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Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Reign 27 February 1831–14 October 1878
Predecessor Friedrich Wilhelm
Successor Friedrich
Spouse Princess Vilhelmine Marie of Denmark
House House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Father Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Mother Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel
Born 30 September 1813(1813-09-30)
Gottorp, Schleswig, Duchy of Schleswig
Died 24 October 1878 (aged 65)
Luisenlund, Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia, German Empire

Karl of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg[1][2] (born 30 September 1813 at Gottorp in Schleswig, Duchy of Schleswig[1][2] – 24 October 1878 at Luisenlund, Glücksburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia[1][2]) was the second Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Karl was the eldest son[1][2] of Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel and an elder brother of Christian IX of Denmark.[1][2] Karl ascended to the throne of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg upon his father's death on 27 February 1831.



Karl married Princess Vilhelmine Marie of Denmark,[1][2] daughter of Frederick VI of Denmark and his wife Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel,[1][2] on 19 May 1838 at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark.[1][2] Vilhelmine Marie was the former wife of Prince Frederick of Denmark (later Frederick VII of Denmark). He died on 24 October 1878 at age 65 at Luisenlund.[1][2] Karl and Vilhelmine Marie died without issue.[1][2] Many believe that she was barren as there no records of her having any miscarriages or stillbirths.

Titles, styles, honours and arms


Titles and styles

  • 30 September 1813 – 6 July 1825: His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
  • 6 July 1825 – 17 February 1831: His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
  • 17 February 1831 – 19 December 1863: His Serene Highness The Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
  • 19 December 1863 – 24 October 1878: His Highness The Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Darryl Lundy (22 February 2007). "Karl Prinz zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg". Retrieved 2008-09-02.  
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Paul Theroff. "SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-09-02.  

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Karl, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 30 September 1813 Died: 24 October 1878
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Friedrich Wilhelm
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
27 February 1831 – 14 October 1878
Succeeded by


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