Christian, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Ærø, Date of Birth, Date of Death


Christian, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Ærø

Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Ærø

Date of Birth: 26-Nov-1570

Date of Death: 14-Jun-1633

Profession: aristocrat

Nationality: Denmark

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Christian, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Ærø

  • Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Ærø (26 November 1570 – 14 June 1633) was the first and only partitioned-off duke of Ærø.
  • As a partitioned-off duke, he did not have sovereignty. He was the eldest son of Duke John II (1545-1622) and at his father's death, he inherited the island of Ærø.
  • His father had combined the small farms on the island into three manors: Gråsten, Søbygård, and Gudsgave.
  • In 1624, Christian created Voderup manor on land he had purchased from the church. Christian had intended to become Bishop of Strasbourg; however this did not happen.
  • He was a Protestant, but was nevertheless canon of the cathedral chapter of Strasbourg from 1587 to 1604.
  • The Catholic chapter continued to pay him the salary of an unmarried priest until c.?1619. Christian and his housekeeper Katharina Griebel (1570 in Lütjenburg – 1640 at Ærø) had a daughter: Sophie Griebel (b.
  • 1600).
  • To provide for her, he gave her two large houses in 1629, one in Ærøskøbing and the other on the island of Dejrø.
  • She was also exempt from paying any taxes.
  • After Christian's death, Katharina married his administrator, Peder Christensen Pilegaard, who then settled in Ærøskøbing as a merchant. After Christian's death, his inheritance was divided by his three surviving brothers: Frederick received Gråsten, which he sold to Philip in 1636 Philip received Ærøskøbing and Wuderup Joachim Ernest received Søbygård, which was retained by the Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön lines until they died out in 1761.Also his nephew John Christian, son of Alexander, received Gudsgave.The division of the island into many small territories resulted in a complicated tax administration and an active black market.

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