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Blixen-Finecke, Danneskjold & Royalty
« on: December 31, 2005, 11:56:18 AM »
Hi! I wonder if you could help me. I would like to know what the connection is between the following:

Karen Christience Dinesen, Baroness Blixen-Finecke after her marriage to her second daughter. From what I can gather, her father's aunt, Thyra Haffner, married Christian Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs; their son Mogens married a Friedricke of Danneksjold-Samsoe; she was, I suppose, yet I don't know how, linked with the family that descends from Christian V of Denmark. I believe some of Christian V's Danneksjold's descendants also married members of the House of Schleswig-Holstein. Can anyone give me a helpful piece of info to see how Karen Blixen is connected with royalty (to the Danish royals, to the Blixens and to the Danneskjolds) please? Thanks, and this being my last post of the year:

Happy New Year to all!!! ::)


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Re: Blixen-Finecke, Danneskjold & Royalty
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2006, 12:19:42 PM »
I don't think that Karen Blixen was related to royalty more than you have described. The noble families, like everywhere married each other, and one of them were the Danneskiol-Samsøes, who were the descendants of Christian V and his mistress, Sophie Amalie Moth, Countess of Samsøe. Some from this family married the Augustenborg Ducal family.
Another member of the Blixen family, Carl Frederick Blixen-Finecke (I think that he and Bror Blixen were distant relatives. The Blixen family was big) married Princess Augusta of Hesse, sister of Queen Louise.

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Re: Blixen-Finecke, Danneskjold & Royalty
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010, 06:40:14 AM »
There are so many interesting connections from the Gyldenløves and Danneskiolds.... Ulrik Frederik Gyldenløve, ancestor of the Counts Danneskiold-Laurvig, had a more or less illegitimate son by Sophie Urne: Baron Woldemar Løwendal. His son, Count Ulrik Frederik Woldemar Danneskiold-Løwendal was a Marshall of France and had a son who married into French royalty: François Xavier Joseph de Lowendal married Charlotte Marguerite Élisabeth de Bourbon-Condé, an illegitimate daughter of Charles de Bourbon-Condé, Count of Charolais!

See this wonderful hyperlinked illustrated Danish genealogy site ( for more info:



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Re: Blixen-Finecke, Danneskjold & Royalty
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2010, 02:12:56 PM »
Unfortunately, no royals (only Rosenborgs) seem to have been present when a Miss Julie Bjørn-Hansen yesterday was married to Count Fredrik Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, son of Count Michael Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs and Hanne Sophy aka Molise, remarried Baroness Juel-Brockdorff née Countess Ahlefeldt-Laurvig, in a glamorous wedding at the Juel-Brockdorff residence Valdemars Castle on Funen.

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Re: Blixen-Finecke, Danneskjold & Royalty
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2010, 04:48:35 PM »
Correction: Apparently the Entailed Barons at Valdemars Castle spell their name Iuel-Brockdorff, though it's the same Juel as in Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs. They both descend from 17th century Erik Juel, Councillor and Admiral of the Realm. The Iuel-Brockdorffs agnatically through his son the naval hero Admiral Niels Juel, the K-J-V-Fs cognatically through his younger son General Admiral Jens Juel, whose third wife, Dorothea Krag, was Christian Gyldenløve. Count of Samsø's, second wife and whose grandson married Griffenfeldt's granddaughter!

Hence the original Juel arms (d'azur, à trois fasces ondées d'argent, accompagnées en chef d'une étoile d'or) featuring in the inescutcheons of both families' arms.
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