Born to the nobility. Count of Schauenburg, Germany. Conquered the Holstein region of modern Germany from invading pagan Danes in 1225. Crusader to Livonia in 1228. Founded monasteries in Hamburg and Kiel in Germany. Joined the Franciscans in Hamburg in 1239. Ordained in 1245.
- 8 July 1261 in Kiel, Germany of natural causes
- interred in the church of the Franciscan abbey in Kiel
- “Blessed Adolf IV of Schauenburg“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 July 2016. Web. 23 January 2017. <>