- Augusta of Denmark
Augusta of Denmark (
8 April 1580– 5 February 1639) was duchess of Holstein-Gottorpas a wife of Duke Johann Adolf of Holstein-Gottorp.
She was a daughter of King
Frederick II of Denmarkand his wife Sophia of Mecklenburg-Güstrow.
She was married on
30 August 1596to Duke Johann Adolf of Holstein-Gottorp and had eight children:
Frederick III of Holstein-Gottorp( 22 December 1597– 10 August 1659).
# Elisabeth Sofie (
12 October 1599– 25 November 1627), married on 5 March 1621to Duke August of Saxe-Lauenburg.
# Adolf (
15 September 1600– 19 September 1631).
# Dorothea Auguste (
12 May 1602– 13 March 1682), married in 1633 to Duke Joachim Ernst I of Holstein-Plön.
# Hedwig (
23 December 1603– 22 March 1657), married on 15 July 1620to Pfalzgraf August of Sulzbach.
# Anna (
19 December 1605– 20 March 1623).
# Johann (
18 March 1606– 21 February 1655).
# Christian, died young in 1609.
She was politically influential during the reign of her son. She governed Husum as her dowry and here she promoted arts and culture, music and gardening.
* [http://runeberg.org/dbl/1/0397.html Article in the Dansk biografisk Lexicon]
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