Augusta of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

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Princess Augusta
Duchess consort of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
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Born(1633-06-27)27 June 1633
Glücksburg
Died26 May 1701(1701-05-26) (aged 67)
Augustenborg Palace, Augustenborg, Denmark
SpouseErnest Günther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
IssueFrederick
Princess Sophie Amalie
Prince Philipp Ernst
Princess Sophie Auguste
Louise Charlotte, Duchess of Beck
Princess Ernestine Justine
Ernest Augustus
Dorothea Louise, Princess-Abbess of Itzehoe
Prince Frederick William
HouseHouse of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (by birth)
House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (by marriage)
FatherPhilip, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
MotherSophie Hedwig of Saxe-Lauenburg
ReligionLutheranism

Princess Augusta of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (27 June 1633 – 26 May 1701) was a Danish-German princess of the senior Glücksburg line of the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein. She was the first Duchess of Augustenborg by marriage. Augustenborg palace, and as a consequence the nearby town, were named in honor of her.

The great-granddaughter of king Christian III of Denmark, she was the third daughter, eighth by birth, of Philip, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Princess Sophia Hedwig of Saxe-Lauenburg. She was sister of Sophia Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

Family and children[edit]

On 15 June 1651, at Copenhagen, she married her first cousin Ernest Günther (14 October 1609 – 18 January 1689), son of Duke Alexander of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg and his wife Countess Dorothea of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen. They had ten children:

  1. Frederick (10 December 1652 – 3 August 1692)
  2. Sofie Amalie (25 August 1654 – 7 December 1655)
  3. Philipp Ernst (24 October 1655 – 8 September 1677)
  4. Sofie Auguste (2 February 1657 – 20 July 1657)
  5. Luise Charlotte (13 April 1658 – 2 May 1740), married on 1 January 1685 to Duke Frederick Louis of Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
  6. Ernestine Justine (30 July 1659 – 18 October 1662)
  7. Ernest Augustus (3 October 1660 – 11 May 1731)
  8. Dorothea Luise (11 October 1663 – 21 April 1721), Abbess of Itzehoe in 1686-1721
  9. a child, born and died 18 December 1665
  10. Frederick William (18 November 1668 – 3 June 1714)

Ancestry[edit]

Augusta of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 27 June 1633 Died: 26 May 1701
Regnal titles
Preceded by
New Title
Duchess consort of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
1651 – 1689
Succeeded by
Marie Therese of Velbrück