Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein

Friedrich Ferdinand
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Head of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Predecessor Friedrich
Successor Wilhelm Friedrich
Born (1855-10-12)12 October 1855
Kiel, Duchy of Holstein
Died 21 January 1934(1934-01-21) (aged 78)
Primkenau, Province of Silesia, Germany[1]
Spouse Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
Issue Victoria Adelaide, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Alexandra Victoria, Princess August Wilhelm of Prussia
Helena Adelaide, Princess Harald of Denmark
Adelaide, Princess of Solms-Baruth
Wilhelm Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Karoline Mathilde, Countess Hans of Solms-Baruth
Full name
Frederick Ferdinand George Christian Charles William
German: Friedrich Ferdinand Georg Christian Karl Wilhelm
House Glücksburg
Father Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Mother Princess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe

Friedrich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (12 October 1855 21 January 1934) was the fourth Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg[2][3] 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.[2][3] 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.[2][3] When the Head of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg Albert, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein died on 27 April 1931,[2][3] 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,[2][3] on 19 March 1885 at Primkenau.[2][3] Friedrich Ferdinand and Karoline Mathilde had six children:[2][3]


Friedrich Ferdinand died in Luisenlund, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, aged 78.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles



  1. H. Sandner, in his biography of his son-in-law, Carl Eduard of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Hitlers Herzog (2010), states on p. 257 that Friedrich Ferdinand dies at Primkenau, Silesia (now Przemków, Poland).
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Darryl Lundy (17 June 2003). "Friedrich Ferdinand Georg Christian Karl Wilhelm Herzog zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg". Retrieved 2008-09-02. External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Paul Theroff. "SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Archived from the original on 2008-03-23. Retrieved 2008-09-02.
Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 12 October 1855 Died: 21 January 1934
German nobility
Preceded by
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
27 November 188527 April 1931
Succeeded by
Himself as Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Preceded by
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
27 April 193121 January 1934
Succeeded by
Wilhelm Friedrich
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