Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg

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Anton-Günther
Duke of Oldenburg
Born (1923-01-16)16 January 1923
Lensahn, Germany
Died 20 September 2014(2014-09-20) (aged 91)
Harmsdorf, Ostholstein, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Spouse Princess Ameli of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg
Issue Duchess Helene
Duke Christian
Full name
Anton-Günther Friedrich August Josias von Oldenburg
House Holstein-Gottorp
Father Nikolaus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg
Mother Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Religion Lutheranism

Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg (Anton-Günther Friedrich August Josias von Oldenburg; 16 January 1923 – 20 September 2014) was the head of the Grand Ducal Family of Oldenburg.

He was born in Lensahn the son of Hereditary Grand Duke Nikolaus of Oldenburg (1897–1970) and his first wife Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1899–1948). Duke Anton-Günther was a grandson of Frederick Augustus II, the last Grand Duke of Oldenburg, and through his mother a grandson of Friedrich, the last Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

He studied for a Diplom in Forestry and succeeded as head of the Grand Ducal Family of Oldenburg upon the death of his father, the Hereditary Grand Duke, on 3 April 1970. He died in September 2014 aged 91.[1]

Marriage and children[edit]

Duke Anton-Günther was married to Princess Ameli of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (1923-2016) at Kreuzwertheim on 7 August 1951. They have two children:

The Duke and the Duchess lived at Güldenstein Manor, Harmsdorf, Schleswig Holstein. The Duke also owned Eutin Castle and Rastede Castle.

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 16 January 1923 – 24 February 1931 His Highness Duke Anton-Günther of Oldenburg
  • 24 February 1931 – 3 April 1970: His Royal Highness Duke Anton-Günther of Oldenburg
  • 3 April 1970 – 20 September 2014: His Royal Highness The Duke of Oldenburg

Ancestry[edit]

See also[edit]

Counts, dukes and grand dukes of Oldenburg

References[edit]

Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 16 January 1923 Died: 20 September 2014
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Nikolaus
— TITULAR —
Grand Duke of Oldenburg
3 April 1970 – 20 September 2014
Reason for succession failure:
Grand Duchy abolished in 1918
Succeeded by
Christian