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Christoph Ernst August of Hesse, King of Finland

Born

1901 May 14 (Frankfurt)

Ethnicity

German

Profession

Officer in the SS, pilot in the Luftwaffe during World War II, elected King of Finland, 1951

Dynasty

Hesse-Kassel

Spouse

Princess Sophie of Finland

BiographyEdit

An early and enthusiastic supporter of the NSDAP, Christoph fought in World War II on both Western and Eastern Fronts, and was heavily decorated. A son of Frederick Charles of Hesse, elected King of Finland in 1918, Christoph was invited to take the throne of Finland in 1951 when it once again became a monarchy.

His brother, Prince Philip of Hesse, became regent of Montenegro in 1945 for his son Mortiz of Hesse, later King Mavro.

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