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Philip, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

Philip of Schleswig-Holstein-Glücksburg (15 March 1584 – 27 September 1663) was the first Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Glücksburg after the death of his father in 1622.[1] He was the son of John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg and Duchess Elisabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen.[1]

Philip
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Glücksburg
Born(1584-03-15)15 March 1584
Died27 September 1663(1663-09-27) (aged 79)
Noble familySchleswig-Holstein-Glücksburg
Spouse(s)Sophie Hedwig of Saxe-Lauenburg
Issue
Duke John
Duke Francis
Duke Christian
Mary Elizabeth, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
Duke Charles Albert
Sophie Hedwig, Duchess of Saxe-Zeitz
Duke Adolph
Augusta, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg at Augustenburg
Christine, Duchess of Saxe-Merseburg
Sophia Dorothy, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg then Electress of Brandenburg
Duchess Magdalene
Duchess Hedwig
Duchess Anne Sabine
Duchess Anne
FatherJohn II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
MotherElisabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen

On the death of his brother Duke Christian of Schleswig-Holstein at Ærø in 1633, he inherited that island, as well as the town of Koping (Ærøskøbing), the district of Wuderup (Vodrup) and the domain of Gravenstein (Gråsten). That year, however, he ceded the last to his elder brother Frederick, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sønderburg-Norburg, who had remained landless until he inherited Norburg in 1624 upon the death of their elder brother, Duke John Adolf. Frederick, however, returned Gravenstein to Philip in 1635 or 1636. The Æero appanage remained hereditary in Philip's branch of the dynasty until being purchased by their kinsman Frederick V of Denmark in 1749, who dissolved it as a fideicommis in 1767. Philip also purchased the domain of Freinwillen in Schleswig which he gave to his unmarried youngest (surviving) daughter Hedwig (1640-1671). In 1648 Philipp bought, from Hans von Ahlefeld, another domain called Gravenstein located, however, in the Sundeved north of the Flesburg Fjord. He did not retain that estate as part of his duchy, however, re-selling it in 1662 to Frederick von Ahlefeld.[1]

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Marriage and issueEdit

On 23 May 1624, Philip married Sophie Hedwig of Saxe-Lauenburg (1601–1660), daughter of Francis II, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg. They had the following children:[1]

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References and notesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Huberty, Michel; Giraud, Alain; Magdelaine, F. and B. (1994). L'Allemagne Dynastique, Tome VII -- Oldenbourg (in French). France: Laballery. pp. 27–28, 32, 46–48, 64–66. ISBN 2-901138-07-1.

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