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August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck

August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck

Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
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Intro Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Was Noble Aristocrat Military personnel
From Germany
Type Military Royals
Gender male
Birth 13 February 1652
Death 26 September 1689, Bonn, Germany (aged 37 years)
Star sign AquariusAquarius
Family
Mother: Maria Sibil·la de Nassau-Saarbrücken
Father: August Philipp, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Siblings: Frederick Louis, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-BeckSophie de Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderbourg-BeckSophie Luise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck Anton Günther Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Children: Frederick William I, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck Dorothea Henriette von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
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Biography

August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (13 February 1652 – 26 September 1689 in Bonn) was a German nobleman. From 1675 until his death, he was the ruling Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck. He was the second duke of this appanage.

Life

August was the eldest son of Duke August Philip (1612-1675) and his wife, Countess Marie Sibylle of Nassau-Saarbrücken (1628-1699). Four of his younger brothers and four sisters survived into adulthood. His father was the fifth son of Duke Alexander and a grandson of John II, the founder of the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg line.

The Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck was named after Beck House, a manor in Ulenburg, which is today the smallest borough of Löhne, a town in north-eastern North Rhine-Westphalia. At the time, Ulenburg was situated in the Bishopric of Minden. In 1648, the Margraviate of Brandenburg acquired the area. Brandenburg was expanding its army and needed soldiers and officers. The prime requirement for becoming an officer was noble birth. Consequently, it was only natural for August to pursue a military career. His became a Major general in the Brandenburg army.

August died of dysentery on 26 September 1689 in Bonn. He was succeeded by his son Frederick William I.

Marriage and issue

In 1676, August married Hedwig Louise of Lippe-Alverdissen (1650-1731), a daughter of Count Philip I, the founder of Schaumburg-Lippe line of the House of Lippe. Together, they had two children:

  • Dorothea Henriette (1678 – after 1755)
  • Frederick William I (1682-1719), married Marie Antoinette of Sanfré

Ancestors

16. Christian III of Denmark
16. Christian III of Denmark
8. John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
17. Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg
4. Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
18. Ernest III, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
9. Elisabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
19. Margaret of Pomerania-Wolgast
2. August Philipp, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
20. Günther XL, Count of Schwarzburg
10. John Günther I, Count of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
21. Elisabeth of Isenburg-Büdingen-Ronneburg
5. Dorothea of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
22. Anthony I, Count of Oldenburg
11. Anna of Oldenburg-Delmenhorst
23. Sophie of Saxe-Lauenburg
1. August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
24. Albert, Count of Nassau-Weilburg
12. Louis II, Count of Nassau-Weilburg
25. Anna of Nassau-Dillenburg
6. William Louis, Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken
26. William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
13. Anna Maria of Hesse-Kassel
27. Sabine of Württemberg
3. Marie Sibylle of Nassau-Saarbrücken
28. Charles II, Margrave of Baden-Durlach
14. George Frederick, Margrave of Baden-Durlach
29. Anna of Veldenz
7. Anna Amalia of Baden-Durlach
30. Frederick, Wild- and Rhinegrave of Salm-Neufville
15. Juliana Ursula of Salm-Neufville
31. Frenciska of Salm-Badenweiler
16. Christian III of Denmark
8. John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
17. Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg
4. Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
18. Ernest III, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
9. Elisabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
19. Margaret of Pomerania-Wolgast
2. August Philipp, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
20. Günther XL, Count of Schwarzburg
10. John Günther I, Count of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
21. Elisabeth of Isenburg-Büdingen-Ronneburg
5. Dorothea of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
22. Anthony I, Count of Oldenburg
11. Anna of Oldenburg-Delmenhorst
23. Sophie of Saxe-Lauenburg
1. August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
24. Albert, Count of Nassau-Weilburg
12. Louis II, Count of Nassau-Weilburg
25. Anna of Nassau-Dillenburg
6. William Louis, Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken
26. William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
13. Anna Maria of Hesse-Kassel
27. Sabine of Württemberg
3. Marie Sibylle of Nassau-Saarbrücken
28. Charles II, Margrave of Baden-Durlach
14. George Frederick, Margrave of Baden-Durlach
29. Anna of Veldenz
7. Anna Amalia of Baden-Durlach
30. Frederick, Wild- and Rhinegrave of Salm-Neufville
15. Juliana Ursula of Salm-Neufville
31. Frenciska of Salm-Badenweiler
8. John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
17. Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg
4. Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
18. Ernest III, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
9. Elisabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
19. Margaret of Pomerania-Wolgast
2. August Philipp, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
20. Günther XL, Count of Schwarzburg
10. John Günther I, Count of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
21. Elisabeth of Isenburg-Büdingen-Ronneburg
5. Dorothea of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
22. Anthony I, Count of Oldenburg
11. Anna of Oldenburg-Delmenhorst
23. Sophie of Saxe-Lauenburg
1. August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
24. Albert, Count of Nassau-Weilburg
12. Louis II, Count of Nassau-Weilburg
25. Anna of Nassau-Dillenburg
6. William Louis, Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken
26. William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
13. Anna Maria of Hesse-Kassel
27. Sabine of Württemberg
3. Marie Sibylle of Nassau-Saarbrücken
28. Charles II, Margrave of Baden-Durlach
14. George Frederick, Margrave of Baden-Durlach
29. Anna of Veldenz
7. Anna Amalia of Baden-Durlach
30. Frederick, Wild- and Rhinegrave of Salm-Neufville
15. Juliana Ursula of Salm-Neufville
31. Frenciska of Salm-Badenweiler

Footnotes

August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
House of Oldenburg
Born: 13 February 1652 Died: 26 September 1689
Preceded by
August Philip
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
1675-1689
Succeeded by
Frederick William I



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http://www.freundeskreis-schloss-ulenburg.de/WB-090317.pdf
https://d-nb.info/gnd/1078854939
https://viaf.org/viaf/115144782951665966844
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/115144782951665966844
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