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Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp

1526 - 1586

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Adolf of Denmark or Adolf of Holstein-Gottorp (25 January 1526 –1 October 1586) was the first Duke of Holstein-Gottorp from the line of Holstein-Gottorp of the House of Oldenburg. He was the third son of King Frederick I of Denmark and his second wife, Sophie of Pomerania. King Frederick I had his son educated by Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp has received more than 107,920 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp is the 271st most popular nobleman (down from 228th in 2019).

Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp was a German prince and the father of Catherine the Great. He was the grandson of King Frederick I of Denmark and the nephew of King Frederick II of Denmark. Adolf was the son of Christian August, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, and Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen.

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Among noblemen, Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp ranks 271 out of 842Before him are Marguerite Louise d'Orléans, Johann II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Antonio Farnese, Duke of Parma, Philibert I, Duke of Savoy, Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria, and Otto, Count of Savoy. After him are Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia, Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire, Elisabeth Therese of Lorraine, Princess Sophie of Saxony, Prince Michael of Kent, and Maximilian, Duke of Hohenberg.

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Among people born in 1526, Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp ranks 7Before him are Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Akechi Mitsuhide, Catherine Jagiellon, Elizabeth of Austria, Rafael Bombelli, and Augustus, Elector of Saxony. After him are Benedict the Moor, Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf, Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquess of Santa Cruz, Bâkî, and Juan Fernández Navarrete. Among people deceased in 1586, Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp ranks 6Before him are Stephen Báthory, Margaret of Parma, Lucas Cranach the Younger, Augustus, Elector of Saxony, and Ottavio Farnese, Duke of Parma. After him are Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Primož Trubar, Luis de Morales, Philip Sidney, Joachim Ernest, Prince of Anhalt, and Birbal.

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