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

Friedrich Wilhelm
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Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
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25 March 1816–17 February 1831
Predecessor Friedrich Karl Ludwig
Successor Karl
Spouse Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel
Issue Princess Luise Marie
Princess Friederike
Karl, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Prince Wilhelm
Christian IX of Denmark
Princess Luise
Prince Julius
Prince Johann
Prince Nikolaus
Full name
Frederick William Paul Leopold
German: Friedrich Wilhelm Paul Leopold
House House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Father Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Mother Countess Friederike of Schlieben
Born (1785-01-04)4 January 1785
Lindenau near Königsberg, Prussia
Died 17 February 1831(1831-02-17) (aged 46)
Gottorf Castle, Schleswig, Duchy of Schleswig

Friedrich Wilhelm Paul Leopold[1][2] (4 January 1785 – 17 February 1831)[1][2] 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)[1][2] and Countess Friederike of Schlieben (28 February 1757 – 17 December 1827).[1][2] He was the third and youngest child of the couple, and the only son.[1][2]

Marriage and issue

On 26 January 1810, Friedrich Wilhelm married Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel (28 September 1789 – 13 March 1867),[1][2] a granddaughter of Frederik V of Denmark through her mother Princess Louise of Denmark. Friedrich Wilhelm and Louise Caroline had ten children:[1][2]

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 went extinct in 1779. Friedrich Wilhelm died on 17 February 1831 at Gottorp.[1][2]

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



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

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Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 4 January 1785 Died: 17 February 1831
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Friedrich Karl Ludwig
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
25 March 1816–6 July 1825
Succeeded by
Title changed
Preceded by
last held by
Friedrich Heinrich Wilhelm of the Senior Glücksburg line
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
6 July 1825–17 February 1831
Succeeded by