Elisabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen

Elizabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen (20 March 1550 – 11 February 1586) was the first wife of Duke John of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, the son of King Christian III of Denmark.

Elisabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
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Reign1568 – 1586
Born20 March 1550
Died11 February 1586
BuriedSchloss Sonderburg
Spouse(s)John of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
IssueDorothea, Duchess of Legnica
Christian, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Ærø
Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
Marie, Abbess of Itzehoe
John Adolph, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sønderburg-Norburg
Anna, Duchess of Pomerania
Sophia, Duchess of Pomerania-Stettin
Elisabeth, Duchess of Pomerania
Frederick, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Norburg
Margarete, Countess of Nassau-Siegen
Philip, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
FatherErnest III of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
MotherMargaret of Pomerania

FamilyEdit

Elisabeth was born on 20 March 1550. She was the only daughter of Duke Ernest III of Brunswick-Grubenhagen and his wife, Duchess Margaret of Pomerania.

MarriageEdit

Elisabeth married the Duke John of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg on 19 Aug 1568.

  1. Dorothy of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (1569–1593), in 1589, she married the Duke Frederick IV of Liegnitz (died 1596)
  2. Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (1570–1633), Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Arroë
  3. Ernest of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (1572–1596)
  4. Alexander of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
  5. Augustus of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (1574–1596)
  6. Mary of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (1575–1640), she became Abbess of Itzehoe
  7. John-Adolphus of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Norburg (1576–1624), Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Norburg
  8. Anne of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (1577–1616), in 1601, married Duke Bogusław XIII of Pomerania-Barth (died 1606)
  9. Sophie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (1579–1618), in 1607, married Duke Philip II of Pomerania-Barth (died 1618)
  10. Elizabeth of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (1580–1653), in 1625, married Duke Bogusław XIV of Pomerania (died 1637)
  11. Frederick of Schleswig-Holstein-Norburg (1581–1658), Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Norburg, in 1627, married Juliana of Saxe-Lauenbourg (daughter of Duke Francis II of Saxe-Lauenbourg), (one child). Veuf, married in 1632 Eleonor of Anhalt-Zerbst (died 1681), (daughter of Prince Rudolph of Anhalt-Zerbst) (five children)
  12. Marguerite of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (1583–1638), in 1603, married Count John VII of Nassau-Siegen (died 1623)
  13. Philip of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksbourg, he founded the second branch
  14. Albert of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (1585–1613).