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Louis I, Landgrave of Hesse

Louis I, Landgrave of Hesse

Landgrave of Hesse
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Intro Landgrave of Hesse
Gender male
Birth February 6, 1402 (Spangenberg)
Death January 17, 1458 (Spangenberg)
Mother: Margaret of Hohenzollern-Nuremberg
Father: Hermann IILandgrave of Hesse
Spouse: Anna of SaxonyLandgravine of Hesse
Children: Louis IILandgrave of Lower HesseHenry IIILandgrave of Upper HesseHermann IV of Hesse
The details

Louis I of Hesse (German: Ludwig) (6 February 1402, Spangenberg - 17 January 1458), called "the Peaceful" was Landgrave of Lower Hesse (Hesse) from 1413-1458.
He was the son of Hermann II, Landgrave of Hesse and Margaret, the daughter of Frederick V of Nuremberg. He married Anna (5 June 1420 - 17 September 1462) daughter of Frederick I, Elector of Saxony on 13 September 1436. Their children were:
Louis II (7 September 1438 - 8 November 1471)
Henry III (15 October 1440 - 13 January 1483)
Hermann IV, Archbishop of Cologne (1450 - 19 October 1508)
Elisabeth (1453 - 22 April 1489), married John III of Nassau-Weilburg
Friedrich (1458- 1 June 1463)
After 1425 a conflict with the Electorate of Mainz over claims to power in Hesse broke out into open conflict and Archbishop Conrad III of Mainz suffered a decisive defeat at Fulda in 1427.


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