August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
|August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck|
|Spouse(s)||Hedwig Louise of Lippe-Alverdissen|
|Noble family||House of Oldenburg|
|Father||August Philipp, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck|
|Mother||Marie Sibylle of Nassau-Saarbrücken|
|Born||13 February 1652|
|Died||26 September 1689
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.
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.
Marriage and issue
- Dorothea Henriette (1678 – after 1755)
- Frederick William I (1682-1719), married Marie Antoinette of Sanfré
- Carsten Porskrog Rasmussen et al. (eds.): Die Fürsten des Landes. Herzöge und Grafen von Schleswig, Holstein und Lauenburg, commissioned by the Gesellschaft für Schleswig-Holsteinische Geschichte, Wachholtz, Neumünster, 2008, ISBN 978-3-529-02606-5
- Beck House
- Rasmussen, p.346 ff
August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-BeckBorn: 13 February 1652 Died: 26 September 1689
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