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Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg

Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg Head of the Grand Ducal Family of Oldenburg

Head of the Grand Ducal Family of Oldenburg
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Intro Head of the Grand Ducal Family of Oldenburg
A.K.A. Anton Günther von Oldenburg, Anton-Günther Friedrich August Josias Herzog von ...
Was Politician
From Germany
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 16 January 1923, Lensahn, Germany
Death 20 September 2014, Harmsdorf, Germany (aged 91 years)
Star sign CapricornCapricorn
Family
Mother: Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1899–1948)
Father: Nikolaus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg
Siblings: Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg
Spouse: Ameli, Duchess of Oldenburg
Children: Christian, Duke of Oldenburgestekhdam Helene Elisabeth Bathildis Margarete von Holstein-GottorpHerzogin von Oldenburg
Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg
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Biography

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.

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

Ancestry

8. Peter II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg
8. Peter II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg
4. Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg
9. Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg
2. Nikolaus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg
10. Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
5. Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
11. Princess Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
1. Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg
12. George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
6. Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
13. Princess Helena of Nassau
3. Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont
14. Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe
7. Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe
15. Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau
8. Peter II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg
4. Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg
9. Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg
2. Nikolaus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg
10. Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
5. Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
11. Princess Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
1. Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg
12. George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
6. Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
13. Princess Helena of Nassau
3. Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont
14. Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe
7. Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe
15. Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau
4. Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg
9. Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg
2. Nikolaus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg
10. Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
5. Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
11. Princess Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
1. Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg
12. George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
6. Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
13. Princess Helena of Nassau
3. Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont
14. Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe
7. Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe
15. Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau
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