Princess Dagmar of Denmark

This article is about the daughter of Frederick VIII of Denmark. For information on Princess Dagmar, the daughter of Christian IX of Denmark who became Empress of Russia, see Maria Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark).
Princess Dagmar
Born (1890-05-23)23 May 1890
Charlottenlund Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died 11 October 1961(1961-10-11) (aged 71)
Kongstedlund, Denmark
Spouse Jørgen Castenskjold
Issue Carl Castenskjold
Christian Castenskjold
Jørgen Castenskjold
Dagmar Castenskjold
Christian Frederik Castenskjold (died young)
Full name
Dagmar Louise Elisabeth
House Glücksburg
Father Frederick VIII of Denmark
Mother Lovisa of Sweden

Princess Dagmar of Denmark (Dagmar Louise Elisabeth; 23 May 1890 – 11 October 1961) was the youngest child and fourth daughter of Frederick VIII of Denmark and his wife, Princess Louise of Sweden and Norway.

Princess Dagmar was born at Charlottenlund, Denmark. She was named after her paternal aunt, the Empress Maria Fydorovna, who was born Princess Dagmar of Denmark.

She was married in Fredensborg, Denmark on 23 November 1922 to Jørgen Castenskjold (Copenhagen, 30 November 1893 – Rungsted, 21 November 1978), son of Anton Castenskiold (1860–1940), Royal Danish Court Chamberlain, and wife Sophie Steensen-Leth (1870–1947), from Danish Nobility.[1] They had five children:

Princess Dagmar died at Kongstedlund, Denmark at the age of 71, as the last surviving child of King Frederick VIII and Queen Louise. She was grandaunt of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, King Harald V of Norway, Kings Baudouin and Albert II of the Belgians; and great-grandaunt of King Philippe of the Belgians and Gran Duke Henri of Luxembourg.



  1. Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, editor, Burke's Royal Families of the World, Volume 1: Europe & Latin America (London, U.K.: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1977), page 71
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