Elisabeth of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
|Elisabeth of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg|
|Born||24 September 1580|
|Died||21 December 1653
|Buried||Church of Rügenwalde Castle|
|Noble family||House of Oldenburg|
|Spouse(s)||Bogislaw XIV, Duke of Pomerania|
|Father||John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg|
|Mother||Elisabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen|
Elisabeth of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (24 September 1580 – 21 December 1653 in Rügenwalde in Pomerania) was a German noblewoman. She was a Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg by birth and by marriage Duchess of Pomerania-Stettin.
Elisabeth herself married in 1615, to Duke Bogislaw of Pomerania. They resided in Rügenwalde and after 1625 in Stettin. Her sister Sophia married Duke Philip II of Pomerania-Wolgast. Her sister Anna was the second wife of Philip II's father, Duke Bogislaw XIII.
Her Wittum included the city of Rügenwalde, with which she often quarreled during her widowhood. In Rügenwalde, she oversaw the completion of the famous "silver altar" and donated it to the Church of St. Mary in Rügenwalde, where it remained until World War II
She died in Rügenwalde in 1653. She was initially buried in the church of Rügenwalde Castle, and later moved to the tomb of King Eric VII of Denmark in the church of St. Mary.
- Martin Wehrmann: Genealogie des pommerschen Herzoghauses, Saunier, Stettin 1937, p. 127.
- Siebenundzwanzigster Jahresbericht der Kommission zur Erforschung und Erhaltung der Denkmäler in der Provinz Pommern in der Zeit vom 1. Oktober 1920 bis zum 30. September 1921, Appendix II: Nachträge zum Rügenwalder Silberaltar, p. VII ff. Online.
- Hugo Lemke: Der Rügenwalder Silberaltar, in: M. Vollack (ed.): Der Kreis Schlawe, vol. 1: Der Kreis als Ganzes, ISBN 3-88042-239-7, p. 397-411.
- Part of the altar disappeared during the war; some parts are (as of 2008) on display in a museum in Słupsk, see the article Zum Siberaltar in the Pommersche Zeitung, nr. 7/2008, p. 8
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