Schleswig-Holstein

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Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg

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John the Younger (1545 –1622) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg

  • John the Younger (1545 –1622) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg. Third son of King Christian III of DenmarkMarried firstly Elisabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen (1550 – 1586) daughter of Ernest III, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen and secondly  Princess Agnes Hedwig of Anhalt (1573 – 1616) daughter of Prince Joachim Ernest of Anhalt. Knight of the Order of the Elephant.

 Sons of John the Younger (1545 –1622):

  • Christian (1570 – 1633) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Ærø. Eldest son of John the Younger (1545 –1622) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg. After Christian's death, his inheritance was divided by his three surviving brothers.
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Alexander (1573 –1627) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg

  • Alexander (1573 –1627) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg. Second son of John the Younger (1545 –1622) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg. Married Dorothea von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (1579–1639) daughter of John Günther I, Count of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen.
  • John Adolph (1576 –1624) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sønderburg-Norburg. His brother Frederick inherited his title and his land.
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Frederick (1581 –1658) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Norburg

  • Frederick (1581 –1658) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Norburg. Married Juliana (1589 –1630) daughter of Francis II, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg.
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Philip (1584 – 1663) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.

  • Philip (1584 – 1663) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Married Sophie Hedwig of Saxe-Lauenburg (1601–1660) daughter of Francis II, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg.
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Joachim Ernest (1595 – 1671) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön.

  • Joachim Ernest (1595 – 1671) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön. Married Princess Dorothea Augusta (1602 – 1682) daughter of John Adolphus of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf. Knight of the Order of the Elephant.

Descendants of Alexander (1573 –1627) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg:

Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Franzhagen

1627-1709 to Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Wiesenburg

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Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Franzhagen

  • John Christian (1627–1653) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Franzhagen.
  • Christian Adolphus (1653–1668) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Franzhagen.
  • Louis Charles (1684 – 1707) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Franzhagen.
  • Christian Adolph (1707 – 1709) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Franzhagen.

Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Wiesenburg

1627-1744 to Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg

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Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Wiesenburg

  • Philip Louis (1620 –1689) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Wiesenburg.
  • Frederick (1651–1724) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Wiesenburg.
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Leopold (1674–1744) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Wiesenburg

  • Leopold (1674–1744) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Wiesenburg. Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece.

Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg

1627-1863

Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein

1863—1931

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Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. Knight of the Order of the Elephant

  • Ernest Günther (1609 – 1689) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. Knight of the Order of the Elephant.
  • Frederick (1652 – 1692) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.
  • Ernest August (1660 – 1731) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.
  • Christian August (1696 –1754) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. Knight of the Order of the Elephant.
  • Frederik Christian I (1721 – 1794) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. Knight of the Order of the Elephant.
  • Frederik Christian II (1765 – 1814) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. Knight of the Order of the Elephant.
  • Christian August II (1798 – 1869) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. Knight of the Order of the Elephant.
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Frederik VIII August (1829 – 1880) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg

  • Frederik VIII August (1829 – 1880) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. Frederick proclaimed himself Duke of Schleswig-Holstein in 1863, but did not obtain sovereign possession. Knight of the Order of the Elephant. Knight of the Garter
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Ernest Günther (1863 – 1921) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein

  • Ernest Günther (1863 – 1921) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein. Knight of the Order of the Black Eagle. Knight of the Order of St. Hubert.
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Albert (1869 – 1931) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein

  • Albert (1869 – 1931) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein. Knight of the Bath.

Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck

1627-1825

Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (younger Line)

1825-1931

Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein

1931-present

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Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck. Knight of the Order of the Elephant

  • August Philipp (1612 –1675) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.
  • August (1652 –1689) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.
  • Frederick William I (1682 – 1719) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.
  • Frederick Louis (1653 – 1728) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck. Knight of the Order of the Black Eagle. Knight of the Order of the Elephant.
  • Frederick William II (1687 – 1749) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck. Knight of the Order of the Black Eagle
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Frederick William III (1723 – 1757) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck

  • Frederick William III (1723 – 1757) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck. Knight of the Order of the Red Eagle.
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Charles Louis (1690 – 1774) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck

  • Charles Louis (1690 – 1774) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck. Knight of the Order of St. Andrew.
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Peter August (1697 –1775) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck

  • Peter August (1697 –1775) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck. Knight of the Order of the Black Eagle. Knight of the Order of St. Andrew. Knight of the Imperial Order of Saint Alexander Nevsky. Knight of the Order of St. Anna
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Friedrich Karl Ludwig  (1757 –1816) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck

  • Friedrich Karl Ludwig  (1757 –1816) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck. Knight of the Order of the Elephant. Knight of the Imperial Order of Saint Alexander Nevsky.
  • Friedrich Wilhelm (1785 – 1831) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg in 1825. Knight of the Order of the Elephant.
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Karl (1813 – 1878) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

  • Karl (1813 – 1878) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Knight of the Order of the Elephant. Knight of the Imperial Order of Saint Alexander Nevsky.
  • Friedrich (1814 –1885) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Knight of the Order of the Elephant.
  • Friedrich Ferdinand (1855 – 1934) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein in 1931. Knight of the Order of the Black Eagle. Knight of the Order of the Elephant.
  • Friedrich (1891 – 1965) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein. Knight of the Order of the Elephant.
  • Friedrich Ernst (1922 – 1980) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein.
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Christoph (b. 1949) Prince of Schleswig-Holstein

  • Christoph (b. 1949) Prince of Schleswig-Holstein. Knight Grand Cross of the House and Merit Order of Peter Frederick Louis.

Kings of Demark, Greece and Norway
1863-present


  • Christian IX (1818–1906), King of Denmark. Duke of Schleswig and Holstein (1863–1864). Born Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, fourth son of Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck. See Denmark

Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Wiesenburg

1627-1744

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Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Wiesenburg

  • Philip Louis (1620–1689) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Wiesenburg.
  • Frederick (1651–1724) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Wiesenburg. Knight of the Order of the Elephant.
  • Leopold (1674–1744) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Wiesenburg.

Descendants of Frederick (1581 –1658) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Norburg:

Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Nordborg

1658-1669 to Schleswig-Holstein-Sønderborg-Plön

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John Bogislaw (1629-1679) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Nordborg

  • John Bogislaw (1629-1679) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Nordborg. Deposed in 1669
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Dorothea Hedwig von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Norburg (1636 – 1692) Princess-Abbess of Gandersheim

  • Dorothea Hedwig von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Norburg (1636 – 1692) Princess-Abbess of Gandersheim, daughter of Frederick (1581 –1658) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Norburg.

Descendants of Philip (1584 – 1663) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg:

Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Glücksburg (Elder Line)

1622-1779

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Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

  • John (1625 - 1640) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
  • Francis (1626 - 1651) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
  • Christian (1627 - 1698) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
  • Philip Ernst (1673 - 1729) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Knight of the Order of the Elephant.
  • Frederick (1701 - 1766) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Knight of the Order of the Elephant.
  • Frederick Henry William (1747 - 1779) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Knight of the Order of the Elephant.

Descendants of Philip Joachim Ernest (1595 – 1671) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön:

Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sønderborg-Plön

1622-1761

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Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön

  • John Adolphus (1634 – 1704) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön. Knight of the Order of the Elephant.
  • Leopold Augustus (1702-1706) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön.
  • Joachim Frederick (1668 – 1722) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön.
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Frederick Charles (1706 – 1761) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön

  • Frederick Charles (1706 – 1761) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön. His accession was delayed until 1729 because his father’s marriage was morganatic. Married Christine Armgard von Reventlow (1711-1779) daughter of Christian Detlev, Count von Reventlow, and niece of the Danish queen consort Anne Sophie Reventlow. Knight of the Order of the Elephant. Ordre de l’union parfaite.

Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön-Norburg

1671--1699  to Schleswig-Holstein-Sønderborg-Plön

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Augustus (1635 – 1699) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön-Norburg

  • Augustus (1635 – 1699) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön-Norburg Knight of the Order of the Elephant.

Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Plön-Rethwisch

1671-1729 to Schleswig-Holstein-Sønderborg-Plön

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Joachim Ernest II (1637-1700) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Plön-Rethwisch

  • Joachim Ernest II (1637-1700) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Plön-Rethwisch. Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Married Isabella Margareta Franziska of Merode-Westerloo (1649–1701)
  • John Ernest Ferdinand (1648-1729) Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Plön-Rethwisch.