Thyra Oldenburg (1853–1933)

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Thyra Oldenburg (1853–1933)

Princess of Denmark and duchess of Cumberland. Name variations: Thyra, duchess of Cumberland and Teviotdale. Born Thyra Amelia Caroline Charlotte Anne on September 29, 1853, in Copenhagen, Denmark; died on February 26, 1933, in Gmunden, Austria; daughter of Louise of Hesse-Cassel (1817–1898) and Christian IX (1818–1906), king of Denmark (r. 1863–1906); sister of Marie Feodorovna and Alexandra of Denmark; married Ernest Augustus, 3rd duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale, on December21, 1878; children: Marie Louise (1879–1948, who married Maximilian Alexander, prince of Baden); George William, earl of Armagh (1880–1912); Alexandra Guelph (1882–1963); Olga (1884–1958); Christian (1885–1901); Ernest Augustus, duke of Brunswick-Luneburg (1887–1953).

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