Person:Helvig of Schauenburg (1)

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Name Helvig of Schauenburg
Alt Name Hedwig , Princess of Schleswig
Alt Name Hedwig Von Holstein
Alt Name Hedwig , Countess of Holstein
Alt Name Hedwig van Sleeswijk Holstein
Alt Name Heilwig of Holstein-Rendsburg
Gender Female
Birth? ABT 1395 of,Schleswig,Schleswig-Holstein,Prussia
Alt Marriage 23 NOV 1423 to Dietrich II "the Fortunate" von Oldenburg
Marriage 2 DEC 1423 to Dietrich II "the Fortunate" von Oldenburg
Death? 1436 , Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany
Reference Number? Q456669?

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Helvig of Schauenburg (1398–1436), also known as Hedwig of Schauenburg, was a duchess of Schleswig and a countess of Holstein from the family of Schauenburg, and ancestor of the Danish Royal houses of Oldenburg and Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.

She was a daughter of Gerhard VI of Holstein-Rendsburg and his wife, Catherine Elisabeth of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Her brother was Adolf VIII/I, Count of Holstein/Duke of Schleswig. Through their father, they were cognatic descendants of King Eric V of Denmark while through their mother, they were cognatic descendants of King Abel of Denmark.

On 18 April 1417 Helvig was married to Prince Balthasar of Mecklenburg, who died of the plague in 1421. In 1423 she was married to Dietrich, Count of Oldenburg. From her second marriage she had the following children:

  • Christian (1426–1481), who succeeded his father as Count of Oldenburg and Delmenhorst. In 1448, partly because of his mother's ancestry, he was elected King of Denmark. He also inherited the counties of Schleswig and Holstein upon the death of his childless uncle, Adolf VIII.
  • Maurice V of Delmenhorst (1428–1464); when his elder brother became king, he was given the County of Delmenhorst.
  • Gerhard VI of Oldenburg (1430–1500); when his eldest brother had become king, he was given the county of Oldenburg, and from his other brother's heirs he also inherited Delmenhorst in about 1483.
  • Adelheid of Oldenburg (1425–1475); first married Ernest III, Count of Hohenstein (died 1454) and then in 1474 Gerhard VI, Count of Mansfeld (died 1492).
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  1.   Helvig of Schauenburg, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Hedwig Herzogin von Schleswig-Holstein, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.