Christian Gyldenløve (Copenhagen, 28 February 1674 - Odense, 16 July 1703), was one of five illegitimate children fathered by Christian V of Denmark with Sophie Amalie Moth. He distinguished himself in both foreign and Danish military service and established himself as the Danish Count Danneskiold-Samsøe, which descended from his second marriage. In Copenhagen on 27 November 1696 Christian married firstly his second cousin Countess Charlotte Amalie af Danneskiold-Samsøe (15 November 1682 - 7 December 1699), a daughter of Ulrik Frederik Gyldenløve. They had two daughters: Christiane Charlotte (Copenhagen, 7 July 1698 - Akershus, 5 October 1699). Frederikke Louise (Akershus, 2 October 1699 - Sønderborg, 2 December 1744), married on 21 July 1720 to her kinsman Christian August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. In Copenhagen on 25 May 1701 Christian married secondly Dorothea Krag (27 September 1675 - Gisselfeld, 10 October 1754). They had two sons: Christian, Lensgreve af Danneskiold-Samsøe (Verona, 1 August 1702 - Copenhagen, 17 February 1728). Frederik, Count of Danneskiold-Samsøe (Assendrup, 1 November 1703 - Aarhus, 18 July 1770). After his death, his widow assumed his post of royal General Postmaster.