Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
|Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg|
|Countess Hans of Solms-Baruth|
|Spouse||Count Hans of Solms-Baruth|
|Victoria-Irene Adelaide Augusta Alberta Feodora Caroline Mathilde
German: Viktoria-Irene Adelheid Auguste Alberta Feodora Karoline Mathilde
|House||House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
House of Solms-Baruth
|Father||Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg|
|Mother||Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg|
11 May 1894|
Grünholz, Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia
|Died||28 January 1972
Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (Christened as Princess Viktoria-Irene Adelheid Auguste Alberta Feodora Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg; 11 May 1894 – 28 January 1972) was a member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Princess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg by birth and a member of the House of Solms Baruth and Countess of Solms Baruth through her marriage to Count Hans of Solms-Baruth.
Princess Karoline Mathilde was born on 11 May 1894 at Grünholz Manor in Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia as the sixth child of Frederick Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderbug-Glücksburg and his wife Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.
Karoline Mathilde's father was the eldest son of Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and a nephew of Christian IX of Denmark. Upon the death of his father in 1885, he had succeeded to the headship of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and the title of duke.
She married Count Hans of Solms-Baruth on 27 May 1920 at Glücksburg Castle. Count Hans was the third son of Friedrich II, Prince of Solms-Baruth and his wife Countess Luise of Hochberg and a younger brother of Hereditary Prince Friedrich of Solms Baruth, the husband of Karoline Mathilde's elder sister Adelaide. Solms-Baruth was one of the many minor states of the Holy Roman Empire, located in Lower Lusatia. It had lost its independence in the German Mediatization of 1806.
Karoline Mathilde and Hans had three children:
- Countess Viktoria-Luise Frederica Caroline Matildhe of Solms-Baruth (13 March 1921 – 1 March 2003)
- Count Friedrich Hans of Solms-Baruth (3 March 1923 – 13 November 2006)
- Count Hubertus of Solms-Baruth (7 December 1934 – 22 October 1991)
In 1942, her daughter Viktoria married her first cousin Prince Friedrich Josias of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, youngest son of her sister Victoria Adelaide, and later the pretender to the ducal throne of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
References and sources
- C. Arnold McNaughton, The Book of Kings: A Royal Genealogy, in 3 volumes (London, U.K.: Garnstone Press, 1973), volume 1, page 175. Hereinafter cited as The Book of Kings.
- thePeerage.com Karoline Mathilde Prinzessin zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
- Genealogics - Leo van de Pas: Princess Caroline Mathilde von Schleswig-Holstein- Sonderburg-Glücksburg