Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein

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Friedrich Ferdinand
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
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Head of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
PredecessorFriedrich
SuccessorWilhelm Friedrich
Born(1855-10-12)12 October 1855
Kiel, Duchy of Holstein
Died21 January 1934(1934-01-21) (aged 78)
Primkenau, Province of Silesia, Free State of Prussia, Nazi Germany[1]
SpousePrincess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
IssueVictoria Adelaide, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Alexandra Victoria, Princess August Wilhelm of Prussia
Helena Adelaide, Princess Harald of Denmark
Adelaide Louise, Princess of Solms-Baruth
Wilhelm Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Karoline Mathilde, Countess Hans of Solms-Baruth
Full name
Frederick Ferdinand George Christian Charles William
German: Friedrich Ferdinand Georg Christian Karl Wilhelm
HouseGlücksburg
FatherFriedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
MotherPrincess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe

Friedrich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (12 October 1855 – 21 January 1934) was the fourth Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg[citation needed] and became Duke of Schleswig-Holstein in 1931.

Family and succession[edit]

Friedrich Ferdinand was born in Kiel, Duchy of Holstein, the eldest son of Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Princess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe and a nephew of Christian IX of Denmark.[citation needed] Friedrich Ferdinand succeeded to the headship of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and title duke upon the death of his father on 27 November 1885.[citation needed] When the Head of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg Albert, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein died on 27 April 1931,[citation needed] Friedrich Ferdinand became the Head of the House of Oldenburg and inherited the title Duke of Schleswig-Holstein.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Friedrich Ferdinand married Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, daughter of Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg and his wife Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg,[citation needed] on 19 March 1885 at Primkenau.[citation needed] Friedrich Ferdinand and Karoline Mathilde had six children:[citation needed]

Death[edit]

Friedrich Ferdinand died in 1934 at Hause Eckernförde close to Güby in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany aged 78.

Titles, styles and honours[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 12 October 1855 – 19 December 1863: His Serene Highness Prince Friedrich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
  • 19 December 1863 – 24 October 1878: His Highness Prince Friedrich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
  • 24 October 1878 – 27 November 1885: His Highness The Hereditary Prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
  • 27 November 1885 – 27 April 1931: His Highness The Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
  • 27 April 1931 – 21 January 1934: His Highness The Duke of Schleswig-Holstein

Honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ H. Sandner, in his biography of his son-in-law, Carl Eduard of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Hitlers Herzog (2010), states on p. 257 that Friedrich Ferdinand dies at Primkenau, Silesia (now Przemków, Poland).
  2. ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Herzogtum Anhalt (1894) "Herzoglicher Haus-orden Albrecht des Bären" p. 17
  3. ^ Bille-Hansen, A. C.; Holck, Harald, eds. (1900) [1st pub.:1801]. Statshaandbog for Kongeriget Danmark for Aaret 1900 [State Manual of the Kingdom of Denmark for the Year 1900] (PDF). Kongelig Dansk Hof- og Statskalender (in Danish). Copenhagen: J.H. Schultz A.-S. Universitetsbogtrykkeri. pp. 3–4. Retrieved 30 April 2020 – via da:DIS Danmark.
  4. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette, issue 11771, p. 1013
  5. ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Königreich Württemberg (1907), "Königliche Orden" p. 28
Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 12 October 1855 Died: 21 January 1934
German nobility
Preceded by
Friedrich
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
27 November 1885–27 April 1931
Succeeded by
Himself as Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Preceded by
Albert
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
27 April 1931–21 January 1934
Succeeded by
Wilhelm Friedrich