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Prince Axel
Prince Axel of Denmark
Prince Axel
Spouse Princess Margaretha of Sweden
Prince George Valdemar
Prince Flemming (later Count of Rosenborg)
Full name
Axel Christian Georg
House House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Father Prince Valdemar of Denmark
Mother Princess Marie of Orléans
Born 12 August 1888(1888-08-12)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Died 14 July 1964 (aged 75)
Copenhagen, Denmark

Axel Christian Georg, Prince of Denmark and Iceland (12 August 1888, Copenhagen – 14 July 1964, Copenhagen) was a Danish and Icelandic prince.

Prince Axel was the second son of Prince Valdemar of Denmark and his wife, Princess Marie d'Orléans. On 22 May 1919, he married Princess Margaretha of Sweden, his first cousin once removed and the eldest daughter of Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, in Stockholm. They had two sons:

Prince Axel was a member of the International Olympic Committee in 1932 and sometime director of Scandinavian Airlines System. From 1937 until his death he was chairman of the board (and until 1953 also managing director) of the East Asiatic Company, succeeding the company's founder Hans Niels Andersen.


Titles, styles, honours and arms


Titles and styles

  • 12 August 1888 – 14 July 1964: His Highness Prince Axel of Denmark


16. Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
8. Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
17. Countess Friederike of Schlieben
4. Christian IX of Denmark
18. Landgrave Charles of Hesse-Kassel
9. Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Cassel
19. Princess Louise of Denmark and Norway
2. Prince Valdemar of Denmark
20. Landgrave Frederick of Hesse-Cassel
10. Landgrave William of Hesse-Kassel
21. Princess Caroline Polyxene of Nassau-Usingen
5. Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel
22. Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark and Norway
11. Princess Louise Charlotte of Denmark
23. Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
1. Prince Axel of Denmark
24. Louis-Philippe of France
12. Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans
25. Princess Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies
6. Robert, Duke of Chartres
26. Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
13. Duchess Helen of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
27. Princess Karoline Luise of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
3. Princess Marie of Orléans
28. Louis-Philippe of France (= 24)
14. François of Orléans, Prince of Joinville
29. Princess Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies (= 25)
7. Princess Françoise of Orléans
30. Pedro I of Brazil
15. Infanta Francisca of Brazil
31. Archduchess Maria Leopoldina of Austria

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