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William III, Landgrave of Hesse

William III, Landgrave of Hesse

Landgrave of Hesse
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Countries Germany
A.K.A. William III "the Younger", Landgrave of Hesse
Gender male
Birth September 8, 1471
Death February 17, 1500 (Hesse)
Family
Father: Henry III, Landgrave of Upper Hesse
Siblings: Ludwig III, Landgrave of Upper HesseElisabeth of Hesse-MarburgMatilda of Hesse
Spouse: Elisabeth of the Palatinate, Landgravine of Hesse
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Biography

William III "the Younger", Landgrave of Hesse (8 September 1471 – 17 February 1500) ruled on the part of the county known as Upper Hesse, with residence in Marburg.

William was the son of Landgrave Henry III from the House of Hesse and his wife Anna of Katzenelnbogen. When his father died in 1483, William was still a minor, and therefore had his uncle Archbishop Herman IV of Cologne, and Hans Hofman of Dörnberg acted as guardian until 1489.

With the rich revenues of the country could William could purchase in 1492 half the barony of Eppstein (including the so-called Ländchen ('little country')) and in 1493 part of Klingenberg am Main.

In 1498 he married Elisabeth, the daughter of Elector Palatine Philip.

William died young after he fell from a horse while hunting, and left no legitimate offspring. His holdings fell to his cousin William II, so that all of the Landgraviate of Hesse was again united in one hand (plus the County of Katzenelnbogen).

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References
http://lgr.online.uni-marburg.de/
https://d-nb.info/gnd/129236799
https://viaf.org/viaf/33071267
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q96557
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/33071267
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