|Intro||Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, then Titular Duke of Schleswig-Holstein|
|Was||Military officer Soldier Officer|
|Birth||12 October 1855, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany|
|Death||21 January 1934, Przemków, Gmina Przemków, Polkowice County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship (aged 78 years)|
Friedrich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (12 October 1855 – 21 January 1934) was the fourth Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and became Duke of Schleswig-Holstein in 1931.
Family and succession
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. 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. When the Head of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg Albert, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein died on 27 April 1931, Friedrich Ferdinand became the Head of the House of Oldenburg and inherited the title Duke of Schleswig-Holstein.
Marriage and issue
Friedrich Ferdinand married Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, daughter of Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and his wife Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, on 19 March 1885 at Primkenau. Friedrich Ferdinand and Karoline Mathilde had six children:
- Princess Viktoria Adelheid Helene Luise Marie Friederike of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (31 December 1885 – 3 October 1970)
- Princess Alexandra Viktoria Auguste Leopoldine Charlotte Amalie Wilhelmine of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (21 April 1887 – 15 April 1957)
- Princess Helene Adelheid Viktoria Marie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1 June 1888 – 30 June 1962)
- Princess Adelheid Luise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (19 October 1889 – 11 June 1964)
- Wilhelm Friedrich Christian Günther Albert Adolf Georg, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (23 August 1891 – 10 February 1965)
- Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (11 May 1894 – 1972)
Friedrich Ferdinand died in Luisenlund, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, aged 78.
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 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
|Ancestors of Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein|