting the colonels whose coup turned the country into a dictatorship from 1967 to 1974.
1967: A military coup replaced the monarchy in Greece, sending King Constantine II into exile.
Alsao featured are Constantine II, former King of Greece, John Gibson, former Royal footman, naval contemporaries Lord Lewin and Admiral William O'Brien, and Charles de Haes, former director of the World Wide Fund for Nature.
In neighbouring Greece, King Constantine II tried to protect his country from tyrants.
He died in 1964, and was succeeded by the glamorous and charismatic Constantine II who married the eighteen-year-old Princess Anne Marie of Denmark within the year.
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Kenneth II from 971-95; Constantine II from 995-97; Kenneth III from 997-1005; Malcolm II from 1005- 34; Duncan from 1034-40; Macbeth from 1040-57; Lulach The Simple from 1057- 58; and Malcolm III from 1058-93.