Anne-Marie von Schutzbar genannt Milchling

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Anne-Marie
Hereditary Grand Duchess of Oldenburg
Born (1903-07-03)3 July 1903
Hann. Münden, Kingdom of Prussia
Died 1 January 1991(1991-01-01) (aged 87)
Rastede, Germany
Spouse Count Bechtold von Bernstorff
Nikolaus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg
Issue Countess Verena von Bernstorff
Full name
German: Anne-Marie
House House of Schutzbar genannt Milchling
House of Holstein-Gottorp
Father Rudolf von Schutzbar gennant Milchling
Mother Rose Marston

Anne-Marie von Schutzbar genannt Milchling (3 July 1903 –1 January 1991) was the second wife of Nikolaus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg, pretender to the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg.

Early life[edit]

Anne-Marie was born at Hann. Münden, Kingdom of Prussia (now Lower Saxony) on 3 July 1903. She was the only daughter of Rudolf von Schutzbar gen. Milchling and Rose Marston.[1]

Her family, Schutzbar genannt Milchling, belonged to an Upper Hesse, later baronial (German: Freiherr) noble family.

Marriage and family[edit]

Anne-Marie married on 15 Jun 1924 in Hohenhaus (in the town of Radebeul), to Count Bechtold von Bernstorff. They divorced in 1948.[2]

They had one daughter:

  • Countess Verena von Bernstorff (b. 21 August 1936), married Count Joachim von Bernstorff, had issue.

Anne-Marie married secondly on 20 September 1950 in Güldenstein to Nikolaus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg, the third child and first son of Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg (1852–1931) and Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1869–1955). Nikolaus first wife Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont had died in 1948. They had no children.[1]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 3 July 1903 – 15 Jun 1924: Anne-Marie von Schutzbar gennant Milchling
  • 15 Jun 1924–1948: Countess Bechtold von Bernstorff
  • 1948 – 20 September 1950: Anne-Marie von Schutzbar gennant Milchling
  • 20 September 1950 – 3 April 1970: Her Royal Highness The Hereditary Grand Duchess of Oldenburg
  • 3 April 1970 - 1 January 1991: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Hereditary Grand Duchess of Oldenburg
    • Title in pretence: 20 September 1950 – 3 April 1970: Her Royal Highness The Grand Duchess of Oldenburg

Notes and sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b C. Arnold McNaughton, The Book of Kings: A Royal Genealogy, in 3 volumes (London, U.K.: Garnstone Press, 1973), volume 1, page 206. Hereinafter cited as The Book of Kings.
  2. ^ Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser , Reference: 1997 79.
Anne-Marie von Schutzbar genannt Milchling
Born: 3 July 1903 Died: 1 January 1991
Titles in pretence
Vacant
Title last held by
Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont
— TITULAR —
Grand Duchess of Oldenburg
20 September 1950 – 3 April 1970
Reason for succession failure:
Grand Duchy abolished in 1918
Succeeded by
Princess Ameli of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg