Marie Alix, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein

Princess Marie Alix of Schaumburg-Lippe
Dowager Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein
Tenure 10 February 1965 – 30 September 1980
Born (1923-04-02) 2 April 1923
Bückeburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
Spouse Peter, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (m. 1947; d. 1980)
Issue Princess Marita
Christoph, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein
Prince Alexander
Princess Ingeborg
House Lippe
Father Prince Stephan of Schaumburg-Lippe
Mother Duchess Ingeborg Alix of Oldenburg
Ducal Family of

HH The Prince
HH The Princess

HH The Dowager Duchess

  • HH Princess Marita
  • HH Prince Alexander
    • HH Princess Helena
    • HH Prince Julian
  • HH Princess Ingeborg

Princess Marie Alix of Schaumburg-Lippe[1][2] (born 2 April 1923 at Bückeburg, Lower Saxony, Germany[1][2]) was the Duchess consort of Schleswig-Holstein and the mother of the current Head of the House of Oldenburg, Christoph, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein. Marie Alix is the daughter of Prince Stephan Alexander Viktor of Schaumburg-Lippe and his wife Duchess Ingeborg Alix of Oldenburg.[1][2] Her paternal grandfather was Georg, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe.

She is also the matrilineal heir of Euphrosyne Doukaina Kamatera.

Marriage and issue

Marie Alix married Peter, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, son of Wilhelm Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and his wife Princess Marie Melita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg,[1][2] on 9 October 1947 in Glücksburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.[1][2] Marie Alix and Peter had four children:[1][2]

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles



  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Prinzessin zu Schaumburg-Lippe". Retrieved 2008-09-06. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Paul Theroff. "SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-09-02.
Marie Alix, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein
Born: 2 April 1923
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Marie Melita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Duchess consort of Schleswig-Holstein
10 February 196530 September 1980
Reason for succession failure:
Duchy annexed by Prussia in 1866
Succeeded by
Elisabeth of Lippe-Weissenfeld
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