Line of succession to the former Oldenburger throne

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Grand Ducal Family of Oldenburg
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  • HRH The Duke
    HRH The Duchess
    • HRH Duke Alexander
    • HH Duke Philipp
    • HH Duke Anton Friedrich
    • HH Duchess Katharina

HRH The Dowager Duchess

  • HH Duchess Helene

The grand-ducal family of Oldenburg is the junior most branch of the House of Holstein-Gottorp, the junior most branch of the House of Oldenburg. The law of succession of the family is agnatic primogeniture, allowing only males born out of an approved marriage and of a male line to succeed. The current head of the grand-ducal family of Oldenburg is Christian , styled as His Royal Highness The Duke of Oldenburg. The family ruled the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg until 1918, when the last Grand Duke, Frederick Augustus II, was forced to abdicate in the German Revolution.

Persons marked with an "M" below are of morganatic lines and ineligible to succeed. On 11 August 1903, Emperor Nicholas II of Russia renounced, in favour of Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, the rights of members of the Imperial House (that of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov) to succeed to the throne of the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg.[1] Therefore, should the line of succession presented below be extinguished, the headship of the grand-ducal family would fall to the male descendants of Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, as the result of an Oldenburg law dated 19 October 1904.[2]

Current head: HRH Duke Christian of Oldenburg (born 1955)
Peter IAugustus IPeter IIFrederick Augustus IINikolausAnton-GüntherChristian
  1. Duke Alexander of Oldenburg (b. 1990), son of Duke Christian
  2. Duke Philipp of Oldenburg (b. 1991), son of Duke Christian
  3. Duke Anton Friedrich of Oldenburg (b. 1993), son of Duke Christian
    Peter I → Augustus I → Peter II → Frederick Augustus II → Nikolaus
  4. Duke Peter of Oldenburg (b. 1926), brother of the Duke of Oldenburg
  5. Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg (b. 1952), son of Duke Peter
  6. Duke Nikolaus of Oldenburg (b. 1955), son of Duke Peter
  7. Duke Christoph of Oldenburg (b. 1985), son of Duke Nikolaus
  8. Duke Georg of Oldenburg (b. 1990), son of Duke Nikolaus
  9. Duke Oscar of Oldenburg (b. 1991), son of Duke Nikolaus
  10. Duke Georg Moritz of Oldenburg (b. 1957), son of Duke Peter
  11. Duke Egilmar of Oldenburg (b. 1934), brother of the Duke of Oldenburg
  12. Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg (b. 1936), brother of the Duke of Oldenburg
  13. Duke Paul-Wladimir of Oldenburg (b. 1969), son of Duke Friedrich
  14. Duke Kirill of Oldenburg (b. 2002), son of Duke Paul-Wladimir
  15. Duke Carlos of Oldenburg (b. 2004), son of Duke Paul-Wladimir
  16. Duke Paul of Oldenburg (b. 2005), son of Duke Paul-Wladimir
  17. Duke Huno of Oldenburg (b. 1940), brother of the Duke of Oldenburg
  18. Duke Johann of Oldenburg (b. 1940), brother of the Duke of Oldenburg
  19. Duke Konstantin Nikolaus of Oldenburg (b. 1975), son of Duke Johann
    Peter I → Augustus I → Duke Elimar of Oldenburg → Count Gustav of Welsburg → Count Elimar of Welsburg
    • Count Alexander of Welsburg M (b. 1938), son of Count Elimar and third cousin of the Duke of Oldenburg
    • Count Christian of Welsburg M (b. 1939), son of Count Elimar and third cousin of the Duke of Oldenburg

    Peter I → Augustus I → Duke Elimar of Oldenburg → Count Gustav of Welsburg → Count Percy Frederick of Welsburg

    • Count Patrick Hubert of Welsburg M (b. 1943), son of Count Percy Frederick and third cousin of the Duke of Oldenburg

    Peter I → Duke George of OldenburgDuke Peter Georgievich of OldenburgDuke Konstantin Petrovich of Oldenburg → Count Peter of Zarnekau → Count Constantine of Zarnekau

    • Count Peter of Zarnekau M (b. 1948), son of Count Constantine and fourth cousin once removed of the Duke of Oldenburg
    • Count Nicholas of Zarnekau M (b. 1968), son of Count Peter

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Czar Renounces a Grand Duchy". New York Times. 10 March 1904. p. 9. 
  2. ^ Almanach de Gotha (186th ed.). 2003. pp. 167, 168. ISBN 0-9532142-4-9.