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

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August Philipp
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Predecessor none
Successor August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Spouse Clara of Oldenburg
Sidonia of Oldenburg
Maria Sibylla of Nassau-Saarbrücken
Issue Sophie Luise, Countess of Lippe-Brake
August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Frederick Louis, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Dorothea Amalia, Countess of Lippe-Alverdissen
Sophia Elisabeth
Wilhelmine Augusta
Luise Clara
Sophie Eleonore
Maximilian William
Anton Günther
Ernst Kasimir
Karl Gustav
Full name
August Philipp
House Oldenburg
Father Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
Mother Dorothea of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
Born (1612-11-11)11 November 1612
Sonderburg, Duchy of Schleswig
Died 6 May 1675(1675-05-06) (aged 62)
Beck Castle, Löhne, Westfalen

August Philipp, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (11 November 1612 – 6 May 1675) was a Danish-German prince and member of the House of Oldenburg. After acquiring the estate of Beck in Westfalen in 1646, he took the title of Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.

Biography[edit]

August Philipp was born in 1612 in Sonderburg, Duchy of Schleswig (now Sønderborg, Denmark) as the fifth son of Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg and Dorothea of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen. In 1633, at the age of 21, he emigrated to Germany.

He married Marie Sibylle of Nassau-Saarbrücken on April 12, 1651 in Beck.

August died in Beck and was succeeded as duke first by his oldest son, August, and later by his second son, Frederick Louis.