Madame von Oxholm

Madame von Oxholm

A carte-de-visite portrait of Marie Sophie Friderikke von Oxholm (1815-1899), wife of the Danish diplomat and courtier General Valdemar Tully von Oxholm (1805-1876).

Born in Copenhagen on 18 November 1815, she was the daughter of General Lieutenant Gerhard Christoph von Krogh. On 29 October 1846 she married Valdemar Tully von Oxholm. Between 1854 and 1857 her husband was the Danish minister to the Court of St James in London.

She and her husband returned to London in 1863 for the wedding of Princess Alexandra to the Prince of Wales as members of the Princess’s retinue. Arriving aboard the royal yacht at Gravesend on 7 March 1863, they were a part of the bride’s procession at her wedding in St George’s Chapel at Windsor on 10 March 1863. Contemporary reports describe General von Oxholm as the ‘Chamberlain to his Majesty the King of Denmark’ and his wife as the 'Grande Maitresse of the Court of his Majesty the King of Denmark.’ In 1869 General von Oxholm received the Order of the Elephant, Denmark’s highest honour. He died at Smidstrupgård on 3 August 1876, aged 70.

Madame von Oxholm died in Copenhagen on 7 May 1899, aged 83.


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