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King Christian IX 

King Frederik VIII 
(Chr. IX's son) 

Great Britain
Queen Alexandra 
(Chr. IX's daughter) 

King George I
(Chr. IX's son) 

Czarina Dagmar
(Chr. IX's daughter) 

Queen Astrid 

King Haakon VII 
(Frederik VIII's son) 

Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte 

Queen Sophia
(Princess of Greece) 

Cr. Princess Helena 
(Princess of Greece) 

Princess Olga 
(Princess of Greece) 

Princess Ingrid of Sweden. Queen of Denmark 

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The Fascinating Story of the Danish Royal Family
that spread continent-wide in Europe
Latest update: 01-jul-2007

This site will acquaint you European Royalty, bringing you to Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Great Britain, Luxemburg, Greece, Spain, Russia, Romania, and Yugoslavia, and give you full genealogies and/or short historical reviews of the family's many branches throughout Europe. 

Denmark. Tuxen-painting. Royal Danish Family 1882-1886.

 Fragment of a painting by the Danish painter L. Tuxen, painted 1882-1886. 
The painting shows part of the Glücksburg-Family 
and belongs to the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen.

The Glücksburg-Family as such can be traced back to the late Middle Ages, but as this site deals with its members on postage stamps I have decided to start in 1863, when normal postage stamps were available "everywhere" in Europe, and the Danish King Christian IX, popularly known as the Father-in-Law of Europe and the founder of the family-tree,  assumed the Danish Throne. However, due to wars, revolutions and other political changes of society there are some family members who were never depicted on stamps.  This applies particularly to the East European family branches. In such cases I have instead contemporary photographs.   

Germany 1977. Glücksburg Castle.

The origin of the name Glücksburg comes from this idyllic castle in Germany, located immediately south of the present border between Denmark and Germany, on the southern bank of Flensburg Fjord, slightly north-east of the city of Flensburg. This part of Germany originally belonged to Denmark. 

The Danish king Christian IX's ancestors lived here, and the young prince who was later to become king of Denmark and thus the founder of the Glücksburg Dynasty was brought up here.

  • Germany 1977. Glücksburg Castle. 

Family members not directly of the Glücksburg-line are shown on  contemporary non-philatelic photographs.  The only exception to this "rule" is the Royal Swedish Family. The Swedish Princess Ingrid, born 1910 as a daughter of the Swedish king, later became Queen of Denmark through her marriage with the late Danish King Frederik IX. If you have questions, or want further information, please email me using the link below, and I will get in contact with you soonest possible. Constructive feedback is welcomed with pleasure.  

All genealogies and non-philatelic illustrations are from the book (in Danish) by Bo Bramsen: "The House Of Glücksburg Through 150 Years" (1975). ISBN 87-01-00251-1. 

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First published May 2000. Revised 01-jul-2007  
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