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George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
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Intro Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Gender male
Birth March 17, 1605 (Darmstadt)
Death June 11, 1661 (Darmstadt)
Family
Mother: Magdalene of Brandenburg
Father: Louis VLandgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Siblings: John of Hesse-BraubachFrederick of Hesse-DarmstadtAnne Eleonore of Hesse-DarmstadtJuliana of Hesse-DarmstadtSophie Agnes of Hesse-Darmstadt
Spouse: Sophia Eleonore of Saxony
Children: Louis VILandgrave of Hesse-DarmstadtGeorge IIILandgrave of Hesse-ItterSophia Eleonore of Hesse-DarmstadtLandgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-DarmstadtAnna Sophia IIAbbess of QuedlinburgMarie Hedwig of Hesse-DarmstadtLouise Christine of Hesse-DarmstadtHenriqueta Doroteia de Hesse-Darmstadt
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Biography

George II of Hesse-Darmstadt, German: Georg II von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt, 17 March 1605 – 11 June 1661) was the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt from 1626 - 1661. He was the son of Ludwig V and Magdalene of Brandenburg.
He married Sophia Eleonore of Saxony on 1 April 1627. From 1645 to 1648 he led the so-called Hessenkrieg against the Landgravine Amalie Elizabeth of Hesse-Kassel over the inheritance of the extinct line of Hesse-Marburg. This conflict resulted in the loss of Hesse-Marburg to Hesse-Kassel.

Children

  • Louis VI (1630–1678)
  • Magdalena Sybilla (1631–1651)
  • George (1632–1676), married Dorothea Augusta, Duchess of Holstein-Sonderborg
  • Sophia Eleonore (1634–1663), married Landgrave William Christoph of Hesse-Homburg
  • Elisabeth Amalie (1635–1709), married Philip William, Elector Palatine
  • Louise Christine (1636–1697)
  • Anna Maria (1637-1637)
  • Anna Sophia II, Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg (1638-1683)
  • Amalia Juliana (1639-1639)
  • Stillborn daughter (1640)
  • Henrica Dorothea (1641–1672)
  • John (1642–1643)
  • Augusta Philippina (1643–1672)
  • Agnes (1645-1645)
  • Marie Hedwig (1647–1680), married Duke Bernhard I of Saxe-Meiningen

Ancestry

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