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Prince Valdemar of Denmark : biography

27 October 1858 - 14 January 1939

Prince Valdemar of Denmark, GCTE (27 October 1858 in Bernstorff Palace – 14 January 1939 in Copenhagen) was a member of the Danish Royal Family, the youngest son of Christian IX of Denmark and his wife Louise of Hesse-Kassel. Valdemar was the younger brother of Frederik VIII of Denmark, Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom, George I of Greece, Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia, and Crown Princess Thyra of Hanover.

Early life

Prince Valdemar received his early education from tutors. In the summer of 1874, he accompanied his father during his visit to Iceland for the millennium celebrations. After his confirmation in 1874, as was customary for princes at that time, he started a military education and entered the naval college. In 1879, he was sub-lieutenant and in 1880 lieutenant. In the following years, he participated in several naval expeditions.

Later life

  • - Grand Cross of the Order of the Tower and Sword - He was the 192nd recipient
  • Ancestry

    Marriage

    Prince Valdemar was born on 27 October 1858 at Bernstorff Palace in Gentofte north of Copenhagen. His father was Prince Christian of Denmark, the later King Christian IX. His mother was Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel. He was baptised on 21 December 1858. On November 1863, his father succeeded to the throne of Denmark.

    Living octopus

    Living octopus

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