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Friedrich Ferdinand
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Head of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Predecessor Friedrich
Successor Wilhelm Friedrich
Spouse Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
Princess Victoria Adelaide
Princess Alexandra Victoria
Princess Helena Adelaide
Princess Adelaide
Wilhelm Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Princess Karoline Mathilde
Full name
Frederick Ferdinand George Christian Charles William
German: Friedrich Ferdinand Georg Christian Karl Wilhelm
House House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Father Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Mother Princess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe
Born 12 October 1855(1855-10-12)
Kiel, Duchy of Schleswig
Died 21 January 1934 (aged 78)
Luisenlund, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Friedrich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (born 12 October 1855 in Kiel, Duchy of Schleswig; died 21 January 1934 at Luisenlund in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany) was the fourth Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg[1][2]


Family and succession

Friedrich Ferdinand was the eldest son of Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Princess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe and a nephew of Christian IX of Denmark[1][2]. Friedrich Ferdinand succeeded to the headship of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and title duke upon the death of his father on 27 November 1885[1][2]. When the Head of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg Albert, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein died on 27 April 1931[1][2], Friedrich Ferdinand became the Head of the House of Oldenburg and inherited the titles of Duke of Augustenborg and Duke of Schleswig-Holstein.

Marriage and issue

Friedrich Ferdinand married Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, daughter of Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and his wife Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg[1][2], on 19 March 1885 at Primkenau[1][2]. Friedrich Ferdinand and Karoline Mathilde had five children[1][2]:

Titles, styles, honours and arms


Titles and styles

  • 12 October 1855 – 19 December 1863: His Serene Highness Prince Friedrich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
  • 19 December 1863 – 24 October 1878: His Highness Prince Friedrich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
  • 24 October 1878 – 27 November 1885: His Highness The Hereditary Prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
  • 27 November 1885 – 27 April 1931: His Highness The Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
  • 27 April 1931 – 21 January 1934: His Highness The Duke of Schleswig-Holstein



Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 12 October 1855 Died: 21 January 1934
German nobility
Preceded by
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
27 November 1885–27 April 1931
Succeeded by
Himself as Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Preceded by
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
27 April 1931–21 January 1934
Succeeded by
Wilhelm Friedrich


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