Auguste of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

Princess Auguste
Duchess consort of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
Born (1633-06-27)27 June 1633
Died 26 May 1701(1701-05-26) (aged 67)
Augustenborg Palace, Augustenborg, Denmark
Spouse Ernest Günther
Issue Frederick
Princess Sophie Amalie
Prince Philipp Ernst
Princess Sophiie Auguste
Louise Charlotte, Duchess of Beck
Princess Ernestine Justine
Ernest Augustus
Dorothea Louise, Princess-Abbess of Itzehoe
Prince Frederick William
House House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (by birth)
House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (by marriage)
Father Philip, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Mother Sophie Hedwig of Saxe-Lauenburg
Religion Lutheranism

Princess Auguste of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (27 June 1633 26 May 1701) was a Danish-German princess of the senior Glücksburg line of the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein. She was the first Duchess of Augustenborg by marriage. The royal line, the palace, and the town of Augustenborg, were named in honor of her.

The great-granddaughter of king Christian III of Denmark, she was the third daughter, eighth by birth, of Philip, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Princess Sophia Hedwig of Saxe-Lauenburg. She was sister of Sophia Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

Family and children

On 15 June 1651, at Copenhagen, she married her first cousin Ernest Günther (14 October 1609 18 January 1689), son of Duke Alexander of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg and his wife Countess Dorothea of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen. They had ten children:

  1. Frederick (10 December 1652 3 August 1692)
  2. Sofie Amalie (25 August 1654 7 December 1655)
  3. Philipp Ernst (24 October 1655 8 September 1677)
  4. Sofie Auguste (2 February 1657 20 July 1657)
  5. Luise Charlotte (13 April 1658 2 May 1740), married on 1 January 1685 to Duke Frederick Louis of Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
  6. Ernestine Justine (30 July 1659 18 October 1662)
  7. Ernest Augustus (3 October 1660 11 May 1731)
  8. Dorothea Luise (11 October 1663 21 April 1721), Abbess of Itzehoe in 1686-1721
  9. a child, born and died 18 December 1665
  10. Frederick William (18 November 1668 3 June 1714)

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles


Auguste of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 27 June 1633 Died: 26 May 1701
Regnal titles
Preceded by
New Title
Duchess consort of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
1651 1689
Succeeded by
Marie Therese of Velbrück
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