The Children of Christian IX of Denmark

Christian IX with Family by Laurits Tuxen

Christian IX of Denmark was the son of Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Cassel, and is known as "The Father-in-Law of Europe", because each of his six children married into other royal houses. He married Louise of Hesse-Kassel, who was born Luise Wilhelmine Friederike Caroline Auguste Julie.
Their six children were:

Christian Frederick Vilhelm Carl, "Frederick VIII of Denmark"

Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia, "Princess Alexandra of Denmark", or "Alix"

Christian Wilhelm Ferdinand Adolf Georg, "Prince William (or Vilhelm) of Denmark", later "George I of Greece"

Marie Sophie Frederikke Dagmar, "Princess Dagmar of Denmark" or "Minnie", later "Maria Feodorovna"

Thyra Amalie Caroline Charlotte Anna, "Princess Thyra of Denmark"

Valdemar, "Prince Valdemar of Denmark"


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