Prince Julius of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

Prince Julius of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg[citation needed] (14 October 1824, Gottorp, Schleswig, Schleswig[citation needed]– 1 June 1903, Itzehoe, Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia, Germany[citation needed]) was the eighth[citation needed] of the ten children of Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel.[citation needed]

Prince Julius
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Born(1824-10-14)14 October 1824
Gottorp, Schleswig, Schleswig
Died1 June 1903(1903-06-01) (aged 78)
Itzehoe, Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia, Germany
SpouseElisabeth von Ziegesar
FatherFriedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
MotherPrincess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel


In 1863, Prince Julius was sent to Greece with his young nephew, Prince Vilhelm of Denmark, who had recently ascended to the throne of Greece as King of the Hellenes, as an advisor. Eighteen months later, the King returned from a walk to discover that, whilst he was out, Julius had invited seven ministers associated with the former, and deeply unpopular, King Otto to the Palace to discuss the removal of Count Sponneck, another of the King's advisors. Indignant at what he saw as an attempt at a palace putsch, the King ordered Julius to leave Greece within one week.[1]

Julius contracted a morganatic marriage with Elisabeth von Ziegesar (1856–1887), daughter of Wolf von Ziegesar, on 2 July 1883. After their marriage, she was styled Countess von Roest.[2]




  1. ^ The Times (London) 14 February 1865 p.10 col.C
  2. ^ C. Arnold McNaughton, The Book of Kings: A Royal Genealogy (London: Garnstone, 1973) vol.1 p.200
  3. ^ Bille-Hansen, A. C.; Holck, Harald, eds. (1901) [1st pub.:1801]. Statshaandbog for Kongeriget Danmark for Aaret 1901 [State Manual of the Kingdom of Denmark for the Year 1901] (PDF). Kongelig Dansk Hof- og Statskalender (in Danish). Copenhagen: J.H. Schultz A.-S. Universitetsbogtrykkeri. p. 4. Retrieved 4 July 2020 – via da:DIS Danmark.
  4. ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Herzogtum Anhalt (1867) "Herzoglicher Haus-orden Albrecht des Bären" p. 17
  5. ^ Hof- und Staatshandbuch des Herzogtums Braunschweig für das Jahr 1902, "Herzogliche Orden Heinrich des Löwen" p. 10
  6. ^ Staatshandbücher für das Herzogtums Sachsen-Altenburg (1869), "Herzogliche Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden" p. 21
  7. ^ "Rother Adler-orden", Königlich Preussische Ordensliste (in German), vol. 1, Berlin, 1886, p. 40

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