Princess Vilhelmine o Denmark

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Vilhelmine o Denmark
Princess Frederick o Denmark
Aumont - Vilhelmine Marie of Denmark.jpg
Duchess consort o Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Tenur19 Mey 1838 – 24 October 1878
Born18 Januar 1808(1808-01-18)
Kiel, Duchy o Holstein
Dee'd30 Mey 1891(1891-05-30) (aged 83)
Glücksburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Proushie, Germany
SpousePrince Frederick o Denmark
Karl, Duke o Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
FaitherFrederick VI o Denmark
MitherMarie Sophie o Hesse-Kassel

Princess Wilhelmine o Denmark (Dens: Vilhelmine af Danmark; German: Wilhelmine von Dänemark) (18 Januar 1808 – 30 Mey 1891) wis a Princess o Denmark bi birth, as dochter o Keeng Frederick VI. She mairit her agnatic seicont cousin, the future King Frederick VII o Denmark, but the mairiage ended in divorce.

First mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

Syne her faither haed nae surviving legitimate sons, Wilhelmine Marie wis a very desirable bride. Amang her suitors wis the future Oscar I o Swaden o the then newly established Hoose o Bernadotte. On 1 November 1828 in Copenhagen, she mairit Prince Frederick o Denmark, the future King Frederick VII. The engagement haed been made offeecial in 1826. Prince Frederick wis a direct male-line descendant o Keeng Frederick V bi his seicont Queen Juliana Maria o Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. The mairiage unitit the twa lines o the Ryal House, which haed been in a strained relationship syne 1814, an wis very popular: the public celebrations war unusually vivid, wi illuminations, poems, public festivities an a foundation, Vilhelmine-Stiftelsen, fir the benefit of providin brides wi a suitable equipment. The mairiage suin turned oot tae be an unhappy ane. That wis nae least acause o Frederick's debauched lifestyle wi infidelity an drinking. It wis said that Wilhelmine, awtho good hearted an mild, lacked character an wis unable tae gain ony influence on Frederick, an that Frederick deeply hurt her "female feelings". Her unhappy marriage wis a cause of concern fir her parents, wha felt sorry for her. The couple war separated in 1834, an divorced in 1837.

Seicont mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

In Amalienborg Pailace on 19 Mey 1838 she mairit again tae Karl, Duke o Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, eldest brither o the future Keeng Christian IX o Denmark, an teuk residence in Kiel. Her seicont mairiage wis said tae hae been very happy. Baith her mairiages war childless. Mony believe that she wis barren as thare are nae records o her haein ony miscarriages or stillbirths.