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George Charles of Hesse-Kassel

George Charles of Hesse-Kassel Prince of Hesse-Kassel and Prussian general

Prince of Hesse-Kassel and Prussian general
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Intro Prince of Hesse-Kassel and Prussian general
A.K.A. Georg Karl von Hessen-Kassel
Countries Germany
Occupations Noble Aristocrat
Gender male
Birth 8 January 1691 (Kassel)
Death 5 March 1755 (Kassel)
Family
Mother: Maria Amalia of Courland
Father: Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
Siblings: Landgravine Marie Louise of Hesse-KasselSophie Charlotte of Hesse-KasselMaximilian of Hesse-KasselWilliam VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-KasselFrederick I of SwedenWilhelmina Charlotta of Hessen-Kassel
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George Charles of Hesse-Kassel (8 January 1691 in Kassel – 5 March 1755) was a prince of Hesse-Kassel and a Prussian General.

Life

George was the tenth and youngest son of the Landgrave Charles of Hesse-Kassel (1654-1730) from his marriage to Maria Amalia (1653-1711), the daughter of the Duke Jacob Kettler of Courland. His inheritance consisted of the fiefs Waltersbrück and Völkershausen.

He received his military training under King Frederick William I of Prussia. In 1723, he was promoted to lieutenant-general and appointed as governor of Minden. He left the Prussian army in 1730. He later served as Field Marshal Lieutenant in the Swedish army, as General in the Hessian army and as Lieutenant General in the Imperial army.

He was probably very close friends with his elder brother, King Frederick of Sweden and visited him in Stockholm several times.

George Charles died in 1755, unmarried and childless.

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https://d-nb.info/gnd/1029095175
https://viaf.org/viaf/292835695
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q108608
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/292835695
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