Augusta of Denmark

Augusta of Denmark

Augusta of Denmark (8 April 1580 – 5 February 1639) was duchess of Holstein-Gottorp as a wife of Duke Johann Adolf of Holstein-Gottorp.

She was a daughter of King Frederick II of Denmark and his wife Sophia of Mecklenburg-Güstrow.

She was married on 30 August 1596 to 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 1621 to 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 1620 to 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.

External links

* [ Article in the Dansk biografisk Lexicon]

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