House of Oldenburg

House of Oldenburg
Oldenburg, Denmark, Norway & Sweden
Country:Denmark
Parent House:
Titles:Duke of Oldenburg, Duke of Augustenborg, King of Denmark, King of Norway, King of Sweden
Founder:Christian I of Denmark
Final Ruler:Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg
Current Head:Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg
Founding Year:1448
Dissolution:1918
Nationality:Danish
Cadet Branches: House of Holstein-Gottorp
House of Augustenburg, extinct.
House of Glücksburg
The House of Oldenburg is a North German noble family and one of Europe's most influential Royal Houses.

It first became royal when Count Christian I of Oldenburg became chosen King of Denmark in 1448, and has been the Danish Royal House ever since. After some hiatus, King Christian I was also elected King of Norway.

Marriages of medieval counts of Oldenburg had paved the way for their heirs to become kings of various Scandinavian kingdoms. In 14th century, through marriage with a descendant of king Valdemar I of Sweden and of king Eric IV of Denmark, a claim to Sweden and Denmark was staked, since 1350.

At that time, its competitors were the successors of Margaret I of Denmark. In 15th century, the Oldenburg heir of that claim married Hedwig of Holstein, a descendant of Euphemia of Sweden and Norway and also a descendant of Eric V of Denmark. Since descendants better situated in genealogical charts died out, their son Christian (the abovementioned) became the king of all the three kingdoms of whole Kalmar Union. The House of Mecklenburg was its chief competitor regarding the Northern thrones, and other interessents were e.g the Duke of Lauenburg. Different Oldenburgine branches have reigned in several countries, as this selective chart shows:
:::*A member of this branch is the Duke of Edinburgh, so it will also be reigning in the United Kingdom (and the other Commonwealth Realms) upon the ascension of his heirs, where it will be called Windsor.

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Motto
none
(Royal motto: Guds hjælp, Folkets kærlighed, Danmarks styrke
"The Help of God, the Love of the People, the Strength of Denmark" )
Anthem
Der er et yndigt land  (national)
Kong Christian
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This is a list of the counts, dukes , grand dukes, and prime ministers of Oldenburg.

Counts of Oldenburg

  • 1101-1108 Elimar I
  • 1108-1143 Elimar II
''Partitioned between itself and Wildeshausen
  • 1143-1168 Christian I the Quarrelsome

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Duke of Augustenborg was a title conferred by the King of Denmark to the head of a certain younger branch of the House of Oldenburg (Danish, Oldenborg), the branch known in Danish as Slesvig-Holsten-Sønderborg-Augustenborg, and in German as
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Denmark

This article is part of the series:
Politics of Denmark


  • Constitution
  • The Crown: Margrethe II
  • Council of State
  • Government
  • Former governments

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This article is a list of rulers of Norway up until the present, including:
  • The Norwegian kingdom (with the Faroe Islands)
  • The Acquisition of Iceland and Greenland (1262-1814)

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Kingdom of Sweden

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Politics of Sweden


  • Constitution
  • King: Carl XVI Gustaf
  • Parliament
  • Speaker: Per Westerberg
  • Members

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Christian I
By the grace of God, King of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Wends and the Goths, Duke of Schleswig, Holstein, Stormarn and Dithmarschen, Count of Oldenburg and Delmenhorst [1]

Reign September 28 1448 – May 21 1481 Denmark
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Anton-Günther Friedrich August Josias, Duke of Oldenburg (born 16 January, 1923) is the son of Hereditary Grand Duke Nikolaus of Oldenburg (1897-1970) and his first wife Princess Helene of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1899-1944).
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14th century - 15th century - 16th century
1410s  1420s  1430s  - 1440s -  1450s  1460s  1470s
1445 1446 1447 - 1448 - 1449 1450 1451

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19th century - 20th century - 21st century
1880s  1890s  1900s  - 1910s -  1920s  1930s  1940s
1915 1916 1917 - 1918 - 1919 1920 1921

Year 1918 (MCMXVIII
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Dane may refer to:
  • People with a Danish ancestral or ethnic identity, whether living in Denmark, emigrants, or the descendants of emigrants.
  • Members of the Danish ethnic minority in Southern Schleswig, a former Danish province.
  • Anyone whose mother tongue is Danish.

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Holstein-Gottorp or Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp is the historiographical name, as well as contemporary shorthand name, for the parts of the duchies Schleswig and Holstein were ruled by the dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp.
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For other people named Romanov see Romanov (disambiguation).


The House of Romanov or Romanese (Рома́нов, pronounced
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The House of Holstein-Gottorp, a cadet branch of the Oldenburg dynasty, ruled Sweden from 1751 until 1818, and Norway from 1814 to 1818.

In 1743 Adolf Frederick of Holstein-Gottorp was elected crown prince of Sweden as a Swedish concession to Russia, a strategy for
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Duke of Augustenborg was a title conferred by the King of Denmark to the head of a certain younger branch of the House of Oldenburg (Danish, Oldenborg), the branch known in Danish as Slesvig-Holsten-Sønderborg-Augustenborg, and in German as
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Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (in Danish: Slesvig-Holsten-Sønderborg-Lyksborg (or Glücksborg), from Glücksburg in northernmost Germany, is a line of the House of Oldenburg that is descended from King Christian III of Denmark.
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Mountbatten-Windsor is the personal surname of some of the descendants of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh under an ambiguously-worded Order-in-Council issued in 1960.
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Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea,
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Royal House or royal dynasty is a familial designation, or family name of sorts, used by royalty. It generally represents the members of a family in various senior and junior or cadet branches, who are loosely related but not necessarily of the same immediate kin.
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Christian I
By the grace of God, King of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Wends and the Goths, Duke of Schleswig, Holstein, Stormarn and Dithmarschen, Count of Oldenburg and Delmenhorst [1]

Reign September 28 1448 – May 21 1481 Denmark
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Oldenburg (Low German: Ollnborg) is a historical state in today's Germany named for its capital, Oldenburg. Oldenburg existed from 1180 until 1918 as a county, Duchy and Grand Duchy. It was located near the mouth of the River Weser.
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Motto
none
(Royal motto: Guds hjælp, Folkets kærlighed, Danmarks styrke
"The Help of God, the Love of the People, the Strength of Denmark" )
Anthem
Der er et yndigt land  (national)
Kong Christian
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14th century - 15th century - 16th century
1410s  1420s  1430s  - 1440s -  1450s  1460s  1470s
1445 1446 1447 - 1448 - 1449 1450 1451

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Subjects:     Archaeology - Architecture -
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Motto
Royal: Alt for Norge ("Everything for Norway")
1814 Eidsvoll oath:
Enige og tro til Dovre faller
("United and faithful until the mountains of Dovre crumble")

Anthem
Ja, vi elsker

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Valdemar Birgersson (1239 – 1302), King of Sweden 1250 – 1275/1288/1302, was the son of princess Ingeborg Eriksdotter of Sweden and Birger jarl, Birger Magnusson from the House of Bjelbo, who more or less ruled Sweden from 1248 under king Eric Ericsson the Lame, his
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Eric IV (1216 – August 9, 1250), also known as Plovpenning, was king of Denmark from 1241 until his death. He was the son of Valdemar II by his wife, Princess Berengária of Portugal, and brother to Abel and Christopher I.
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Margaret Valdemarsdatter
Queen of Norway, Regent of Denmark and of Sweden

Reign 1375-1412 (Denmark)
1388-1412 (Norway)
1389-1412 (Sweden)
Born 1353
Vordingborg Castle
Died September 28 1412
Ship in Flensburg Fjord.
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Helvig of Schauenburg, also known as Hedwig of Schauenburg, (1398-1436) was a countess of Schleswig and Holstein from the family of Schauenburg.

She was a daughter of Count Gerhard IV of Holstein and his wife Elisabeth of Braunschweig.
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Eufemia Ericsdotter, Duchess Consort of Mecklenburg, was born as a heiress of Sweden and of Norway, in 1317, and died sometime in 1370.

Her father was Eric of Sweden (b. c.
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Eric V "Klipping" (1249- November 22, 1286) was King of Denmark (1259-1286) and son of Christopher I. Until 1264 he ruled under the auspices of his mother, the competent Queen Dowager Margaret Sambiria.
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