Princess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

For other people called Princess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein, see Princess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein.
Princess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Born (1858-01-06)6 January 1858
Schloss Luisenlund, Kiel, Duchy of Schleswig
Died 2 July 1936(1936-07-02) (aged 78)
Marburg an der Lahn, Nazi Germany
Spouse George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Issue Prince Wolrad
Full name
Louise Caroline Juliana
German: Luise Karoline Juliane
House House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
House of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Father Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Mother Princess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe

Princess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (6 January 1858, Schloss Luisenlund, Kiel, Duchy of Schleswig 2 July 1936, Marburg an der Lahn, Hesse, Germany)[1][2] was the princess consort of George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont.[1][2] Louise was the third child and second eldest daughter of Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Princess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe and a niece of Christian IX of Denmark.[1][2]

Marriage and issue

Louise married George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, son of George II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and his wife Princess Emma of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, on 29 April 1891 at Schloss Luisenlund.[1][2] Louise and George Victor had one son:[1][2]

Upon her marriage to George Victor, Louise became the stepmother of seven children from her husband's first marriage to Princess Helena of Nassau. Louise's stepchildren included Emma, Queen of the Netherlands (only seven months her junior) and Princess Helena, Duchess of Albany. She was 41 years younger than her step-son-in-law William III of the Netherlands. Louise died one and one half years before the birth of her step-great-great-granddaughter Beatrix of the Netherlands.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles



  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Darryl Lundy (17 June 2003). "Luise Prinzessin zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg". Retrieved 2008-09-07.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Paul Theroff. "SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-09-07.
  3. "Prince killed on patrol". New York Times. 1914-10-21. p. 3.
Princess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 6 January 1858 Died: 2 July 1936
German royalty
Title last held by
Princess Helena of Nassau
Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont
29 April 1891 12 May 1893
Title next held by
Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe

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