|Duke of Schleswig-Holstein|
|Born||11 August 1863|
Dolzig, Kingdom of Prussia
|Died||22 February 1921 (aged 57)|
|Spouse||Princess Dorothea of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha|
|Father||Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein|
|Mother||Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg|
Ernst Gunther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (August 11, 1863 – February 22, 1921) was a son of Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. He inherited his father's title as titular duke of Schleswig-Holstein.
On August 2, 1898 in Coburg, he married Princess Dorothea of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, daughter of Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Louise of Belgium. The grandfather of the bride, King Leopold II, did not attend the wedding but sent the Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold as wedding gift.
The couple had no children. However, on 11 November 1920, Ernst Gunther adopted Prince Johann Georg and his sister Princess Marie Luise, children of Prince Albrecht of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
|Ancestors of Ernst Gunther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein|
Ernst Gunther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Cadet branch of the House of OldenburgBorn: 11 August 1863 Died: 22 February 1921
| Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
14 January 1880–22 February 1921
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