Rare, 1872, Queen Olga of Greece, Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia, Signed Royal Document Order Autograph


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Rare 1872

Royal Decree of King Georg I of Greece

Typeset letter, hand-signed by Queen Olga of Greece

Printed in Corfu in 1872


About the Greek State budget

With co-signers

Condition: Please see photos

Original official marking and notations throughout margin

Document measures approximately 16.5″ x 13.5″

Paper type is laid

No watermark

4 Pages

Guaranteed original and authentic!


Olga Constantinovna of Russia (Greek: Όλγα; 1851 – 1926) was Queen of Greece as the wife of King George I. She was briefly the regent of Greece in 1920. A member of the Romanov dynasty, Olga was the oldest daughter of Grand Duke Constantine Nikolaievich and his wife, Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg. She spent her childhood in Saint Petersburg, Poland, and the Crimea, and married George in 1867 at the age of sixteen. At first, she felt ill at ease in the Kingdom of Greece, but she quickly became involved in social and charitable work. She founded hospitals and schools, but her attempt to promote a new, more accessible, Greek translation of the Gospels sparked riots by religious conservatives.


George I (Greek: Γεώργιος Α΄, 1845 –1913) was King of Greece from 30 March 1863 until his assassination in 1913. Originally a Danish prince, he was born in Copenhagen, and seemed destined for a career in the Royal Danish Navy. He was only 17 years old when he was elected king by the Greek National Assembly, which had deposed the unpopular Otto. His nomination was both suggested and supported by the Great Powers: the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Second French Empire and the Russian Empire. He married Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia in 1867, and became the first monarch of a new Greek dynasty. Two of his sisters, Alexandra and Dagmar, married into the British and Russian royal families. Edward VII of the United Kingdom and Alexander III of Russia were his brothers-in-law, and George V of the United Kingdom, Christian X of Denmark, Haakon VII of Norway, and Nicholas II of Russia were his nephews.

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