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Frederick Christian I, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg

Frederick Christian I, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg

Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
Gender male
Birth 6 April 1721 (Augustenborg, Sønderborg Municipality, Region of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Death 13 November 1794 (Augustenborg, Sønderborg Municipality, Region of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Mother: Frederikke Louise Danneskjold-Samsøe
Father: Christian AugustDuke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
Spouse: Princess Charlotte Amalie Wilhelmine of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön
Children: Frederick Christian IIDuke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-AugustenburgCharles AugustCrown Prince of SwedenFrederik Carl Emil af Slesvig-Holsten-Sønderborg-Augustenborg
The details

Prince Frederick Emil August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (Kiel, 23 August 1800 – Beirut, 2 July 1865), usually simply known by just his first name, Frederick, Prince of Noër, was a prince of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg and a cadet-line descendant of the Danish royal house.

He was the second and youngest son of Louise Auguste of Denmark and Frederik Christian II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. As such, he was close to succeed in the Danish throne. He was the brother-in-law of King Christian VIII. And nephew of King Frederik VI. His elder brother, Christian August II, succeed in 1814 as the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.

After his morganatic union, he renounced the rights of succession to House of Augustenburg. It isn't known if this included his children from his first equal marriage. He was created Prince of Noer or Nør by Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria afterwards.

Prince Frederick died 1865 at Beirut.

Marriage and issue

Frederick married on 17 September 1829, at Augustenburg, his second cousin Countess Henriette of Danneskjold-Samsøe (9 May 1806 - 10 September 1858) who was a Danish noblewoman and great-great-great granddaughter of Christian V of Denmark, belonging to an illegitimate branch of the House of Oldenburg. His brother had married his wife's elder sister nine year previous. They had four children:

  1. Prince Frederick Christian Charles August, Count of Noer (23 August 1830 - 25 December 1881), married in 1870 Carmelita Eisenblat (21 August 1848 - 11 August 1912)
  2. Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (13 December 1832 - 3 February 1834), died young
  3. Princess Louise Caroline Henriette Auguste, Countess of Noer (29 July 1836 - 25 September 1866), married in 1865 Prince Michael Vlangali-Handjeri (c. 1833 - 11 August 1911)
  4. Princess Marie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (8 August 1838 - 3 February 1839), died young

After Henriette's death, Frederick married morganatically on 3 November 1864, at Paris, Mary Esther Lee (3 October 1837 - 4 July 1914), the third daughter of David Lee, a New York merchant. They were childless. Eight years after the death of her first husband, the Princess married Count Alfred von Waldersee, the General who was later created Field Marshal.


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