List of consorts of Schleswig and Holstein

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The Duchesses of Schleswig-Holstein were the consorts of the rulers of Schleswig-Holstein and the separate states of Schleswig and Holstein, before that, the two duchies of Schleswig and Holstein. This article would focus more on the Duchess consorts of Schleswig and Holstein, Schleswig-Holstein (in pretense), and the many branches of the Schleswig-Holstein duchy created by the Danish king for his relatives.

The following list is a list the spouse of the jarls and dukes, who ruled over Schleswig respectively Southern Jutland (Sønderjylland).

Countess consort of Schleswig (Southern Jutland)[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Countess Ceased to be Countess Death Spouse
Ingegerd Haraldsdotter of Norway
[1][2]
Harald III of Norway
(Hardrada)
c. 1046  ? 18 August 1095
husband's death
c. 1120 Olaf I
Ingeborg Mstislavna of Kiev
[3]
Mstislav I, Grand Prince of Kiev
(Rurikids)
before 1105 c. 1117/1118 c. 1119
elevated to Duchess
 ? Canute Lavard

Duchess consort of Schleswig (Southern Jutland)[edit]

House of Estridsen
(1119–1250)
Main line
Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Duchess Ceased to be Duchess Death Spouse
Ingeborg Mstislavna of Kiev
[3]
Mstislav I, Grand Prince of Kiev
(Rurikids)
before 1105 c. 1117/1118 c. 1119
elevated to Duchess
7 January 1131
husband's assassination
 ? Canute Lavard
POL Przemysł II 1295 COA.svg Rikissa of Poland Boleslaw III of Poland (Piast) c. 12 April 1106/1116 c. 1127 c. 1130
husband's accession
4 June 1134
husband's death
after 1156 Magnus I of Gothenland
Sophia of Minsk.jpg Sofia of Minsk
[1]
Prince Volodar of Minsk
(Rurikids)?
c. 1138/1141  ? 23 October 1157
husband's accession
12 May 1182
husband's death
5 May 1198 Valdemar I
Sct Bendt-Dagmarmindetavle.jpg Margarethe of Bohemia
[1]
Ottokar I of Bohemia
(Přemysl)
c. 1186 c. 1205 24 May 1212/1213 Valdemar II
Queen Berengaria.jpg Berengária of Portugal
[1]
Sancho I of Portugal
(Burgundy)
c. 1191/14 December 1194 c. 1214 27 March/1 Abril 1221
PortugueseFlag1185.svg Eleanor of Portugal
[1]
Afonso II of Portugal
(Burgundy)
c. 1211 24 June 1229
co-duchess consort alongside Berengária, her stepmother-in-law/aunt
28 November 1231
husband's death
13 May 1231 Valdemar the Young
House of Estridsen
(1250–1326)
Abelslægten line
MatildaDowQDenmark.jpg Mechtild of Holstein
[1]
Adolf IV, Count of Schauenburg and Holstein
(Schauenburg)
c. 1220 or 1225 25 April 1237 1 November 1250
husband's accession
29 June 1252
husband's death
c. 1288 Abel
Wappen Landkreis Ruegen.png Margareta of Rügen Jaromar II, Prince of Rügen
(Rügen)
 ? c. 1259/1260 27 March 1272
husband's death
c. 1272 Eric I
Elisabeth of Saxe-Lauenburg John I, Duke of Saxony
(Ascania)
 ? c. 1287  ?  ? Valdemar IV
Adelheid of Holstein-Rendsburg Henry I, Count of Holstein-Rendsburg
(Schauenburg)
 ? c. 1313 12 March 1325
husband's death
January 1350 Eric II
House of Schauenburg
(1326–1330)
Sofia of Mecklenburg-Werle
[4]
Nikolaus II of Mecklenburg-Werle-Güstrow
(Mecklenburg-Werle)
 ? c. 1315 c. 1326
husband's became duke
c. 1330
husband's cease to be duke
6 December 1339 Gerhard I
House of Estridsen
(1330–1375)
Abelslægten line
Richardis of Schwerin Günzelin VI, Count of Schwerin-Wittenburg
(Hagen)
1364
husband's death
before 1386 Valdemar V
Kunigunde ?  ?  ? c. 1370 ? August 1375
husband's death
c. 1386 Henry I

Duchess consort of Schleswig and Holstein[edit]

House of Schauenburg
(1375–1459)
Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Duchess Ceased to be Duchess Death Spouse
Ingeborg of Mecklenburg
[4]
Albert II, Duke of Mecklenburg
(Mecklenburg)
c. 1340 c. 1366/1374 c. 1364
husband's death
25 July 1395 Henry II
Coat of arms of Lower Saxony.svg Catherine Elisabeth of Brunswick-Lüneburg
[4]
Magnus II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
(Brunswick-Lüneburg)
c. 1368 c. 1391 4 August 1404
husband's death
c. 1420 Gerhard II
Margarete von Hohnstein
[4]
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? Adolf
House of Oldenburg
(1460–1863)
Queen consort of Denmark and Duchess consort of Schleswig and Holstein
Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Duchess Ceased to be Duchess Death Spouse
DorothyDenmarkNorwaySweden.JPG Dorothea of Brandenburg
[1][2][5][6]
John, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
(Hohenzollern)
1430/31 28 October 1449 5 March 1460
husband's ascession
21 May 1481
husband's death
10 November 1495 Christian I
Dronning-Christine.jpg Christina of Saxony
[1][2][5][6]
Ernest, Elector of Saxony
(Wettin)
25 December 1461 6 September 1478 21 May 1481
husband's ascession
20 February 1513
husband' death
8 December 1521 John
Isabella of Spain Denmark.jpg Isabella of Austria
[1][2][5][6]
Philip I of Castile
(Habsburg)
18 July 1501 12 August 1515 20 January 1523
husband's desposition
19 January 1526 Christian II
Bordesholm Klosterkirche Grab 1.jpg Anna of Brandenburg
[6]
John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg
(Hohenzollern)
27 August 1487 10 April 1502
as co-duchess
3 May 1514 Frederick I
Dronning-Sophie.jpg Sophie of Pomerania
[1][5][6]
Bogislaw X, Duke of Pomerania
(Pomerania)
1498 9 October 1518
as co-duchess
10 April 1533
husband's death
13 May 1568
Dronning-Dorothea.jpg Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg
[1][5][6]
Magnus I, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg
(Ascania)
9 July 1511 29 October 1525 1 January 1559
husband's death
7 October 1571 Christian III
Sophiemecklenburgdenmark.jpg Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow
[1][5][6]
Ulrich III, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow
(Mecklenburg-Güstrow)
4 September 1557 20 July 1572 4 April 1588
husband's death
14 October 1631 Frederick II
1575 Anna Katharina.jpg Anne Catherine of Brandenburg
[1][5][6]
Joachim III Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg
(Hohenzollern)
26 June 1575 27 November 1597 8 April 1612 Christian IV
Sophieamaliedenmark.jpg Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg
[1][5][6]
George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
(Welf)
24 March 1628 1 October 1643 28 February 1648
husband's ascession
9 February 1670
husband's death
20 February 1685 Frederick III
1650 Charlotte.jpg Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel
[1][5][6]
William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
(Hesse-Kassel)
27 April 1650 25 June 1667 9 February 1670
husband's accession
25 August 1699
husband's death
27 March 1714 Christian V
Louisemecklenburgdenmark.jpg Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow
[1][5][6]
Gustav Adolf, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow
(Mecklenburg-Güstrow)
28 August 1667 5 December 1695 25 August 1699
husband's ascession
15 March 1721 Frederick IV
Annasophiereventlow.jpg Anne Sophie Reventlow
[1][5][6]
Conrad, Count Reventlow
(Reventlow)
16 April 1693 4 April 1721 12 October 1730
husband's death
7 January 1743
SophieMagdalenevonBrandenburg-Kulmbach01.jpg Sophia Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
[1][5][6]
Christian Heinrich, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth-Kulmbach
(Hohenzollern)
28 November 1700 7 August 1721 12 October 1730
husband's ascession
6 August 1746
husband's death
27 May 1770 Christian VI
1724Louise 2.jpg Louise of Great Britain
[1][5][6]
George II of Great Britain
(Hanover)
7 December 1724 11 December 1743 6 August 1746
husband's ascession
19 December 1751 Frederick V
Julianemariedenmark.jpg Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
[1][5][6]
Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
(Brunswick-Bevern)
4 September 1729 8 July 1752 13 January 1766
husband's death
10 October 1796
Dronning Caroline Mathilde.jpg Caroline Matilda of Great Britain
[1][5][6]
Frederick, Prince of Wales
(Hanover)
11 July 1751 8 November 1766 10 May 1775 Christian VII
Marie sophie frederikke.jpg Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel
[1][5][6][7]
Landgrave Charles of Hesse-Kassel
(Hesse-Kassel)
28 October 1767 31 July 1790 13 March 1808
husband's ascession
3 December 1839
husband's death
21 March/22 March 1852 Frederick VI
Carolineamaliedenmark.jpg Caroline Amalie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
[1][6][7]
Frederick Christian II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
(Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg)
28 June 1796 22 May 1815 3 December 1839
husband's ascession
20 January 1848
husband's death
9 March 1881 Christian VIII

Titular duchess[edit]

(since 1863)
Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Duchess Ceased to be Duchess Death Spouse
Louisa-Sophie of Danneskjold-Samsøe
[8]
Christian Conrad Sophus, Gount of Danneskjold-Samsöe
(Danneskiold-Samsøe)
22 September 1796 18 September 1820 1848
husband rival with Frederick VII and Christian IX
1863
husband recognize as title-holder
11 March 1867 Christian Augustus
Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.jpg Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
[8]
Ernst, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
(Hohenlohe-Langenburg)
20 July 1835 11 September 1856 11 March 1869
husband's ascession
14 January 1880
husband's death
25 January 1900 Frederick VIII
House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.png Dorothea of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
[8]
Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(Saxe-Coburg and Gotha)
30 April 1881 2 August 1898 22 February 1921
husband's death
21 January 1967 Ernst Gunther
Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.jpg Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
[8][9]
Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
(Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg)
25 January 1860 19 March 1885 27 April 1931
husband's accession
20 February 1932 Frederick Ferdinand
MarieHohenlohe-Langenburg1.jpg Marie Melita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
[8][9]
Ernst II, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
(Hohenlohe-Langenburg)
18 January 1899 5 February 1916 21 January 1934
husband's accession
10 February 1965
husband's death
8 November 1967 William Frederick
Wappen Deutsches Reich - Fürstentum Schaumburg-Lippe.png Marie Alix of Schaumburg-Lippe
[8][9]
Prince Stephan Alexander Viktor of Schaumburg-Lippe
(Schaumburg-Lippe)
2 April 1923 9 October 1947 10 February 1965
husband's accession
30 September 1980
husband's death
Peter
Grünholz 3 crop 20101109.JPG Elisabeth of Lippe-Weissenfeld
[8][9]
Alfred, Prince of Lippe-Weissenfeld
(Lippe-Weissenfeld)
28 July 1957 23 September 1981 Incumbent Christoph

Duchess of consort Schleswig and Holstein in Gottorp, 1544–1713[edit]

Duchess of consort Schleswig and Holstein in Sønderborg, 1544–1668[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Also Queen consort of Denmark.
  2. ^ a b c d Also Queen consort of Sweden.
  3. ^ a b Also Queen consort of the Obodrits.
  4. ^ a b c d Also Countess consort of Holstein-Rendsburg.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Also Queen consort of Norway.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Also Countess (before 1474) or Duchess consort of Holstein (after 1474).
  7. ^ a b Also Duchess consort of Saxe-Lauenburg.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Also Duchess consort of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.
  9. ^ a b c d Also Duchess consort of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.

See also[edit]