Princess Olga of Hanover (1884–1958)

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Princess Olga
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Princess Olga
Born (1884-07-11)11 July 1884
Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary
Died 21 September 1958(1958-09-21) (aged 74)
Hubertihaus, Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria
Full name
Olga Adelaide Louise Marie Alexandrina Agnes
German: Olga Adelheid Luise Marie Alexandrina Agnes
House Hanover
Father Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover
Mother Princess Thyra of Denmark

Princess Olga of Hanover and Cumberland (German: Olga Adelaide Louise Marie Alexandrina Agnes Prinzessin von Hannover und Cumberland; 11 July 1884 in Gmunden, Austria-Hungary – 21 September 1958 at Hubertihaus in Gmunden), Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

Biography[edit]

Olga was the youngest daughter 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 (1817–1898). Olga was a great-great-granddaughter of George III of the United Kingdom (1738–1820) and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744–1818).

Princess Olga resided with her family at Gmunden and remained unmarried throughout her life. In 1958, shortly before Olga's death, her nephew Ernest Augustus IV, Prince of Hanover and his wife Princess Ortrud of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg named their second eldest daughter after her. Olga died of natural causes at her home, Hubertihaus, near Gmunden on 21 September 1958.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 11 July 1884 – 21 September 1958: Her Royal Highness Princess Olga of Hanover, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg
  • 11 July 1884 - 28 March 1919: Her Royal Highness Princess Olga of Hanover and Cumberland, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg
    • official in Great Britain: Her Highness Princess Olga of Cumberland

Ancestry[edit]