Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (elder line)

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Coat of arms of the Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Glücksburg Castle in Schleswig-Holstein, the headquarters of the eponymous family branches

Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg was a line of the house Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, a branch line of the House of Oldenburg from 1622 to 1779.


The line was founded by the partitioned-off duke Philip of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1584–1663). The line was named after Glücksburg Castle, where he had his headquarters.

Members of this line bore the title of Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, but they were not ruling Dukes.

Some years after the death of Frederick William Henry, the title went via King Frederick VI to Frederick William of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, who founded the younger line of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.


Reign Name Remark
1622–1663 Philip founder of the line
1663–1698 Christian son
1698–1729 Philip Ernest son
1729–1766 Frederick son
1766–1779 Frederick William Henry son

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.