Prince Christian Oscar of Hanover
|Prince Christian Oscar|
|Prince Christian Oscar of Hanover|
|Christian Oscar Ernest Augustus William Victor George Henry
German: Christian Oskar Ernst August Wilhelm Viktor Georg Heinrich
|House||House of Hanover|
|Father||Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick|
|Mother||Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia|
1 September 1919|
Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria
|Died||10 December 1981
Prince Christian Oscar of Hanover (German: Christian Oskar Ernst August Wilhelm Viktor Georg Heinrich Prinz von Hannover), Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1 September 1919 in Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria – 10 December 1981 in Lausanne, Switzerland) was the fourth child of Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick and his wife Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, the only daughter of Wilhelm II, German Emperor and Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein.
During World War II, he served in the Luftwaffe.
Marriage and issue
Christian eloped with Mireille Dutry (born 10 January 1946), daughter of Armand Dutry and Tinou Soinne and childhood friend of Diane von Fürstenberg, on 23 November 1963 at Salzburg, Austria in a civil ceremony. They were remarried two days later in a religious ceremony in Brussels, Belgium. Christian and Mireille Dutry divorced in 1976. The couple had two daughters:
- HRH Princess Caroline-Luise Mireille Irene Sophie of Hanover (born 3 May 1965 at Wels, Upper Austria, Austria)
- HRH Princess Mireille Viktoria Luise of Hanover (born 3 June 1971 at Brussels, Belgium)
Christian was a descendant of Victoria of the United Kingdom and Albert, Prince Consort through their eldest daughter Victoria, Princess Royal, the wife of Frederick III, German Emperor. His sister, Princess Frederika of Hanover married Paul I, King of the Hellenes.
Patrilineal descent, descent from father to son, is the principle behind membership in royal houses, as it can be traced back through the generations - which means that the historically accurate royal house of monarchs of the House of Hanover was the House of Lucca (or Este, or Welf).
This is the descent of the primary male heir. For the complete expanded family tree, see List of members of the House of Hanover.
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