Prince Gustav
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Born(1887-03-04)4 March 1887
Charlottenlund Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died5 October 1944(1944-10-05) (aged 57)
Egelund Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Burial
Names
Christian Frederik Wilhelm Valdemar Gustav
HouseGlücksburg
FatherFrederick VIII of Denmark
MotherLovisa of Sweden

Prince Gustav of Denmark (Christian Frederik Vilhelm Valdemar Gustav; 4 March 1887 – 5 October 1944) was a member of the Danish royal family. He was the fourth and youngest son and seventh child of King Frederick VIII and Queen Louise.

Early life

Prince Gustav's birthplace, Charlottenlund Palace, photographed in 2006
Prince Gustav's birthplace, Charlottenlund Palace, photographed in 2006

Prince Gustav was born on 4 March 1887 at his parents' country residence, the Charlottenlund Palace north of Copenhagen, during the reign of his paternal grandfather, King Christian IX.[1] He was the seventh child and fourth son of Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark and his wife Louise of Sweden.[1] His father was the eldest son of King Christian IX and Louise of Hesse-Kassel, and his mother was the only daughter of King Charles XV of Sweden and Norway and Louise of the Netherlands. He was baptised with the names Christian Frederik Wilhelm Valdemar Gustav, and was known as Prince Gustav.[1]

Crown Princess Louise and Prince Gustav. Painting by August Jerndorff (about 1890)
Crown Princess Louise and Prince Gustav. Painting by August Jerndorff (about 1890)

Prince Gustav was raised with his siblings in the royal household in Denmark and grew up between his parents' residence in Copenhagen, the Frederick VIII's Palace at the Amalienborg Palace complex, and their country retreat, the Charlottenlund Palace, located by the coastline of the Øresund strait north of the city.

Prince Gustav remained unmarried and had no children.[1]

Later life

On 2 February 1935 in the Russian Orthodox Church in Copenhagen he was, together with his cousin Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia and her husband colonel Nikolai Kulikovsky, a godparent at the christening of Aleksander Schalburg, son of first lieutenant in the Royal Danish Life Guards Christian Frederik von Schalburg.[2]

Prince Gustav died on 5 October 1944 at his estate Egelund House north of Copenhagen in North Zealand, Denmark.[1]

Title, style and honours

Title and style

Honours

Ancestry

References

Citations

  1. ^ a b c d e Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh, ed. (1977). Burke's Royal Families of the World. Vol. 1. London, U.K.: Burke's Peerage Ltd. p. 71.
  2. ^ "Fødte Mandkøn" [Born Males]. Kirkebog [Parish Register]. 1915-1945 (in Danish). Den Ortodokse Russiske Kirke i København. 1934. p. 14.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Bille-Hansen, A. C.; Holck, Harald, eds. (1944) [1st pub.:1801]. Statshaandbog for Kongeriget Danmark for Aaret 1944 [State Manual of the Kingdom of Denmark for the Year 1944] (PDF). Kongelig Dansk Hof- og Statskalender (in Danish). Copenhagen: J.H. Schultz A.-S. Universitetsbogtrykkeri. pp. 15–16. Retrieved 3 September 2020 – via da:DIS Danmark.
  4. ^ Royal Decree of 20 April 1928
  5. ^ "Den kongelige norske Sanct Olavs Orden", Norges Statskalender (in Norwegian), 1908, p. 869-870, retrieved 17 September 2021
  6. ^ Sveriges rikskalender (in Swedish), 1909, p. 613, retrieved 2020-09-03 – via runeberg.org
  7. ^ The London Gazette, issue 28132, p. 3135

Bibliography

  • Bramsen, Bo (1992). Huset Glücksborg. Europas svigerfader og hans efterslægt [The House of Glücksburg. The Father-in-law of Europe and his descendants] (in Danish) (2nd ed.). Copenhagen: Forlaget Forum. ISBN 87-553-1843-6.