Person:Peter August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (1)

Peter August _____, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
  1. Karl Anton August _____, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck1727 - 1759
  • HPeter August _____, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck1697 - 1775
  • W.  Natália Golovine (add)
  1. Catherine of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck1750 - 1811
Facts and Events
Name Peter August _____, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Gender Male
Birth[1] 7 Dec 1697 Königsberg, Ostpreußen, Preußen, Germany
Marriage to Sophie of Hesse-Philippsthal
Marriage to Natália Golovine (add)
Death[1] 24 Feb 1775 Reval, Revel′, Estonia, Russia
Reference Number? Q62380?

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Peter August Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (7 December 1697 – 22 March 1775) was a Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.[1] He was the fifth and youngest son of Frederick Louis, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck and his wife Duchess Luise Charlotte of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.

Born in Königsberg, Brandenburg-Prussia, Peter August became Governor General of Reval (Tallinn), Governor of Estonia, and a Field Marshal in the Russian Imperial Army.[1] He died in Reval.

He was only the titular duke, because he did not inherit the domain of Beck. It had been inherited by his father's older brother, Duke August (1652–1689), and nephew Frederick William I (1682–1719), and was then sold by the latter's widow to Peter August's older brother, Duke Frederick William II (1687–1749), in 1732. But he re-sold it in 1745 to Baroness Magdalena von Ledebur-Königsbrück. Thus, by the time that Peter August became the head of this cadet branch of the Danish royal dynasty, he was "Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck" in name only.[2]

He is the male line ancestor of Margrethe II of Denmark, Harald V of Norway and Charles, Prince of Wales.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Peter August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.