Today in History - December 21st. 1818 - Amalia of Oldenburg

Amalia of Oldenburg was born on December 21st. 1818.


Amalia of Oldenburg
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Her parents were Augustus, Grand Duke of Oldenburg and
Princess Adelheid of Anhalt- Bernburg-Schaumburg - Hoym.

In 1836, Amalia of Oldenburg married Prince Otto of Bavaria
(son of King Ludwig I of Bavaria).
Prince Otto of Bavaria was appointed as King of Greece.
So, Amalia of Oldenburg became Queen Consort of Greece.


King Otto and Queen Consort Amalia in Athens
Source painting: Wikipedia


Amalia of Oldenburg and her husband were unable to produce an heir.
That caused political tensions.
Besides that, she stayed protestant in an Orthodox country.

Amalia of Oldenburg had influence on fashion in Greece.
She created a romantic folk dress, which became the traditional
Greek Costume or the Amalia dress.


Amalia of Oldenburg
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In 1862, there was a new coup in Greece. Otto I and Amalia of Oldenburg
returned to Bavaria.

Amalia of Oldenburg died on May 20th. 1875 in Munich -
Bavaria (now in Germany).