The Weekend Special is about the History of the Greek Royal Family - Otto I of Greece

On June 1st. 1815, Otto, son of Ludwig I of Bavaria, was born in Schloss
Mirabell in Salzburg (Austria).

Travel Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg Austria Castle

Travel Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg Austria Castle



















Own pictures of Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg (Austria)

At that time Salzburg was a part of the Kingdom of Bavaria.

In 1832, Otto became the King of the modern Greek State.
















Otto's Entry in Athens - Source picture: Wikiepdia


During his reign there were a lot of problems inter alia:

-  partisanships of the Greeks;
-  financial uncertainty;
etc....





















King Otto of Greece - Source picture: Wikipedia


Otto tried to rule as an absolute monarch. In September 1943 there was a revolution.
People asked for a Constitution.


















Painting of the September revolution in 1843 - Source: Wikipedia


In 1862, there was a new coup against Otto I of Greece.
The King and Queen fled on a ship back to Bavaria (Germany).

In 1867, Otto I died in Bamberg (Bavaria).
He is buried in the Theatiner Kirche (Church) in Munich.

















Theatiner Kirche of Munich - Source: Wikipedia
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