Prince Christian Oscar of Hanover

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Prince Christian Oscar
Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Born(1919-09-01)1 September 1919
Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria[1][2]
Died10 December 1981(1981-12-10) (aged 62)
Lausanne, Switzerland[1][2]
SpouseMireille Dutry
IssuePrincess Caroline-Luise
Princess Mireille
Full name
Christian Oscar Ernest Augustus William Victor George Henry
German: Christian Oskar Ernst August Wilhelm Viktor Georg Heinrich[1][2]
FatherErnest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick
MotherPrincess Victoria Louise of Prussia

Prince Christian Oscar of Hanover (German: Christian Oskar Ernst August Wilhelm Viktor Georg Heinrich Prinz von Hannover; 1 September 1919 – 10 December 1981) was the fourth child[1][2] of Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick and his wife Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, the only daughter of Wilhelm II, German Emperor and Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein.


During World War II, he served in the Luftwaffe.

In 1960, Christian Prinz von Hannover, as head of the Duke of Cumberland Foundation, became a consulting manager for Durisol, an Austrian manufacturer of cement-bonded wood fiber.[3]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Christian eloped[4] with Mireille Dutry (born 10 January 1946), daughter of Belgian industrialist Armand Dutry and Tinou Soinne and childhood friend of Diane von Fürstenberg,[4] on 23 November 1963 at Salzburg, Austria in a civil ceremony.[1][2] They were remarried two days later in a religious ceremony in Brussels, Belgium.[1][2] Christian and Mireille Dutry divorced in 1976.[1][2] The couple had two daughters:

  • HRH Princess Caroline-Luise Mireille Irene Sophie of Hanover (born 3 May 1965) she married Bryan Samuel Goswick in 2014.
  • HRH Princess Mireille Viktoria Luise of Hanover (born 3 June 1971).


Christian was a descendant of Victoria of the United Kingdom and Albert, Prince Consort through their eldest daughter Victoria, Princess Royal, the wife of Frederick III, German Emperor. His sister, Princess Frederica of Hanover married Paul I, King of the Hellenes.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (1 July 2003). "Christian Oskar Hanover, Prince of Hanover". Retrieved 2008-07-17.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Paul Theroff. "HANNOVER". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-07-17.
  3. ^ "Durisol: The Milestones". Durisol-Werke GES. M. B. H. Archived from the original on 2008-06-25. Retrieved 2008-07-18. External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ a b Jess Cartner-Morley (27 January 2007). "Diane Von Furstenberg". Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 2008-07-17.