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Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein

Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein

Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, then Titular Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, then Titular Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Countries Germany
Occupations Officer
Gender male
Birth 12 October 1855 (Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Death 21 January 1934 (Przemków, Gmina Przemków, Polkowice County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship)
Star sign Libra
Mother: Princess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe
Father: FriedrichDuke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Spouse: Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
Children: Wilhelm FriedrichDuke of Schleswig-HolsteinPrincess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-HolsteinPrincess Alexandra Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-GlücksburgPrincess Helena Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-GlücksburgPrincess Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-GlücksburgPrincess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
The details

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


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