Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (elder line)
Members of this line bore the title of Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, but had limited powers in ruling their territories, as it was not an estate of the Realm, but subset of the Duchy of Holstein-Gottorp. Later the family gave up these rights altogether and continued as titular Dukes.
Some years after the death of Frederick William Henry, the title went via King Frederick VI to Frederick William of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, who founded the younger line of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
|1622–1663||Philip||founder of the line, married Sophie Hedwig (1601–1660), daughter of Francis II, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg|
|1663–1698||Christian||son, married 1. Sibylle Ursula (1629-1671), daughter of Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg; 2. Agnes Hedwig (1640-1698), daughter of Joachim Ernest, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön|
|1698–1729||Philip Ernest||son, married Christine (1679-1722), daughter of Christian, Duke of Saxe-Eisenberg|
|1729–1766||Frederick||son, married Auguste (1725-1777), daughter of Simon Henry Adolph, Count of Lippe-Detmold|
|1766–1779||Frederick Henry William||son, married Anna Caroline (1751-1824), daughter of William Henry, Prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken|