Philip, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp

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Philip, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp
Noble family House of Holstein-Gottorp
Father Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp
Mother Christine of Hesse
Born (1570-08-10)10 August 1570
Died 18 October 1590(1590-10-18) (aged 20)

Philip, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (10 August 1570 – 18 October 1590) was the second son of Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1526-1586) and his wife, Christine of Hesse (1543-1604).

After the early death of his elder brother Frederick II in 1587, he inherited the ducal share of rule in the royal Danish-ducal condominium of the duchies of Holstein and of Schleswig at the age of 17. He died three years later.

Ancestors[edit]

Philip, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 10 August 1570 Died: 18 October 1590
Preceded by
Frederick II (Gottorp) and
Frederick II (Denmark)
Duke of Holstein and Schleswig
1587–1590
with Frederick II (Denmark) (1559–1588)
Christian IV (1588–1648)
Succeeded by
Christian IV and
John Adolf