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Adolf von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf, Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf, was born 25 January 1526 in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany to Frederik I of Denmark (1471-1533) and Sophia von Pommern (1498-1568) and died 1 October 1586 Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany of unspecified causes. He married Christine von Hessen (1543-1604) 16 December 1564 JL in Gottorf Castle, Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Charlemagne (747-814)/s, Henry II of England (1133-1189)/s, Hugh Capet (c940-996)/s, William I of England (1027-1087)/s.

He was the first Duke of Holstein-Gottorp from the line of Holstein-Gottorp of the House of Oldenburg.

Children



Offspring of Adolf von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf and Christine von Hessen (1543-1604)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Friedrich II. von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1568-1587)
Sophia von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1569-1634) 31 May 1569 Schloß Gottorf, Germany 14 November 1634 Lübz, Germany Johann VII. von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1558-1592)
Philipp von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1570-1590)
Christina von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1573-1625) 13 April 1573 Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 8 December 1625 Gripsholms slott, Mariefred, Sweden Karl IX of Sweden (1550-1611)
Elisabeth von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1574-1587)
Johann Adolf von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1575-1616) 27 February 1575 Gottorf Castle 31 March 1616 Gottorf Castle Augusta of Denmark (1580-1639)
Anna von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1575-1610) 27 February 1575 24 April 1610 Enno III. von Ostfriesland (1563-1625)
Christian von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1576-1577)
Agnes von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1578-1627)
Johann Friedrich von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1579-1634)














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