Ernst Gunther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein

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Ernst Gunther
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Ernst Günther von Schleswig-Holstein.jpg
Born (1863-08-11)11 August 1863
Dolzig, Kingdom of Prussia
Died 22 February 1921(1921-02-22) (aged 57)
Primkenau, Prussia
Spouse Princess Dorothea of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
House Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
Father Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Mother Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Religion Lutheran

Ernst Gunther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (August 11, 1863 – February 22, 1921) was a son of Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. He inherited his father's title as titular duke of Schleswig-Holstein.

On August 2, 1898 in Coburg, he married Princess Dorothea of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, daughter of Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Louise of Belgium. The grandfather of the bride, King Leopold II, did not attend the wedding but sent the Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold as wedding gift.

The couple had no children. However, on 11 November 1920, Ernst Gunther adopted Prince Johann Georg and his sister Princess Marie Luise, children of Prince Albrecht of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Almanach de Gotha (182nd ed.). Almanach de Gotha. 1998. pp. 135, 136. ISBN 0-9532142-0-6. 
  2. ^ "Court Circular". The Times (36380). London. 16 February 1901. p. 12. 
  3. ^ Wedding Gift of King Leopold Handelsblad (Het) 27-07-1898
Ernst Gunther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 11 August 1863 Died: 22 February 1921
German nobility
Preceded by
Frederick VIII
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
14 January 1880–22 February 1921
Succeeded by
Albert

This article is a translation of the corresponding article on the Swedish Wikipedia, accessed 8 May 2007.