Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein

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Friedrich Ferdinand
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
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Head of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Predecessor Friedrich
Successor Wilhelm Friedrich
Spouse Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
Issue Victoria Adelaide, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Alexandra Victoria, Princess August Wilhelm of Prussia
Helena Adelaide, Princess Harald of Denmark
Adelaide, Princess of Solms-Baruth
Wilhelm Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Karoline Mathilde, Countess Hans of Solms-Baruth
Full name
Frederick Ferdinand George Christian Charles William
German: Friedrich Ferdinand Georg Christian Karl Wilhelm
House House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Father Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Mother Princess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe
Born (1855-10-12)12 October 1855
Kiel, Duchy of Holstein
Died 21 January 1934(1934-01-21) (aged 78)
Primkenau, Province of Schlesien, Germany H. Sandner, in his biography of his son-in-law, Carl Eduard of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Hitlers Herzog (2010), states on p. 257 that Friedrich Ferdinand dies at Primkenau, Silesia (now Przemków, Poland).

Friedrich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (12 October 1855, Kiel, Duchy of Holstein – 21 January 1934, Luisenlund, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany) was the fourth Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg[1][2]

Family and succession[edit]

Friedrich Ferdinand was the eldest son of Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Princess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe and a nephew of Christian IX of Denmark.[1][2] Friedrich Ferdinand succeeded to the headship of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and title duke upon the death of his father on 27 November 1885.[1][2] When the Head of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg Albert, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein died on 27 April 1931,[1][2] Friedrich Ferdinand became the Head of the House of Oldenburg and inherited the titles of Duke of Augustenborg and Duke of Schleswig-Holstein.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Friedrich Ferdinand married Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, daughter of Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and his wife Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg,[1][2] on 19 March 1885 at Primkenau.[1][2] Friedrich Ferdinand and Karoline Mathilde had six children:[1][2]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 12 October 1855 – 19 December 1863: His Serene Highness Prince Friedrich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
  • 19 December 1863 – 24 October 1878: His Highness Prince Friedrich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
  • 24 October 1878 – 27 November 1885: His Highness The Hereditary Prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
  • 27 November 1885 – 27 April 1931: His Highness The Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
  • 27 April 1931 – 21 January 1934: His Highness The Duke of Schleswig-Holstein

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (17 June 2003). "Friedrich Ferdinand Georg Christian Karl Wilhelm Herzog zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-09-02. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Paul Theroff. "SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Archived from the original on 2008-03-23. Retrieved 2008-09-02. 
Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 12 October 1855 Died: 21 January 1934
German nobility
Preceded by
Friedrich
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
27 November 1885–27 April 1931
Succeeded by
Himself as Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Preceded by
Albert
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
27 April 1931–21 January 1934
Succeeded by
Wilhelm Friedrich