Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Oscar II

Oscar II of Sweden and NorwayNine score years ago today, Prince Oscar Frederik of Sweden and Norway was born to Crown Prince Oscar and Crown Princess Josephine.

Prince Oscar Frederik was the “Norwegian Prince.” Prince Oscar Frederik's chances of becoming King were slim, as he had two elder brothers. However, Prince Oscar Frederik outlived both of them without their leaving any male issue, and he ascended the thrones of Sweden and Norway on September 18, 1872 as Oscar II.

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