Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark

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Princess Elisabeth
Countess of Toerring-Jettenbach
Princess Elizabeth of Greece.jpg
Spouse Carl Theodor, Count of Toerring-Jettenbach
Issue Count Hans Veit
Countess Helene
House House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Father Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark
Mother Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia
Born (1904-05-24)24 May 1904
Tatoi Palace, Tatoi, Greece
Died 11 January 1955(1955-01-11) (aged 50)
Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Princess Elisabeth of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Πριγκίπισσα Ελισάβετ της Ελλάδας και Δανίας) (24 May 1904 – 11 January 1955) was the middle daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia.[1]


Princess Elisabeth (center), with her sisters

Early life[edit]

Elizabeth was born on 24 May 1904 at Tatoi, Greece.[1] Her family nicknamed her 'Woolly' because her thick, dark brown hair. Princess Elisabeth was a horsewoman and painter. Her sisters, Olga and Marina, married into reigning dynasties.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Elisabeth married Carl Theodor, Count of Toerring-Jettenbach, who was known as "Toto." Carl Theodor was the head of a German mediatized comital family also closely related to several then-ruling dynasties: his mother was a sister of Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians and of Princess Marie Gabrielle of Bavaria.[1] Count Toerring-Jettenbach was named for his grandfather, Duke Karl Theodor in Bavaria. Elisabeth and Carl Theodor had two children:

  • Hans Veit Kaspar Nikolaus, Count of Toerring-Jettenbach, born 11 January 1935[1] married a granddaughter of Archduchess Anna of Tuscany (1879-1962), a daughter of Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Elisabeth Countess of Toering-Jettenbach, pastel painting by the painter Vera Stanley Alder
  • Countess Helene Marina Elisabeth of Toerring-Jettenbach, born 20 May 1937 in Winhöring castle, Bavaria married in a civil ceremony on 6 Apr 1956 at Schloß Seefeld, Munich and in a religious ceremony at Seefeld am Pilnsee, Bavaria on 10 Apr 1956 to Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria (Vienna 6 Dec 1918-Ulm 6 Aug 2004). Her second child was the well known socialite and fashion model Archduchess Sophie, who married Mariano Hugo, Prince of Windisch-Graetz.[1]

Elisabeth died of cancer on 11 January 1955 in Munich. She was 50 years old.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 24 May 1904 – 10 January 1934: Her Royal Highness Princess Elisavet of Greece and Denmark
  • 10 January 1934 – 11 January 1955: Her Royal Highness Princess Elisavet, Countess of Toerring-Jettenbach (German: Prinzessin Elisabeth, Gräfin zu Toerring-Jettenbach)




  1. ^ a b c d e McNaughton, C. Arnold. "The Book of Kings: A Royal Genealogy". 3 volumes. London, U.K.: Garnstone Press, 1973, ISBN = 978-0812902808
  2. ^ Wedding of Juan Carlos of Spain and Sophia of Greece

External links[edit]

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