Christine of Hesse, Duchess of Holstein-Gottorp

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Christine of Hesse, Duchess of Holstein-Gottorp Gender: F
born on 29 June 1543 Jul.Cal. (9 July 1543 greg.) at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Kassel, Germany, 51n19, 9e29
Timezone LMT m9e29 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 15°59' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 14°13 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 25°40'

Duchess of Holstein-Gottorp Christine of Hesse


German noblewoman who was Duchess consort of Holstein-Gottorp as the spouse of Duke Adolf of Holstein-Gottorp. She exerted some political influence as a widow after 1586, defending the rights of her son Philipp against the council. Christine composed the psalm-book Geistliche Psalmen und Lieder (1590).

Christine was a daughter of Landgrave Philipp I of Hesse and his spouse Christina of Saxony. On 17 December 1564 she was married to Duke Adolf of Holstein-Gottorp and they had nine children. She died on 13 May 1604, aged 60, in Kiel.

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  • Relationship : Marriage 17 December 1564 Jul.Cal. (27 Dec 1564 greg.) (Duke Adolf of Holstein-Gottorp)
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  • Death of Mate 1 October 1586 Jul.Cal. (11 Oct 1586 greg.) (Duke Adolf of Holstein-Gottorp)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 13 May 1604 Jul.Cal. (23 May 1604 greg.) (Age 60)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Monimenta Hassiaca by Friederich Christoph Schmincke (Cramer, 1750), p. 337: "Christina ist zu Caßel geboren An. D. 1543. am tag Petri und Pauli vormittag halb vor 11. Uhr."

(Christina was born in Cassel in AD 1543, on the day of Peter and Paul, at half before eleven o'clock). NB: The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul is observed on 29 June.


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (21 years)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Nine)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hesse-Kassel, by birth)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Holstein-Gottorp, by marriage)