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The Danish Royal Family / Frederik V1 and his Family
« on: August 29, 2005, 02:59:56 PM »
King Frederik V1 of Denmark was the son of cousins, King Christian V11 of Denmark and Princess Caroline Matilda of Great Britain who had a shared grandfather in King George 11 of Great Britain.  Frederik married his cousin Marie, Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel.  Marie was the daughter of Karl, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel and Princess Lovisa of Denmark, cousins who shared a grandfather in King George 11 of Great Britain.

The closely related King and Queen had eight children:

1c) Christian (Copenhagen 22 Sep 1791-Copenhagen 23 Sep 1791)
2c) Marie Louise (Copenhagen 19 Nov 1792-Frederiksborg 12 Oct 1793)
3c) Caroline (Christiansborg 28 Oct 1793-Copenhagen 30 Mar 1881)
4c) Louise (Copenhagen 21 Aug 1795-Copenhagen 7 Dec 1795)
5c) Christian (Copenhagen 1 Sep 1797-Copenhagen 5 Sep 1797)
6c) Juliana Louise (Copenhagen 12 Feb 1802-Copenhagen 23 Feb 1802)
7c) Frederikke Marie (Copenhagen 3 Jun 1805-Copenhagen 14 Jul 1805)
8c) Wilhelmine Marie (Kiel 18 Jan 1808-Glücksburg 30 May 1891)

Caroline and Wilhelmine alone survived to adulthood.

What were the reasons for the deaths of the other children?

Caroline married Prince Ferdinand of Denmark, her father's cousin and was childless.  
Wilhelmine married Prince Frederik (later, King Frederik VII), her second cousin.  Again the marriage was childless and they were divorced.  She then married her cousin Karl, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.  Karl's mother Luise, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel was the daughter Karl, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel and Princess Lovisa of Denmark.  Once more, no children are recorded from this union.

Did Caroline and Wilhelmine have any miscarriages or stillborn babies not recorded here?

My information is from Paul Theroff's files.







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The Danish Royal Family / Families of Christian IX & Queen Louise
« on: February 19, 2005, 12:10:24 PM »
This uncle of Queen Alexandra appears on many group photographs. Queen Mary and King George went into mourning for him when he died.
The impression is given of a beloved uncle. Was this so?
As he was not married, did he live with King Christian and Queen Louise?


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