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Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
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Intro Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Gender male
Birth 15 December 1719 (Darmstadt)
Death 6 April 1790 (Pirmasens)
Family
Mother: Countess Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg
Father: Louis VIIILandgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Spouse: Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken
Children: Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-DarmstadtFrederika Louisa of Hesse-DarmstadtLouis IGrand Duke of HesseLandgravine Amalie of Hesse-DarmstadtNatalia Alexeievna of RussiaLandgravine Louise of Hesse-DarmstadtPrince Christian of Hesse-Darmstadt
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Biography

Louis IX of Hesse-Darmstadt (German: Ludwig) (15 December 1719 – 6 April 1790) was the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt from 1768 - 1790. He was a son of Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg and Müntzenberg.
He was born in Darmstadt on 15 December 1719. On 12 August 1741, Louis married Caroline of Zweibrücken, daughter of Christian III, Duke of Zweibrücken. They had three sons and five daughters, including:
Princess Caroline of Hesse-Darmstadt (1746–1821), married Frederick V, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg
Princess Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt (1751–1805), married King Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia and became Queen of Prussia
Prince Louis X (1753–1830), later Grand Duke Louis I
Princess Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt (1754–1832), married Karl Ludwig, Hereditary Prince of Baden
Princess Wilhelmina Louisa of Hessen-Darmstadt (1755–1776), married Grand Duke Pavel Petrovich of Russia, later emperor
Princess Luise Auguste of Hesse-Darmstadt (1757–1830), married Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Prince Frederick (1759–1802)
Prince Christian of Hesse-Darmstadt (1763–1830)
In 1775, Louis married Marie Adelaide of Cheirouze, countess of Lemberg. On 6 April 1790 Louis died in Pirmasens.

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