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: However, some lines of the family seem to
: have (or at least, use) the titles 'Duke of
: Schleswig, Holstein, Stormarn, Dithmarschen
: and Oldenburg'. I believe I have seen this
: with the Holstein-Gottorp line which reigned
: in the duchy of Hosltein-Gottorp (renamed
: Oldenburg and later a grand duchy) and in
Both Schleswig, Holstein and Oldenburg were the consindered shared patrimony of the entire dynasty, thus every male member could use the titles - just as every Wettin was/is "Herzog zu Sachsen".
The Emperor created the counties of Oldenburg and Delmenhorst into the Duchy of Oldenburg on 27 Dec 1774, with raticiation by the Reichstag in 1778.
Also the Danish King exchaged "Count of Oldenburg and Delmenhorst" with "Duke of Oldenburg" in his titulature, allthough he did not have any claims at all anymore to the Duchy.
See François Velde's extensive essay on the Schleswig-Holstein/Oldenburg case on
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