|36||Duke||Friedrich Christian II of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1765||1814||Princess||Luise of Denmark||1771||1843||Luise was a daughter of King Christian VII of Denmark and Norway (1749-1808). Christian VII being
an uncle to King Christian VIII of Denmark
Luise was also a sister to King Frederik VI of Denmark (1768-1839)
|36.1||Princess||Karoline Amalie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1796||1881||King||Christian VIII of Denmark||1786||1848||Christian VIII was firstly married to Duchess Charlotte Friederike of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (married 1806, divorced 1810)|
|36.2||Duke||Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1798||1869||Countess||Luisa-Sophie af Danneskiold-Samsoe||1796||1867||Christian was involved in the
Schleswig-Holstein problemk. The Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein belonged personally to the King of Denmark. Schleswig was half German and half Danish whilst it's more southerly neighbour Holstein was almost all German. Different succession laws applied to Germany and Denmark, Germany followed Salic principle whilst Denmark allowed succession via the female line. It was likely that the male line of Denmark would become extinct and King Christian VIII declared in 1846 that the 1665 law which allowed succession through the female line applied to Schleswig and (with some reservation) to Holstein After various fighting between Denmark and Prussia (on behalf of the German Confederation) a London Treaty was signed in 1852 which accepted Denmark retaining control of Schleswig and Holstein with Duke Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg , who represented a collateral line, renouncing his claim to the duchies and accepting a money indemnity of 2,500,000 thalers.
Countess Luisa-Sophie can trace her ancestry to King Christian V (1646-1699) of Denmark and Norway and his mistress Sophie Amelie Moth (1654-1719) who was created Countess of Samso on 31 December 1677.
The ancestry of Countess Luisa-Sophie can be found here.
Luisa-Sophie was a sister to Countess Henriette af Danneskiold-Samsoe .
A somewhat unusual newspaper article in 1846 reporting on the silver wedding anniversary (25 years) of Christian and Luisa-Sophie
|36.21||Prince||Alexander of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1821||1823|
|36.22||Princess||Luise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1823||1872|
|36.23||Princess||Karoline Amalie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1826||1901|
|36.24||Princess||Wilhelmine of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1828||1829|
|36.25||Duke||Friedrich "Fritz Holstein" of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1829||1880||Princess||Adelheid "Ada" of Hohenlohe-Langenburg||1835||1900||See
39.35 - Friedrich claimed on 15 November 1863 to succeed
King Frederick VII of Denmark - as the
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (as Friedrich VIII). His pretensions were ended by the defeat of Denmark by Austria and Prussia in August 1864. Denmark
was forced to surrender the two Duchies to joint occupation by Austria and Prussia. The
Convention of Gastein in August 1865 divided the two Duchies, Holstein controlled by
Austria and Schleswig by Prussia. Holstein was finally annexed by Prussia following the defeat of Austria in the Austro-Prussian War of 1866.
Friedrich was supported in his pretensions by his friend Crown Prince Friedrich of Prussia (future King and Emperor Friedrich III "Fritz" of Prussia). The support by the Crown Prince was not shared by his father King Wilhelm I of Prussia or by the Prussian Minister President (or Prime Minister) Otto von Bismarck.
Obituary on Duchess Adelheid
|36.251||Prince||Friedrich of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1857||1858|
|36.252||Princess||Auguste Viktoria "Dona" of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1858||1921||King||Wilhelm II of Prussia||1858||1941||See
11.211 - Wilhelm (who was also German Emperor) abdicated on 28 November 1918 having fled to Holland on 10 November 1918.
A long report on the wedding of Auguste Viktoria and Wilhelm.
A touching article on Auguste Viktoria as "A MODEL HOUSEWIFE".
I hadn't heard of this situation before I read this article . It purports to show that Wilhelm II marriage to Auguste Viktoria was morganatic in that her family Schleswig-Holstein were not previously reigning but merely owned its own territory in bygone times. This was a ruling from a Schleswig-Holstein lower court of law.
|36.253||Princess||Caroline Mathilde "Calma" of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1860||1932||Duke||Friedrich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg||1855||1934||See 35.42 - 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|
|36.254||Prince||Gerhard of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1862||1862|
|36.255||Duke||Ernest-Gunther of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1863||1921||Princess||Dorothea "Dolly" of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha||1881||1967||See
28.5212 - Ernest-Gunther was an unsavoury character, he was a hard drinking course mannered
cavalry officer as well as a gambler and womaniser . Ernest-Gunther being childless adopted his distant cousin
Prince Johann Georg of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (who was killed in action
in Russia) and
Princess Marie Luise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
Announcement of the wedding of Ernest-Gunther and Dorothea.
There appeared to be consternation in Belgium and also by the Pope regarding the marriage of Ernest-Gunther and Dorothea. Dorothea being a Roman Catholic and Ernest-Gunther a Lutheran no promises were made at the religious wedding as to the children of the marriage being brought up in the Catholic faith.
An interesting article from the Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) in which it was alleged that Ernest-Gunther was responsible for the kidnap of Fraulein Milevsky in Cairo, Egypt. Fraulein Milevsky was a companion to Ernest-Gunther's aunt Princess Karoline Amalie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
A somewhat different version of the circumstances relating to the kidnapping appeared in The New York Times.
|36.256||Princess||Luise Sophie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1866||1952||Prince||Friedrich Leopold of Prussia||1865||1931||See 11.515 - An unusual event in 1908 when Friedrich Leopold his wife Luise Sophie and their daughter Viktoria Margarete were poisoned after eating contaminated meat.|
|36.257||Princess||Feodore of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1874||1910|
|36.26||Prince||Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1831||1917||Princess||Helena Augusta Victoria "Lenchen" of Great Britain||1846||1923||See
Christian lost an eye when he was accidentally shot in the face by his brother-in law
the Duke of Connaught during a during a shooting party on Boxing Day 1891.
The shooting party comprised Prince Christian , his son Prince Albert and his two brother-in-laws the Duke of Connaught and Prince Henry of Battenberg
New York Times report on the death of Prince Christian.
A report on the death of Princess Helen and the arrangements for four weeks of court mourning.
Well, well this is a turn up for the books, an article in 1889 reports that Prince Christian had a morganatic wife at the time of his marriage to Princess Helen.
Death registration of Prince Christian.
Birth registration of Princess Helena
Death registration of Princess Helena.
|36.261 - QVD||Prince||Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1867||1900||Prince Christian died of
enteric fever while serving with the British
Army in the Boar War.
Details of the Court mourning for Prince Christian.
Birth registration of Prince Christian
|36.262 - QVD||Duke||Albert of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1869||1931||The death of Albert brought an end to the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg branch.
Birth registration of Prince Albert
|36.2621 - QVD||Valerie zu Schleswig-Holstein||1900||1953||Ernst Johann Wagner||1896||Valerie's father was Duke Albert of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, name of mother not known. Albert's sisters Helena Victoria and Marie Louise provided a signed statement that Valerie's mother was of high standing. Valerie committed suicide.|
|36.2621 - QVD||Valerie zu Schleswig-Holstein||1900||1953||Duke||Engelbert-Charles of Arenberg (10 th Duke of Arenberg)||1899||1974||Valerie's father was Duke Albert of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, name of mother not known. Albert's sisters Helena Victoria and Marie Louise provided a signed statement that Valerie's mother was of high standing. Valerie committed suicide. Engelbert-Charles was succeeded by his brother
Eric Engelbert (11 th Duke of Arenberg) as Duke of Arenberg.
It was reported in 1945 that Valerie (as Princess of Arenberg) objected to her and her husband being requested to give up their 300 roomed palace to the American army.
Engelbert-Charles's uncle Prince Charles-Prosper of Arenberg (1875-1948) made newspaper headlines in 1900 when he was found guilty of the brutal murder of his servant. Charles-Prosper was acquitted of the murder in 1904 on the grounds of insanity.
|36.263 - QVD||Princess||Helena Victoria "Thora" of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1870||1948||Princess Helena relinquished her German title in 1917 and was granted a British title of Princess
Birth Registration of Princess Helena Victoria
Death Registration of Princess Helena Victoria
|36.264 - QVD||Princess||Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1872||1956||Prince||Aribert of Anhalt||1864||1933||See
24.7335 - Marie Louise relinquished her German title in 1917 and was granted a British
title of Princess Marie Louise.
The Queen gave consent to the proposed marriage of Princess Marie Louise and Prince Aribert at the Privy Council Meeting on 03 July 1891.
The announcement in the London Gazette on the ceremonial observed at the marriage of Princess Marie Louise and Prince Aribert.
Report on the marriage of Princess Marie to Prince Aribert.
The marriage of Princess Marie Louise to Prince Aribert was declared "null and void" by his father on the pretext that Princess Marie Louise had deserted her husband, however in reality it was because Prince Aribert had been caught with another man.
The New York Time reported at the time the couple had agreed a Judicial separation rather than a divorce.
An interesting announcement in the London Gazette regarding Princess Marie Louise with the consent of her cousin Duke Ernest-Gunther of Schleswig-Holstein as head of her family exercising her right to resume her family name following her divorce from Prince Aribert.
Birth registration of Princess Marie Louise
Death registration of Princess Marie Louise
|36.265 - QVD||Prince||Prince Frederick Cristian "Harald" of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1876||1876||
Birth Registration of Prince Frederick Christian "Harald"
Death Registration of Prince Frederick Christian "Harald"
|36.266 - QVD||Stillborn Son (son of Princess Helena Augusta Victoria of Great Britain and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg)||1877||1877|
|36.27||Princess||Henriette of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1833||1917||Johann Friedrich von Esmarch||1823||1908||A very interesting article on
Johann Friedrich von Esmarch.
Extract from "The Iowa Orthopaedic Journal" Volume 8 on Johann Friedrich von Esmarch
|36.3||Prince||Friedrich Emil of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1800||1865||Countess||Henriette af Danneskiold-Samsoe||1806||1858||Henriette was a sister to
Countess Luisa-Sophie af Danneskiold-Samsoe.
An interesting report by Stig on the Nobiliana Forum relating to the burial sites of the "Noer" family.
|36.3||Prince||Friedrich Emil of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg||1800||1865||Mary Esther Lee||1837||1914||Friedrich Emil was created Prince von Noer on 06 October 1864 by Emperor Franz Joseph of
Friedrich Emil died on 2 July 1865 just seven months after his marriage to Mary Lee. It was reported that during their long honeymoon trip Friedrich Emil was so infatuated with his new wife that he bequeathed all his large fortune to her only for him to die shortly after. Mary subsequently married Count Alfred von Waldersee (1832-1904) in 1874 who rose to the rank of Field Marshall in the German military.
Report on the death of Mary Lee.
Mary Lee left $750,000 in her will which mostly went to relatives of her second husband Count von Waldersee
Friedrich Emil died in Beirut and his remains were brought back to Krusendorf (in Schleswig) for burial in the family vault. An unusual situation occurred in that his nephew Prince (later Duke) of Friedrich of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg had planned to be present at the burial procession but the Prussian authorities had threatened to arrest him if he entered the Duchy of Schleswig.
|36.31||Prince||Friedrich Christian von Noer||1830||1881||Carmelita Eisenblat||1848||1912|
|36.311||Countess||Carmelita Luisa Henriette Laïla von Noer||1871||1948||Count||Ernst Ludwig zu Rantzau||1869||1930|
|36.311||Countess||Carmelita Luisa Henriette Laïla von Noer||1871||1948||Count||Rudolf Humbert||1880||1954|
|36.312||Countess||Luise Amelie von Noer||1873||1955||Prince||Karl Vlangali-Handjeri||1866||1933||See 36.331 - Marriage Registration of Countess Luise Amelie and Prince Karl Vlangali-Handjeri|
|36.32||Count||Christian von Noer||1832||1834|
|36.33||Countess||Luise Karoline von Noer||1836||1866||Prince||Michael Vlangali-Handjeri||1833||1911||
Marriage Registration of Countess Luise Karoline von Noer and
Prince Michael Vlangali-Handjeri.
Prince Michael Vlangali-Handjeri was secondly married to Ida Maud Helen Ramsay in 1875 and their Marriage Registration is here
|36.331||Prince||Karl Vlangali-Handjeri||1866||1933||Countess||Luise Amelie von Noer||1873||1955||See 36.312|
|36.34||Countess||Marie von Noer||1838||1839|