Adolph V, Count of Holstein-Segeberg

Adolph V, Count of Holstein-Segeberg

Seal of Adolf V from around 1273
Spouse(s) Euphemia of Pomerania-Wolgast
Noble family House of Schauenburg
Father John I, Count of Holstein-Kiel
Mother Elisabeth of Saxe-Wittenberg
Born c.1252
Died 1308

Adolph V, Count of Holstein-Segeberg (c.1252 1308) was the ruling count of Holstein-Kiel from 1263 to 1273 and of Holstein-Segeberg from 1273 until his death.


He was the elder of the two sons of Count John I of Holstein-Kiel and Elizabeth of Saxe-Wittenberg.

In 1273, the county was divided between Adolph V and his younger brother John II on the one hand, and their uncle Gerhard I on the other hand. Gerhard I received Holstein-Itzehoe; Adolph V and John II then divided their share between themselves, with Adolph V receiving the river Elbe and Great Lake Plön and extensive estates along the Lower Elbe north-west of Hamburg. Adolph V then styled himself "Count of Holstein and Stormarn". He resided at Siegesburg Castle in Segeberg, which was the largest castle in the county. His part of the county is called Holstein-Segeberg by historians.

Adolph V died in 1308. Since he had no male heir, Holstein-Segeberg fell to his nephew Adolph VII, the son of John II. However, Adolph VII was killed in a private revenge in 1315. Holstein-Segeberg then fell to John II. When John II died in 1316, Holstein-Segeberg was divided between the two remaining Count of Holstein: Gerhard III of Holstein-Rendsburg and Adolph VII of Holstein-Pinneberg and Schaumburg.

Marriage and issue

Adolph V was married to Eupehmia (d. after 1316), a daughter of Duke Bogislaw IV of Pomerania-Wolgast. They had one daughter:

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Adolph V, Count of Holstein-Segeberg
Born: c.1252 Died: 1308
Preceded by
John I
Counts of Holstein-Kiel
with his brother John II (1263–1316)
Succeeded by
John II
Preceded by
as Count of Holstein-Kiel
Count of Holstein-Segeberg
Succeeded by
Adolph VII

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