The Fascinating Story of the
Danish Royal Family
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.
Fragment of a
painting by the Danish painter L. Tuxen, painted 1882-1886.
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.
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.
Sources and links:
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|First published May 2000. Revised 01-jul-2007
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