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Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg

Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (20 January 1573 – 13 May 1627), was a Danish nobleman.

Alexander
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
Born20 January 1573
Sønderborg
Died13 May 1627(1627-05-13) (aged 54)
Sønderborg- Beck
SpouseDorothea von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
Issue
HouseHouse of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
FatherJohann II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plon
MotherElisabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen

Alexander was born in Sønderborg (German: Sonderburg) in Schleswig, the third son of Johann II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plon and Elisabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen. Because his elder surviving brother chose Ærø as his seat, Alexander received Sønderborg upon their father's death and was in practice its second duke. Alexander died in Sønderborg.

Alexander married Dorothea von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, daughter of John Günther I, Count of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, on 26 November 1604 in Oldenburg. They had eleven children:

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