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Prince Christian Oscar of Hanover

Prince Christian Oscar of Hanover

German prince
Prince Christian Oscar of Hanover
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro German prince
A.K.A. Christian von Hannover
Was Prince
From Germany
Type Royals
Gender male
Birth 1 September 1919, Gmunden
Death 10 December 1981, Lausanne (aged 62 years)
Family
Mother: Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia
Father: Ernest AugustusDuke of Brunswick
Siblings: Ernest AugustusPrince of HanoverPrince George William of HanoverPrince Welf Henry of Hanover
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Biography

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.

Life

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)
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Ancestry

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.

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