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In Copenhagen, Prince William of Denmark formally accepts the throne of Greece

King George the First of Greece, detail
06/06/1863
The year before, the Bavarian born king of Greece, Otto I, had been deposed, touching off a six-month international debate over who would follow him.  At the end of March, 1863, the Greek Parliament voted to request that seventeen year old Prince William of Denmark accept the throne.  Prince William acceded to the request in a formal ceremony in Copenhagen and became King George I of Greece. He would rule, for two weeks shy of fifty years, until his death in 1913.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Neville Williams, ed., Chronology of World History (Santa Barbara, California:  ABC-CLIO, 1999), 3: 310. 

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