Page:Statesman's Year-Book 1899 American Edition.djvu/842

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486 DENMARK. (KONGERIGET DaNMARK.) Reigning King. Christian IXo born April 8, 1818, the fourth son of the late Duke Wilhelm of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gliicksburg, and of Princess Louise of Hesse-Cassel. Appointed to the succession of the crown of Denmark by the treaty of London of May 8, 1852, and by the Danish law of succession of July 31, 1853. Succeeded to the throne on the death of King Frederik YIL, November 15, 1863. Married, May 26, 1842, to Queen Louise, born September 7, 1817, died September 29, 1898, the daughter of Landgrave Wilhelm of Hesse-Cassel. Children of the King. I. Prince Frederik, heir apparent, born June 3, 1843 ; married July 28, 1869, to Princess Lowisa, daughter of King Carl XV. of Sweden and Norway. Offspring of the union are :— 1. Prince Christian, born September 26, 1870 ; married April 26, 1898, to Princess Alexandra of Mecklenburg. 2. Prince Karl, born August 3, 1872 ; married July 22, 1896, to Princess Maud Alexandra of Great Britain. 3. Princess Lowisa, born February 17, 1875; married, May 5, 1896, to Prince Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Bruno of Schaumburg-Lippe. 4. Prince Ha raid, born October 8, 1876. 5. Princess Ingeborg, born August 2, 1878 ; married August 27, 1897, to Prince Charles of Sweden. 6. Princess Thyra, born March 14, 1880. 7. Prince Gustav, born March 4, 1887. 8. Princess Dagmar, born May 23, 1890. II. Princess Alexandra, born December 1, 1844; married, March 10, 1863, to Albert Edward, Prince of Wales. III. Prince Wilhelm, born December 24, 1845; elected King of the Hellenes, under the title of Georgios I.,hj the Greek National Assembly, March 31, 1863 ; married, October 27, 1867, to Olga Constantinowna, Grand Duchess of Russia. TV. Princess Marie Dagmar (Empress Maria- Feodorovna), born November 26, 1847 ; married, November 9, 1866, to Alex- ander III., Emperor of Russia; widow, November 1, 1894. Y. Princess Thyra, born September 29, 1853; married, December 21, 1878, to Prince Ernest August, Duke of Cumber- land. VT. Prince Waldemar, born October 27, 1858; married, October 22, 1885, to Princess Marie d'Orleans, eldest daughter of the Due de Chartres, born January 13, 1865 ; offspring, Prince