Countess Louise Sophie of Danneskiold-Samsøe

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Countess Louise Sophie af Danneskiold-Samsøe
Louisa Sophie of Danneskjold-Samsøe, duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.png
Duchess consort of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
Tenure 18 September 1820 – 11 March 1867
Predecessor Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark
Successor Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Born (1796-09-22)22 September 1796
Gisselfeld, Denmark
Died 11 March 1867(1867-03-11) (aged 70)
Primkenau, Prussia
Noble family House of Danneskiold-Samsøe
Spouse(s) Christian August II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
Issue
Alexander, Hereditary Prince
Princess Louise Auguste
Princess Caroline Amelie
Princess Wilhelmine
Frederick VIII
Prince Christian
Princess Henriette
Father Christian Conrad, Count af Danneskiold-Samsøe
Mother Johanne Henriette Valentine Kaas
Religion Lutheranism

Countess Louise Sophie af Danneskiold-Samsøe (1796 – 1867) was a member of a Danish noble family descended illegitimately from Christian V of Denmark and the wife of Christian August II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. She was the grandmother of German Empress Auguste Victoria, wife of the last German Emperor Wilhelm II.[1]

Early life

Countess Louise Sophie af Danneskiold-Samsøe was born on 22 September 1796 in Gisselfeld, Denmark to Christian Conrad, Count af Danneskiold-Samsøe (1774–1823) and his wife Johanne Henriette Valentine Kaas (1776–1843), daughter of the Danish Admiral Frederik Christian Kaas and a descendant of the war hero Jørgen Kaas. The House of Danneskiold-Samsøe is a non-dynastic branch of the House of Oldenburg, descended from Christian Gyldenløve, Count of Samsø, an illegitimate son of Christian V of Denmark by his mistress Sophie Amalie Moth.[2]

Marriage and issue

On 18 September 1820 she married Christian August II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg at the Church of Braaby, Gisselfeld. They had seven children:[3]

Later life and death

Louise Sophie died on 11 March 1867 in Primkenau in the Kingdom of Prussia, aged 70 and was buried in the Lutheran church of Primkenau.[4]

Descendants

Her descendants include: Auguste Viktoria, German Empress, Queen Frederica of the Hellenes, Constantine II of Greece, Queen Sofía of Spain, Felipe VI of Spain and Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

Ancestry

Titles and styles

  • 22 September 1796 – 18 September 1820: Countess Louise Sophie af Danneskiold-Samsøe
  • 18 September 1820 – 11 March 1867: Her Serene Highness the Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg

References

  1. ^ slektenkaas.com
  2. ^ genealogics.org
  3. ^ thepeerage.com
  4. ^ geni.com
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