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Greek succession crisis ends when Prince William of Denmark becomes King George I of Greece

King George the First of Greece, detail
03/30/1863
The Greek Parliament, after weeks of debate, formally invited Prince William of Denmark to become the nation's monarch. William accepted in a formal ceremony in Copenhagen a week later and became King George I of Greece, ending a six-month international crisis over who would succeed the deposed Greek ruler Otto I, a Bavarian prince who had ruled for thirty years. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
Neville Williams, ed., Chronology of World History (Santa Barbara, California:  ABC-CLIO, 1999), 3: 310.

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