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Count Erik of Rosenborg

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Spouse  Lois Frances Booth
Name  Count of
House  House of Glucksburg

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Born  8 November 1890 Copenhagen, Denmark (1890-11-08)
Issue  Countess Alexandra Count Christian
Father  Prince Valdemar of Denmark
Mother  Princess Marie of Orleans
Died  September 10, 1950, Copenhagen, Denmark
Children  Christian de Rosenborg, Count Christian
Parents  Princess Marie of Orleans, Prince Valdemar of Denmark
Grandchildren  Marina av Rosenborg, Valdemar of Rosenborg
Similar People  Prince Valdemar of Denmark, Count Viggo of Rosenborg, Princess Marie of Orleans, Prince Axel of Denmark, Christian IX of Denmark

Prince Erik, Count of Rosenborg (Erik Frederik Christian Alexander; 8 November 1890 – 10 September 1950) was a Danish prince. He was born in Copenhagen, a son of Prince Valdemar of Denmark and Princess Marie of Orléans.


Marriage and issue

As was then customary in the Danish royal house, Erik renounced his rights to the throne when he chose to take a commoner as wife, marrying in Ottawa, Ontario, on 11 February 1924 Lois Frances Booth (Ottawa, Ontario, 2 August 1897 – Copenhagen, 26 February 1941). With the king's permission, he took the title "Prince Erik Count of Rosenborg", and retained his right to the style of Highness, while forfeiting that of Royal Highness. His wife was the daughter of John Frederick Booth, who lived in Canada, and the paternal granddaughter of John Rudolphus Booth by his wife Rosalinda Cook, from whom he was divorced in 1937. She later remarried Thorkild Juelsberg, without issue.

The couple had two children:

Prince Erik died in Copenhagen in September 10, 1950.

Titles and styles

  • 8 November 1890 – 21 December 1923: His Highness Prince Erik of Denmark
  • 21 December 1923 – 10 September 1950: His Highness Prince Erik, Count of Rosenborg
  • References

    Count Erik of Rosenborg Wikipedia

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