Skip to main content

Marina of Greece (1906–1968)

Marina of Greece (1906–1968)

Duchess of Kent . Name variations: Marina Oldenburg; Dame Marina. Born on December 13, 1906, in Athens, Greece; died on August 27, 1968, at Kensington Palace, London, England; daughter of Helena of Russia (1882–1957) and Prince Nicholas (Oldenburg) of Greece (uncle of England's Prince Philip); sister of Olga Oldenburg (1903–1981) and Elizabeth Oldenburg (1904–1955); married George Windsor (1902–1942), 1st duke of Kent, on November 29, 1934; children: Edward Windsor (b. 1935), 2nd duke of Kent; Princess Alexandra of Kent (b. 1936); Prince Michael of Kent (b. 1942).

The youngest of the three daughters of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Helena of Russia , Marina of Greece married George, 1st duke of Kent, in 1934, and had three children before her husband's untimely death in a plane crash in 1942. Marina, who served during the war as commandant, and later chief commandant, of the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS), was also colonel-in-chief of the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment and the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Marina was a chancellor of Kent University and a patron of the National Association for Mental Health. She also served as president of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and of the All England Lawn Tennis Club. She was named Grand Cross of the British Empire (GBE) in 1937 and Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO), in 1948.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Marina of Greece (1906–1968)." Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. . 18 Apr. 2019 <>.

"Marina of Greece (1906–1968)." Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. . (April 18, 2019).

"Marina of Greece (1906–1968)." Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. . Retrieved April 18, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.