Princess Alexandra of Hanover and Cumberland


Princess Alexandra of Hanover and Cumberland

Infobox Hanoverian Royalty|highness|consort
name = Princess Alexandra
title = Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin


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full name = Alexandra Louise Marie Olga Elisabeth Therese Vera
" _de. Alexandra Luise Marie Olga Elisabeth Therese Vera"
titles = "HRH" Princess Alexandra of Hanover and Cumberland
"HRH" The Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
"HRH" The Dowager Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
spouse = Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
issue = Friedrich Franz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Duke Christian Ludwig
Duchess Olga
Thyra
Anastasia, Princess Frederick Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
royal house = House of Hanover
House of Mecklenburg
father = Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover
mother = Princess Thyra of Denmark
date of birth = birth date|1882|09|29|df=yes
place of birth =Schloss Ort, Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary
date of death = death date and age|1963|08|30|1882|09|29|df=yes
place of death =Glücksburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany|

Princess Alexandra of Hanover and Cumberland ("German: Alexandra Louise Marie Olga Elisabeth Therese Vera Prinzessin von Hannover und Cumberland"), Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg (born 29 September 1882 at Schloss Ort in Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary; died 30 August 1963 at Glücksburg Castle, Glücksburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany). Alexandra was the second eldest daughter of Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover (1845-1923) and Princess Thyra of Denmark (1853-1933), the youngest daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (1818-1906) and Louise of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) (1817-1898). Alexandra was a great-great-granddaughter of George III of the United Kingdom (1738-1820) and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818).

Marriage and issue

Alexandra married on 7 June 1904 in Gmunden, Austria-Hungary to Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1882-1945), son of Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and his wife Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia. Alexandra and Frederick Francis had five children:

*Friedrich Franz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (22 April 1910 - 31 July 2001). Married Karin Elisabeth von Schaper, daughter of Walter von Schaper and his wife Baroness Louise von Münchhausen. The couple had no issue.

*Duke Christian Ludwig of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (29 September 1912 - 1996). Married Princess Barbara of Prussia, daughter of Prince Sigismund of Prussia and Princess Charlotte Agnes of Saxe-Altenburg. The couple had issue.

*Duchess Olga of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1916 - 1917).

*Duchess Thyra of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (18 June 1919 - 27 September 1981).

*Duchess Anastasia of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (11 November 1923 - 25 January 1979). Married Prince Friedrich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, son of Prince Albrecht of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Countess Ortrud of Ysenburg and Büdingen. The couple had issue.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

*29 September 18827 June 1904: "Her Royal Highness" Princess Alexandra of Hanover and Cumberland, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg
*7 June 190417 November 1945: "Her Royal Highness" The Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
*17 November 194530 August 1963: "Her Royal Highness" The Dowager Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Ancestry

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1=1. Princess Alexandra of Hanover and Cumberland
2=2. Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover
3=3. Princess Thyra of Denmark
4=4. George V of Hanover
5=5. Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg
6=6. Christian IX of Denmark
7=7. Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel
8=8. Ernest Augustus I of Hanover
9=9. Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
10=10. Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
11=11. Amelia of Württemberg
12=12. Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
13=13. Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel
14=14. Prince William of Hesse
15=15. Princess Louise Charlotte of Denmark
16=16. George III of the United Kingdom
17=17. Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
18=18. Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
19=19. Princess Friederike Caroline Luise of Hesse-Darmstadt
20=20. Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
21=21. Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
22=22. Duke Louis of Württemberg
23=23. Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg
24=24. Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
25=25. Countess Friederike of Schlieben
26=26. Charles of Hesse
27=27. Princess Louise of Denmark and Norway
28=28. Prince Frederick of Hesse
29=29. Princess Caroline of Nassau-Usingen
30=30. Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark and Norway
31=31. Princess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

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Persondata
NAME=Alexandra of Hanover and Cumberland
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg
DATE OF BIRTH=29 September 1882
PLACE OF BIRTH=Gmunden, Austria
DATE OF DEATH=30 August 1963
PLACE OF DEATH=Glücksburg Castle, Glücksburg, Germany


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