Louis Vuitton cabin trunk from King George II.
Louis Vuitton Cabin Suitcase from the King of Greece George II. The Louis Vuitton leather suitcase has a crown and the sign of the King of Greece on both sides.
George II (Greek: Γεώργιος Β ', Βασιλεὺὺ τῶν Ἑλλήνων, Geórgios,', Vasiléfs ton Ellínon, July 19, 1890 (NS) - April 1, 1947) ruled from 1922 to 1924 and from 1935 to 1947 as King of Greece.
Dimensions 87 cm x 37 cm x 51 cm
Price: 48.500 €
George II (Greece)
Georg (ios) II. (Born July 7, Jul. 1990 in Tatoi, † April 1, 1947 in Athens), born Prince Georgios II of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, ruled from 1922 to 1924 and from 1935 to 1947 as King of the Hellenes. He was the eldest son of Constantine I of Greece and his wife Sophie of Prussia.
George's father, Konstantin, abdicated on 12 July 1917 because of his German-friendly attitude; Together they left the country, while George's brother Alexandros I ascended the Greek throne. Alexandros died in 1920, and after a referendum Constantine was recalled to the throne.
On September 27, 1922, Constantine abdicated as a result of the Plastiras coup, and George was enthroned as King George II of Greece. However, he left Greece in December 1923 and lived first in Bucharest, from 1931 in London. On March 25, 1924, the Greek National Assembly in Athens proclaimed the republic, which was confirmed by referendum on April 13. On May 1, 1924, Greece became a republic.
The June 1935 parliamentary elections under martial law were boycotted by the opposition parties, with the result that the conservative People's Party of Panagis Tsaldaris received 65% of the votes and, as a result of majority voting, took 254 of the 300 parliamentary seats. Supporters of the monarchy of Ioannis Metaxas, Ioannis Rallis and Georgios Stratos urged the restoration of the king. In a (called by the historian Richard Clogg as "open farce" referendum) - George II wanted to return from exile only if the "absolute majority of the people want it" - 98% of the votes for the restoration of the monarchy.
On November 3, 1935 Georg returned to the throne. In the spirit of reconciliation of the warring political camps, he first appointed Konstantinos Demertzis Prime Minister. After his death in April 1936, he appointed General Ioannis Metaxas head of government and foreign minister of Greece. This established from August a dictatorial regime; foreign policy he remained connected to the British. On October 28, 1940 Metaxas rejected Mussolini's ultimatum to surrender with the famous "όχι" (no). This day is still a national holiday in Greece. The attacking Italian troops could be driven back by the Greeks to beyond the Albanian border.
At the beginning of April 1941 German and Bulgarian troops supported the Italians. On April 21, 1941, the Greek-British armed forces capitulated, and King George II, parts of the government and the British troops retreated first to the island of Crete and during the air battle over Crete at the end of May 1941 from there to Egypt. The Greek exile government established itself first in the Egyptian Alexandria, then in London, from March 1943 in Cairo.