Ernst Gunther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein

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Ernst Günther
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Ernst Guenther und Dorothea von Schleswig Holstein 1901.jpg
Ernst Günther von Schleswig-Holstein with his wife Dorothea in 1901
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 Günther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (1863–1921) 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.

He married Princess Dorothea of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, daughter of Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Louise of Belgium. The couple had no children. However on 11 November 1920 Ernst Günther adopted Prince Johann Georg and his sister Princess Marie Luise, children of Prince Albrecht of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.[1]




  1. ^ Almanach de Gotha (182nd ed.). Almanach de Gotha. 1998. pp. 135, 136. ISBN 0-9532142-0-6. 
  2. ^ "Court Circular" The Times (London). Saturday, 16 February 1901. (36380), p. 12.
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

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