Re: Holstein titles for Russian dynasts
- From: makk73@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: 2 Oct 2005 23:01:25 -0700
Perhaps a neophyte question, but do the Gluksburgs factor into any of
> Norway and Denmark were separate bodies.
> The Three Nordic Crowns had been united in a Personal Union since 1389
> (Union of Calmar), but split on the death of King Christopher in 1448.
> Upon which Christian, Count of Oldenburg & Delmenhorst inherited Norway
> via his great-grandmother Euphemia of Norway and Sweden and was elected
> King of Denmark, marrying Christopher's widow.
> The Crown of Norway was heritable, the Crowns of Denmark and of Sweden
> Christian I was elected King of Sweden in 1457, being deposed in 1464.
> He also bought the Duchies of Holstein (Germany) and Sönderburg or
> Schleswig (Denmark) from his maternal uncle (=> Princes of
> Schaumburg-Lippe), the source of much later trouble.
> Adolph *1526 +1586, second son of Frederik I of Denmark and Norway was
> made Duke of Holstein (-Gottorp) in a new creation in 1544.
> The Dukes of Holstein, who soon became bitter rivals to their Danish
> cousins, styled themselves Heirs to Norway, Norway being inheritable.
> Denmark only became inheritable from 1660. So no one could be Heir to
> Denmark before that date.
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