Adolph VI, Count of Holstein-Schauenburg
|Adolph VI, Count of Holstein-Schauenburg|
Seal of Adolph VI
|Spouse(s)||Helen of Saxe-Lauenburg|
|Noble family||House of Schauenburg|
|Father||Gerhard I, Count of Holstein-Itzehoe|
|Mother||Elisabeth of Mecklenburg|
Adolph VI, Count of Holstein-Schauenburg (1256–1315) was the ruling Count of Holstein-Pinneberg and Schaumburg from 1290 until his death. He was the third son of Gerhard I and Elisabeth of Mecklenburg and was married to Helen of Saxe-Lauenburg, daughter of John I, Duke of Saxony.
When Gerhard I died in 1290, his sons divided the inheritance. Adolph VII received Holstein-Pinneberg and the ancestral County of Schaumburg. Adolph is considered the founder of the younger Schauenburg line; his brothers founded the Holstein-Plön and Holstein-Rendsburg lines.
In 1298, he granted a charter to the city of Gehrden. In 1302, he began construction of the water castle at Bückeburg to defend the main trade route. The castle was named after a castle in the Obernkirchen area; the name was first mentioned in a document in 1304.
His seal (see picture) reads: S(IGILLUM)*ADOLPHI*COMITIS*SCHOWE(N)BORCH "Seal of Adolph, Count of Schauenburg"
- List of the Counts of Schaumburg[permanent dead link]
- Entry at deutsche-biografie.de
- Website for the 700th anniversary of the town
- About Bückeburg castle
Adolphus of Schauenburg, aka Adolphus VI the ElderBorn: 1256 Died: 1315
|Count of Holstein-Pinneberg and Schauenburg
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