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
Died10 December 1981(1981-12-10) (aged 62)
Lausanne, Switzerland
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[citation needed]
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 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.[citation needed]


During World War II, he served the Nazi party as a member of the Luftwaffe.[citation needed]

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.[1]

Marriage and issue[edit]

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

  • Caroline-Luise Mireille Irene Sophie of Hanover (born 3 May 1965), married Bryan Samuel Goswick in 2014.[citation needed]
  • 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. "Durisol: The Milestones". Durisol-Werke GES. M. B. H. Archived from the original on 2008-06-25. Retrieved 2008-07-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jess Cartner-Morley (27 January 2007). "Diane Von Furstenberg". Guardian Unlimited. Archived from the original on 6 February 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-17. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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