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Ernest Leopold, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg

Ernest Leopold, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg

German noble
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German noble
A.K.A. Ernst II. Leopold von Hessen-Rotenburg
Gender male
Birth January 1, 1684 (Bad Schwalbach, Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Darmstadt Government Region, Hesse)
Death January 1, 1749 (Rotenburg an der Fulda, Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Kassel Government Region, Hesse)
Father: WilliamLandgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg
Spouse: Countess Eleonore of Löwenstein-Wertheim
Children: JosephHereditary Prince of Hesse-RotenburgPolyxena of Hesse-Rheinfels-RotenburgLandgravine Caroline of Hesse-RotenburgConstantineLandgrave of Hesse-RotenburgLandgravine Christine of Hesse-RotenburgLandgravine Eleonore of Hesse-Rotenburg
The details

Ernst Leopold of Hesse-Rotenburg (15 June 1684 – 29 November 1749) was landgrave of Hessen-Rheinfels-Rotenburg between 1725 and 1749.

Born in Langenschwalbach, he was a son of landgrave William of Hesse-Rotenburg and Maria Anna of Löwenstein-Wertheim (1652–1688).

He died in Rotenburg in 1749.

Marriage and issue

He married his first cousin Eleonore of Löwenstein-Wertheim (1686-1753), in Frankfurt, on November 9, 1704. They had 10 children;

  • Joseph of Hesse-Rotenburg, Hereditary Prince of Hesse-Rotenburg (1705–1744), married Christina van Salm had issue.
  • Polyxena of Hesse-Rotenburg, Queen of Sardinia, (1706–1735) married Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia had issue.
  • Wilhelmine Magdalene Leopoldina of Hesse-Rotenburg (1707–1708) died in infancy.
  • Wilhelm of Hesse-Rotenburg (1708) died in infancy.
  • Sophie of Hesse-Rotenburg (1709–1711) died in infancy.
  • Franciscus Alexander of Hesse-Rotenburg (1710–1739) died unmarried.
  • Eleonora of Hesse-Rotenburg (1712–1759) married John Christian, Count Palatine of Sulzbach no issue.
  • Caroline of Hesse-Rotenburg (1714–1741) married Louis Henri de Bourbon had issue.
  • Constantine of Hesse-Rotenburg, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg (1716–1778), his successor
  • Christine of Hesse-Rotenburg (1717–1778) married Louis Victor of Savoy and has issue.

Through his eldest daughter, his present descendants include the Claimant Duke of Parma; the Pretending King of the Two Sicilies and the reigning Grand Duke of Luxembourg. His youngest daughter is also an ancestress of the above.

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