Princess Elizabeth, Countess Toerring-Jettenbach

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Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark (1904-1955) was the middle daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece (1872-1938) and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia (1882-1957). She was born on 24 May 1904 at Tatoi. Like her sisters, Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, Elizabeth was considered a great beauty. Her family nicknamed her 'Woolly' because her dark brown hair was thicker and more difficult to manage than her sisters'. Princess Elizabeth, who was the sweetest and least-known of the three lovely sisters, was a fearless horsewoman and a talented painter, though she cared more for horses than for art. She was close to both of her more-famous sisters.

Elizabeth married Count Karl Theodor zu Toerring Jettenbach, who was known as Toto. Karl Theodor's mother was a sister of Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians. Elizabeth and Karl Theodor had two children: Hans Veit Kaspar Nikolaus Count zu Toerring-Jettenbach, born 11 January 1935, and Helene Marina Elisabeth Countess zu Toerring-Jettenbach, born 20 May 1937.

Elizabeth died of cancer on January 11, 1955. She was 50 years old.

The daughters of Nicholas of Greece: Olga , Elizabeth and Marina

The daughters of Nicholas of Greece: Olga , Elizabeth and Marina

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