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Wilhelm Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein

Wilhelm Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein

Titular Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
The basics
Gender male
Birth August 23, 1891
Death February 10, 1965 (Coburg)
Mother: Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
Father: Friedrich FerdinandDuke of Schleswig-Holstein
Siblings: Princess 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
Spouse: Princess Marie Melita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Children: PeterDuke of Schleswig-HolsteinHans AlbrechtHereditary Prince of Schleswig-HolsteinPrincess Marie Alexandra of Schleswig-Holstein
Wilhelm Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
The details

Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, since 1931 of Schleswig-Holstein (23 August 1891 – 10 February 1965) was the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and Head of the House of Oldenburg from 21 January 1934 until his death on 10 February 1965.

Early life

Friedrich's birthplace Grünholz Manor, photographed in 2010.

Prince Friedrich was born on 23 August 1891 at Grünholz Manor in Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia as the fifth child and only son of Frederick Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderbug-Glücksburg and his wife Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. Prince Friedrich's father was the eldest son of Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and a nephew of Christian IX of Denmark. Upon the death of his father in 1885, he had succeeded to the headship of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and the title of duke.


Friedrich's wife Princess Marie Melita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

Friedrich married his second cousin, Princess Marie Melita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, daughter of Ernst II, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and his wife Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, on 5 February 1916 at Coburg. Friedrich and Marie Melita had four children.

Later life

When the Head of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg Albert, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein died on 27 April 1931, Friedrich's father Friedrich Ferdinand became the Head of the House of Oldenburg and inherited the title of Duke of Schleswig-Holstein.

On 21 January 1934, Duke Friedrich Ferdinand died, and Friedrich became head of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.

Duke Friedrich died on 10 February 1965 in Coburg, Bavaria, West Germany.


  • Hans Albrecht, Hereditary Prince of Schleswig-Holstein (12 May 1917 – 10 August 1944)
  • Prince Wilhelm Alfred Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (24 September 1919 – 17 June 1926)
  • Friedrich Ernst Peter, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (30 April 1922 – 30 September 1980)
  • Princess Marie Alexandra of Schleswig-Holstein (9 July 1927 – 14 December 2000)

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 23 August 1891 – 27 April 1931: His Highness The Hereditary Prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
  • 27 April 1931 – 21 January 1934: His Highness The Hereditary Prince of Schleswig-Holstein
  • 21 January 1934 – 10 February 1965: His Highness The Duke of Schleswig-Holstein


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