Paul, King of the Hellenes (Greek Παύλος, Βασιλεύς των Ελλήνων December 14, 1901 - March 6, 1964), was King of Greece from 1947 to 1964. He succeeded his brother, George II, as king during a civil war between Greek Communists and supporters of the monarchy.
Paul was born in Athens, and was trained as a naval officer.
During most of World War II, when Greece was under German occupation, Paul was with the Greek government-in-exile in London and Cairo. From Cairo, he broadcast messages to the Greek people.
He returned to Greece in 1946 and succeeded to the throne on April 1, 1947, on the sudden death of his brother, George II. His reign was rather eventful as Greece joined NATO in 1949, the Greek Civil War came to an end that same year, the EOKA struggle broke out in Cyprus on April 1, 1955 and the riots against the Greeks in Istanbul broke out in September of that same year. His death took place during the Cyprus crisis of 1963-1964.
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