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Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg

Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg

Danish nobleman
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Danish nobleman
Gender male
Birth 20 January 1573 (Sønderborg Castle, Sønderborg Municipality, Region of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Death 13 May 1627 (Sønderborg, Sønderborg Municipality, Region of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Star sign Aquarius
Mother: Elisabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
Father: John IIDuke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
Siblings: John AdolphDuke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-NorburgFrederickDuke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sønderburg-NorburgChristianDuke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-ÆrøJoachim ErnestDuke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-PlönPhilipDuke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-GlücksburgElisabeth of Schleswig-Holstein-SonderburgAnna Sabine af Slesvig-Holsten-SønderborgDorothea af Slesvig-Holsten-SønderborgSophie af Slesvig-Holsten-Sønderborg
Children: August PhilippDuke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-BeckErnest GüntherDuke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-AugustenburgJohann ChristianDuke of Schleswig-Holstein-SonderburgAlexandre Henri de Schleswig-Holstein-SonderbourgPhilip LouisDuke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-WiesenburgSophie Catherine of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
The details

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

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:

  • Johann Christian, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Franzhagen (26 April 1607 - 28 June 1653)
  • Alexander Heinrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (12 September 1608 - 5 September 1657)
  • Ernest Günther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (14 October 1609 - 18 January 1689)
  • Georg Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (18 December 1611 - 23 August 1676)
  • August Philipp, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (11 November 1612 - 6 May 1675)
  • Adolph, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (2 November 1613 - 1 February 1616)
  • Anna Elisabeth, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (5 February 1615 - 19 February 1616)
  • Wilhelm Anton, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (2 April 1616 - 2 April 1616)
  • Sophie Katharina, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (28 June 1617 - 22 November 1696), wife of Anthony Günther, Count of Oldenburg
  • Eleonore Sabine, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (27 February 1619 - 27 February 1619)
  • Philip Louis, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Wiesenburg (27 October 1620 - 10 March 1689)


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