Prince Christian of Hanover (1885–1901)

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Prince Christian of Hanover

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Prince Christian with family, photographed by Karl Jagerspacher
Born(1885-07-04)4 July 1885
Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary
Died 3 September 1901(1901-09-03) (aged 16)
Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary
Burial 12 September 1901
Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary
Full name
Christian Frederick William George Peter Valdemar
German: Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Peter Waldemar [1]
House Hanover
Father Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover
Mother Princess Thyra of Denmark

Prince Christian of Hanover (Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Peter Waldemar Prinz von Hannover; [1] 4 July 1885 – 3 September 1901 [1] [2] ) was the second eldest son of Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover (1845–1923) and Princess Thyra of Denmark (1853–1933), the youngest daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (1818–1906) and Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1817–1898). Christian was a great-great-grandson of George III of the United Kingdom (1738–1820) and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744–1818).

Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover British prince

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Christian developed appendicitis which was not diagnosed and left untreated and the condition eventually developed into peritonitis. [2] The prince died from the peritonitis [2] at the age of 16 at the Hanover family's residence in Gmunden. [1]

Appendicitis Inflammation of the appendix

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. Symptoms commonly include right lower abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and decreased appetite. However, approximately 40% of people do not have these typical symptoms. Severe complications of a ruptured appendix include widespread, painful inflammation of the inner lining of the abdominal wall and sepsis.

Peritonitis inflammation of the peritoneum, the lining of the inner wall of the abdomen

Peritonitis is inflammation of the peritoneum, the lining of the inner wall of the abdomen and cover of the abdominal organs. Symptoms may include severe pain, swelling of the abdomen, fever, or weight loss. One part or the entire abdomen may be tender. Complications may include shock and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Peter Waldemar Hanover, Prince of Hanover". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-08-17.
  2. 1 2 3 Allan Raymond (24 June 2008). "Hanover Royal Family". Monarchies of Europe website. Archived from the original on February 23, 2014. Retrieved 2008-08-17.External link in |publisher= (help)