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Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark

Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark middle daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia

middle daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro middle daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia
A.K.A. Elisabeth de Grèce
Countries Greece
Occupations Politician
Type Politics
Gender female
Birth 24 May 1904 (Tatoi Palace)
Death 11 January 1955 (Munich)
Star sign GeminiGemini
Mother: Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia
Father: Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark
Siblings: Princess Olga of Greece and DenmarkPrincess Marina of Greece and Denmark
Spouse: Karl Theodor zu Toerring-Jettenbach
Children: Helene of Toerring-Jettenbach
Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark
The details

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.


Princess Elisabeth (center), with her sisters

Early life

Elizabeth was born on 24 May 1904 at Tatoi, Greece. Her family nicknamed her 'Woolly' because her thick, dark brown hair. Princess Elisabeth was a horsewoman and painter.

Elizabeth's older sister, Olga, married Prince Paul of Yugoslavia in 1923. After the assassination of his cousin, King Alexander I, Paul served as Prince Regent of Yugoslavia from 1934 to 1941.

Elizabeth's younger sister, Marina, married Prince George, Duke of Kent, in 1934. Marina's elder son, Edward, is the current Duke of Kent, a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.

Through their father, Elizabeth and her sisters were first cousins of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Marriage and issue

Elisabeth married Count Carl Theodor of Törring-Jettenbach (22 September 1900 - 14 May 1967) on 10 January 1934. Through his mother, Duchess Sophie Adelheid in Bavaria, he was the nephew of Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians and of Princess Marie Gabrielle of Bavaria. Elisabeth and Carl Theodor had two children, six grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren:

  • Hans Veit Kaspar Nikolaus, Count of Törring-Jettenbach (11 January 1935) he married Princess Henriette of Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, great granddaughter of Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany, on 22 March 1964. They have three children and ten grandchildren:
    • Countess Clarissa of Törring-Jettenbach (31 March 1965); she married Prince Tassilo of Ratibor and Corvey in 1999. They have three children:
      • Princess Charlotte of Ratibor and Corvey (20 November 2000)
      • Prince Gregor of Ratibor and Corvey (25 August 2002)
      • Prince Vitus of Ratibor and Corvey (29 November 2004)
    • Count Ignatius Maximilian Karl Veit Törring-Jettenbach (30 March 1966); he married Robinia Viviana Giada Mentasti-Granelli on 14 May 2004. They have five daughters:
      • Countess Floriana Antonia Carla of Törring-Jettenbach (5 March 2005)
      • Countess Georgiana Josepha Lavinia of Törring-Jettenbach (11 July 2006)
      • Countess Elisabeth Ricciarda Valeria of Törring-Jettenbach (18 June 2008)
      • Countess Elena Inocencia Maria Maximiliana Isabel Rita of Törring-Jettenbach (28 December 2010)
      • Countess Maximiliana Marina Nicola Maria-Rosa Viviana of Törring-Jettenbach (7 December 2012)
    • Count Karl Theodore Ferdinand of Törring-Jettenbach (17 February 1969); he married Natalia Alexeevna Ivanova on 28 October 2009. They have two sons:
      • Count Karl-Albrecht of Törring-Jettenbach (9 April 2009)
      • Count Alexander August of Törring-Jettenbach (3 August 2011)
      • Count Lorenz of Törring-Jettenbach (11 April 2016)
Elisabeth Countess of Törring-Jettenbach, pastel painting by the painter Vera Stanley Alder
  • Countess Helene Marina Elisabeth of Törring-Jettenbach (20 May 1937); she married Archduke Ferdinand Karl Max of Austria (son of Archduke Maximilian Eugen of Austria and the nephew of Archduke Karl Franz of Austria the last Emperor of Austria) on 6 April 1956. They have three children and six grandchildren:
    • Archduchess Elisabeth Caecilia Helen of Austria (15 March 1957 – 18 May 1983); she married James Litchfield on 9 October 1982.
    • Archduchess Sophie of Austria (19 January 1959); she married Mariano Hugo, Prince of Windisch-Graetz on 11 February 1990. They have three children:
      • Prince Maximilian Hugo of Windisch-Grätz (4 August 1990)
      • Prince Alexis Ferdinando of Windisch-Grätz (10 December 1991 – 9 February 2010)
      • Princess Larissa Maria Luisa of Windisch-Grätz (11 December 1997)
    • Archduke Maximilian Heinrich Ferdinand of Austria (9 February 1961); he married Maya al-Askari on 2 July 2005 married Maya Askari. They have three children:
      • Archduke Nikolaus Heinrich of Austria (6 December 2005)
      • Archduke Constantin of Austria (4 June 2007)
      • Archduchess Katharina of Austria (8 November 2010)

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

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 24 May 1904 – 10 January 1934: Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark
  • 10 January 1934 – 11 January 1955: Her Royal Highness The Countess of Toerring-Jettenbach


  • Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Saints Olga and Sophia.


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