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: in the duchy of Hosltein-Gottorp (renamed
: Oldenburg and later a grand duchy)
: Holstein and Oldenburg are different places.
: Oldenburg was (eventually) a Grand Duchy, in
: three parts, totalling 2058 square miles,
: with its capital at Oldenburg, now in the
: state of Lower Saxony. Delmenhorst was at
: first a separate county, later part of
: Schleswig & Holstein were duchies,
: immediately south of Denmark. They are now
: united as the state of Schleswig-Holstein.
: It was Count Dietrich the Fortunate of
: Oldenburg who acquired Delmenhorst,
: Schleswig, and Holstein by marriage. He
: married firstly Adelaide, daughter of Otto
: VII, Count of Delmenhort, and secondly
: Hedwig, daughter of Gerhard VI, Count of
: Holstein and Duke of Schleswig. One of Count
: Dietrich's sons became King of Denmark, as
: Christian I. After that, the various
: territories were repeatedly divided, united,
: and shuffled.
: The Holstein-Gottorp branch was founded by a
: younger son of Frederick I, King of Denmark.
: To this line belonged the later Emperors of
: Russia, Kings of Sweden, and Grand Dukes of
: The Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg branch
: began with a younger son of King Christian
: III of Denmark. It is to this line that the
: later Kings of Denmark and Greece belong.
Stormarn and Ditmarsken were introduced into the titulature after Frederik 2's victory over Ditmarsken in 1559. Both are situated in Holsten.
In 1773 Christian 3. gave Oldenborg and Delmenhorst to Paul I of Russia in exhange for the Gottorpian Part of Holsten
Frederik 6 got Swedish Pomerania as part of the peace treaty of 1814 but gave it up to Preussia the following year and got Lauenborg in exchange and got a Duchal Title
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