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Re: The Ducal Families of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2010, 01:20:49 PM »
What about Schloss Glucksburg? Isn't that the pretty water castle in Schleswig? Who owns it now?

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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2010, 03:30:30 PM »

Couldn't find anything about Franzhagen line and their ducal Castle :-(

Their Castle Franzhagen dosn't exist anymore. It was demolished back in 1716.

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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2010, 03:41:53 PM »
What about Schloss Glucksburg? Isn't that the pretty water castle in Schleswig? Who owns it now?

Yes, it is. The Castle is still own by the (Younger) Glückburgs, the descendants of Christian IX's brother, Duke Friedrich.

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Re: The Ducal Families of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2010, 08:18:42 AM »
Do they actually live at Glucksburg or do they run it as a museum and hotel?

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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2010, 01:30:24 PM »
No, they don't live at the Castle anymore. The Castle is run by a foundation, and serves as a museum and event place.

A link to their homepage http://www.schloss-gluecksburg.de/home-en.html

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« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2010, 01:29:37 PM »
If you are talking about the smallest, poorest and most insignificant branches, I think the shortlived Ærø line might be the the best candidate!
5. Duchy of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Aerö (Ærø)
I think its only possession was a small manor on the tiny island of Ærø.

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« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2010, 07:04:59 PM »
The Duchy of Ærø was the whole island, and it was the second smallest of the five Duchies created in 1622. It went to the eldest son of Hans the Younger. He did not marry so after his death Ærø was divided between the remaining Duchies.

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Re: The Ducal Families of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2010, 07:40:18 AM »
Which was the smallest?

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« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2010, 06:22:22 PM »
The smallest to begin with was the duchy of Glücksburg. Later it was enlarged by inheritance and by the dukes buying estates and such.

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« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2010, 07:51:31 PM »
Some of the more rich descendants of Hans The Younger were Duke Christian Frederik I of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1721-1794) and his wife Princess Charlotte Amalie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön (see family portrait of the Duke of Plön on the previous page).
Charlotte Amalie was seen as a very good catch; she was a princess, she was very beautiful and she was rich. The couple spend some of her money on building the new Augustenburg Palace.




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Re: The Ducal Families of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2010, 07:54:48 PM »
Duke Frederik Christian I of Augustenburg


Duchess Charlotte Amalie of Augustenburg

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« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2010, 08:17:44 PM »
Kmerov,you know who is going to like this post :-) thnx

Do you know if Augustenburgs continued to be rich through generations later or not?

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« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2010, 07:00:49 PM »
Yes, they continued to be quite rich. They had hugh estates and a lavish court at Augustenburg Palace until their exile in 1848.

The Augustenburg family in 1845

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« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2010, 05:35:44 AM »
Never seen this...thank you!Could you tell me if this is Duke Christian with his wife Lovisa?If so,one of the children must be Prince Christian,husband of Princess Helena?

Even in exile their castle/palace of Primkenau looked quite lavish if we take a note that they were the exiled family of a relatively small Dukedom...

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Re: The Ducal Families of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2010, 01:32:40 PM »
Never seen this...thank you!Could you tell me if this is Duke Christian with his wife Lovisa?If so,one of the children must be Prince Christian,husband of Princess Helena?

Even in exile their castle/palace of Primkenau looked quite lavish if we take a note that they were the exiled family of a relatively small Dukedom...

Look, this picture was made partly after Kmerov's beautiful painting.



You can see Christian-August II and his wife Louise-Sophie Danneskjold-Samsoe, with the children (left to right) Christian, Friedrich, Henriette, Caroline and Louise...

So Christian on the painting is the youg boy, in the left.