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John, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein

Youngest son of Frederick II of Denmark and Norway

Died when: 19 years 111 days (231 months)
Star Sign: Cancer


John, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein

Johan of Schleswig-Holstein (9 July 1583 – 28 October 1602) was the youngest son of Frederick II of Denmark and Norway and Sophia of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

He went to Russia in 1602 as the bridegroom of Boris Godunov's daughter Ksenia (Xenia), but fell ill and died before the marriage could take place.

It is possible that Boris Godunov's ministers may have poisoned him.The cancelled marriage between John and Ksenia was an attempt to ally Denmark-Norway with the Russian Empire.

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