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Philip, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal

Philip, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal

German ruler
The basics
About
A.K.A. Philipp von Hessen-Philippsthal
Gender male
Birth December 14, 1655 (Kassel)
Death June 18, 1721 (Aachen)
Family
Mother: Margravine Hedwig Sophie of Brandenburg
Father: William VILandgrave of Hesse-Kassel
Siblings: William VIILandgrave of Hesse-KasselCharles ILandgrave of Hesse-Kassel
Children: Charles ILandgrave of Hesse-PhilippsthalWilliamLandgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal-BarchfeldSofia de Hessen-Philippsthal
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The details
Biography

Philip of Hesse-Philippsthal (14 December 1655, Kassel – 18 June 1721, Aachen) was the son of William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel and Hedwig Sophia of Brandenburg. He was the first landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal from 1663 to 1721 and the founder of the fifth branch of the house of Hesse.

Marriage and issue

In 1680, Philip of Hesse-Philipsthal married Catherine of Solms-Laubach (1654–1736) (daughter of Count Charles Otto of Solms-Laubach). They had 8 children:

  • Wilhelmine of Hesse-Philipstahl (1681–1699)
  • Charles I of Hesse-Philippsthal, landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
  • Amélie of Hesse-Philippsthal (1684–1754)
  • Amoene of Hesse-Philippsthal (1685–1686)
  • Philip of Hesse-Philipsthal (1686–1717) who, in 1714, married Marie von Limburg (1689–1759, (daughter of comte Albert von Limburg) and had children with her
  • Henriette of Hesse-Philippsthal (1688–1761)
  • William of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld, landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld, founder of the sixth branch of the House of Hesse
  • Sophie of Hesse-Philippsthal (1695–1728) who in 1723 married Peter August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (who died in 1775).

Branch

Philip of Hesse-Philippsthal belonged to the Hesse-Philipsthal branch - this fifth branch was issued from the first branch of the House of Hesse, itself issuing from the first branch of the House of Brabant.

After the abdication of landgrave Ernest of Hesse-Philippsthal (1846-1925) in 1868, the Hesse-Philippsthal branch perpetuated itself through the sixth branch of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld, currently represented by William of Hesse-Philippsthal (1933-).

Ancestry

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