Ameli, Duchess of Oldenburg

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Princess Ameli
Duchess of Oldenburg
Born (1923-03-04)4 March 1923
Frankfurt am Main, Weimar Republic
Died 26 March 2016(2016-03-26) (aged 93)
Eutin, Germany
Spouse Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg
Issue Duchess Helene
Christian, Duke of Oldenburg
Full name
German: Ameli Gertrud Pauline Antonie Madeleine Wanda Elisabeth
House Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg
Father Udo, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg
Mother Countess Margarete of Castell-Castell
Religion Lutheran
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

  • HH Duchess Helene

Princess Ameli of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (German: Prinzessin Ameli Gertrud Pauline Antonie Madeleine Wanda Elisabeth zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg; 4 March 1923 – 26 March 2016) was the daughter of Udo, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, and widow of Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg, the late pretender to the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg who died on September 20, 2014.

Early life[edit]

Ameli was born at Frankfurt am Main, Weimar Republic the first child of Udo, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (1896–1980), and his wife, Countess Margarete of Castell-Castell (1899–1969), daughter of Friedrich Carl, Prince of Castell-Castell.

Marriage and family[edit]

Ameli married on 7 August 1951 in Kreuzwertheim, to Duke Anton-Günther of Oldenburg (1923–2014), son of Nikolaus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg (1897–1970) and his first wife Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1899–1948). Duke Anton-Günther is a grandson of the last Grand Duke of Oldenburg, Frederick Augustus II.[1]

They had two children.

  • Duchess Helene Elisabeth Bathildis Margarete of Oldenburg (born 3 August 1953 in Rastede), unmarried
  • Duke Christian Nikolaus Udo Peter of Oldenburg (born 1 February 1955 in Rastede), married to Countess Caroline zu Rantzau and has issue. Since the death of Duke Anton-Günther, Duke Christian is now the Duke of Oldenburg and head of the Grand Ducal Family of Oldenburg.

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 4 March 1923 – 7 August 1951: Her Serene Highness Princess Ameli of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg
  • 7 August 1951 – 3 April 1970: Her Royal Highness Duchess Ameli of Oldenburg
  • 3 April 1970 – 20 September 2014: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Oldenburg
  • 20 September 2014 - 26 March 2016: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Duchess of Oldenburg
  • Title in pretence:
    • 3 April 1970 – 20 September 2014: Her Royal Highness The Grand Duchess of Oldenburg
    • 20 September 2014 - 26 March 2016: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Grand Duchess of Oldenburg

Ancestry[edit]

Notes and sources[edit]

  1. ^ C. Arnold McNaughton, The Book of Kings, volume 1, page 210.
Ameli, Duchess of Oldenburg
Born: 4 March 1923
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Anne-Marie von Schutzbar genannt Milchling
— TITULAR —
Grand Duchess of Oldenburg
3 April 1970 – 20 September 2014
Reason for succession failure:
Grand Duchy abolished in 1918
Succeeded by
Countess Caroline zu Rantzau