Prince Christian Oscar of Hanover

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Prince Christian Oscar
Prince Christian Oscar of Hanover
Spouse Mireille Dutry
Issue Princess Caroline-Luise
Princess Mireille
Full name
Christian Oscar Ernest Augustus William Victor George Henry
German: Christian Oskar Ernst August Wilhelm Viktor Georg Heinrich[1][2]
House House of Hanover
Father Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick
Mother Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia
Born (1919-09-01)1 September 1919
Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria
Died 10 December 1981(1981-12-10) (aged 62)
Lausanne, Switzerland

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[1][2] – 10 December 1981 in Lausanne, Switzerland[1][2]) was the fourth child[1][2] 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.

The Titles Deprivation Act 1917 was passed a few months before his birth, otherwise he would have been a Prince of Great Britain and Ireland.


During World War II, he served in the Luftwaffe.

In 1960, Christian Prinz von Hannover, as head of the Duke of Cumberland Foundation, became a consulting manager for Durisol, an Austrian manufacturer of cement-bonded wood fiber.[3]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Christian eloped[4] with Mireille Dutry (born 10 January 1946), daughter of Armand Dutry and Tinou Soinne and childhood friend of Diane von Fürstenberg,[4] on 23 November 1963 at Salzburg, Austria in a civil ceremony.[1][2] They were remarried two days later in a religious ceremony in Brussels, Belgium.[1][2] Christian and Mireille Dutry divorced in 1976.[1][2] 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.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (1 July 2003). "Christian Oskar Hanover, Prince of Hanover". Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Paul Theroff. "HANNOVER". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  3. ^ "Durisol: The Milestones". Durisol-Werke GES. M. B. H. Archived from the original on 2008-06-25. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  4. ^ a b Jess Cartner-Morley (27 January 2007). "Diane Von Furstenberg". Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 2008-07-17.