Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg

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Duke of Oldenburg
Spouse Princess Ameli of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg
Duchess Helene
Duke Christian
Full name
Anton-Günther Friedrich August Josias von Oldenburg
House House of Holstein-Gottorp
Father Nikolaus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg
Mother Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Born (1923-01-16) January 16, 1923 (age 91)
Lensahn, Germany
Religion Lutheranism

Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg (Anton-Günther Friedrich August Josias von Oldenburg) (born January 16, 1923) is the head of the Grand Ducal Family of Oldenburg.

He was born in Lensahn the son of Hereditary Grand Duke Nikolaus of Oldenburg (1897–1970) and his first wife Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1899–1948). Duke Anton-Günther is a grandson of the last Grand Duke of Oldenburg, Frederick Augustus II and through his mother a grandson of Friedrich, the last Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont

He studied for a Diplom in Forestry and succeeded as head of the Grand Ducal Family of Oldenburg following the death of his father, the Hereditary Grand Duke on April 3, 1970.

Marriage and children[edit]

Grand Ducal Family of Oldenburg
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HRH The Duke
HRH The Duchess

  • HRH Duke Christian
    HRH Duchess Caroline
    • HH Duke Alexander
    • HH Duke Philipp
    • HH Duke Anton Friedrich
    • HH Duchess Katharina
  • HH Duchess Helene

Duke Anton-Günther was married to Princess Ameli of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (b. 1923) at Kreuzwertheim on August 7, 1951. They have two children:

The Duke and the Duchess live at Güldenstein Manor, Harmsdorf, Schleswig Holstein. The Duke also owns Eutin Castle and Rastede Castle.

Titles and styles[edit]

  • January 16, 1923 – February 24, 1931 His Highness Duke Anton-Günther of Oldenburg
  • February 24, 1931 – April 3, 1970: His Royal Highness Duke Anton-Günther of Oldenburg
  • April 3, 1970–present: His Royal Highness The Duke of Oldenburg


See also[edit]

Counts, dukes and grand dukes of Oldenburg


Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: January 16 1923
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Grand Duke of Oldenburg
April 3, 1970 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Grand Duchy abolished in 1918
Duke Christian of Oldenburg
British royalty
Preceded by
Hans-Christiann von Wartenberg
Line of succession to the British throne
737th position
Succeeded by
Duke Christian of Oldenburg