Adolf Duke of Holstein Gottorp
- Category : Notable-Famous-Royal-family
- Type : PM
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sphinx 1
Danish-Norwegian prince, the first Duke of Holstein-Gottorp from the line of Holstein-Gottorp of the House of Oldenburg. He was the third son of King Frederick I of Denmark and his second wife Sophie of Pomerania. Educated by Landgrave Philip I of Hesse, he spent four years in Philip's castle in Kassel. In 1544 Adolf, his brother Johann, and their half-brother King Christian III of Denmark, divided the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein. The areas were divided according to approximately equal tax proceeds. Adolf, as the youngest, had first choice. He selected the part with the castle Gottorp, so the line of the house of Oldenburg was created by him, and called Schleswig Holstein Gottorp. He had ten children. His daughter Christina (13 April 1573 – 8 December 1625), married on 27 August 1592 to King Charles IX of Sweden. Adolf died on 1 October 1586.