Magdalena Sibylla of Holstein-Gottorp

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Magdalena Sibylle of Holstein-Gottorp
Magdalena Sibylla, 1631-1719, prinsessa av Holstein-Gottorp (Juriaen Ovens) - Nationalmuseum - 15955.tif
Magdalena Sibylle of Holstein-Gottorp
Gottorp Castle
Died1719 (age 88)
Noble familyHouse of Oldenburg
Spouse(s)Gustav Adolph, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow
FatherFrederick III, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp
MotherDuchess Marie Elisabeth of Saxony

Magdalena Sibylle of Holstein-Gottorp (also spelled Magdalena Sibylla; 1631 at Gottorp Castle – 1719 in Güstrow) was a Duchess of Hostein-Gottorp by birth and by marriage Duchess of Mecklenburg-Güstrow. From 1654 to 1695, she was the consort of Duke Gustav Adolph of Mecklenburg-Güstrow.


Magdalene Sybille was the daughter of Duke Frederick III of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp (1597-1659) and his wife Marie Elisabeth of Saxony (1610-1684).


After her husband's death, she remained a widow for 26 years. She retained a small court in Güstrow. However, after the Mecklenburg-Güstrow line of Dukes had died out, the court in Güstrow lost its former glory and significance.

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 28 December 1654, she married Gustav Adolph, the ruling Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow. They had eleven children but no surviving male heirs. This leads to a succession dispute that was settled by the Partition of Hamburg (1701), which redivided the interior of the Duchy of Mecklenburg among the surviving lines.



  • Johann Stieber: 'Merckwürdige und erbauliche Lebensbeschreibung der … Fürstin Magdalena Sibylla, verwitwete regierende Fürstin zu Mecklenburg, Rostock, 1745