Prince Axel of Denmark
Danish princeDied when: 75 years 337 days (911 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Prince Axel of Denmark, (Danish: Prins Axel Christian Georg til Danmark; 12 August 1888 – 14 July 1964) was a member of the Danish royal family.
He was the second son of Prince Valdemar of Denmark and Princess Marie of Orléans, and a grandson of King Christian IX of Denmark.
On his father's side, he was a first cousin of King Christian X of Denmark, King Haakon VII of Norway and his wife Queen Maud, King Constantine I of Greece, King George V of the United Kingdom, Emperor Nicholas II of Russia, Ernest Augustus III, Duke of Brunswick and Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, father of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and on his mother's side of Henri, Count of Paris (1908–1999), Orleanist pretender to the French throne.
Prince Axel was a popular patron of sports.He was a prominent International Olympic Committee member and activist and also a business executive.
In 1963, Prince Axel became the first honorary member of the IOC in history.He was an officer in the Royal Danish Navy.