Johan Prince of “Hans” Schleswig-Holstein

Johan Prince of “Hans” Schleswig-Holstein

Birth
Haderslev Kommune, Syddanmark, Denmark
Death 28 Oct 1602 (aged 19)
Moscow Federal City, Russia
Burial Roskilde, Roskilde Kommune, Sjælland, Denmark
Plot Christian IV's Crypt, Room 1, Casket 2
Memorial ID 188509462 · View Source
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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.

-In Alexander Pushkin's chamber drama Boris Godunov and the Mussorgsky opera based on it, Johan is referred to in Boris's monologue "I have attained the highest power":

I thought to make my daughter happy
By wedlock. Like a tempest Death took off
Her bridegroom—and at once a stealthy rumour
Pronounced me guilty of my daughter's grief--
Me, me, the hapless father!

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  • Created by: Gary Jacobson
  • Added: 3 Apr 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 188509462
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johan Prince of “Hans” Schleswig-Holstein (26 Jul 1583–28 Oct 1602), Find a Grave Memorial no. 188509462, citing Roskilde Cathedral, Roskilde, Roskilde Kommune, Sjælland, Denmark ; Maintained by Gary Jacobson (contributor 47059076) .