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William, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal

William, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal

William, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
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William of Hesse-Philippsthal (born 29 August 1726 in Philippsthal; died: 8 August 1810, Philippsthal) was a member of the House of Hesse and Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal from 1770 until his death.

Life

William was the eldest son of Landgrave Charles I of Hesse-Philippsthal from his marriage to Caroline Christine of Saxe-Eisenach (1699–1743), daughter of Duke John William III of Saxe-Eisenach. He succeeded his father in 1770 as Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal.

William served in the Dutch army as General of the Cavalry and Governor of 's-Hertogenbosch. William was also Komtur of the Knights Hospitallers of the Commandry of Łagów.

In 1806, the Landgraviate of Philippsthal was occupied by French troops and annexed to the short-lived Kingdom of Westphalia. William died before his territory could be liberated from the French.

Marriage and issue

William married on 22 June 1755 in Tournai his cousin Ulrika Eleonora (1732–1795), daughter of Landgrave William of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld, with whom he had the following children:

  • Caroline (1756–1756)
  • Charles (1757–1793), lieutenant colonel in the Guard Regiment of Hesse-Kassel
married in 1791 princess Victoria of Anhalt-Bernburg (1772–1817), daughter of Prince Franz Adolph of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym
  • William (1758–1760)
  • Frederick (1760–1761)
  • Juliane (1761–1799)
married in 1780 Count Philip Ernest of Schaumburg-Lippe (1723–1787)
  • Frederick (1764–1794) Imperial lieutenant colonel in a Russian Guard Regiment Cuirassiers
  • Louis (1766–1816), Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
married in 1791 Countess Marie Francisca Berghe of Trips (1771–1805)
married firstly in 1796 Princess Louise of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1775–1808)
married secondly in 1812 Princess Caroline of Hesse-Philippsthal (1793–1872)

Ancestors

16. William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
16. William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
8. William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
17. Amalie Elisabeth of Hanau-Münzenberg
4. Philip, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
18. George William, Elector of Brandenburg
9. Hedwig Sophia of Brandenburg
19. Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate
2. Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
20. Albert Otto II, Count of Solms-Laubach
10. Charles Otto, Count of Solms-Laubach
21. Katharina Juliana of Hanau-Münzenberg
5. Catherine Amalie of Solms-Laubach
22. Arnold Jost, Count of Bentheim-Bentheim
11. Amöne Elisabeth of Bentheim-Steinfurt
23. Anna Amalie of Ysenburg-Büdingen
1. William, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
24. William, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
12. John George I, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach
25. Eleonore Dorothea of Anhalt-Dessau
6. John William III, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach
26. Ernest, Count of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
13. Countess Johannetta of Sayn-Wittgenstein
27. Louise Juliane of Erbach-Breuberg
3. Caroline Christine of Saxe-Eisenach
28. Frederick VI, Margrave of Baden-Durlach
14. Charles Gustav of Baden-Durlach
29. Christina Magdalena of the Palatinate-Zweibrücken
7. Christine Juliane of Baden-Durlach
30. Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
15. Anna Sophia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
31. Elisabeth Juliana of Schleswig-Holstein-Sønderburg-Nordborg
16. William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
8. William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
17. Amalie Elisabeth of Hanau-Münzenberg
4. Philip, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
18. George William, Elector of Brandenburg
9. Hedwig Sophia of Brandenburg
19. Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate
2. Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
20. Albert Otto II, Count of Solms-Laubach
10. Charles Otto, Count of Solms-Laubach
21. Katharina Juliana of Hanau-Münzenberg
5. Catherine Amalie of Solms-Laubach
22. Arnold Jost, Count of Bentheim-Bentheim
11. Amöne Elisabeth of Bentheim-Steinfurt
23. Anna Amalie of Ysenburg-Büdingen
1. William, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
24. William, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
12. John George I, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach
25. Eleonore Dorothea of Anhalt-Dessau
6. John William III, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach
26. Ernest, Count of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
13. Countess Johannetta of Sayn-Wittgenstein
27. Louise Juliane of Erbach-Breuberg
3. Caroline Christine of Saxe-Eisenach
28. Frederick VI, Margrave of Baden-Durlach
14. Charles Gustav of Baden-Durlach
29. Christina Magdalena of the Palatinate-Zweibrücken
7. Christine Juliane of Baden-Durlach
30. Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
15. Anna Sophia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
31. Elisabeth Juliana of Schleswig-Holstein-Sønderburg-Nordborg
8. William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
17. Amalie Elisabeth of Hanau-Münzenberg
4. Philip, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
18. George William, Elector of Brandenburg
9. Hedwig Sophia of Brandenburg
19. Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate
2. Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
20. Albert Otto II, Count of Solms-Laubach
10. Charles Otto, Count of Solms-Laubach
21. Katharina Juliana of Hanau-Münzenberg
5. Catherine Amalie of Solms-Laubach
22. Arnold Jost, Count of Bentheim-Bentheim
11. Amöne Elisabeth of Bentheim-Steinfurt
23. Anna Amalie of Ysenburg-Büdingen
1. William, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
24. William, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
12. John George I, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach
25. Eleonore Dorothea of Anhalt-Dessau
6. John William III, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach
26. Ernest, Count of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
13. Countess Johannetta of Sayn-Wittgenstein
27. Louise Juliane of Erbach-Breuberg
3. Caroline Christine of Saxe-Eisenach
28. Frederick VI, Margrave of Baden-Durlach
14. Charles Gustav of Baden-Durlach
29. Christina Magdalena of the Palatinate-Zweibrücken
7. Christine Juliane of Baden-Durlach
30. Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
15. Anna Sophia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
31. Elisabeth Juliana of Schleswig-Holstein-Sønderburg-Nordborg

References and sources

William, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
House of Hesse
Born: 29 August 1726 Died: 8 August 1810
Preceded by
Charles I
Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
1770–1806
Dormant
Hesse-Philippsthal annexed
by the Kingdom of Westphalia
Title next held by
Louis

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https://books.google.com/books?id=AINPAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA61
https://books.google.com/books?id=gbIFAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA318&dq=Karl+Hessen-Philippsthal&lr=&hl=de
https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_V-QRAAAAYAAJ/page/n763
https://d-nb.info/gnd/137699557
https://viaf.org/viaf/81849026
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/81849026
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