Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (elder line)
Members of this line bore the title of Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. However, they had limited powers in ruling their territory, since it was not an estate of the Realm, but a fief of the Duchy of Holstein-Gottorp. Later, the family gave up these rights altogether and continued as titular dukes.
Some years after the death of the last duke, Frederick Henry William (1747–1779), the title went via King Frederick VI to Frederick William of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, who founded the younger line of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg in 1825.
|1622–1663||Philip||founder of the line, married Sophie Hedwig (1601–1660), daughter of Francis II, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg|
|1663–1698||Christian||son, married 1. Sibylle Ursula (1629-1671), daughter of Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg; 2. Agnes Hedwig (1640-1698), daughter of Joachim Ernest, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön|
|1698–1729||Philip Ernest||son, married Christine (1679-1722), daughter of Christian, Duke of Saxe-Eisenberg|
|1729–1766||Frederick||son, married Auguste (1725-1777), daughter of Simon Henry Adolph, Count of Lippe-Detmold|
|1766–1779||Frederick Henry William||son, married Anna Caroline (1751-1824), daughter of William Henry, Prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken|