Ameli, Duchess of Oldenburg

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Ameli of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg
Duchess of Oldenburg
Born (1923-03-04) 4 March 1923 (age 95)
Frankfurt am Main, Weimar Republic
Spouse Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg
Issue Duchess Helen
Duke Christian of Oldenburg
Full name
German: Ameli Gertrud Pauline Antonie Madeleine Wanda Elisabeth
House House of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg
Father Udo, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg
Mother Countess Margarete of Castell-Castell
Religion Lutheran
Grand Ducal Family of Oldenburg
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  • HRH The Duke
    HRH The Duchess
    • HRH Duke Alexander
    • HH Duke Philipp
    • HH Duke Anton Friedrich
    • HH Duchess Katharina

HRH The Dowager Duchess

  • HH Duchess Helene

Princess Ameli of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (German: Prinzessin Ameli Gertrud Pauline Antonie Madeleine Wanda Elisabeth zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg; born 4 March 1923) is the daughter of Udo, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, and widow of Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg, the late pretender to the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg who died on September 20, 2014.

Early life

Ameli was born at Frankfurt am Main, Weimar Republic the first child of Udo, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (1896–1980), and his wife, Countess Margarete of Castell-Castell (1899–1969), daughter of Friedrich Carl, Prince of Castell-Castell.

Marriage and family

Ameli married on 7 August 1951 in Kreuzwertheim, to Duke Anton-Günther of Oldenburg (1923–2014), son of Nikolaus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg (1897–1970) and his first wife Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1899–1948). Duke Anton-Günther is a grandson of the last Grand Duke of Oldenburg, Frederick Augustus II.[1]

They have two children.

  • Duchess Helene Elisabeth Bathildis Margarete of Oldenburg (born 3 August 1953 in Rastede), unmarried
  • Duke Christian Nikolaus Udo Peter of Oldenburg (born 1 February 1955 in Rastede), married to Countess Caroline zu Rantzau and has issue. Since the death of Duke Anton-Günther, Duke Christian is now the Duke of Oldenburg and head of the House of Oldenburg.

Titles and styles

  • 4 March 1923 – 7 August 1951: Her Serene Highness Princess Ameli of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg
  • 7 August 1951 – 3 April 1970: Her Royal Highness Duchess Ameli of Oldenburg
  • 3 April 1970 – 20 September 2014: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Oldenburg
  • 20 September 2014 - present: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Duchess of Oldenburg
  • Title in pretence:
    • 3 April 1970 – 20 September 2014: Her Royal Highness The Grand Duchess of Oldenburg
    • 20 September 2014 - present: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Grand Duchess of Oldenburg

Ancestry

Notes and sources

  1. C. Arnold McNaughton, The Book of Kings, volume 1, page 210.
Ameli, Duchess of Oldenburg
Born: 4 March 1923
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Anne-Marie von Schutzbar gennant Milchling
— TITULAR —
Grand Duchess of Oldenburg
3 April 1970 – 20 September 2014
Reason for succession failure:
Grand Duchy abolished in 1918
Succeeded by
Countess Caroline zu Rantzau