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Christian August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg

Christian August I, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (4 August 1696 – 20 January 1754) was a son of Frederick William of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, who was himself a son of Ernest Günther.

Christian August I, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
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Born(1696-08-04)4 August 1696
Died20 January 1754(1754-01-20) (aged 57)
Noble familyHouse of Oldenburg
Spouse(s)Frederikke Louise of Danneskiold-Samsøe
FatherPrince Frederick William of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
MotherSophia Amalia of Ahlefeld

He served as provost of the cathedral chapter in Hamburg. Later, he became governor of the Danish island Als, then General of the Infantry and Colonel of the royal guards in Denmark. In 1731, Christian August I succeeded his childless uncle Ernest August.

Marriage and issueEdit

He married Frederikke Louise (1699-1744), the daughter of Count Christian Gyldenløve of Danneskiold-Samsøe. They had the following children:

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Christian August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
Born: 4 August 1696 Died: 20 January 1754
Preceded by
Ernest August
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
1731-1754
Succeeded by
Frederick Christian I