|Intro||Head of the Grand Ducal Family of Oldenburg|
|A.K.A.||Anton Günther von Oldenburg, Anton-Günther Friedrich August Josias Herzog von ...|
|Birth||16 January 1923, Lensahn, Germany|
|Death||20 September 2014, Harmsdorf, Germany (aged 91 years)|
Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg (Anton-Günther Friedrich August Josias von Holstein-Gottorp, Erbgroßherzog von Oldenburg, Prinz von Lübeck, ; 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 Diploma 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.
Marriage and children
Duke Anton-Günther was married to Princess Ameli of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (1923-2016) at Kreuzwertheim on 7 August 1951. They have two children:
- Duchess Helene Elisabeth Bathildis Margarete of Oldenburg (born 3 August 1953 in Rastede), unmarried
- Duke Christian Nikolaus Udo Peter of Oldenburg (born 1 February 1955 in Rastede), married to Countess Caroline zu Rantzau and has issue
The Duke and the Duchess lived at Güldenstein Manor, Harmsdorf, Schleswig Holstein. The Duke also owned Eutin Castle and Rastede Castle.
Güldenstein Manor, Harmsdorf
Titles and styles
- 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