Philip, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

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Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Born(1584-03-15)15 March 1584
Died27 September 1663(1663-09-27) (aged 79)
Noble family Schleswig-Holstein-Glücksburg
Spouse(s) Sophie Hedwig of Saxe-Lauenburg
Duke John
Duke Francis
Duke Christian
Mary Elizabeth, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
Duke Charles Albert
Sophie Hedwig, Duchess of Saxe-Zeitz
Duke Adolph
Augusta, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg at Augustenburg
Christine, Duchess of Saxe-Merseburg
Sophia Dorothy, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg then Electress of Brandenburg
Duchess Magdalene
Duchess Hedwig
Duchess Anne Sabine
Duchess Anne
Father John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
Mother Elisabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen

Philip of Schleswig-Holstein-Glücksburg (15 March 1584 – 27 September 1663) was the first Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Glücksburg after the death of his father in 1622. [1] He was the son of John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg and Duchess Elisabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen. [1]

Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (elder line) noble family

Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg was a line of the house of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, a cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg, from 1622 to 1779.

John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg

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On the death of his brother Duke Christian of Schleswig-Holstein at Ærø in 1633, he inherited that island, as well as the town of Koping (Ærøskøbing), the district of Wuderup (Vodrup) and the domain of Gravenstein (Gråsten). That year, however, he ceded the last to his elder brother Frederick, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sønderburg-Norburg, who had remained landless until he inherited Norburg in 1624 upon the death of their elder brother, Duke John Adolf. Frederick, however, returned Gravenstein to Philip in 1635 or 1636. The Æero appanage remained hereditary in Philip's branch of the dynasty until being purchased by their kinsman Frederick V of Denmark in 1749, who dissolved it as a fideicommis in 1767. Philip also purchased the domain of Freinwillen in Schleswig which he gave to his unmarried youngest (surviving) daughter Hedwig (1640-1671). In 1648 Philipp bought, from Hans von Ahlefeld, another domain called Gravenstein located, however, in the Sundeved north of the Flesburg Fjord. He did not retain that estate as part of his duchy, however, re-selling it in 1662 to Frederick von Ahlefeld. [1]

Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Ærø was the first and only partitioned-off duke of Ærø. As a partitioned-off duke, he did not have sovereignty.

Ærø Danish Baltic Sea island

Ærø is one of the Danish Baltic Sea islands, and part of the Southern Denmark Region.

Ærøskøbing Place in Southern Denmark, Denmark

Ærøskøbing is a town in central Denmark, located in Ærø Municipality on the island of Ærø. The suffix -købing means a trade town in the languages that derive from Old Norse.

Marriage and issue

On 23 May 1624, Philip married Sophie Hedwig of Saxe-Lauenburg (1601–1660), daughter of Francis II, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg. They had the following children: [1]

Francis II, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg duke of Saxe-Lauenburg

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The Duchy of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön, also Schleswig-Holstein-Plön, Holstein-Plön or just Duchy of Plön, was a small sub-duchy (Teilherzogtum) created by the physical division of the Duchy of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg. Today, its remaining significance is primarily the building of Plön Castle. The Duchy of Plön was not a territorial dukedom in its own right, but a sub-division within the state structure of the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein. The scattered territorial dominion lay mostly in the southeast part of present-day German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Joachim Ernest, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön

Joachim Ernest of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön, also Joachim Ernest of Schleswig-Holstein-Plön, was the first Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön, which emerged from a division of the Duchy of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg.

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See also

References and notes

  1. 1 2 3 4 Huberty, Michel; Giraud, Alain; Magdelaine, F. and B. (1994). L'Allemagne Dynastique, Tome VII -- Oldenbourg (in French). France: Laballery. pp. 27–28, 32, 46–48, 64–66. ISBN   2-901138-07-1.

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