|A.K.A.||Christian von Hannover|
|Birth||1 September 1919, Gmunden|
|Death||10 December 1981, Lausanne (aged 62 years)|
Prince Christian Oscar of Hanover (German: Christian Oskar Ernst August Wilhelm Viktor Georg Heinrich Prinz von Hannover), Prince of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1 September 1919 in Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria – 10 December 1981 in Lausanne, Switzerland) was the fourth child of Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick and his wife Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, the only daughter of Wilhelm II, German Emperor and Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein.
During World War II, he served in the Luftwaffe.
In 1960, Christian Prinz von Hannover, as head of the Duke of Cumberland Foundation, became a consulting manager for Durisol, an Austrian manufacturer of cement-bonded wood fiber.
Marriage and issue
Christian eloped with Mireille Dutry (born 10 January 1946), daughter of Belgian industrialist Armand Dutry and Tinou Soinne and childhood friend of Diane von Fürstenberg, on 23 November 1963 at Salzburg, Austria in a civil ceremony. They were remarried two days later in a religious ceremony in Brussels, Belgium. Christian and Mireille Dutry divorced in 1976. The couple had two daughters:
- HRH Princess Caroline-Luise Mireille Irene Sophie of Hanover (born 3 May 1965 at Wels, Upper Austria, Austria)
- HRH Princess Mireille Viktoria Luise of Hanover (born 3 June 1971 at Brussels, Belgium)
- ^ Jess Cartner-Morley (27 January 2007). "Diane Von Furstenberg". Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 2008-07-17.
Christian was a descendant of Victoria of the United Kingdom and Albert, Prince Consort through their eldest daughter Victoria, Princess Royal, the wife of Frederick III, German Emperor. His sister, Princess Frederika of Hanover married Paul I, King of the Hellenes.
|Ancestors of Prince Christian Oscar of Hanover|
Patrilineal descent, descent from father to son, is the principle behind membership in royal houses, as it can be traced back through the generations - which means that the historically accurate royal house of monarchs of the House of Hanover was the House of Lucca (or Este, or Welf).
This is the descent of the primary male heir. For the complete expanded family tree, see List of members of the House of Hanover.