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Frank, did you mean to include a link?
Thank you for this information... It would seem that EVERY Oldenburg (even Philip, Charles, William, Henry, the princes of Schleswig-Holstein and Holstein-Gottorp (-Romanov)) are dukes of Oldenburg now rather than counts of Oldenburg and Delmenhorst. Sad that little Delmenhorst has "disappeared".
: However, some lines of the family seem to
: have (or at least, use) the titles 'Duke of
: Schleswig, Holstein, Stormarn, Dithmarschen
: and Oldenburg'. I believe I have seen this
: with the Holstein-Gottorp line which reigned
: in the duchy of Hosltein-Gottorp (renamed
: Oldenburg and later a grand duchy) and in
: Both Schleswig, Holstein and Oldenburg were
: the consindered shared patrimony of the
: entire dynasty, thus every male member could
: use the titles - just as every Wettin was/is
: "Herzog zu Sachsen".
: The Emperor created the counties of
: Oldenburg and Delmenhorst into the Duchy of
: Oldenburg on 27 Dec 1774, with raticiation
: by the Reichstag in 1778.
: Also the Danish King exchaged "Count of
: Oldenburg and Delmenhorst" with
: "Duke of Oldenburg" in his
: titulature, allthough he did not have any
: claims at all anymore to the Duchy.
: See François Velde's extensive essay on the
: Schleswig-Holstein/Oldenburg case on
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