Prince Christian of Hanover (1885–1901)

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Prince Christian
Prince Christian of Hanover
Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover and Princess Thyra of Denmark with family.jpg
Prince Christian with family, photographed by Karl Jagerspacher
Full name
Christian Frederick William George Peter Valdemar
German: Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Peter Waldemar[1]
House House of Hanover
Father Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover
Mother Princess Thyra of Denmark
Born (1885-07-04)4 July 1885
Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary
Died 3 September 1901(1901-09-03) (aged 16)
Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary

Prince Christian of Hanover (Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Peter Waldemar Prinz von Hannover[1]) Prince of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg[2] (born 4 July 1885 in Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary; died 3 September 1901 in Gmunden[1][2]) was the second eldest son of Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover (1845–1923) and Princess Thyra of Denmark (1853–1933), the youngest daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (1818–1906) and Louise of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) (1817–1898). Christian was a great-great-grandson of George III of the United Kingdom (1738–1820) and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744–1818).

Personal life[edit]

Christian developed appendicitis which was not diagnosed and left untreated and the condition eventually developed into peritonitis.[2] The prince died from the peritonitis[2] at the age of 16 at the Hanover family's residence in Gmunden.[1]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 4 July 1885 – 3 September 1901: His Royal Highness Prince Christian of Hanover and Cumberland, Prince of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Peter Waldemar Hanover, Prince of Hanover". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d Allan Raymond (24 June 2008). "Hanover Royal Family". Monarchies of Europe website. Retrieved 2008-08-17. [dead link]