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REFERENCE TITLE NAME BORN DIED   TITLE NAME BORN DIED COMMENTS
35 Duke Wilhelm of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck 1785 1831 Landgravine Luise of Hesse-Cassel 1789 1867 See 45.36
The elder branch of the Dukes of Glücksburg died out in 1779 with the death of Friedrich Heinrich Wilhelm Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1747-1779) and the title reverted to the Danish Throne. On 6 July 1825 Luise's brother-in-law King Friedrich VI of Denmark transferred the title (and also Glücksburg Castle) over to Wilhelm who was invested with the Duchy of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (“Beck” in the ducal title was named after an estate in Westfalia)
35.1 Princess Luise Marie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1810 1869   Friedrich von Lasperg 1796 1843  
35.1 Princess Luise Marie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1810 1869 Count Alfred von Hohenthal 1805 1860  
35.2 Princess Friederike of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1811 1902 Prince Alexander Karl of Anhalt-Bernburg 1805 1863 See 45.214
The death of Alexander Karl brought an end to the Anhalt-Bernburg branch of the Ducal House of Anhalt. As a result the previous three Duchies of Anhalt-Dessau, Anhalt-Kothen (extinct in 1847) and Anhalt-Bernburg were reunited into the Duchy of Anhalt in 1863.
35.3 Duke Karl of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1813 1878 Princess Wilhelmina of Denmark 1808 1891 See 45.318
Wilhelmina was firstly married to King Frederik VII of Denmark
35.4 Duke Friedrich of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1814 1885 Princess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe 1821 1899 See 43.3
35.41 Princess Auguste of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1844 1932 Prince Wilhelm of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld 1831 1890 Prince Wilhelm was married four times:
First - Princess Marie von Hanau und zu Horowitz (1839-1917)
Second - Princess Juliane zu Bentheim und Steinfurt (1842-1878)
Third - Princess Adelheid zu Bentheim und Steinfurt (1840-1880)
Fourth - Princess Auguste of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. (1840-1880)

Chlodwig, a son from the second marriage of Prince Wilhelm (to Princess Juliane zu Bentheim und Steinfurt) succeeded his distant cousin Ernst Eugen of Hesse-Philippsthal as Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal.
35.411 Prince Christian Ludwig of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld 1887 1971   Elizabeth Reid Rogers 1893 1957 Elizabeth was created Baroness von Barchfeld by the Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine on 14 January 1915.Her father Richard Reid Rogers in some sources is referred to loosely as Governor of Kentucky. In reality he was general counsel or Governor of the Isthmian Canal Commission
35.411 Prince Christian Ludwig of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld 1887 1971   Ann Pearl Everett 1906 1972  
35.4111 Princess Elisabeth Auguste of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld 1915 2003   Jacques Olivetti 1909    
35.4112 Prince Wilhelm Richard of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld 1917 1985   Maria Lafontaine 1926    
35.4113 Prince Waldemar Christian of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld 1919 2002   Ellen Hamilton 1922 2003  
35.41131 Prince Alexander of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld 1956     Brigitte Göllner 1950 2009  
35.41132 Prince Henry Christian of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld 1963            
35.4114 Princess Marie Louise of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld 1921 1999   Michel Savich 1924    
35.42 Duke Friedrich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1855 1934 Princess Caroline Mathilde "Calma" of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg 1860 1932 See 36.253 - Friedrich became Duke of Schleswig-Holstein on 27 April 1931 following the extinction of the Augustenburg Branch on the death of Duke Albert of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
35.421 Princess Victoria Adelheid of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1885 1970 Duke Charles Edward (Duke of Albany and later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha) (and of Great Britain) 1884 1954 See 1.82 - Charles Edward was previously Prince Charles of Great Britain (Duke of Albany) and succeeded to the Dukedom of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha on the death of his uncle Prince Alfred and abdicated his throne in 1918.
The King gave consent to the proposed marriage of Charles Edward (Duke of Albany) and Viktoria Adelheid at the Privy Council Meeting on 27 February 1905.
Birth Registration of Charles Edward (there is some confusion in the Birth Index on how to show the surname of Charles Edward, there are two alternative entries in the Index).
The was some confusion as to which Princess Victoria was being reported as betrothed to Charles Edward.
A report on the proposed marriage of Duke Charles Edward and Princess Victoria Adelheid.
The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) report on the marriage of Duke Charles Edward and Princess Victoria Adelheid
Death report of Charles Edward
35.422 Princess Alexandra Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1887 1957 Prince August Wilhelm "Auwi" of Prussia 1887 1949 See 11.2114 - Princess Alexandra and Prince August Wilhelm were first cousins, their respective mothers were sisters.
It seems "Auwi" was intent on marrying Alexandra.
They married on 22 October 1908 having become engaged in the very early months of 1907.
A report on the wedding of Princess Alexandra and Prince August Wilhelm
A report on the speech given by Emperor Wilhelm II at the wedding of his son "Auwi".
"Auwi" became a Nazi supporter and in 1948 was tried by a German deNasification court, which decided he was only a "minor .offender" and sentenced him to two and a half years imprisonment but was released on the basis that he had served enough time in prisons.
35.422 Princess Alexandra Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1887 1957   Arnold Rumann 1884 1951 Alexandra Viktoria was in dire circumstances in 1950 and lived in a small caravan (trailer) earning money by selling her paintings.
35.423 Princess Helen of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1888 1962 Prince Harald of Denmark 1876 1949 See 2.14 - Much to the consternation of Prince Harald and his two sons, Helen was a fervent supporter of the Nazis.
After the second world war Helen was banished from Denmark on the direct authority of her brother-in-law King Christian X of Denmark. She was allowed to return in 1947 to stay with her seriously ill husband Harald even though she was disliked in Denmark.
A very brief report on the death of Prince Harald
35.424 Princess Adelheid of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1889 1964 Prince Friedrich of Solms-Baruth (3rd Prince of Solms-Baruth) 1886 1951 Friedrich was a brother of Count Hans of Solms-Baruth Friedrich's grandfather Count Friedrich of Solms-Baruth (1821-1904) was created Prince of Solms-Baruth on 16 April 1888.
Friedrich who was exiled after being jailed by the Nazis following the July 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler. He was not executed as happened to a lot of conspirators of the plot to kill Hitler.
35.4241 Countess Friederike Louise of Solms-Baruth 1916 1989          
35.4242 Countess Feodora of Solms-Baruth 1920 2006   Gert Schenk 1910 1957  
35.4242 Countess Feodora of Solms-Baruth 1920 2006 Prince Karl Adolf von Auersperg (10th Prince von Auersperg) 1915 2006 Karl Adolf was the Head of the Princely House of Auersperg. Karl Adolf has been succeeded as 11th Prince (Fürst) von Auersperg by his son Adolf Karl (born 1937) from his first marriage to Countess Margit Batthyány von Német-Ujvár (1914-1959). Karl Adolf was a first cousin to Prince Heinrich of Auersperg-Breunner, their respective fathers Hereditary Prince Adolf von Auersperg (1886-1923) and Prince Karl of Auersperg (authorised in 1929 to bear the name Auersperg-Breunner) (1895-1980) were brothers.
35.42421   Sebastian Schenk 1946            
35.42422   Christian Schenk 1953            
35.42423 Princess Caroline Mathilde von Auersperg 1962     Christoph Preiser 1959    
35.4243 Countess Rosa of Solms-Baruth 1925 2008   Alfred Neville Lewis 1895 1972  
35.4243 Countess Rosa of Solms-Baruth 1925 2008   Heinrich Weber 1926 1983  
35.4244 Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Solms-Baruth (4th Prince of Solms-Baruth) 1926 2006 Baroness Birgitta von Berchem-Königsfeld 1924    
35.42441 Prince Friedrich of Solms-Baruth (5th Prince of Solms-Baruth) 1963           Friedrich is the present Head of the Princely House of Solms-Baruth.
Prince Friedrich's attempts to reclaim estate confiscated from his family by the Nazis.
35.42442 Count Julian of Solms-Baruth 1965     Livia Deuchler 1970   A newspaper article in 2000 of Count Julian and his living conditions at Schloss Baruth which the family had bought back after it had been expropriated
35.424421 Count Afonso Alexander of Solms-Baruth 1997            
35.424422 Countess Cosima Livia of Solms-Baruth 2002            
35.4245 Countess Caroline-Mathilde of Solms-Baruth 1929     Johann van Steenderen 1905 1978 Death Registration of Johann van Steenderen
35.425 Duke Friedrich of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1891 1965 Princess Marie Melita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg 1899 1967 See 39.3312
35.4251 - QVD Hereditary Prince Hans of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1917 1944         Hans was killed in action in Zedlinsk, Poland
35.4252 - QVD Prince Wilhelm Alfred of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1919 1926          
35.4253 - QVD Duke Peter of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1922 1980 Princess Marie Alix of Schaumburg-Lippe 1923   See 43.1251
35.42531 - QVD Princess Marita of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1948   Baron Wilfrid von Plotho 1941    
35.425311 - QVD Baron Christoph von Plotho 1976     Anahita Varzi 1980    
35.4253111 - QVD Baron Antonius Casimir Cyrus von Plotho 2013            
35.425312 - QVD Baroness Irina von Plotho 1978            
35.42532 - QVD Prince Christoph of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1949   Princess Elisabeth of Lippe-Weissenfeld 1957   Prince Christoph is the present Head of the Ducal House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
35.425321 - QVD Princess Sophie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1983     Anders Wahlqvist 1968    
35.425322 - QVD Hereditary Prince Friedrich-Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1985            
35.425323 - QVD Prince Constantin of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1986            
35.425324 - QVD Prince Leopold of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1991            
35.42533 - QVD Prince Alexander of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1953     Barbara Fertsch 1961 2009 Alexander's Web Site
35.425331 - QVD Princess Elena of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1995            
35.425332 - QVD Prince Julian Nicolaus of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1997            
35.42534 - QVD Princess Ingeborg of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1956     Nikolaus Broschek 1941   Ingeborg's Web Site.
Ingeborg is a painter and aar one time worked with Andy Warhol. An interesting article from 2001 regarding her painting experiences.
35.425341 - QVD   Alexis Broschek 1995            
35.4254 - QVD Princess Marie Alexandra of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1927 2000   Douglas Barton-Miller 1929    
35.426 Princess Caroline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1894 1972 Count Hans of Solms-Baruth 1893 1971 Hans was a brother of Prince Friedrich of Solms-Baruth (3rd Prince of Solms-Baruth)
35.4261 Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth 1921 2003 Prince Friederich-Josias of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1918 1998 See 1.825
35.4261 Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth 1921 2003   Richard Whitten 1910 2001  
35.42611   Victoria Whitten 1948     Jack Terry Taubin 1946    
35.42611   Victoria Whitten 1948     Michael Lee Beveridge 1946 2010 An interesting account on the early life of Victoria Whitten
35.4262 Count Friedrich-Hans of Solms-Baruth 1923 2006  Princess Oda of Stolberg-Wernigerode 1925 1978  
35.42621 Countess Irina Renata of Solms-Baruth 1953   Prince Hubertus zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg 1948   Prince Hubertus is a second cousin to Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (6th Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg). Their respective grandfathers were brothers.
35.42622 Count Christian-Friedrich of Solms-Baruth 1954     Melissa Buttler 1954 2014  
35.42623 Countess Huberta Désirée of Solms-Baruth 1958     Rafael Herrlich 1954    
35.4263 Count Herbertus of Solms-Baruth 1934 1991   Elisabeth-Charlotte von Kerssenbrock 1935 1968  
35.4263 Count Herbertus of Solms-Baruth 1934 1991 Baroness Gerta Stael von Holstein 1939    
35.42631 Count Ruprecht Caspar of Solms-Baruth 1963   Princess Henriette Reuss-Köstritz 1964   See 23.1131111 
35.42632 Count Fredeke Donata of Solms-Baruth 1965   Baroness Christian-Jasper von Brockdorff 1960    
35.42633 Countess Eilika Sophie of Solms-Baruth 1966   Count Jakob von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee 1957    
35.42634 Countess Viktoria Caroline of Solms-Baruth 1971     Hans Ludwig Körner 1968    
35.43 Princess Luise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1858 1936 Prince Georg Victor of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1831 1893 See 42  
35.44 Princess Marie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1859 1941         Marie was appointed Abbess of the Convent of Itzehoe in 1894 and served until her death in 1941. She was the last of three Princesses who were consecutively Abbesses of the Convent from 1810 to 1941.

The first Abbess was Landgravine Juliane of Hesse-Cassel (1773-1860), who was appointed Abbess in 1810 and served until her death in 1860

The second Abbess was Princess Luise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1820-1894), who was appointed Abbess in 1860 and served until her death in 1894
35.45 Prince Albrecht of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1863 1948 Countess Ortrud of Isenburg-Büdingen in Meerholz 1879 1918  
35.45 Prince Albrecht of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1863 1948 Princess Hertha of Isenburg and Büdingen in Büdingen 1883 1972  
35.451 Princess Marie Luise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1908 1969 Baron Rudolf Karl von Stengel 1899 1969 Marie Luise was adopted by her childless distant cousin Duke Ernest-Gunther of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
35.451 Princess Marie Luise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1908 1969 Prince Friedrich Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe 1906 1983 See 43.128 - Marie Luise was adopted by her childless distant cousin Duke Ernest-Gunther of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
35.452 Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1909 1940         Prince Friedrich Wilhelm was killed in action in Trier
35.453 Prince Johann Georg of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1911 1941         Prince Johann Georg was adopted by his distant cousin Duke Ernest-Gunther of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. Prince Johann Georg was killed in action in Russia
35.454 Prince Friedrich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1913 1989 Duchess Anastasia of Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1922 1979 See 23.111125
35.4541 Princess Elisabeth of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1945   Prince Ferdinand-Heinrich of Isenburg and Büdingen in Wachtersbach 1940 1989 See 27.242423
35.4542 Princess Irene of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1946            
35.4543 Princess Margaretha of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1948            
35.4544 Princess Sibylla of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1955     Dieter Franz 1950    
35.455 Princess Ortrud of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1925 1980 Prince Ernst August of Hanover (Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg) 1914 1987 See 25.1161 - A very short report on the wedding of Ernst August and Ortrud ogether with a photograph of the happy couple on their arrival at the Market Church Hanover for their Church Wedding.
An unfortunate circumstance occurred a couple of days after their wedding. A 17 year old god-child of Prince Ernst August by the name of Ernst August Oppermann was found seriously injured from knife wounds which possibly were self inflicted in a suicide attempt because of his disappointment at not being invited to the wedding.
35.5 Prince Wilhelm of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1816 1893          
35.6 Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1818 1906 Princess Luise of Hess-Cassel 1817 1898 See 45.413 - Christian became King Christian IX of Denmark on 15 November 1863 following the death of his childless second cousin King Frederik VII of Denmark.
An article on the circumstances leading to Christian becoming King of Denmark
35.7 Princess Luise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1820 1894         Luise was appointed Abbess of the Convent of Itzehoe in 1860 and served until her death in 1894. She was the second of three Princesses who were consecutively Abbesses of the Convent from 1810 to 1941

The first Abbess was Landgravine Juliane of Hesse-Cassel (1773-1860), who was appointed Abbess in 1810 and served until her death in 1860

The third Abbess was Princess Marie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1859-1941), who was appointed Abbess in 1894 and served until her death in 1941

An interesting article in the Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal (NSW : 1851 - 1904) primarily about Princess Alexandra of Denmark but includes a snippet about Princess Luise prior to her becoming a nun and Abbess of the Convent of Itzehoe
35.8 Prince Julius of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1824 1903   Elisabeth von Ziegesar 1856 1887 Elisabeth was created Countess von Roest on 1 July 1883 by Julius's brother King Christian IX of Denmark.
A brief report on the death of Prince Julius.
35.9 Prince Johann "Hans" of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1825 1911          
35.J Prince Nikolaus of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1828 1849          

Note - QVD against a reference number indicates the first named individual is a descendant of Queen Victoria.

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