Philip, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp

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Philip, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp
Hertug Philip af Slesvig-Holsten-Gottorp.jpg
Born10 August 1570
Died18 October 1590(1590-10-18) (aged 20)
Noble familyHouse of Holstein-Gottorp
FatherAdolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp
MotherChristine of Hesse

Philip, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (10 August 1570 – 18 October 1590) was the second son of Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1526–1586) and his wife, Christine of Hesse (1543–1604).[1]

After the early death of his elder brother Frederick II in 1587, he inherited the ducal share of rule in the royal Danish-ducal condominium of the duchies of Holstein and of Schleswig at the age of 17. He died three years later.[2]


Philip, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 10 August 1570 Died: 18 October 1590
Preceded by
Frederick II (Gottorp) and
Frederick II (Denmark)
Duke of Holstein and Schleswig
with Frederick II of Denmark (1587–1588)
Christian IV of Denmark (1588–1590)
Succeeded by
Christian IV and
John Adolf


  1. ^ Lockhart, Paul Douglas (2004-01-01). Frederik II and the Protestant Cause: Denmark's Role in the Wars of Religion, 1559-1596. BRILL. ISBN 9004137904.
  2. ^ Notes and Queries. Oxford University Press. 1893.