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Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp

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This is a sub project to House of Oldenburg the main target is to make a complete list of the rulers of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp incl sub lines from 1544 to present.

Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp

Dukes of Scheswig and Holstein in Gottorp:

Dukes of Holstein-Gottorp:

In 1773, the remaining lands of the duchy of Holstein were ceded to the king of Denmark. Paul received in compensation the lands of Oldenburg and Delmenhorst, which he transferred to a kinsman. The ducal family kept just the title, while their actual rule ended and was never resumed.

Titular dukes of Holstein-Gottorp

The usual understanding[ is that the heir is the non-dynastic son of Grand Duke Dimitri, only son of Grand Duke Paul, himself the youngest brother of Alexander III. This heir is non-dynastic in the Russian sense, but the House of Oldenburg had no full limitations against unequal marriages, and Schleswig, where the (once sovereign) Schloss Gottorp is located, was never part of Holy Roman Empire and under its jurisdiction. These heirs live in USA and have not staked a public claim to titles.

Kings of Sweden

Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp on the Swedish Thrown: