Schleswig-Holstein

House of Oldenburg

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Counts of Oldenburg
1101
Counts of Delmenhorst
1404

  • Elimar I, the first Count of Oldenburg from 1101 to 1108.
  • Dietrich of Oldenburg, (c.1398– 1440), Count of Delmenhorst and Oldenburg from 1423.

Sons of Dietrich of Oldenburg:

  • Christian (1426-1481), Count of Oldenburg and Delmenhorst, and later King Christian I of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, as well as Duke of Schleswig and Holstein from 1448. Order of the White Elephant founded by 1462.

Ancestor of all future lines.

  • Maurice (1428-1464), Count of Delmenhorst from 1448.

Line extinct 1483

  • Gerhard (1430-1500), Count of Oldenburg from1448 and Count of Delmenhorst from 1483.

Line extinct 1667

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Count of Oldenburg

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Count of Delmenhorst and Oldenburg

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Count of Oldenburg and Delmenhorst from 1575-1667

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Christian I of Denmark, Norway and Sweden



Kings of Denmark-Norway
1559-1814
Kings of Demark
1814-1863
Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein
1559-1863
King of Livonia
1570-1583
Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plon
1564-1622


  • Christian III (1503-1559), King of Denmark and from 1534.

Sons of Christian III:

  • Frederick II (1534–1588), King of Denmark and Norway.

See Denmark

  • Magnus, (1540–1583),Duke of Holstein, titular King of Livonia from 1570 to 1578.

Line extinct.

  • Johann II, (1545–1622), Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plon from 1564.

Ancestor of all lines below

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Christian III (1503-1559)

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Frederick II (1534–1588)

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King of Livonia

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Johann II, (1545–1622)

Cadet Descendents of
Frederick II (1534–1588), King of Denmark and Norway
 

  • Prince George of Denmark and Norway, (1653-1708), Duke of Cumberland, the prince consort of Queen Anne of Great Britain. Son of Frederick III of Denmark.
  • Prince William of Denmark and Norway, (1689- 1700), Duke of Gloucester, son of Prince George and Princess Anne of Denmark and Norway later Queen Anne of Great Britain and Ireland.
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Duke of Cumberland

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Duke of Gloucester


Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Ærø
1622-33
Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sønderborg
1622-27

  • Alexander, (1573-1627), Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg.

Ancestor of all lines below


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Arms of all Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein

Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Franzhagen
1627-1709
Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
1627-1863
Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein

  • Christian August, (1798-1869), Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg,
  • Frederick VIII, (1829-1880), Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, proclaimed himself Duke of Schleswig-Holstein in 1863.Knight of the Garter.

Line extinct 1931

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Frederick VIII, (1829-1880)

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Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein

Cadet Descendents of
Alexander, (1573-1627), Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg.


Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
1627-1825
Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
1825-1931
Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein
1931-present
Kings of Demark, Greece and Norway
1863-present
Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Wiesenburg
1627-1744

  • August Philipp, (1612-1675), Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.
  • Friedrich Wilhelm, (1785-1831), Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck from 1816 and Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg from 1825. Founder of a line that includes the Royal Houses of Denmark,Greece,Norway, and the United Kingdom.


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Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck and Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg


Cadet Descendents of
Johann II, (1545–1622), Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plon


Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Nordborg
1624-1688
Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Glücksburg
1622-1779
Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sønderborg-Plön
1622-1761
Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Plön-Rethwisch
1671-1729

  • Joachim Ernest II, (1637-1700), Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Plön-Rethwisch, Knight of the Golden Fleece.


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Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Plön-Rethwisch