Prince Albrecht of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

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Prince Albrecht
Prince Albrecht of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Born (1863-03-15)15 March 1863
Kiel, Duchy of Holstein[1]
Died 23 April 1948(1948-04-23) (aged 85)
Glücksburg, Schleswig-Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Spouse Countess Ortrud of Ysenburg und Büdingen
Princess Hertha of Ysenburg und Büdingen
Issue Princess Marie Luise of Schaumburg-Lippe
Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Prince Johann Georg of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Prince Friedrich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Ortrud, Princess of Hanover
Full name
Albert Christian Adolph Charles Eugene
German: Albrecht Christian Adolf Karl Eugen
House House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Father Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Mother Princess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe

Prince Albrecht of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg[1][2] (15 March 1863, Kiel, Duchy of Holstein[1][2] – 23 April 1948, Glücksburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany[1][2]) was the fifth and youngest child[1][2] of Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and his wife Princess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe and was a nephew of Christian IX of Denmark.[1][2] Albrecht was the grandfather of Ernst August V, Prince of Hanover through his daughter Princess Ortrud of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.

Albrecht was recognized by a family compact of 1904 as possessing rights of succession to the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg in the event of the extinction of the reigning Grand Ducal line.[3]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Albrecht married Countess Ortrud of Ysenburg und Büdingen (1879-1918), daughter of Count Karl of Ysenburg (1819-1900) und Büdingen[1][2] on 14 October 1906 at Meerholz, Germany.[1][2] Albrecht and Ortrud had four children:[1][2]

After Ortrud's death, Albrecht married, secondly, Princess Hertha of Ysenburg und Büdingen (1883–1972), daughter of Bruno, 3rd Prince of Ysenburg and Büdingen and Countess Bertha of Castell-Rüdenhausen,[1][2] on 19 September 1920 at Büdingen, Hesse, Germany.,[1][2] with issue.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 15 March 1863 – 19 December 1863: His Serene Highness Prince Albrecht of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
  • 19 December 1863 – 23 April 1948: His Highness Prince Albrecht of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Darryl Lundy (17 June 2003). "Albrecht Prinz zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg". Retrieved 2008-09-08.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Paul Theroff. "SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  3. ^ Glenn A. Steinberg. "The House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, 1939-1945". European Royalty During World War II. Retrieved 2008-09-08.  External link in |publisher= (help)