Peter Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Oldenburg

William I
Duke of Oldenburg
Duke of Oldenburg
Predecessor Frederick Augustus I
Successor Peter I
Born (1754-01-03)3 January 1754
Died 2 July 1823(1823-07-02) (aged 69)
Schloss Plön, Plön
Full name
German: Peter Friedrich Wilhelm
House House of Holstein-Gottorp
Father Frederick August I, Duke of Oldenburg
Mother Princess Ulrike Friederike Wilhelmine of Hesse-Kassel

Peter Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Oldenburg,[1][2] (3 January 1754, Eutin Castle, Eutin[1][2] 2 July 1823, Schloss Plön, Plön.[1][2]) Wilhelm succeeded his father,[1][2] Frederick Augustus I, Duke of Oldenburg as the Duke of Oldenburg in 1785.[1][2] Wilhelm's mother was Princess Ulrike Friederike Wilhelmine of Hesse-Kassel.[1][2]

Due to mental illness, Wilhelm was duke in name only, with his cousin Peter, Prince-Bishop of Lübeck, acting as regent throughout his entire reign.

The title became a Grand Duke in 1815, but Wilhelm never used the elevated style. It was not used until 1829 by the son of Wilhelm's cousin and successor, Peter I.[3]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Peter Friedrich Wilhelm Herzog von Oldenburg". Retrieved 2009-01-02. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Paul Theroff. "OLDENBURG". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-01-02.
  3. Archived March 17, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
Peter Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Oldenburg
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 3 January 1754 Died: 2 July 1823
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Frederick Augustus I
Duke of Oldenburg
6 July 1785 2 July 1823
Succeeded by
Peter I

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