- Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Cassel
Infobox Glücksburg Royalty|highness
name = Princess Louise Caroline
full name =
title = Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
styles = "HSH" The Dowager Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
"HSH" The Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
"HSH" The Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
"HSH" The Hereditary Princess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
"HSH" Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel
royal house = House of Hesse-Kassel
House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
issue = Princess Luise Marie
Karl, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Christian IX of Denmark
date of birth = birth date|1789|9|28|df=y
place of birth =
Gottorp, Schleswig, Duchy of Schleswig
date of death = death date and age|1867|3|13|1789|9|28|df=y
place of death =
Landgrave Charles of Hesse-Kassel
Princess Louise of Denmark and Norway
Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel (born
28 September 1789at Gottorpin Schleswig, Duchy of Schleswig; died 13 March 1867in Ballenstedt, Germany) was the consort of Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburgand the matriarchof the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburgwhich would eventually become the ruling house of the kingdoms of Denmark, Greece, Norway, and the United Kingdom.
Louise Caroline was born at
Gottorpin the Duchy of Schleswigto Landgrave Charles of Hesse-Kassel( 19 December 1744– 17 August 1836) and his wife Princess Louise of Denmark and Norway( 30 January 1750– 12 January 1831). Her elder sister Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel( 28 October 1767– 21 March 1852) became Queen consortof Frederick VI of Denmark.
Friedrich Wilhelm and Louise Caroline had ten children:
*Princess "Luise Marie" Friederike of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (
October 23, 1810- May 11, 1869).
*Princess "Friederike" Karoline Juliane of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (
October 9, 1811- July 10, 1902).
Karl, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg( September 30, 1813- October 24, 1878).
Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg( October 23, 1814- November 27, 1885).
*Prince Wilhelm of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (
April 10, 1816- September 5, 1893).
Christian IX of Denmark( April 8, 1818- January 29, 1906).
*Princess "Luise", Abbess of Itzehoe (
November 18, 1820- November 30, 1894).
*Prince "Julius" of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (
October 14, 1824- June 1, 1903).
*Prince "Johann" of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (
December 5, 1825- May 27, 1911).
*Prince "Nikolaus" of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (
December 22, 1828- August 18, 1849).
Louise Caroline's son Prince Christian was named third-in-line to the throne of
Christian VIII of Denmarkin 1847. He succeeded his childless cousin Frederick VII of Denmarkon 15 November 1863, the hereditary prince Ferdinand having deceased somewhat earlier.
Her grandchildren included (among others) King Frederick VIII of Denmark, Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom, Empress Marie of Russia, King George I of Greece and Crown Princess Thyra of Hanover, Duchess of Cumberland and Teviotdale.
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
28 September 1789- 26 January 1810: "Her Serene Highness" Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel
26 January 1810- 25 March 1816: "Her Serene Highness" The Hereditary Princess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
25 March 1816- 6 July 1825: "Her Serene Highness" The Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
6 July 1825- 17 February 1831: "Her Serene Highness" The Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
17 February 1831- 13 March 1867: "Her Serene Highness" The Dowager Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
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1= 1. Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel
Landgrave Charles of Hesse-Kassel
Princess Louise of Denmark and Norway
4= 4. Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
Princess Mary of Great Britain
Frederick V of Denmark
Louise of Great Britain
8= 8. William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
9= 9. Princess Dorothea Wilhelmine of Saxe-Zeitz
George II of Great Britain
Caroline of Ansbach
Christian VI of Denmark
Sophia Magdalen of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
George II of Great Britain(= 10)
Caroline of Ansbach(= 11)
Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
17= 17. Princess Maria Amalia of Courland
Moritz Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Zeitz
19= 19. Princess Marie Amalie of Brandenburg
George I of Great Britain
Sophia Dorothea of Celle
Johann Friedrich, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
23= 23. Princess Eleanor Erdmuthe Louise of Saxe-Eisenach
Frederick IV of Denmark
Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow
Christian Heinrich of Brandenburg-Bayreuth-Kulmbach
27= 27. Countess Sophie Christiane of Wolfstein
George I of Great Britain(= 20)
Sophia Dorothea of Celle(= 21)
Johann Friedrich, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach(= 22)
31= 31. Princess Eleanor Erdmuthe Louise of Saxe-Eisenach (= 23)
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