August Philipp, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck

August Philipp
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Predecessor none
Successor August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Born (1612-11-11)11 November 1612
Sonderburg, Duchy of Schleswig
Died 6 May 1675(1675-05-06) (aged 62)
Beck Castle, Löhne, Westfalen
Spouse Maria Sibylla of Nassau-Saarbrücken
Issue Sophie Luise, Countess of Lippe-Brake
August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Frederick Louis, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Dorothea Amalia, Countess of Lippe-Alverdissen
Sophia Elisabeth
Wilhelmine Augusta
Luise Clara
Sophie Eleonore
Maximilian William
Anton Günther
Ernst Kasimir
Karl Gustav
Full name
August Philipp
House Oldenburg
Father Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
Mother Dorothea of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen

August Philipp, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (11 November 1612 6 May 1675) was a Danish-German prince and member of the House of Oldenburg. After acquiring the estate of Beck in Westfalen in 1646, he took the title of Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.


August Philipp was born in 1612 in Sonderburg, Duchy of Schleswig (now Sønderborg, Denmark) as the fifth son of Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg and Dorothea of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen. In 1633, at the age of 21, he emigrated to Germany.

He married Marie Sibylle of Nassau-Saarbrücken, daughter of William Louis, Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken on 12 April 1651 in Beck.

August died in Beck and was succeeded as duke first by his oldest son, August, and later by his second son, Frederick Louis. His daughter Sophie Louise married Frederick (1638-1684), son of Otto, Count of Lippe-Brake. His other daughter Dorothea Amalia married Count Philipp Ernest (1659–1753), son of Philip I, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe.



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