Friedrich VIII von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, was born 6 July 1829 in Augustenborg, Denmark to Christian August II von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1798-1869) and Lovisa-Sophie Danneskjold-Samsøe (1797-1867) and died 14 January 1880 in Wiesbaden, Germany of unspecified causes. He married Adelheid zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1835-1900) 11 September 1856 in Langenburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899), Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Gustav I of Sweden (1496-1560), Rurik (c832-879), Willem van Oranje (1533-1584), Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329). Ancestors are from Denmark, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, England, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, Russia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Belarus, Bohemia, Switzerland, Portugal, Italy, Ukraine, Slovakia, Slovenia, Israel, Ireland, Scotland, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire.

Claimant to the throne of Schleswig-Holstein in 1863 on the death of Frederik VII of Denmark; within a few months, Prussia under Bismarck had invaded and nullified the monarchy.


Offspring of Friedrich VIII von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg and Adelheid zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1835-1900)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Friedrich von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1857-1858)
Auguste Viktoria von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1858-1921) 22 October 1858 Lubsko, Poland 11 April 1921 Huis Doorn, Doorn, Utrecht, Netherlands Wilhelm II., Deutscher Kaiser (1859-1941)

Karoline Mathilde von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1860-1932) 25 January 1860 Augustenborg, Denmark 20 February 1932 Grünholz, Germany Friedrich Ferdinand von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1855-1934)

Gerhard von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1862-1862)
Ernst Günther von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1863-1921)
Luise Sophie von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1866-1952)
Feodore Adelheid von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1874-1910)

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  1. The Royal House of Stuart, London, 1969, 1971, 1976 , Addington, A. C., Reference: II 408
  2. Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser , Reference: yr 1956.


  Robin Patterson

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