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|Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg|
|Reign||13 May 1627 - 18 January 1689|
|Born||14 October 1609|
|Died||18 January 1689 79) (aged|
Augustenborg Palace, Augustenborg, Denmark
|Spouse||Augusta of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg|
|Issue|| Frederick |
Princess Sophie Amalie
Prince Philipp Ernst
Princess Sophie Auguste
Louise Charlotte, Duchess of Beck
Princess Ernestine Justine
Dorothea Louise, Princess-Abbess of Itzehoe
Prince Frederick William
|House||House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg|
|Father||Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg|
|Mother||Dorothea of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen|
Ernest Günther of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (14 October 1609 – 18 January 1689) was a Duke of Schleswig-Holstein of its Sonderborg line. He was the first to have his ducal seat in Augustenborg Palace, which he built and named in honor of his wife. He ruled from 1647 until his death in 1689.
He was third son of Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg and his wife Countess Dorothea of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen.
On 15 June 1651 he married Auguste of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (27 June 1633 – 26 May 1701), daughter of Duke Philipp of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Princess Sophie Hedwig of Saxe-Lauenburg. They had ten children:
Frederick, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
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Duke Frederick VIII was the German pretender to the throne of Schleswig-Holstein from 1863, although in reality Prussia took overlordship and real administrative power.
Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel was the consort of Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and the matriarch of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, which would eventually become the ruling house of the kingdoms of Denmark, Greece, Norway, and the United Kingdom.
The House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg was a branch of the dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg of the House of Oldenburg. The line descended from Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg. Like all of the secondary lines from the Sonderburg branch, the heads of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg were first known as Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein and Dukes of Sonderburg. The family took its name from its ancestral home, Augustenborg Palace in Augustenborg, Denmark.
Frederick Louis of Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck was a Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck and field marshal of the Prussian Army. He was the son of August Philipp, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck and Countess Marie Sibylle of Nassau-Saarbrücken.
Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, was a Danish nobleman.
John the Younger or John of Denmark was the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg.
Johann Adolf of Holstein-Gottorp was a Duke of Holstein-Gottorp.
Frederick Christian II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg was a Danish prince and feudal magnate. He held the island of Als and some other castles in Schleswig.
Maurice of Saxe-Zeitz was a duke of Saxe-Zeitz and member of the House of Wettin.
Friedrich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg was the fourth Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and became Duke of Schleswig-Holstein in 1931.
Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg was a member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Princess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg by birth and a member of the House of Solms Baruth and Countess of Solms Baruth through her marriage to Count Hans of Solms-Baruth.
Princess Augusta of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg was a Danish-German princess of the senior Glücksburg line of the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein. She was the first Duchess of Augustenborg by marriage. Augustenborg palace, and as a consequence the nearby town, were named in honor of her.
Sophie of Hesse-Kassel was a princess of Hesse-Kassel by birth and by marriage Countess of Schaumburg-Lippe.
Philip Louis of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Wiesenburg was the founder and first duke of the line Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Wiesenburg. His branch of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg is named after Wiesenburg Castle, near Zwickau.
Philip of Schleswig-Holstein-Glücksburg was the first Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Glücksburg after the death of his father in 1622. He was the son of John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg and Duchess Elisabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen.
Duke Augustus of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön-Norburg was Duke of a small part of Schleswig-Holstein around Nordborg Castle on the island of Als. He was the founder of the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön-Norburg line.
Frederick Christian I was Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg from 1754 to 1794.
Prince Frederick William of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenborg was a member of the House of Oldenburg and a Prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.
Frederick, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg was a Dano-German nobleman. He was the oldest son of Duke Ernest Günther and his wife, Duchess Auguste.
Countess Louise Sophie af Danneskiold-Samsøe was a member of a Danish noble family descended illegitimately from Christian V of Denmark, and the wife of Christian August II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. She was the grandmother of German Empress Auguste Victoria, wife of the last German Emperor Wilhelm II.