Biography of Adolph Oldenburg Duke of Holstein-Gotorp 1526-1586

On 10 Apr 1502 [his father] King Frederick I of Denmark 1471-1533 (30) and Anna of Brandenburg 1847-1514 (14) were married. They were half second cousins.

On 09 Oct 1518 [his father] King Frederick I of Denmark 1471-1533 (47) and Sophie of Pomerania Queen Consort of Denmark and Sweden 1498-1568 (20) were married.

In 1523 Christian II King Denmark II King Norway 1481-1559 (41) abdicated following pressure from his nobility. [his father] King Frederick I of Denmark 1471-1533 (51) succeeded I King Denmark.

On 29 Oct 1525 [his half-brother] Christian III King Denmark 1503-1559 (22) and Dorothea of Saxe Lauenburg Queen Consort Denmark and Norway 1511-1571 (14) were married.

On 25 Jan 1526 Adolph Oldenburg Duke of Holstein-Gotorp 1526-1586 was born to [his father] King Frederick I of Denmark 1471-1533 (54) and Sophie of Pomerania Queen Consort of Denmark and Sweden 1498-1568 (28).

On 10 Apr 1533 [his father] King Frederick I of Denmark 1471-1533 (61) died. Christian III King Denmark 1503-1559 (29) succeeded III King Denmark.

In 1544 Adolph Oldenburg Duke of Holstein-Gotorp 1526-1586 (17) was created 1st Duke of Holstein Gotorp.

Christian III King Denmark Dies Frederick II Succeeds

On 01 Jan 1559 [his half-brother] Christian III King Denmark 1503-1559 (55) died. Frederick II King Denmark 1534-1588 (24) succeeded II King Denmark.

In 1560 Adolph Oldenburg Duke of Holstein-Gotorp 1526-1586 (33) was appointed 343rd Knight of the Garter by Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (26). It isn't entirely clear why he was awarded the Garter. He was a thirty-four years old, unmarried younger son of the [his father] King of Denark (88). He may have been pursuing a marriage to Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (26).

Around 1546. William Scrots Painter 1517-1553. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland before her accession painted for her father. Around 1570 Hans Eworth Painter 1520-1574. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland. In 1579 George Gower Painter 1540-1596. The Plimton Sieve Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland. Around 1585 William Segar Painter 1554-1663. Ermine Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland. Around 1592 Marcus Gheeraerts Painter 1562-1636. The Ditchley Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland. After 1585 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland. Around 1563 Steven van der Meulen Painter -1564. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland.

Diary of Henry Machyn March 1560. 29 Mar 1560. The xxviiij day Marche cam by water at afternone unto Somersett plasse the duke of Vanholtt (34). [Note. To be created Knight of the Garter].

Diary of Henry Machyn April 1560. 11 Apr 1560. The xj day of Aprell toke ys jorney from the byshope of Wynchastur('s) plasse the duke of Swaynland [Note. Possibly King Erix XIV of Sweden 1533-1577 (26) but he has been previously referred to a Prince, or Adolph Oldenburg Duke of Holstein-Gotorp 1526-1586 (34) who arrived on 29 Mar 1560], the wyche he kept the nobulle howse that ever dyd stranger in England for cher, for he spent more and gayff grett gyftes and reywardes as a ...

Diary of Henry Machyn December 1560. 13 Dec 1560. The xiij of Desember was stallyd at Wyndsor the duke of Wanholt (34), knyght of the nobull order of the gartter, and the good erle of Ruttland (34) was the quen('s) (27) depute at that tyme.

On 12 Oct 1561 William "Younger" Welf Duke Brunswick Lüneburg 1535-1592 (26) and [his niece] Dorothea Oldenburg Duchess Brunswick Lüneburg 1546-1617 (15) were married. [his niece] She by marriage Duchess Brunswick Lüneburg.

On 17 Dec 1564 Adolph Oldenburg Duke of Holstein-Gotorp 1526-1586 (38) and [his wife] Christine Hesse 1543-1594 (21) were married.

In 1568 [his mother] Sophie of Pomerania Queen Consort of Denmark and Sweden 1498-1568 (70) died.

On 21 Apr 1568 [his son] Frederick II Oldenburg 1568-1587 was born to Adolph Oldenburg Duke of Holstein-Gotorp 1526-1586 (42) and Christine Hesse 1543-1594 (24).

On 19 Aug 1568 [his nephew] John "Younger" Oldenburg Duke Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg 1545-1622 (23) and Elisabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen 1550-1586 (18) were married.

On 01 Jun 1569 [his daughter] Sophia Oldenburg 1569-1634 was born to Adolph Oldenburg Duke of Holstein-Gotorp 1526-1586 (43) and Christine Hesse 1543-1594 (25).

On 10 Aug 1570 [his son] Philip Oldenburg 1570-1590 was born to Adolph Oldenburg Duke of Holstein-Gotorp 1526-1586 (44) and Christine Hesse 1543-1594 (27).

On 20 Jul 1572 [his nephew] Frederick II King Denmark 1534-1588 (38) and Sophie Mecklenburg-Schwerin Queen Consort Denmark 1557-1631 (14) were married. They were second cousins once removed. She by marriage Queen Consort Denmark.

On 13 Apr 1573 [his daughter] Christina Oldenburg 1573-1625 was born to Adolph Oldenburg Duke of Holstein-Gotorp 1526-1586 (47) and Christine Hesse 1543-1594 (29).

On 11 Mar 1574 [his daughter] Elisabeth Oldenburg 1574-1587 was born to Adolph Oldenburg Duke of Holstein-Gotorp 1526-1586 (48) and Christine Hesse 1543-1594 (30).

On 27 Feb 1575 [his daughter] Anna Oldenburg 1575-1625 was born to Adolph Oldenburg Duke of Holstein-Gotorp 1526-1586 (49) and Christine Hesse 1543-1594 (31).

On 27 Feb 1575 [his son] John Adolph Oldenburg 1575-1616 was born to Adolph Oldenburg Duke of Holstein-Gotorp 1526-1586 (49) and Christine Hesse 1543-1594 (31).

On 29 May 1576 [his son] Christian Oldenburg 1576-1577 was born to Adolph Oldenburg Duke of Holstein-Gotorp 1526-1586 (50) and Christine Hesse 1543-1594 (32).

On 20 Dec 1578 [his daughter] Agnes Oldenburg 1578-1627 was born to Adolph Oldenburg Duke of Holstein-Gotorp 1526-1586 (52) and Christine Hesse 1543-1594 (35).

On 01 Sep 1579 [his son] John Frederick Oldenburg 1579-1634 was born to Adolph Oldenburg Duke of Holstein-Gotorp 1526-1586 (53) and Christine Hesse 1543-1594 (36).

On 01 Oct 1586 Adolph Oldenburg Duke of Holstein-Gotorp 1526-1586 (60) died.

On 13 May 1594 [his wife] Christine Hesse 1543-1594 (50) died.

Diary of Henry Machyn February 1561. The yerle of Darbe.

The duke of Northfoke.

The lord Pagett.

The yerle of Westmerland.

The lord chamburlayn, Haward.

The yerle of Shrowsbere

The lord Montyguw—Browne.

The lord Gray of Wyltun.

On the Emperowre('s) syd.

The emperowre Ferna[ndo.]

The prynse of Pyamont.

The duke Vanholtt.

The markes of Wynchester, tresorer.

The yerle of Penbroke.

The lord admerall Clynton.

The maques of Northamtun—Pare.

The yerle of Rutland—Rosse.

The yerle of Sussex.

The lord of Lugborow.

The lord Robart Dudley.

The lord of Hunsdon—Care.

Around 1532 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Drawing of Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby 1509-1572. In 1563 Hans Eworth Painter 1520-1574. Portrait of Thomas Howard 4th Duke Norfolk 1536-1572. In 1549 Unknown Painter. Flemish. Portrait of William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert 1506-1563. In 1582 Unknown Painter. Portrait of George Talbot 6th Earl Shrewsbury 6th Earl Waterford 1528-1590. In 1559 Hans Eworth Painter 1520-1574. Portrait of Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 wearing a Garter Collar and St George Pendant. Around 1550. Hans Bocksberger der Ältere Painter 1510-1561. Portrait of Ferdinand I Holy Roman Emperor 1503-1564. Around 1576 Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Paulet 1st Marquess Winchester 1483-1572 wearing his Garter Collar and Lord Treasurer Staff of Office. Around 1560 Steven van der Meulen Painter -1564. Portrait of William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke 1501-1570. Around 1538 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Drawing of Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln 1512-1585. Around 1565 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln 1512-1585. In 1583 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln 1512-1585 wearing his Garter Collar. Around 1539 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Drawing of William Parr 1st Marquess Northampton 1512-1571. In 1587 William Segar Painter 1554-1663. Portrait of Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester 1532-1588. Around 1575 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester 1532-1588. Around 1575 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester 1532-1588 wearing his Garter Collar.

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