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Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, then Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
The basics
About
Date of birth Lindenau
Date of death Feb 17, 1831 Gottorf Castle
Family
Spouse: Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel
Children: Christian IX of Denmark Prince Julius of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg Friedrich Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg Karl Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg Princess Friederike of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg Johann von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Mother: Countess Friederike of Schlieben
Father: Friedrich Karl Ludwig Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
The details
Biography

Friedrich Wilhelm Paul Leopold (4 January 1785 – 17 February 1831) was the first Duke of the Second Line of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and founder of a line that includes the Royal Houses of Denmark, Greece, Norway, and the United Kingdom.

Early life

Friedrich Wilhelm was born in Lindenau, East Prussia to Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (20 August 1757 – 24 April 1816) and Countess Friederike of Schlieben (28 February 1757 – 17 December 1827). He was the third and youngest child of the couple, and the only son. In 1804, he was sent to Denmark, where he was an officer of the Danish army during the Napoleonic Wars.

Marriage and issue

On 26 January 1810, Friedrich Wilhelm married Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel (28 September 1789 – 13 March 1867), a granddaughter of Frederik V of Denmark through her mother Princess Louise of Denmark. Friedrich Wilhelm and Louise Caroline had ten children:

  • Princess Luise Marie Friederike of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (23 October 1810 – 11 May 1869).
  • Princess Friederike Karoline Juliane of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (9 October 1811 – 10 July 1902).
  • Karl, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (30 September 1813 – 24 October 1878).
  • Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (23 October 1814 – 27 November 1885).
  • Prince Wilhelm of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (10 April 1816 – 5 September 1893).
  • Christian IX, King of Denmark (8 April 1818 – 29 January 1906).
  • Princess Luise, Abbess of Itzehoe (18 November 1820 – 30 November 1894).
  • Prince Julius of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (14 October 1824 – 1 June 1903).
  • Prince Johann of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (5 December 1825 – 27 May 1911).
  • Prince Nikolaus of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (22 December 1828 – 18 August 1849).
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Later life

On 25 March 1816, Friedrich Wilhelm succeeded his father as Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck. On 6 July 1825, he became Duke of Glücksburg and changed his title to Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, after the elder Glücksburg line became extinct in 1779. Friedrich Wilhelm died on 17 February 1831 at Gottorp.

His grandchildren include among others Frederick VIII of Denmark, Alexandra of Denmark, George I of Greece, and Dagmar of Denmark, and Princess Thyra of Denmark.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 4 January 1785 – 25 March 1816: His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
  • 25 March 1816 – 6 July 1825: His Serene Highness The Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
  • 6 July 1825 – 17 February 1831: His Serene Highness The Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

Ancestry

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