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INTRODUCTION. 2

Chapter 1.                LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN. 2

A.         LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN.. 3

B.         LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN-KASSEL. 15

C.        LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN-RHEINFELS, HESSEN-ROTENBURG.. 24

D.        LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN-PHILIPPSTHAL. 30

E.         LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN-PHILIPPSTHAL-BARCHFELD.. 33

F.         LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN-DARMSTADT. 35

G.        LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN-HOMBURG.. 45

H.        ELECTORS of HESSEN.. 50

I.      GROßHERZOGEN von HESSEN und bei RHEIN.. 53

Chapter 2.                GRAFEN von KATZENELNBOGEN. 55

Chapter 3.                ZIEGENHAIN, REICHENBACH. 75

A.         GRAFEN von ZIEGENHAIN.. 75

B.         GRAFEN von REICHENBACH.. 80

Chapter 4.                OTHER NOBILITY in HESSEN. 84

A.         GRAFEN von BOYNEBURG.. 84

B.         GRAFEN von LOHRA, GRAFEN von BERKA.. 86

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The heiress of a large part of Hessen in the early 12th century was Hedwig von Gudensberg (-1148) who married Ludwig I Landgraf of Thuringia (see the document THURINGIA).  Hessen remained in the family of the Landgrafen of Thuringia until the death of Landgraf Ludwig IV "der Heilige" in 1227.  His daughter Sophie, heiress of Hessen, married (as his second wife) Henri II Duke of Brabant.  After the death in 1247 of Heinrich Raspe, last Landgraf of Thuringia and anti-king of Germany, his indirect heirs disputed the succession in the family lands in both Hessen and Thuringia.  The claim of Heinrich, son of Sophie and the duke of Brabant, to the Hessian lands was recognised in 1264.  He was confirmed as Landgrafen in Hessen in 1292. 

 

The territory of the Landgrafschaft of Hessen was divided geographically between Lower Hesse (Niederhessen) and Upper Hessen (Oberhessen).  Niederhessen consisted of the regions of Diemel (with Grebenstein as the main town), Fulda (with Kassel as the capital of Niederhessen), Schwalm (main town Homberg), and Werra (main town Allendorf)[1].  The capital of Oberhessen was Marburg, the other main towns included Battenberg, Frankenberg, and Frankenau[2].  The Landgrafschaft of Hessen acquired the counties of Ziegenhain, the Herrschaft of Plesse, part of the county of Henneberg (including the Herrschaft of Schmalkalden), and the counties of Katzenelnbogen, Dietz, Nidda and Schaumburg. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN

 

 

 

A.      LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN

 

 

HENRI de Brabant, son of HENRI II Duke of Brabant & his wife his second wife Sophie von Thüringen Heiress of Hessen (24 Jun 1244-Marburg 21 Dec 1308, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  Landgraf von Thüringen und Herr von Hessen.  He succeeded in 1264 as HEINRICH I "das Kind" Landgraf Herr von Hessen"…Henricus landgravius dominus Hassie…" as among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[3].  He renounced his rights to Brabant 25 Nov 1279.  Created Fürst by Imperial Order 10 May 1292. 

m firstly (before 26 Mar 1263) ADELHEID von Braunschweig, daughter of OTTO I “dem Kind” Herzog von Braunschweig & his wife his wife Mathilde von Brandenburg [Askanier] (-12 Jun 1274, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Mechtildim…Helenam…Alheidem…Helenam" as the daughters of "Ottonem de Lunenburch" & his wife, specifying that Adelheid married "Henricus dominus Hassie, filius filie beate Elisabet"[4].  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records the betrothal in 1258 of "Heinricus lantgravium Hesse" and "ducem de Brunswig Albertum filiam"[5]

m secondly (before 26 Feb 1276) MECHTILD von Kleve, daughter of DIETRICH [V] Graf von Kleve & his wife Aleidis von Heinsberg [Sponheim] (-21 Dec 1309).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 23 Nov 1286 under which "Theodericus comes Cleven" made commitments to "H. Lantgravio terre Hassie domino et Methildi uxori…sorori nostre" relating to her dowry[6]

Heinrich I & his first wife had seven children: 

1.         SOPHIE (-after 12 Aug 1331)"Otto comes de Waldecke…[et] Sophia uxor nostra" renounced their claim over Blackenrode in favour of the bishop of Paderborn, in the presence of "Methildis matris nostre, nobilium virorum Adolphi comitis de Schwalenbergh ac domini Simonis de Lippia", by charter dated 13 Aug 1298[7]m (before 24 Nov 1276) OTTO Graf von Waldeck, son of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Waldeck & his wife Mechtild von Arnsberg (-11 Nov 1305).  

2.         HEINRICH (-23 Aug 1298, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  Mitregent 1284.  m (Donauwörth 15 Jan 1290) as her first husband, AGNES of Bavaria, daughter of LUDWIG II "der Strenge" Duke of Bavaria, Pfalzgraf bei Rhein & his third wife Mechtild von Habsburg (-22 Jul 1345).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and her marriages has not so far been identified.  She married secondly ([Nov 1298/19 May 1303], Papal dispensation Anagni 19 May 1303) Heinrich I "Ohneland" Markgraf von Brandenburg.  Heinrich & his wife had one child: 

a)         AGNES (-13 Jan 1332, bur Clarenthal)m ([12 Jan/13 May] 1307) GERLACH I Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden, son of ADOLF Graf von Nassau King of Germany & his wife Imagina von Isenburg-Limburg (-11 Jan 1371, bur Kloster Liebenau).

3.         MECHTILD ([1267]-after 1332)"Lantgreve Heynrich…Herre ze Hessen" made an alliance with "Greven Godfride Grefen Gotfrides sun fon Zygenhagen", naming "Mechtilt unser tochter sin wirtin", by charter dated 29 Jun 1283[8]Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 28 Sep 1290 under which Heinrich Landgraf von Hessen confirmed donations to Hochstift Würzburg of property of "Conradus de Theke" held from "dem Grafen von Ziegenhain suo sororio ac nostro genero" in case Konrad died without heirs[9]m firstly (before 25 Jun 1283) GOTTFRIED Graf von Ziegenhain, son of GOTTFRIED Graf von Ziegenhain & his wife Hedwig --- (-30 Nov 1304).  m secondly (after 11 Oct 1309) as his third wife, PHILIPP [III] von Falkenstein Herr zu Münzenberg, son of WERNER von Falkenstein Herr zu Münzenberg & his wife Mechtild von Diez (-after 2 Apr 1322). 

4.         ADELHEID ([1268]-7 Dec 1315, bur Vessra)"Bertoldus...comes de Hennenberg et Alheidis comitissa coniuges" sold Schloß Schenkenwald to Fulda by charter dated 30 Nov 1300[10].  Her family origin is confirmed by the charter dated 7 Jun 1301 under which [her husband] "Bertoldus...comes in Henneberg" acknowledged rights of Hersfeld over Kloster Frauenbreitungen, naming “H. Lantgravium terre Hassie nostrum socerum[11]m (1284) as his first wife, BERTHOLD [IV] Graf von Henneberg, son of BERTHOLD [III] Graf von Hennberg & his wife Sophie von Schwarzburg (1271-Schmalkalden 3 Apr 1340).  

5.         ELISABETH "die Ältere" ([1269/70]-19 Feb 1293).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 9 Aug 1289 under which "Johannes comes Seynensis et Elyzabeth uxor nostra" renounced their rights in the inheritance of "patris et domini nostri Lantgravii terre Hassie domini"[12]m (before 23 Aug 1287) JOHANN Graf von Sayn, son of GOTTFRIED von Sponheim Graf von Sayn & his wife Jutta von Isenburg (-23 Nov 1324).

6.         son ([1270]-[1274]). 

7.         OTTO ([1272]-17 Jan 1328, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1308 as OTTO I Landgraf Herr von Oberhessen.  Herr von Niederhessen 1311. 

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Heinrich I & his second wife had seven children:

8.         ELISABETH "die Mittlere" ([1276]-after 6 Jul 1306)m firstly (1290) WILHELM Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Wolfenbüttel, son of ALBRECHT "der Große" Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg & his wife his second wife Alessina di Monferrato ([1270]-Braunschweig 30 Sep 1292, bur Braunschweig Cathedral).  m secondly ([1 Dec] 1294) GERHARD Herr von Eppstein, son of GOTTFRIED [III] Herr von Eppstein & his first wife Mechtild von Isenburg-Braunsberg (-after 1294).  

9.         AGNES ([1277]-1335, bur [Marburg Elisabethkirche])"Otto…Lantgraue und Herre Hessin Landes und Alheit unst…Husfrauwe" granted Marpurg, held by "unse Herre und vater Lantgraue Heynrich", to "unsrm Herrin und Bulen Byschoue Ludewigen von Monster", on condition of granting revenue to "unsir sustir Agnesia von Nurrnberg…unsirs Brudirs Johannis dochter Elsebetis…unsme swager Grevin Otten von Orlaminde und Catherine siner…Husfrauwen, unser suster", by charter dated 2 Oct 1311[13]Agnes relicta quondam Johannis Burggavii in Nurnberg” founded anniversaries for “Dni Henrici Lantgravii, terre Hassie domini atque Dne Methildis collateralium parentum nostrorum” at Marburg by charter dated 19 Jun 1323[14]m (after 3 Jan 1297) JOHANN I Burggraf von Nürnberg, son of FRIEDRICH III Burggraf von Nürnberg & his wife his second wife Helene von Sachsen ([1279]-25 Feb 1300).

10.      JOHANN ([1278/82]-Kassel 16/22 Feb 1311, bur Kassel Kloster Ahnsberg).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 2 Oct 1311 under which his brother "Otto…Lantgraue und Herre Hessin Landes und Alheit unst…Husfrauwe" granted Marpurg, held by "unse Herre und vater Lantgraue Heynrich", to "unsrm Herrin und Bulen Byschoue Ludewigen von Monster", on condition of granting revenue to "…unsirs Brudirs Johannis dochter Elsebetis…"[15]Herr von Niederhessen 1308.  He died of plague.  m (Jul 1306) ADELHEID von Braunschweig, daughter of ALBRECHT II Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Göttingen & his wife his wife Richza von Werle (25 Mar 1290-[14 Feb/2 Oct] 1311, bur Kassel Kloster Ahnsberg).  Ot dux in Brunswich” donated property to “Bertoldo...capellano suo”, for masses for “defunctis...Alheydis lantgravie sororis nostre”, by charter dated 23 May 1329[16].  The primary source which confirms her marriage more precisely has not been identified.  Johann & his wife had one child: 

a)         ELISABETH (-1339)"Otto…Lantgraue und Herre Hessin Landes und Alheit unst…Husfrauwe" granted Marpurg, held by "unse Herre und vater Lantgraue Heynrich", to "unsrm Herrin und Bulen Byschoue Ludewigen von Monster", on condition of granting revenue to "unsir sustir Agnesia von Nurrnberg…unsirs Brudirs Johannis dochter Elsebetis…unsme swager Grevin Otten von Orlaminde und Catherine siner…Husfrauwen, unser suster", by charter dated 2 Oct 1311[17]m OTTO [VI] Herr von Ochsenstein (-before 1377). 

11.      LUDWIG ([1282/83]-18 Jul 1357, bur Münster Cathedral)"Otto…Lantgraue und Herre Hessin Landes und Alheit unst…Husfrauwe" granted Marpurg, held by "unse Herre und vater Lantgraue Heynrich", to "unsrm Herrin und Bulen Byschoue Ludewigen von Monster", on condition of granting revenue to "unsir sustir Agnesia von Nurrnberg…unsirs Brudirs Johannis dochter Elsebetis…unsme swager Grevin Otten von Orlaminde und Catherine siner…Husfrauwen, unser suster", by charter dated 2 Oct 1311[18]Canon at Chartres Cathedral before 1307.  Scholasticus at Mainz Cathedral and Canon at Trier Cathedral 1308-1310.  Canon at Münster Cathedral 1309.  Elected Bishop of Münster 1310/11, installed 1313. 

12.      ELISABETH "die Jüngere" (-after 30 Oct 1308)m (contract 17 Mar 1299) as his first wife, ALBRECHT III Graf von Görz, son of ALBRECHT II Graf von Görz & his wife his [second] wife Euphemia von Ortenburg (-[1325/27]). 

13.      KATHARINA (-1322).  "Otto…Graf von Orlamunde und seine Frau Katharina" renounced rights to property of "des edeln Füsten Landgrafen Heinrich von Hessen, ihres Schwähers" by charter dated 30 Oct 1308[19]"Otto…Lantgraue und Herre Hessin Landes und Alheit unst…Husfrauwe" granted Marpurg, held by "unse Herre und vater Lantgraue Heynrich", to "unsrm Herrin und Bulen Byschoue Ludewigen von Monster", on condition of granting revenue to "unsir sustir Agnesia von Nurrnberg…unsirs Brudirs Johannis dochter Elsebetis…unsme swager Grevin Otten von Orlaminde und Catherine siner…Husfrauwen, unser suster", by charter dated 2 Oct 1311[20]m (before 30 Oct 1308) as his second wife, OTTO [IV] Graf von Orlamünde, son of OTTO [III] Graf von Orlamünde & his wife his wife Agnes von Leiningen (1271-[16 May/20 Aug] 1318, bur Kloster Himmelkron). 

14.      JUTTA (-13 Oct 1317, bur Braunschweig Cathedral).  The Libro Memoriarum Sancti Blasii records the death in Oct 1317 of "Iutta ducissa uxor Ottonis ducis", in a later passage recording that "uxoris sue [=dux Otto] prioris Iutte filie lantgravii" died "1318 3 Id Oct"[21]m ([24 Mar/2 Oct] 1311) as his first wife, OTTO von Braunschweig, son of ALBRECHT II "der Fette/der Feiste" Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Göttingen und Braunschweig & his wife his wife Richza von Werle (25 Mar 1290-Göttingen 30 Aug 1344, bur Braunschweig Cathedral).  He succeeded his father in 1318 as OTTO "der Milde" Joint Herzog von Braunschweig in Braunschweig und Göttingen, jointly with his two brothers. 

 

 

OTTO von Hessen, son of HEINRICH I "das Kind" Landgraf Herr von Hessen & his wife his first wife Adelheid von Braunschweig ([1272]-17 Jan 1328, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1308 as OTTO I Landgraf Herr von Oberhessen.  He succeeded in 1311 as Herr von Niederhessen on the death of his younger brother Johann.  "Otto…Lantgraue und Herre Hessin Landes und Alheit unst…Husfrauwe" granted Marpurg, held by "unse Herre und vater Lantgraue Heynrich", to "unsrm Herrin und Bulen Byschoue Ludewigen von Monster", on condition of granting revenue to "unsir sustir Agnesia von Nurrnberg…unsirs Brudirs Johannis dochter Elsebetis…unsme swager Grevin Otten von Orlaminde und Catherine siner…Husfrauwen, unser suster", by charter dated 2 Oct 1311[22]

m (1297) ADELHEID von Ravensberg, daughter of OTTO III Graf von Ravensberg & his wife Hedwig zur Lippe (-after 3 Apr 1338, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  "Otto comes, Hattewige comitissa in Ravensberghe" issued a charter dated 17 Nov 1275 for Rule monastery, with the consent of "heredibus nostris Hermanno…et Ottone, Lothewico et Bernardo et filiabus Sophia et Alheide"[23].  "Otto…Lantgraue und Herre Hessin Landes und Alheit unst…Husfrauwe" granted Marpurg, held by "unse Herre und vater Lantgraue Heynrich", to "unsrm Herrin und Bulen Byschoue Ludewigen von Monster", on condition of granting revenue to "unsir sustir Agnesia von Nurrnberg…unsirs Brudirs Johannis dochter Elsebetis…unsme swager Grevin Otten von Orlaminde und Catherine siner…Husfrauwen, unser suster", by charter dated 2 Oct 1311[24].  "Otto…lantgravius terre Hassie dominus et Alheidis eius conthoralis" granted fishing rights in "aque Loyn ante oppidum nostrum Gyssin" by charter dated 5 Dec 1325[25].  Her parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 3 Apr 1338 under which her son "Ludewich lantgreue van Hessen" agreed terms of his future succession in "der herrschaft zu Rauensberg" with "Bernharde greuen zu Rauensberch", with the consent of "unse…motderen Sophien van Brochusen, unde Hedwige van Sweden, unde…die edelen vrauwen Margareten de…greuen Otten eliche wyff was"[26]

Otto I & his wife had five children: 

1.         HEINRICH (before 1302-Kassel 3 Jun 1376, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  Mitregent 1320.  He succeeded his father in 1328 as HEINRICH II "der Eiserne" Landgraf Herr von Hessenm ([3 Feb 1318/25 Sep 1320], divorced before 1340) ELISABETH von Meissen, daughter of FRIEDRICH I "dem Freidigen" Markgraf von Meissen & his wife his second wife Elisabeth von Lobdeburg-Arnshaugk (Wartburg 1306-Eisenach 1367 before 10 Nov).  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records the birth in 1306 of "Friderico marchioni filia Elizabeth in Wartperg" and her marriage to "Heinrico filio Ottonis lantgravii Hessie" in 1319[27].  Heinrich II & his wife had five children: 

a)         OTTO [II] "der Schütz" von Hessen (-[9/11] Dec 1366).  Mitregent as Herr von Hessen.  m (contract 25 Sep 1338) as her second husband, ELISABETH von Kleve, widow of GERAARD Heer van Voorne Burchgraeve van Zeeland, daughter of DIETRICH VII Graf von Kleve & his first wife Margareta van Gelre (1307-Spangenberg 13 Nov 1382).  The marriage contract of "Dirk graaf van Kleef…zijner dochter Elisabeth" and "Otto zoon des landgraven van Hessen" is dated 25 Sep 1338[28].  "Didderic greue van Cleue, Aloph greue van der Marka, Margareta greuinne van der Marka onse…wijf ende Johan van Cleue doemdeken van Colen" issued a charter dated 16 Aug 1341 relating to the marriage of "Lysabet dochter ons greuen van Cleue" and "Otten audesten soen des lantgreuen van Hessen", recording "heren Gerarde heer van Voerne, dy haer man was"[29]

b)         ADELHEID (after 1323-after 25 May 1371)The Chronica principum Polonie record that "Kazimirus rex Polonie" married "filia lantgravii de Hassia"[30].  It is assumed that her marriage was encouraged by Karl of Bohemia to ensure that King Kazimierz did not fall under the influence of a more powerful father-in-law which would have threatened Bohemian interests[31].  The marriage contract between "Heinricus…Lantgravius terre Hassie…Adelheide…filia nostra" and "domino Kazimiro Regi Polonie" is dated 3 Oct 1341, and names "Heinricum et Ernestum patrueles nostros de Brunswig, Hermannum fratrem nostrum, Johannem comitem de Cyginhain avunculum nostrum et Syfridum comitem de Wydalginstein fidelem nostrum" as guarantors for payment of the dowry[32].  Her husband exiled her to a distant castle soon after their marriage and never visited her, ostensibly because his father-in-law had failed to pay her promised dowry[33].  She complained of her treatment to Pope Innocent VI, demanding a thorough Papal investigation into her husband's conduct.  The Ephemerides Wladislavienses record that "1356 Oct XVIII Kal…domina Anna sive Anastasia regina Polonie, uxor…Kazimiri regis Polonie" returned to her father "domino margrabio Hasie" without the permission of her husband[34].  She complained once more to the Pope after her husband's fourth marriage[35]m (29 Sep 1341, divorced 1356) as his second wife, KAZIMIERZ III "Wielki/the Great" King of Poland, son of WŁADYSŁAW I "Łokietek/the Short" King of Poland & his wife his wife Jadwiga of Poland (30 Apr 1310-Krakow 5 Nov 1370, bur Krakow Cathedral).

c)         ELISABETH (-7 Mar 1390, bur Göttingen Franziskanerkirche, transferred 1821 to Hannover)Ludwig Bishop of Münster issued a [retrospective] Papal dispensation for “Ernesti nati quondam...Alberti ducis in Brunswich” and “Elizabet nate...Henrici lantgravii domini terre Hassie” who married not knowing of their 4o consanguinity and affinity, by charter dated 3 Jul 1342, issued 10 Aug 1342[36]m ((before Jul 1342, Papal dispensation 3 Jul 1342/10 Aug 1342) [as his third wife,] ERNST Herzog von Braunschweig in Braunschweig und Göttingen, son of ALBRECHT II "der Fette/der Feiste" Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Göttingen und Braunschweig & his wife his wife Richza von Werle ([1305]-13 Jul 1366, bur Göttingen St Paul). 

d)         JUTTA (-1374, bur Kassel Kloster Ahnaberg).  

e)         MARGARETA (-after 28 Nov 1353).  Cistercian Nun at Haydau 1339. 

2.         OTTO (1301-Wolmirstedt 28 or 30 Apr 1361, bur Magdeburg Cathedral).  Canon at Münster and Paderborn Cathedrals before 1325.  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1325.  Elected Archbishop of Magdeburg 1327, installed 1331, until 1357. 

3.         LUDWIG (-2 Feb 1345).  Custodian of Magdeburg Cathedral 1331.  He succeeded in 1336 as LUDWIG II Landgraf Herr von Hessen zu Grebenstein.  "Ludewich lantgreue van Hessen" agreed terms of his future succession in "der herrschaft zu Rauensberg" with "Bernharde greuen zu Rauensberch", with the consent of "unse…motderen Sophien van Brochusen, unde Hedwige van Sweden, unde…die edelen vrauwen Margareten de…greuen Otten eliche wyff was", by charter dated 3 Apr 1338[37]m (Oct 1340) as her second husband, ELISABETH von Sponheim, widow of RUDOLF [I] Graf von Hohenberg, daughter of SIMON [II] Graf von Sponheim & his wife Elisabeth van Valkenburg.  The Limburger Chronik records that "lantgrebe Henrich…bruder…lantgrebe Ludewig" married "eins greben dochter von Spanheim"[38].  1331/40.  Ludwig II & his wife had three children: 

a)         OTTO (-[3 Feb/2 Dec] 1357).  Canon at Halberstadt and Bamberg Cathedrals before 1357.  Canon at Magdeburg Cathedral 1357. 

b)         HERMANN ([1342]-10 Jun 1413, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  The Limburger Chronik records "Herman…lantgrebe zu Hessen" as one of the two sons of "lantgrebe Henrich…bruder…lantgrebe Ludewig" and his wife "eins greben dochter von Spanheim"[39].  Canon at Magdeburg Cathedral to 1367.  Mitregent 1367.  He succeeded in 1376 as HERMANN II "der Gelehrte" Landgraf Herr von Hessen

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c)         AGNES (-Eisenach 28 Dec 1393).  Abbess of St Katharina at Eisenach 1384-1391. 

4.         HERMANN (-[30 Jul 1368/27 Jan 1370]).  He succeeded in 1336 as HERMANN I Landgraf Herr von Hessen, Herr zu Nordeck.  The marriage contract between "Heinricus…Lantgravius terre Hassie…Adelheide…filia nostra" and "domino Kazimiro Regi Polonie" is dated 3 Oct 1341, and names "…Hermannum fratrem nostrum…" as guarantors for payment of the dowry[40]Herr zu Grebenstein 1349.  

5.         ELISABETH (-30 May 1373, bur 1883 Wittenberg Schloßkirche)m (before 8 May 1336) RUDOLF II Herzog zu Sachsen Elector of Saxony, of RUDOLF I Herzog von Sachsen-Wittenberg & his wife his first wife Judith von Brandenburg (-6 Dec 1370, bur Wittenberg Franciscan Monastery).  He succeeded his father in 1356 as RUDOLF II "der Jüngere" Herzog zu Sachsen, Elector of Saxony

 

 

HERMANN von Hessen, son of LUDWIG II Landgraf Herr von Hessen zu Grebenstein & his wife his wife Elisabeth von Sponheim ([1342]-10 Jun 1413, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  The Limburger Chronik records "Herman…lantgrebe zu Hessen" as one of the two sons of "lantgrebe Henrich…bruder…lantgrebe Ludewig" and his wife "eins greben dochter von Spanheim"[41].  Canon at Magdeburg Cathedral to 1367.  Mitregent 1367.  He succeeded in 1376 as HERMANN II "der Gelehrte" Landgraf Herr von Hessen

m firstly (Kassel [30 Jan/11 Feb] 1377) JOHANNA von Nassau-Weilburg, daughter of JOHANN I Graf von Nassau-Weilburg & his second wife Johanna von Saarbrücken (1362-Marburg 1 Jan 1383, bur [Marburg Elisabethkirche]).  The Limburger Chronik records that "greben Johan von Nassauwe" married "von Sarbrucken…Johanna" who left two small daughters when she died, one of whom married "Herman lantgrebe zu Hessen" but died childless and the other "ein herre von Humburg in Sassenlande", and that he married secondly "jungher Philips ein wip von Spainheim"[42]

m secondly (Kulmbach 15 Oct 1383) MARGARETA von Nürnberg, daughter of FRIEDRICH V Burggraf von Nürnberg & his wife Elisabeth von Meissen ([1363]-Gudensberg 15 Jan 1406, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche). 

Hermann II & his second wife had eight children:

1.         ANNA (-young).  

2.         HEINRICH (Marburg [10 Nov] 1387-13 Jul 1394, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  

3.         ELISABETH (1388-22 Jul 1394, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche). 

4.         MARGARETA (Marburg 1389-Rotenburg an der Fulda 1446)Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum records that “Hertoghe Hinrick, Hertoghe Magnus sone to Brunswick unde Lunenborch” married “Margretam des Lantgreven dochter to Hessen, Hertoghen Otten Forstynne suster over Wolt to Gotting” after his first wife died[43]m (Kassel 30 Jan 1409) as his second wife, HEINRICH II Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg, son of BERNHARD I Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg & his wife his wife Margareta von Sachsen-Wittenberg (-Ülzen 14 Oct 1416, bur Braunschweig).

5.         AGNES (1391-Münden 16 Jan 1471, bur Kassel St Martin)Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum records that “Herthoge Otto, des mechtigen Hertoghen Otten sone to Brunswick over Wolt to Gotting” married “Angenes des Lantgreven dochter to Hessen[44]m (Marburg 26 Sep 1406) OTTO "der Einäugige" Herzog von Braunschweig in Göttingen, son of OTTO "der Quade" Herzog von Braunschweig in Göttingen & his wife his second wife Margareta von Berg ([1384]-Uslar 18 Feb 1463).

6.         HERMANN ([Kassel] 18 Oct 1396-Gudensberg 15 Jan 1406). 

7.         FRIEDRICH (7 Mar 1398-Spangenberg 25 Nov 1402). 

8.         LUDWIG (Spangenberg 6 Feb 1402-Spangenberg 17 Jan 1458, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1413 as LUDWIG III "der Friedsame" Landgraf Herr von Hessen.  Graf von Ziegenhain und Nidda 1450.  m (Kassel 8 Sep 1433) ANNA von Sachsen, daughter of FRIEDRICH I "der Streitbare" Elector of Saxony & his wife his wife Katharina von Braunschweig (5 Jun 1420-17 Sep 1462, bur Spangenberg Stadtkirche).  Ludwig III & his wife had five children: 

a)         LUDWIG (7 Sep 1438-Reichenbach 8 Nov 1471, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1458 as LUDWIG IV "der Freimütige" Landgraf zu Hessen, Graf zu Ziegenhain und Nidda, Herr von Niederhessen. 

-        LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN

b)         HEINRICH (15 Oct 1440-Marburg 13 Jan 1483, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1458 as HEINRICH III "der Reiche" Landgraf zu Hessen, Graf zu Ziegenhain und Nidda, Herr von Oberhessen.  Regent of Oberhessen 1471-1483.  Graf von Katzenelnbogen und Dietz 1479.  m (contract 4 Jul 1446, St Goar 24 Jan 1458) ANNA von Katzenelnbogen, daughter of PHILIPP "dem Älteren" Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his first wife Anna von Württemberg (5 Sep 1443-Marburg 16 Feb 1494, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  The marriage contract between "Landgraf Ludwig zu Hessen seinen Sohn Landgraf Henrich" and "Graf Philipps zu Katzenelnbogen Tochter Anna" is dated 4 Jul 1446[45]Heinrich III & his wife had six children: 

i)          FRIEDRICH (1459-young).  

ii)         LUDWIG der Jüngere (chr Marburg 29 Dec 1460-Rauschenberg 1 Jul 1478, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche). 

iii)        ELISABETH (Marburg May 1466-Köln 17 Jan 1523, bur Marburg)m (Marburg 11 Feb 1482) JOHANN V Graf von Nassau und Diez, son of JOHANN IV Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg & his wife Marie de Looz in Heinsberg (Breda 9 Nov 1455-Dillenburg 30 Jul 1516, bur Siegen Franciscan Abbey).

iv)       WILHELM ([8 Sep] 1471-Rauschenberg 17 Feb 1500, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  He succeeded in 1489 as WILHELM III "der Jüngere" Landgraf von Hessen in Oberhessen, Katzenelnbogen und Dietz.  m (Frankfurt-am-Main 16 Oct 1498) as her first husband, ELISABETH Pfalzgräfin, daughter of PHILIPP Elector Palatine & his wife Margareta von Bayern (Heidelberg 16 Nov 1483-Baden-Baden 24 Jun 1522, bur Baden-Baden Stiftskirche).  She married secondly (3 Jan 1503) PHILIPP von Baden, who succeeded in 1515 as PHILIPP I Markgraf von Baden in Baden, ½ Eberstein, Lahr und Mahlberg.  Wilhelm III had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

(a)        HEINRICH Battenberg .  1515/17, at Heidelberg University. 

v)        MATHILDE (Blankenstein Jul 1473-Köln 19 Feb 1505, bur Kleve Stiftskirche)m (Soest 3 Nov 1489) JOHANN II Duke of Kleve, son of JOHANN I Duke of Kleve & his wife Elisabeth de Nevers [Bourgogne-Valois] (14 Apr 1458-15 Jan 1521, bur Kleve Stiftskirche). 

vi)       HEINRICH (1474-young). 

c)         HERMANN (1450-Poppelsdorf 19 Oct 1508, bur Köln Cathedral).  Canon at Mainz Cathedral 1461.  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1463.  Provost at Worms Cathedral 1467/68.  Provost at Fritzlar 1468, resigned 1472.  Deacon of St Gereon at Köln 1470-1480.  Elected Bishop of Hildesheim 1471-72.  Coadjutor of Köln 1473.  Scholasticus at Worms Cathedral 1478/79.  Archbishop of Köln 1480.  Coadjutor of Paderborn 1495.  Bishop of Paderborn 1498.  Hermann had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

i)          HERMANN von Hessen (-[1523/29]).  Canon of St Cassius at Bonn 1491.  Priest at Winningen am Mosel before 1496.  Canon of St Severin at Köln.  Canon of St Maria 1496-1516.  Provost of St Aposteln at Köln 1503-1505. 

d)         ELISABETH "die Schöne" (chr Kassel 14 Dec 1453-22 Apr 1489, bur Weilburg)m (1464) JOHANN III Graf von Nassau-Weilburg, son of PHILIPP II Graf von Nassau-Weilburg & his first wife Marguerite de Looz zu Heinsberg (27 Jun 1441-15 Jul 1480). 

e)         FRIEDRICH (posthumously before 17 Feb 1458-[1 Nov] 1463, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  

 

 

LUDWIG von Hessen, son of LUDWIG III "der Friedsame" Landgraf Herr von Hessen & his wife his wife Anna von Sachsen (7 Sep 1438-Reichenbach 8 Nov 1471, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1458 as LUDWIG IV "der Freimütige" Landgraf zu Hessen, Graf zu Ziegenhain und Nidda, Herr von Niederhessen. 

m (Marburg 28 Aug 1454) MECHTILD von Württemberg, daughter of LUDWIG I Graf von Württemberg und Montbéliard zu Urach & his wife his wife Mechtild Pfalzgräfin ([1437/38]-Rotenburg an der Fulda, Hessen 6 Jun 1495, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche). 

Mistress (1): MARGARETA von Holzheim, daughter of SITTICH von Holzheim & his wife Margareta Gaugrebe.  She married (after 1471) Hildebrand Gaugrebe

Mistresses (2) - (4): ---.  The names of the other mistresses of Landgraf Ludwig IV are not known. 

Landgraf Ludwig IV & his wife had three children: 

1.         ANNA (1455-[14 Sep 1456/7 Jul 1459). 

2.         WILHELMder Ältere” (4 Jul 1466-Kassel 8 Feb 1515, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  He succeeded in 1471 as WILHELM I Landgraf von Hessen, minor until 1483.  Regent of Niederhessen 1483.  He was declared legally incapable 1 Jun 1493 by Emperor Maximilian I.  m (Münden 17 Feb 1488) ANNA von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, daughter of WILHELM II "der Jüngere" Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel & his wife Elisabeth zu Stolberg ([Hardegsen] [1459/60]-Worms 16 May 1520, bur Worms St Andreas).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Anna”, who married “Lantgreve Lodewich to Hessen”, as the daughter of “Hertoghe Wilhelm, Hertoghen Wilhelms sone des olden to Brunswick unde to Lunenborch” and his wife[46]Wilhelm I & his wife had five children: 

a)         MECHTILD ([28 Sep/28 Oct] 1489-young). 

b)         MECHTILD ([1490]-6 May 1558)m (Korbach 19 May 1527) KONRAD Graf von Tecklenburg, son of --- (1493-16 Aug 1557).

c)         ANNA ([1491]-[13 Sep/15 Oct] 1513).  Nun at Ahnaberg, Kassel 1500.  

d)         KATHARINA ([after 1493]-summer 1525)m (1511 before 6 Jul) ADAM Graf und Herr zu Beichlingen, son of --- (-Krayenberg 24 Jul 1538, bur Tiefenert).

e)         ELISABETH (1503-Lauingen 4 Jan 1563, bur Lauingen St Martin)m firstly (Meisenheim 16 Oct 1525) LUDWIG II Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken, son of ALEXANDER Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken und Veldenz & his wife his wife Margareta Gräfin von Hohenlohe-Neuenstein (Zweibrücken 14 Sep 1502-Zweibrücken 3 Dec 1532, bur Zweibrücken Alexanderkirche).  m secondly (9 Jan 1541) GEORG Pfalzgraf zu Simmern, son of JOHANN II Pfalzgraf von Simmern und Sponheim & his wife his first wife Beatrix von Baden (20 Feb 1518-Simmern 17 May 1569, bur Simmern Stadtkirche).  He succeeded his brother in 1559 as GEORG Pfalzgraf von Simmern

Wilhelm I had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:

f)          KATHARINA [von] Hessen ([1502/03]-1603, bur Kassel).  Benedictine nun at Eschwege.  m firstly (1527) HEINZ Kraushaar, son of --- (-before 30 Aug 1543).  m secondly LEONHARD Weinmann, son of ---.  Bürger at Kassel 1543.  

g)         MERGE [von] Hessen (-Eschwege 1554).  Cistercian nun at Haydau.  m (shortly after 10 Apr 1526) HEINZ Schüsseler, son of ---.  At Sontra. 

3.         WILHELM der Mittlere (29 Apr 1469-Kassel 11 Jul 1509, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1471 as WILHELM II Landgraf zu Hessen, minor until 1483.  He succeeded his brother in 1493 as Herr von Niederhessen.  He succeeded his first cousin 1500 as Herr von Oberhessen, Katzenelnbogen und Dietz.  m firstly (Kassel 5/15 Oct 1497) YOLANDE de Lorraine, daughter of FERRY de Lorraine Comte de Vaudémont & his wife his wife Yolande d'Anjou [Valois] (-21 May 1500, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  m secondly (Kassel 20 Oct 1500) as her first husband, ANNA von Mecklenburg, daughter of MAGNUS II Herzog von Mecklenburg & his wife Sophie von Pommern-Stettin (Plau 3 May or 14 Sep 1485-Rödelheim 12 May 1525, bur Marburg Franziskanerkirche).  Regent of Hessen 1514-1518.  She married secondly ([8 Sep] 1519) Otto Graf zu Solms-Laubach (-14 May 1522, bur Lich).  Wilhelm II & his first wife had one child:

a)         WILHELM (27 Mar 1500-8 Apr 1500). 

William II & his second wife had three children:

b)         ELISABETH (Marburg 4 Mar 1502-Schmalkalden 6 Dec 1557).  She was known as "Herzogin von Rochlitz".  m (Kassel 20 May 1516) JOHANN "der Jüngere" Herzog zu Sachsen, son of GEORG "der Bärtige" Herzog von Sachsen & his wife his wife Barbara of Poland (Dresden 24 Aug 1498-Dresden 11 Jan 1537, bur Meissen Cathedral).

c)         MAGDALENE (Rheinfels 18 Jul 1503-Marburg Sep 1504, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche). 

d)         PHILIPP (Marburg 13 Nov 1504-Kassel 31 Mar 1567, bur Kassel St Martinskirche).  He succeeded his father in 1509 as PHILIPP I "der Grossmütige" Landgraf zu Hessen

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William II had one llegitimate child by an unknown mistress:

e)         DIETRICH von Hessen .  1507/16.

Landgraf Ludwig IV had six illegitimate children by Mistress (1): 

4.          ANNAm (before 23 May 1484) HEINZ Missener, son of ---.

5.          LUCKEL Lambrechts (Kassel [1477]-).  Nun at Ahnaberg until 1527.  

6.          MARGARETA von Hessen (-[Feb/Mar] 1524).  m ([Kassel 5 Feb 1486]) HEINRICH Furster, son of --- (-1515 soon after 16 Feb).  Schultheiss at Lichtenau 1475.  Schultheiss at Grebenstein 1487/88.  Bürger 1501.  Bürgermeister at Kassel 1508/10. 

7.          WILHELM der Ältere von Hessen1489/1516.  

8.          WILHELM der Jüngere von Hessen (-Melsungen 13 Feb 1550).  gt Halblandgraf.  Freiherr zu Landsburg 1509-1544.  m --- (-before 1550). 

9.          JOHANN von Hessen (-murdered before 11 Mar 1531).  Amtmann zu Frankenberg, Vogt zu Wolkersdorf 1508/14.  Amtmann zu Grünberg 1515/17.  zu Rebelhausen 1524.  m (before 1491) GERTRUD ---, daughter of --- [Schultheiss zu Trebur] (-after 1532).  Johann & his wife had one child: 

a)         ELISABETHm (before 11 Mar 1531) JOHANN Wolff, son of ---.  At Hofgeismar. 

Landgraf Ludwig IV had three illegitimate children by Mistresses (2) - (4):   

10.       WILHELM von Hessen .  1483/1510.

11.       ERNST von Natega .  Canon at Hildesheim Cathedral 1453. 

12.       FRIEDRICH .  1515. 

 

 

The information about the descendants of Philipp I Landgraf von Hessen is based largely on Huberty[47] and Europäische Stammtafeln[48]

 

PHILIPP von Hessen, son of WILHELM II "der Mittlere" Landgraf von Hessen & his wife his second wife Anna von Mecklenburg (Marburg 13 Nov 1504-Kassel 31 Mar 1567, bur Kassel St Martinskirche).  He succeeded his father in 1509 as PHILIPP I "der Grossmütige" Landgraf zu Hessen, Graf zu Katzenelnbogen, Dietz, Ziegenhain und Nidda, minor until 1518.  A leading figure in the Reformation from 1526.  He founded the University of Marburg 1527. 

m firstly (Dresden 11 Dec 1523, Kassel 25 Jan 1524) CHRISTINA Pss zu Sachsen, daughter of GEORG "der Bärtige" Herzog zu Sachsen & his wife Barbara of Poland (25 Dec 1505-Kassel 15 Apr 1549, bur Kassel St Martinskirche). 

m secondly (morganatically, Rotenburg an der Fulda 4 Mar 1540) MARGARETA von der Saale, daughter of HANS von der Saale & his wife Anna von Miltitz (1522-Spangenberg 6 Jul 1566, bur Spangenberg Stadtkirche). 

Mistress (1): KATHARINA, wife of CLAUS Ferber, daughter of --- (-after 1547). 

Philipp & his first wife had ten children:

1.         AGNES (Marburg 31 May 1527-Weimar 4 Nov 1555, bur Weimar Stadtkirche)m firstly (Marburg [8 Nov 1541]) MORITZ Herzog zu Sachsen, son of HEINRICH V "der Fromme" Duke of Saxony & his wife Katharina von Mecklenburg (Freiberg 21 Mar 1521-of wounds received in battle Sievershausen 11 Jul 1553, bur Freiberg).  Elector of Saxony 1547.  m secondly (Weimar 26 May 1555) JOHANN FRIEDRICH II "der Mittlere" Herzog von Sachsen-Coburg-Eisenach, son of JOHANN FRIEDRICH I "der Grossmütige" Elector of Saxony & his wife Sibylle von Kleve (Torgau 8 Jan 1529-in prison Steier 19 May 1595, bur Coburg).

2.         ANNA (Kassel 26 Oct 1529-Meisenheim 10 Jul 1591, bur Meisenheim Stadtkirche)m (24 Feb 1545) WOLFGANG Pfalzgraf zu Zweibrücken, son of LUDWIG “der Jüngere” Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken und Veldenz & his wife Elisabeth von Hessen (Zweibrücken 26 Sep 1526-Nessun near Limoges 11 Jun 1569, bur Meisenheim Stadtkirche).

3.         WILHELM (Kassel 24 Jun 1532-Kassel 25 Aug 1592, bur Kassel St Martinskirche).  He succeeded his father in 1567 as WILHELM IV "der Weise" Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel

-        LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN-KASSEL

4.         PHILIPP LUDWIG (Kassel 29 Jun 1534-Kassel 31 Aug 1535, bur Kassel St Martinskirche). 

5.         BARBARA (Kassel 8 Apr 1536-Schloß Waldeck 8 Jun 1597, bur Netze Klosterkirche)m firstly (Reichenweier, Oberelsass 10 Sep 1555) GEORG Herzog zu Württemberg und Montbéliard, son of HEINRICH Graf von Württemberg-Hohenurach & his second wife Eva von Salm (1498-Kirkel 18 Jul 1558, bur Zweibrücken Stadtkirche).  m secondly (Kassel 11 Nov 1568) DANIEL Graf zu Waldeck, son of --- (1530-Waldeck 7 Jun 1577, bur Netze Klosterkirche).

6.         LUDWIG (Kassel 27 May 1537-Marburg 9 Oct 1604, bur Marburg Marienkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1567 as LUDWIG "der Ältere" Landgraf von Hessen-Marburg.  m firstly (Stuttgart 10 May 1563) HEDWIG Gräfin von Württemberg, daughter of CHRISTOPH Herzog von Württemberg & his wife Anna Marie von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Basel 15 Jan 1547-Marburg 4 Mar 1590, bur Marburg Marienkirche).  m secondly (Marburg 4 Jul 1591) as her first husband, MARIE Gräfin von Mansfeld, daughter of HANS I Graf von Mansfeld-Mansfeld & his wife --- (1567 after 3 Mar-).  She married secondly (18 Nov 1611) Philipp V Graf zu Mansfeld-Bornstadt [General Field Marshal in the Imperial army, Governor of Raab] (-Raab 8 Apr 1657).  

7.         ELISABETH (Kassel 13 Feb 1539-Heidelberg 14 Mar 1582, bur Heidelberg Heiliggeistkirche)m (Marburg 8 Jul 1560) LUDWIG Pfalzgraf, son of FRIEDRICH Pfalzgraf zu Simmern [later Pfalzgraf von Simmern, and later FRIEDRICH III Elector Palatine] & his first wife Maria Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Simmern 4 Jul 1539-Heidelberg 12 Oct 1583, bur Heidelberg).  He succeeded in 1576 as LUDWIG VI Elector Palatine.  

8.         PHILIPP (Marburg 22 Apr 1541-Rheinfels 20 Nov 1583, bur St Goar Stiftskirche).  He succeeded his father in 1567 as PHILIPP II Landgraf von Hessen-Rheinfels (Niedergrafschaft Katzenelnbogen).  m (Heidelberg 18 Jan 1569) as her first husband, ANNA ELISABETH Pfalzgräfin von Simmern, daughter of FRIEDRICH III Elector Palatine & his first wife Maria Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Simmern 23 Jun 1549-Lützelstein 20 Sep 1609, bur Lützelstein Stadtkirche).  She married secondly (Braubach 14 Jun 1599) Johann August Pfalzgraf von Veldenz-Lützelstein.  Philipp had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:

a)         son.  1561/65. 

9.         CHRISTINE (Kassel 29 Jun 1543-Kiel 13 May 1604, bur Schleswig Cathedral)m (Gottorp 16 Dec 1564) ADOLF Herzog zu Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp, son of FREDERIK I King of Denmark & his second wife Sophie von Pommern (Plensburg 25 Jan 1526-Gottorf 1 Oct 1586, bur Schleswig Cathedral).

10.      GEORG (Kassel 10 Sep 1547-Darmstadt 7 Feb 1596, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1567 as GEORG I "der Fromme" Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt

-        LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN-DARMSTADT

Philipp & his second wife had nine children:

11.       PHILIPP Graf zu Dietz (Wolkersdorf 12 Mar 1541-Bourges 10 Jun 1569, bur Bourges Saint-Ursin).  Lieutenant Colonel in the French army. 

12.       HERMANN Graf zu Dietz (12 Feb 1542-Aachen before 28 Oct 1568, bur Schotten). 

13.       CHRISTOPHEL ERNST Graf zu Dietz (16 Jul 1543-Ziegenhain 20 Apr 1603, bur Ziegenhain Kirche).  

14.       MARGRETHA Gräfin zu Dietz (14 Oct 1544-1608).  m firstly (Kassel 3 Dec 1567) HANS BERNHARD Graf zu Eberstein, son of --- (-11 Apr 1574).  He died after falling from his horse.  m secondly (Frauenberg 10 Aug 1577) STEPHAN HEINRICH Graf von Everstein, son of --- (-1613).  Amtmann zu Urach (Württemberg). 

15.       ALBRECHT Graf zu Dietz (10 Mar 1546-killed in battle Montcontour 3 Oct 1569).  Lieutenant Colonel in the French army. 

16.       PHILIPP KONRAD Graf zu Dietz (29 Sep 1547-Bourges 25 May 1569, bur Bourges Saint-Ursin).  

17.       MORITZ Graf zu Dietz (8 Jun 1553-Speyer 23 Jan 1575, bur Speyer). 

18.       ERNST Graf zu Dietz (12 Aug 1554-Tübingen [26 Oct/6 Nov] 1570, bur Tübingen).  

19.       ANNA (end 1557-[2/5] Jan 1558).  

Philipp had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):   

20.       URSULA Ferber (before 18 Nov 1547-1584, bur 29 Jan 1584 Felsberg).  m (Felsberg 6 Oct 1556) HANS Henckel, son of --- (-bur Felsberg 14 Feb 1585).  Schultheiss zu Felsberg. 

 

 

 

B.      LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN-KASSEL

 

 

WILHELM von Hessen, son of PHILIPP I "der Grossmütige" Landgraf von Hessen & his first wife Christina Pss zu Sachsen (Kassel 24 Jun 1532-Kassel 25 Aug 1592, bur Kassel St Martinskirche).  He succeeded his father in 1567 as WILHELM IV Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel

m (Marburg 11 Feb 1566) SOPHIE SABINE Gräfin von Württemberg, daughter of CHRISTOPH Herzog von Württemberg & his wife Anna Marie von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Montbéliard 2 Jul 1549-Rotenburg an der Fulda 17 Jul 1581, bur Kassel St Martinskirche).  

Mistress (1)ELISABETH Wallenstein, daughter of --- from Kassel (-before 1626). 

Mistress (2)MARGARETE, daughter of ---.  She married Hans Walter, at Marburg. 

Wilhelm IV & his wife had eleven children:

1.         ANNA MARIE (Kassel 27 Jan 1567-Neunkirchen 21 Nov 1626, bur St Arnoul)m (Kassel 8 Jun 1589) LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken, son of ALBRECHT Graf von Nassau-Weilburg & his wife Anna Gräfin von Nassau-Dillenburg (Weilburg 9 Aug 1565-Saarbrücken 8/18 Nov 1627, bur St Arnoul).

2.         HEDWIG (Kassel 30 Jun 1569-Stadthagen 7 Jul 1644, bur Stadthagen Mausoleum an der Martinskirche).  Twin with Agnes.  m (Wilhelmsburg, Schmalkalden 11 Sep 1597) ERNST Graf von Holstein-Schauenburg, son of OTTO IV Graf von Holstein-Schauenburg in Schauenburg und Pinneberg & his second wife Elisabeth Ursula von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (Bückeburg 24 Sep 1569-Bückeburg 17 Jan 1622, bur Stadthagen Mausoleum).  He succeeded his half-brother in 1601 as ERNST Graf von Holstein-Schaumburg in Schaumburg. 

3.         AGNES (Kassel 30 Jun 1569-5 Sep 1569, bur Kassel St Martin).  Twin with Hedwig.  

4.         SOPHIE (Kassel 10 Jun 1571-Kassel 18 Jan 1616, bur Kassel St Martin).  

5.         MORITZ (Kassel 25 May 1572-Eschwege 15 Mar 1632, bur Kassel St Martin).  He succeeded his father in 1592 as MORITZ "der Gelehrte" Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel.  He abdicated in 1627. m firstly (Kassel 23 Sep 1593) AGNES Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach, daughter of JOHANN GEORG I Graf zu Solms-Laubach & his wife --- (Laubach 7 Jan 1578-Laubach 23 Nov 1602, bur Laubach).  m secondly (Dillenburg 22 May 1603) JULIANE Gräfin von Nassau-Dillenburg, daughter of JOHANN II "der Mittelste" Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg & his first wife Magdalena Gräfin von Waldeck (Schloß Dillenburg 3 Sep 1583-Eschwege 15 Feb 1643, bur Kassel St Martin).  Moritz & his first wife had four children:

a)         OTTO Erblandgraf von Hessen-Kassel (Kassel 24 Dec 1594-Hersfeld 7 Aug 1617).  Administrator of Hersfeld 1606.  Statthalter at Marburg 1614.  m firstly (Kassel 24 Aug 1613) KATHARINA URSULA von Baden-Durlach, daughter of GEORG FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Baden-Durlach & his first wife Juliane Ursula Wild- und Rheingräfin von Salm zu Neufville (Durlach Schloß Karlsburg 19 Jun 1593-Marburg 15 Feb 1615, bur Marburg Pfarrkirche).  m secondly (Dessau 14 Jun 1617) ANNA MAGDALENA von Anhalt-Dessau, daughter of JOHANN GEORG I Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau & his first wife Dorothea Gräfin zu Mansfeld (29 Mar 1590-Eschwege 24 Oct 1626, bur Eschwege St Dionysius).  Mistress (1):  --- Reinhard, from Hachborn.  Otto had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

i)          ERNST REINHARD (Hachborn bei Marburg 17 Dec 1617-Rodenberg, Schaumburg 1 Apr 1694, bur Rodenberg).  von Hattenbach 1654.  m (Kassel 27 Jul 1669) ANNA KATHARINA von Hake, daughter of DANIEL von Hake & his wife Brigitte von der Groeben. 

b)         ELISABETH (Kassel 24 Mar 1596-Güstrow 16 Dec 1625, bur Güstrow Cathedral)m (Kassel 25 Mar 1618) as his second wife, JOHANN ALBRECHT II Herzog von Mecklenburg-Güstrow, son of JOHANN VII Herzog von Mecklenburg-Schwerin & his wife Sophie von Holstein-Gottorp (Waren 5 May 1590-Güstrow 23 Apr 1636, bur Güstrow Cathedral).

c)         MORITZ (Kassel 14 Jul 1600-Kassel 11 Aug 1612, bur Kassel St Martin).  Coadjutor at Hersfeld 1608. 

d)         WILHELM (Kassel 13 Feb 1602-Leer, Ostfriesland 21 Sep 1637, bur 1640 Kassel St Martin).  He succeeded his father in 1627 as WILHELM V Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel

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Moritz & his second wife had fourteen children:

e)         PHILIPP (Kassel 26 Nov 1604-killed in battle Lutter am Barenberge 17 Jun 1626, bur Kassel St Martin).  Colonel in the Danish army. 

f)          AGNES (Kassel 13/14 May 1606-Dessau 28 May 1660, bur Dessau Schloßkirche)m (Dessau 18 May 1623) as his first wife, JOHANN KASIMIR Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau, son of JOHANN GEORG I Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau & his second wife Dorothea Pfalzgräfin von Simmern (Dessau 7 Sep 1596-Dessau 15/25 Sep 1660, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).

g)         HERMANN (Kassel 15 Aug 1607-Rotenburg an der Fulda 25 Mar 1658, bur Rotenburg Stiftskirche).  Coadjutor at Hersfeld 1617.  He succeeded his father in 1627 as HERMANN Landgraf von Hessen-Rotenburg.  Confirmed 1648.  m firstly (Waldeck 31 Dec 1633) SOPHIE JULIANE Gräfin von Waldeck, daughter of --- (Altenwildungen 1 Apr 1607-Ziegenhain 15 Sep 1637, bur Kassel St Martin).  m secondly (Weimar 2 Jan 1642) KUNIGUNDE JULIANE Pss von Anhalt-Dessau, daughter of JOHANN GEORG I Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau & his second wife Dorothea Pfalzgräfin von Simmern (Dessau 17 Feb 1608-Rotenburg 26 Sep/5 Oct 1683, bur Rotenburg Stiftskirche).  Hermann & his first wife had one child:

i)          JULIANE (Kassel 1636 25 Mar 1636-Kassel 22 May 1636, bur Kassel St Martin).

h)         JULIANE (Marburg 7 Oct 1608-Kassel 11 Dec 1628, bur Kassel St Martin). 

i)          SABINE (Kassel 5 Jul 1610-Kassel 21 May 1620, bur Kassel St Martin). 

j)          MAGDALENE (Kassel 25 Aug 1611-Bedburg 12 Feb 1671, bur Bedburg Franziskanerkirche)m (Rotenburg 27 Apr 1646) ERICH ADOLF Altgraf zu Salm-Reifferscheidt, son of --- (-16 Jul 1678).

k)         MORITZ (Kassel 13 Jun 1614-Kassel 16 Feb 1633, bur Kassel). 

l)          SOPHIE (Kassel 12 Sep 1615-Bückeburg 23 Nov 1670, bur Stadthagen Mausoleum)m (Stadthagen 12 Oct 1644) PHILIPP Graf und Herr zur Lippe-Alverdissen, son of --- (1601-10 Apr 1681, bur Stadthagen Mausoleum). 

m)       FRIEDRICH (Kassel 9 May 1617-killed in battle Kosten, Poznan 24 Sep 1655, bur 1657 Eschwege Pfarrkirche).  Major General in the Swedish army.  He succeeded in 1648 as FRIEDRICH Landgraf von Hessen-Eschwege und Wanfried.  m (Stockholm 6 Sep 1646) ELEONORE KATHARINA Pfalzgräfin von Zweibrücken-Kleeburg, daughter of JOHANN KASIMIR Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken zu Kleeburg & his wife Katharina Pss of Sweden (Stegeborg 17 May 1626-Osterholz near Bremen 3 Mar 1692, bur Eschwege Pfarrkirche).  Friedrich & his wife had six children: 

i)          MARGARETA (Erfurt 31 Mar 1647-19 Oct 1647). 

ii)         CHRISTINE (Kassel 30 Oct 1648-Bevern 18 Mar 1702, bur Braunschweig Cathedral)m (Eschwege 25 Nov 1667) FERDINAND ALBRECHT I Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Bevern, son of AUGUST Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg in Wolfenbüttel & his third wife Sophie Elisabeth von Mecklenburg-Güstrow (Braunschweig 22 May 1636-Bevern 23 Apr 1687, bur Braunschweig Cathedral).

iii)        ELISABETH (Eschwege 7 Apr 1650-Eschwege 27 Apr 1651, bur Eschwege St Dionysius). 

iv)       JULIANE (Eschwege 14 May 1652-Ijsselstein 20 Jun 1693).  m (Räftnäs near Gripsholm 22 Feb 1680) JEAN JACQUES Marchand, son of ---.  He was created Baron Lilienburg in Sweden 1680. 

v)        CHARLOTTE (Eschwege 3 Sep 1653-Bremen 7 Feb 1708, bur Eschwege St Dionysius)m firstly (Halle 25 Aug 1673) AUGUST "der Jüngere" Herzog von Sachsen-Weissenfels, son of AUGUST Herzog von Sachsen-Weissenfels & his first wife Anna Maria Herzogin von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Halle 1650-Halle 11 Aug 1674, bur Weissenfels).  m secondly (Halle 21 Apr 1679, divorced 1693) JOHANN ADOLF Graf zu Bentheim und Tecklenburg, son of --- (1637-Rheda 29 Aug 1704).

vi)       FRIEDRICH (Eschwege 30 Nov 1654-Eschwege 27 Jul 1655, bur Eschwege St Dionysius). 

n)         CHRISTIAN (Kassel 5 Feb 1622-Bückeburg 14 Nov 1640, bur Kassel St Martin). 

o)         ERNST (Kassel 8/18 Dec 1623-Köln 2/12 May 1693, bur Bornhofen Franziskanerkirche).  He succeeded in 1649 as ERNST Landgraf von Hessen-Rheinfels.  He converted to Roman Catholicism in 1652.  zu Eschwege 1655.  zu Rotenburg 1658.  Field Marshal Lieutenant in the Imperial army. 

-        LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN-RHEINFELS-ROTENBURG

p)         CHRISTIANE (Kassel 9 Jul 1625-Kassel 25 Jul 1626, bur Kassel St Martin). 

q)         PHILIPP (Kassel 28 Sep 1626-Rotenburg 8 Jul 1629, bur Kassel St Martin). 

r)          ELISABETH (Kassel 23 Oct 1628-Kassel 10 Feb 1633, bur Kassel St Martin).

6.         SABINE (12 May 1573-Kassel 29 Nov 1573). 

7.         SIDONIE (29 Jun 1574-Kassel 4 Apr 1575). 

8.         CHRISTIANUS (Melsungen 14 Oct 1575-9 Nov 1578). 

9.         ELISABETH (Kassel 11 May 1577-Kassel 29 Oct 1578). 

10.      CHRISTINE (Kassel 19 Oct 1578-Eisenach 19 Aug 1658, bur Eisenach St Georgenkirche)m (Rotenburg 14 May 1598) as his second wife, JOHANN ERNST Herzog von Sachsen-Eisenach, son of JOHANN FRIEDRICH II "der Mittlere" Herzog von Sachsen-Gotha & his second wife Elisabeth Pfalzgräfin von Simmern (Gotha 9 Jul 1566-Eisenach 23 Oct 1638, bur Eisenach St Georgenkirche).

11.      JULIANE (b and d Kassel 9 Feb 1581). 

William IV had two illegitimate children by Mistress (1):  

12.       CHRISTINE ([1552/53]-19 Apr 1637).  m firstly (Tecklenburg 2 Sep 1570) NIKOLAUS Gogreve, son of ---.  m secondly --- von Meyhers zu Velpe, son of ---. 

13.       PHILIPP WILHELM von Hessen (1553-1616).  Von Cornerg 1597.  m firstly (1582) ANNA CHRISTINE von Falken heiress of Nassenerfurt and Obermöllrich, daughter of --- (-1602).  m secondly (1603) CHRISTINE von Boineburg, daughter of ---. 

-        von CORNBERG

William IV had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2):   

14.       WILHELM (-Marburg Oct 1564, bur Marburg).  He died of the plague. 

William IV had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

15.       child (Kassel end 1560/early 1561-). 

 

 

WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel, son of MORITZ "der Gelehrte" Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel & his first wife Agnes Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach (Kassel 13 Feb 1602-Leer, Ostfriesland 21 Sep 1637, bur 1640 Kassel St Martin).  He succeeded his father in 1627 as WILHELM V Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel

m (Kassel 21 Sep 1619) AMALIE ELISABETH Gräfin von Hanau-Münzenberg, daughter of PHILIPP LUDWIG II Graf von Hanau-Münzenberg & his wife --- (Hanau 29 Jan 1602-Kassel 18 Aug 1651, bur Kassel St Martin).  Regent of Hessen-Kassel 1637-1650 during the minority of her son. 

Wilhelm V & his wife had twelve children: 

1.         AGNES (Kassel 24 Nov 1620-Hersfeld 20 Aug 1626, bur Kassel St Martin). 

2.         MORITZ (b and d 24 Sep 1621, bur Kassel St Martin). 

3.         ELISABETH (Kassel 21 Oct 1623-Kassel 13 Jan 1624, bur Kassel St Martin). 

4.         WILHELM (31 Jan 1625-Ziegenhain 11 Jul 1626, bur Kassel St Martin). 

5.         AMALIE (Hersfeld 11 Feb 1626-Frankfurt-am-Main 15 Feb 1693, bur Kassel St Martin)m (Kassel 15 May 1648) HENRI CHARLES de la Trémoïlle Prince de Talmond et di Tarento, son of HENRI de la Trémoïlle Duc de Thouars & his wife Marie de la Tour des ducs de Bouillon ([1619/20]-Château de Thouars 14 Sep 1672).

6.         CHARLOTTE (Kassel 20 Nov 1627-Heidelberg 16 Mar 1686, bur Heidelberg Heiliggeistkirche)m (Kassel 12 Feb 1650, maybe divorced Heidelberg 14 Apr 1657) as his first wife, KARL I LUDWIG Elector Palatine, son of FRIEDRICH V ex-Elector Palatine ex-King of Bohemia & his wife Elizabeth Pss of England and Scotland (Heidelberg 1 Jan 1618-Edingen 28 Aug 1680, bur Heidelberg Heilige Geist).

7.         WILHELM (Kassel 23 May 1629-Haina 16 Jul 1663, bur Kassel St Martin).  He succeeded his father in 1637 as WILHELM VI Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel, under the regency of his mother until 1650.  In 1648, he acquired Niedergrafschaft Katzenelnbogen, Schmalkalden, as well as one quarter of Oberhessen with Marburg and part of the county of Schaumburg.  m (Berlin Schloß, Cölln an der Spree 9 Jul 1649) HEDWIG SOPHIE Markgräfin von Brandenburg, daughter of GEORG WILHELM Elector of Brandenburg & his wife Elisabeth Charlotte Pfalzgräfin von Simmern (Berlin Schloß 4/14 Jul 1623-Schloß Wilhelmsburg, Schmalkalden 16/26 Jun 1683, bur Kassel St Martin).  Regent of Hessen-Kassel 1663-1677 during the minority of her sons.  Wilhelm VI & his wife had seven children: 

a)         CHARLOTTE AMALIE (Kassel 27 Apr 1650-Charlottenborg Castle, Copenhagen 27 Mar 1714, bur Roskilde Cathedral)m (by proxy Kassel 14 May 1667, in person Nykyöbing Castle, Seeland 25 Jun 1667) CHRISTIAN Prince of Denmark, son of FREDERIK III King of Denmark, King of Norway & his wife Sophie Herzogin von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (Flensburg 15 Apr 1646-Copenhagen Castle 25 Aug 1699, bur Roskilde Cathedral).  He succeeded in 1670 as CHRISTIAN V King of Denmark

b)         WILHELM (Kassel 21 Jun 1651-Paris 21 Nov 1670, bur 1671 Kassel St Martin).  He succeeded his father in 1663 as WILHELM VII Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel, under the regency of his mother.

c)         LUISE (Kassel 11 Sep 1652-Kassel 23 Oct 1652, bur Kassel St Martin). 

d)         KARL (Kassel 3 Aug 1654-Kassel 22 Mar 1730, bur Kassel St Martin).  He succeeded his brother in 1670 as KARL Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel, under the regency of his mother until 1677. 

-        see below

e)         PHILIPP (Kassel 14 Dec 1655-Aachen 18 Jun 1721, bur Maastricht St Jan).  He succeeded in 1685 as PHILIPP Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal. 

-        LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN-PHILIPPSTHAL

f)          GEORG (Kassel 20 Mar 1658-4 Jul 1675, bur 1676 Kassel St Martin). 

g)         ELISABETH HENRIETTE (Schloß Kassel 8 Nov 1661-Cölln an der Spree 7 Jul 1683, bur Berlin Cathedral)m (Potsdam 13 Aug 1679) as his first wife, FRIEDRICH Kurprinz von Brandenburg, son of FRIEDRICH WILHELM "der Grosse" Elector of Brandenburg and Herzog in Preußen & his first wife Luise Henriette Pss van Oranje, Gräfin von Nassau (Schloß Königsberg 1/11 Jul 1657-Berlin 25 Feb 1713, bur Berlin Cathedral).  He succeeded in 1688 as FRIEDRICH III Elector of Brandenburg, and was created FRIEDRICH I King in Prussia 1701. 

8.         PHILIPP (Kassel 16 Jun 1630-Groningen, Friesland 17 Aug 1638, bur 1640 Kassel St Martin). 

9.         ADOLF (Kassel 17 Dec 1631-Kassel 17 Mar 1632, bur Kassel St Martin). 

10.      KARL (Kassel 18/19 Jun 1633-Kassel 9 Mar 1635, bur Kassel St Martin). 

11.      ELISABETH (Kassel 23 Jun 1634-Kassel 22 Mar 1688, bur Kassel St Martin).  Canoness at Herford 1658, Custodian 1659.  Abbess of Herford 1686. 

12.      LUISE (5 Nov 1636-Kassel 6 Jan 1638, bur 1640 Kassel St Martin).

 

 

KARL Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel, son of WILHELM VI Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel & his wife Hedwig Sophie Markgräfin von Brandenburg (Kassel 3 Aug 1654-Kassel 22 Mar 1730, bur Kassel St Martin).  He succeeded his brother in 1670 as KARL Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel, under the regency of his mother until 1677. 

m (Kassel 21 May 1673) MARIE ANNA Pss of Courland, daughter of JAKOB Duke of Courland & his wife Luise Charlotte Markgräfin von Brandenburg (Mitau 12/16 Jun 1653-Weilmünster 16 Jun 1711, bur Kassel St Martin). 

Mistress (1)JEANNE MARGUERITE de Frere et de Grateux, daughter of --- Baron de Gratens & his wife Marguerite de Bar (26 Jun 1686-Allaman, Vaud 1736).  She married (Berlin 24 Aug 1709) Philippe de Gentil Marquis de Langallerie (-Vienna in prison 18 Sep 1717).  Lieutenant General in the French army.  Cavalry General in the Polish army. 

Karl & his wife had fourteen children: 

1.         WILHELM (Kassel 29 Mar 1674-Kassel 25 Jul 1676, bur Kassel St Martin). 

2.         KARL (Kassel 24 Feb 1675-Kassel 7 Dec 1677, bur Kassel St Martin). 

3.         FRIEDRICH (Kassel 28 Apr 1676-Stockholm 5 Apr 1751, bur Stockholm, Riddarholskerkan).  General in the Swedish army.  He was proclaimed FREDERIK King of Sweden 4/15 Apr 1720, crowned 3/14 May 1720.  He succeeded his father in 1730 as FRIEDRICH I Landgraf von Hessen-Kasselm firstly (Berlin 31 May 1700) his first cousin, LUISE DOROTHEA SOPHIE Markgräfin von Brandenburg, daughter of FRIEDRICH III Elector of Brandenburg [later FRIEDRICH I King of Prussia] & his first wife Elisabeth Henriette Landgräfin von Hessen-Kassel (Schloß Berlin 29 Sep 1680-Schloß Kassel 23 Dec 1705, bur Kassel St Martin).  m secondly (Stockholm 4/15 Apr 1715) ULRIKA ELEONORA Pss of Sweden, daughter of CARL XI King of Sweden & his wife Ulrika Eleonora Pss of Denmark (Stockholm 23 Jan/2 Feb 1688-Stockholm 24 Nov/5 Dec 1741, bur Stockholm, Riddarholskerkan).  She succeeded 3 Jan 1719 as ULRIKA ELEONORA Queen of SwedenMistress (1)HEDVIG ULRIKA Taube, daughter of --- (-1744).  Friedrich had four illegitimate children by Mistress (1): 

a)         FREDERICA WILHELMINA (1733-1734). 

b)         FRIEDRICH WILHELM Fürst von Hessenstein (1735-1808). 

c)          KARL von Hessenstein (1737-1769). 

d)         HEDVIG AMALIA von Hessenstein (1743-1752). 

4.         CHRISTIAN (Kassel 2 Jul 1677-Kassel 18 Sep 1677, bur Kassel St Martin). 

5.         SOPHIE CHARLOTTE (Kassel 16 Jul 1678-Bützow 30 May 1749, bur Schwerin Nicolaikirche)m (Kassel 2 Jan 1704) FRIEDRICH WILHELM Herzog von Mecklenburg-Schwerin, son of FRIEDRICH I Herzog von Mecklenburg-Grabow & his wife Christine Wilhelmine Landgräfin von Hessen-Homburg (Grabow 28 Mar/7 Apr 1675-Mainz 31 Jul 1713, bur 1714 Schwerin). 

6.         KARL (Kassel 12 Jun 1680-Ahrweiler 13 Nov 1702, bur Kassel St Martin).  Major General of Infantry in the army of Hessen-Kassel. 

7.         WILHELM (Kassel 10 Mar 1682-Rinteln 1 Feb 1760, bur Kassel St Martin).  Statthalter of Kassel 1730.  He succeeded his brother in 1751 as WILHELM VIII Landgraf von Hessen-Kasselm (Zeitz 27 Sep 1717) DOROTHEA WILHELMINE Herzogin von Sachsen-Zeitz, daughter of MORITZ WILHELM Herzog von Sachsen-Zeitz & his wife Marie Amalie Markgräfin von Brandenburg (Moritzburg an der Elster 20 Mar 1691-Kassel 17 Mar 1743, bur Kassel St Martin).  Wilhelm VIII & his wife had three children: 

a)         KARL (Kassel 21 Aug 1718-Kassel 17 Oct 1719, bur Kassel St Martin). 

b)         FRIEDRICH Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel (Kassel 14 Aug 1720-Schloß Weissenstein 31 Oct 1785, bur Kassel katholische Kapelle am Friedrichsplatz).  General Field Marshal in the Prussian army.  Converted to Catholicism 1749, apparently made public only in 1754.  He succeeded his father in 1760 as FRIEDRICH II Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel

-        see below

c)         MARIE AMALIE (Kassel 7 Jul 1721-Kassel 19 Nov 1744, bur Kassel St Martin).

8.         LEOPOLD (Kassel 30 Dec 1684-Stuttgart 10 Sep 1704, bur Kassel St Martin). 

9.         LUDWIG (Kassel 5 Sep 1686-killed in battle Ramillies 23 May 1706, bur Kassel St Martin).  Colonel in the army of Hessen-Kassel. 

10.      MARIE LUISE (Kassel 7 Feb 1688-Leeuwarden 9 Apr 1765, bur Leeuwarden)Regent in Friesland 1711-1731, and 1759-1765.  m (Kassel 26 Apr 1709) JOHAN WILLEM FRISO Prins van Oranje Fürst von Nassau-Dietz, son of HENDRIK CASIMIR II Fürst von Nassau-Diez, Stadhouder of Friesland and Groningen & his wife Henriette Amalie Pss von Anhalt-Dessau (Dessau 14 Aug 1687-drowned near Moerdijk/Strijense Sas 14 Jul 1711).  Captain General of Friesland 1707.  Stadhouder of Groningen 1708. 

11.      MAXIMILIAN (Marburg 28 May 1689-Kassel 8 May 1753).  General Field Marshal in the Imperial army.  m (Darmstadt 28 Nov 1720) FRIEDERIKE CHARLOTTE Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt, daughter of ERNST LUDWIG Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt & his first wife Dorothea Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Darmstadt 8 Sep 1698-Darmstadt 22 Mar 1777, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  Maximilian & his wife had seven children: 

a)         KARL (Kassel 30 Sep 1721-Kassel 23 Nov 1722, bur Kassel St Martin). 

b)         ULRICA FRIEDERICA WILHELMINA (Kassel 31 Oct 1722-Eutin 28 Feb 1787, bur Lübeck Cathedral)m (Kassel 21 Nov 1752) FRIEDRICH AUGUST Herzog von Holstein-Gottorp Fürst-Bischof von Lübeck, son of CHRISTIAN AUGUST Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Eutin, Bishop of Lübeck & his wife Albertine Friederike Markgräfin von Baden-Durlach (Gottorf 20 Sep 1711-Oldenburg 6 Jul 1785, bur Lübeck Cathdral).  Graf von Oldenburg und Delmenhorst 25 Nov 1774.  He was created FRIEDRICH AUGUST Duke of Oldenburg 22 Mar 1777. 

c)         CHRISTINA CHARLOTTE (Kassel 11 Feb 1725-Kassel 4 Jun 1782, bur Kassel St Martin).  Canoness at Herford 1765, Coadjutrix 1766. 

d)         MARIE (Kassel 25 Feb 1726-Kassel 14 Mar 1727). 

e)         WILHELMINE (Kassel 25 Feb 1726-Berlin 8 Oct 1808, bur Berlin Cathedral)m (Charlottenburg 25 Jun 1752) HEINRICH Prince of Prussia, son of FRIEDRICH WILHELM I King of Prussia & his wife Sophia Dorothea Pss von Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Hannover [later Pss of Great Britain] (Schloß Berlin 18 Jan 1726-Schloß Rheinsberg 3 Aug 1802, Rheinsberg Monument in Garten).  General of Infantry in the Prussian army. 

f)          ELISABETH SOPHIE LUISE (Kassel 10 Nov 1730-Kassel 4 Feb 1731, bur Kassel St Martin). 

g)         KAROLINE (Kassel 10 May 1732-Zerbst 22 May 1759, bur Zerbst Schloßkirche)m (Kassel 17 Nov 1753) as his first wife, FRIEDRICH AUGUST Fürst von Anhalt-Zerbst, son of CHRISTIAN AUGUST Fürst von Anhalt-Zerbst & his wife Johanna Elisabeth Herzogin von Holstein-Gottorp (Alt-Stettin 8 Aug 1734-Luxembourg 3 Mar 1793).

12.      GEORG (Kassel 8 Jan 1691-Kassel 5 Mar 1755).  General Field Marshal in the army of Hessen-Kassel. 

13.      ELEONORE ANTONIETTA FRIEDERICA (Kassel 11 Jan 1694-Kassel 17 Dec 1694, bur Kassel St Martin). 

14.      WILHELMINE CHARLOTTE (Kassel 8 Jul 1695-Kassel 27 Nov 1722, bur Kassel St Martin). 

Karl had two illegitimate children by Mistress (1):   

15.       CHARLES LOUIS (chr Kassel 13 Mar 1714-a few days later). 

16.       CHARLES FREDERIC PHILIPPE de Gentil .  Marquis de Langallerie.  He served in the Venetian army. 

 

 

FRIEDRICH Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel, son of WILHELM VIII Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel & his wife Dorothea Wilhelmine Herzogin von Sachsen-Zeitz (Kassel 14 Aug 1720-Schloß Weissenstein 31 Oct 1785, bur Kassel katholische Kapelle am Friedrichsplatz).  General Field Marshal in the Prussian army.  He converted to Catholicism in 1749, apparently made public only in 1754.  He succeeded his father in 1760 as FRIEDRICH II Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel

m firstly (by proxy St James’s Palace 8 May 1740, in person Kassel 28 Jun 1740, separated 14 Feb 1755) MARY Pss of Great Britain, daughter of GEORGE II King of Great Britain & his wife Karoline Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Leicester House, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London 22 Feb 1723-Hanau 14 Jan 1772, bur Hanau Marienkirche).  Her separation from her husband followed his conversion to Catholicism.  Her father-in-law gave her the administration of the county of Hanau-Münzenberg, which she retained on his death in 1760 acting as regent for her son Wilhelm until 13 Oct 1764. 

m secondly (Berlin 10 Jan 1773) PHILIPPINE AUGUSTA AMALIE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Schwedt, daughter of FRIEDRICH WILHELM Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedt & his wife Sophie Dorothea Marie Pss of Prussia (Schloß Schwedt 10 Oct 1745-Berlin 1 May 1800, bur Berlin Cathedral). 

Friedrich II & his first wife had four children:

1.         WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel (Kassel 25 Dec 1741-Kassel 1 Jul 1742, bur Kassel St Martin).

2.         WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel (Kassel 3 Jun 1743-Kassel 27 Feb 1821, bur Wilhelmshöhe).  He became Graf zu Hanau-Münzenberg 1760 on the death of his paternal grandfather, under the regency of his mother until 13 Oct 1764.  This territory was incorporated into Hessen in 1785 when Wilhelm succeeded as reigning Landgraf.  He succeeded his father in 1785 as WILHELM IX Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel.  He became WILHELM I Kurfürst von Hessen 15 May 1803. 

-        ELECTORS of HESSEN.  

3.         KARL Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel (Kassel 19 Dec 1744-Schloß Luisenlund, near Eckernforde, Schleswig 17 Aug 1836, bur Schleswig Cathedral).  Lieutenant General (Statthalter) of the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein 2 Nov 1767.  He became General Commandant in Norway in Sep 1772, and was named “Kommandieren der General” in the kingdom of Norway 3 Nov 1782.  m (Copenhagen 30 Aug 1766) his first cousin, LOUISA Pss of Denmark, daughter of FREDERIK V King of Denmark & his first wife Louisa Pss of Great Britain (Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen 30 Jan 1750-Schloß Gottorf 12 Jan 1831, bur Schloß Gottorf).  Karl & his wife had six children: 

a)         MARIE SOPHIE FRIEDERIKE Pss von Hessen-Kassel (Hanau 28 Oct 1767-Amalienborg Castle, Copenhagen 21 Mar 1852, bur Roskilde Cathedral)m (Gottorf 31 Jul 1790) her first cousin, FREDERIK Crown Prince of Denmark, son of CHRISTIAN VII King of Denmark & his wife Caroline Matilda Pss of Great Britain (Copenhagen 28 Jan 1768-Amalienborg Castle, Copenhagen 3 Dec 1839, bur Roskilde Cathedral).  He succeeded his father in 1808 as FREDERIK VI King of Denmark, King of Norway.

b)         WILHELM Prinz von Hessen-Kassel (Hanau 26 Jan 1769-Hanau 14 Jul 1772, bur Schleswig Cathedral).

c)         FRIEDRICH Prinz von Hessen-Kassel (Gottorp 24 May 1771-Schloß Panker 24 Feb 1845, bur Gieskau am Selenter See).  Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel from 1836.  Governor of the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein.  m (Christiania 21 May 1813) as her second husband, KLARA von Brockdorff, divorced wife of ANDREAS ERNST CHRISTIAN Baron Liliencron, daughter of DETLEV von Brockdorff [Member of the Danish Privy Council] & his wife Henriette Friederike Blome (Rohrdorf 16 Jan 1778-Rendsborg 24 Aug 1836).  Mistress (1):  JOHANNA Janssen, daughter of --- from Preetz.  Friedrich had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

i)          CHRISTIAN Friedrichsen (Moldowit, near Schleswig 29 Nov 1803-Copenhagen 29 Aug 1866).  He was ennobled in Denmark 23 Oct 1819 under the name “von Loevenfeldt”.  m (Rendsburg 20 Sep 1836) CAMILLA Glahn, daughter of MARCU Glahn [Colonel in the Danish Army] & his wife Karen Johanne Laurentze Schlött (Copenhagen 28 Apr 1816-Copenhagen 3 Feb 1902). 

-         von LOEVENFELDT

d)         JULIANE LUISE AMALIE Pss von Hessen-Kassel (Copenhagen 19 Jan 1773-Itzehoe 11 Mar 1860, bur Itzehoe).  Abbess of Itzehoe 1810. 

e)         CHRISTIAN Prinz von Hessen-Kassel (Gottorf 14 Aug 1776-Odense 14 Nov 1814, bur 1864 Schleswig Cathedral).  General in the Danish Command in Southern Norway.  He was mentally unstable. 

f)          LUISE CAROLINE Pss von Hessen-Kassel (Gottorf 28 Sep 1789-Ballenstedt 13 Mar 1867)m (Gottorp 28 Jan 1810) WILHELM Erbprinz von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, son of FRIEDRICH KARL LUDWIG Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck & his wife Friederike Gräfin von Schlieben (Lindenau, near Königsberg 4 Jan 1785-Schloß Gottorp 27 Feb 1831, bur Schleswig Cathedral).  He succeeded in 1816 as Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, and in 1825 as Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1825.

4.         FRIEDRICH Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel (Kassel 11 Sep 1747-Frankfurt-am-Main 20 May 1837, bur Schloß Rumpenheim).  Herr zu Rumpenheim, near Hanau.  Governor of Maastricht 1784-1794.  General of Cavalry in the Dutch Army 1803.  General of Infantry in the Danish Army 1810.  m (Biebrich 2 Dec 1786) KAROLINE POLYXENA Pss von Nassau-Usingen, daughter of KARL WILHELM Fürst von Nassau-Usingen & his wife Karoline Felizitas Gräfin von Leiningen-Heidersheim (Schloß Biebrich 4 Apr 1762-Schloß Rumpenheim 17 Aug 1823, bur Schloß Rumpenheim).  Mistress (1)MARIA ELISABETH von Storchinfeld, from Maastricht (1753-[end-1819/9 Jan 1820], bur 10 Jan 1820 Aschaffenburg).  m Karl Friedrich Kaussler, in Aschaffenburg.  Friedrich & his wife had eight children: 

a)         WILHELM Prinz von Hessen-Kassel (Biebrich 24 Dec 1787-Amalienborg Castle, Copenhagen 5 Sep 1867, bur Rumpenheim).  Lieutenant General in the Danish Army.  Governor of Copenhagen.  Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel from 1837.  m (Amalienborg Castle, Copenhagen 10 Nov 1810) LOUISA CHARLOTTE Pss of Denmark, daughter of FREDERIK Regent of Denmark & his wife Sophie Herzogin von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen 30 Oct 1789-Christiansborg Castle 28 Mar 1864, bur Roskilde Cathedral).

-        LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN

b)         KARL FRIEDRICH Prinz von Hessen-Kassel (Maastricht 8 Mar 1789-Schloß Rumpenheim 10 Sep 1802).

c)         FRIEDRICH WILHELM Prinz von Hessen-Kassel (Maastricht 24 Apr 1790-Schloß Rumpenheim 25 Oct 1876, bur Rumpenheim).  General in the Prussian and Electoral Hessian Armies.

d)         LUDWIG KARL Prinz von Hessen-Kassel (Biebrich 12 Nov 1791-Schloß Rumpenheim 12 May 1800, bur Rumpenheim).

e)         GEORG KARL Prinz von Hessen-Kassel (Maastricht 14 Jan 1793-Frankfurt-am-Main 4 Mar 1881, bur Rumpenheim).  Lieutenant General in the Prussian Army.  Governor of Magdeburg.

f)          LUISE CAROLINE MARIE FRIEDERIKE Pss von Hessen-Kassel (Maastricht 9 Apr 1794-Frankfurt-am-Main 16 Mar 1881, bur Rumpenheim).  m (Gotha 4 Apr 1833) GEORG von der Decken, son of --- (Oerichsheil, Duchy of Bremen 23 Nov 1787-Schloß Rumpenheim 20 Aug 1859, bur Rumpenheim).  He was created Graf von der Decken 1835.  General of Cavalry in the Hanoverian Army and State Councillor.

g)         MARIE WILHELMINE FRIEDERIKE Pss von Hessen-Kassel (Hanau 21 Jan 1796-Neustrelitz 30 Dec 1880, bur Mirow).  m (Kassel 12 Aug 1817) GEORG Großherzog von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, son of KARL II FRIEDRICH LUDWIG Großherzog von Mecklenburg-Strelitz & his first wife Friederike Karoline Luise Pss von Hessen-Darmstadt (Hannover 12 Aug 1779-Schweizerhaus, near Neustrelitz 6 Sep 1860, bur Mirow).

h)         AUGUSTA WILHELMINE LUISE Pss von Hessen-Kassel (Schloß Rumpenstein, Kassel 25 Jul 1797-St James's Palace 6 Apr 1889, bur Kew, later at St George’s Chapel Windsor)m (by proxy Schloß Bellevue Kassel 7 May 1818, in person Queen's House, St James's, London 1 Jun 1818) ADOLPHUS FREDERICK Duke of Cambridge, son of GEORGE III King of Great Britain & his wife Charlotte Pss von Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Buckingham House 24 Feb 1774-Cambridge House, London 8 Jul 1850, bur Kew, later at St George’s Chapel Windsor). 

Friedrich had three illegitimate children by Mistress (1):

i)           FRIEDERIKE von Fels (chr Kleve 3 Apr 1779-Hanau 20 Dec 1858, bur Hanau).  m (Aschaffenburg 5 Jun 1810) LUDWIG von Lauenstein, son of --- (-Würzburg 1 Oct 1824).

j)           WILHELM von Fels (27 Feb 1784-Marburg 3 Apr 1790).

k)          LUDWIG von Fels (chr Grave 17 Nov 1781-Eger, after 1858).  m (Schloß Strannersdorf bei Melk, Lower Austria 17 Feb 1817) ERNESTINE Gräfin von Seldern, daughter of KARL Graf von Seldern zu Strannersdorf & his wife Karoline Freiin von Toussaint (23 Sep 1781-after 1838). 

-        von FELS

 

 

 

C.      LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN-RHEINFELS, HESSEN-ROTENBURG

 

 

ERNST Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel, son of (Kassel 8/18 Dec 1623-Köln 2/12 May 1693, bur Bornhofen Franziskanerkirche).  He succeeded in 1649 as ERNST Landgraf von Hessen-Rheinfels.  He converted to Roman Catholicism in 1652.  zu Eschwege 1655.  zu Rotenburg 1658.  Field Marshal Lieutenant in the Imperial army. 

m firstly (Frankfurt-am-Main Jun 1647) MARIA ELEONORE Gräfin zu Solms-Hohensolms, daughter of PHILIPP REINHARD I Graf zu Solms-Hohensolms & his wife --- (Hohensolms 16 Dec 1632-Köln 12 Aug 1689). 

m secondly (Rheinfels 3 Feb 1690) ALEXANDRINE von Dürnizl, daughter of JOHANN von Dürnizl & his wife Katharina --- (-Köln 22 Dec 1754).  She was known as “Madame Ernestine”. 

Ernst & his first wife had two children: 

1.         WILHELM (Kassel 5/15 May 1648-Langenschwalbach 20 Nov 1725, bur Langenschwalbach).  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1652-1669.  He succeeded his father in 1693 as WILHELM "der Ältere" Landgraf von Hessen-Rheinfels-Rotenburgm (Wertheim 21 Feb/2 Mar 1669) MARIE ANNA Gräfin von Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort, daughter of FERDINAND KARL Graf von Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort & his wife --- (Düsseldorf 8/18 Jun 1652-Oberlahnstein 10/20 Oct 1688, bur Kloster St Martin, near Boppard).  Mistress (1):  --- von Fechenbach, daughter of ---.  Mistress (2):  ---.  The name of Wilhelm’s second mistress is not known.  Mistress (3)SOPHIE, daughter of ---.  A Turkish woman, who married firstly Hans Dietrich --- (-1718), and secondly Daniel Meshake, from Salzdahlum, Bürggraf at Rotenburg an der Fulda.  Wilhelm & his wife had seven children: 

a)         ELEONORE (Wertheim 16/26 Nov 1674-after 5/15 Dec 1674). 

b)         MARIE ELEONORE AMALIE (Rheinfels 15/25 Sep 1675-Sulzbach 27 Jan 1720, bur Sulzbach, Maria Himmelfahrt)m (Lobositz 9 Jun 1692) THEODOR EUSTACH Pfalzgraf von Sulzbach, son of CHRISTIAN AUGUST Pfalzgraf und Herzog von Sulzbach & his wife Amalie Gräfin von Nassau-Siegen (Sulzbach 14 Feb 1659-Dinkelsbühl 11 Jul 1733, bur Sulzbach Pfarrkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1708 as Pfalzgraf und Herzog von Sulzbach

c)         ELISABETH KATHARINA FELICITAS (Rheinfels 4/14 Feb 1677-Diez an der Lahn 15 May 1739, bur Kloster St Martin, near Boppard)m firstly (Lobositz 18 Oct 1695) FRANZ ALEXANDER Fürst von Nassau-Hadamar, son of MORITZ HEINRICH Fürst von Nassau-Hadamar & his second wife Marie Leopoldine Pss von Nassau-Siegen (Hadamar 27 Jan 1674-Hadamar 27 May 1711, bur Hadamar).  m secondly (Nürnberg 6 Sep 1727) ANTON FERDINAND Graf von Attems zu Heiligenkreuz, son of --- (1694-Görz 4 Feb 1738). 

d)         MARIA SOPHIE ERNESTINA (Rheinfels 25 Mar/4 Apr 1678-Rheinfels 29 Mar/8 Apr 1678, bur Kloster St Martin, near Boppard). 

e)         MARIA AMALIE WILHELMINA (Langenschwalbach 27 Jul/6 Aug 1679-29 Jan/8 Feb 1680, bur Kloster St Martin, near Boppard). 

f)          ANNA JOHANETTA (Rheinfels 2/12 Sep 1680-Essen 28 May 1766, bur Essen Münsterkirche).  Canoness at Thorn 1696.  Canoness at Essen before 1710.  Canoness of St Ursula at Köln 1710-1749.  Provost at Rollinghausen 1740-1766.  Provost at Essen 1753-1766.  Deaconess at Thorn 1740-1766. 

g)         ERNESTINE ALOYSIA (Rheinfels 13/23 Oct 1681-Frankfurt-am-Main 23 Sep 1732)Mistress of:  KARL Erblandgraf von Hesse-Philippsthal, son of PHILIPP Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal & his wife Katharina Amalie Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach (Schmalkalden 23 Sep 1682-Philippsthal 8 May 1770, bur Philippsthal).  He succeeded his father in 1721 as KARL Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthalm ROBERTO Conde de la Cerda de Villalonga, son of --- (-after 1 Sep 1724).    

h)         ERNST LEOPOLD (Langenschwalbach 15/25 Jun 1684-Rotenburg 29 Nov 1749, bur Fritzlar Minoritenkirche).  Colonel of Infantry in the army of Hessen-Kassel.  He succeeded his father in 1725 as ERNST LEOPOLD Landgraf von Hessen-Rotenburg

-        see below

Wilhelm had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):   

i)           PHILIPP Edler von Sommerau (1679-1758).  m ANNA SIDONIE Freiin von Riedt-Kettig gt von Bassenheim, daughter of --- (-1741).

-        von SOMMERAU

Wilhelm had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2):  

j)           BURKHARD von Cörnberg (-after 1736).  Legitimated 23 Apr 1723.  m ([1721]) --- von Leonrod, daughter of --- (-after 25 Dec 1725). 

Wilhelm had three illegitimate children by Mistress (3):  

k)          PHILIPP (-after 1704). 

l)           two other children . 

2.         KARL (Rheinfels 10/29 Jul 1649-Langenschwalbach 3 Mar 1711, bur Bernhofen).  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1652.  He succeeded his father in 1693 as KARL Landgraf von Hessen-Wanfriedm firstly (dispensation 2o 13 Dec 1663, Bedburg 24 Jan 1669) SOPHIE MAGDALENE Altgräfin zu Salm-Reifferscheidt, daughter of ERICH ADOLF Altgraf zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Bedburg & his wife --- (Bedburg 17 Jun 1649-Venice 4/14 May 1675, bur Venice).  m secondly (Vöhl 4 Jun 1678) as her second husband, ALEXANDRINE JULIANE Gräfin von Leiningen-Dagsburg, widow of GEORG Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt, daughter of EMICH XII Graf von Leiningen-Dagsburg-Heidesheim & his wife --- (Heidesheim 21 Aug 1651-Wanfried 19 Apr 1703, bur Hülfensberg, Franziskanerkirche).  Karl & his first wife had five children:

a)         KARL ERNST ADOLF (Elton 8 Oct 1669-15 Dec 1669). 

b)         MARIE ELEONORE ANNA (Rheinfels 3/13 Oct 1670-Langenschwalbach 10 Feb 1671, bur Kloster St Martin, near Boppard). 

c)         WILHELM (Langenschwalbach 6/16 Aug 1671-Rheinfels 1 Apr 1731, bur Bornhofen).  Canon of St Gereon at Köln 1680-1695.  Canon at Strasbourg Cathedral 1699.  He succeeded in 1711 as WILHELM "der Jüngere" Landgraf von Hessen-Rheinfelsm (Sulzbach 19 Sep 1719) ERNESTINE ELISABETH Pfalzgräfin von Sulzbach, daughter of THEODOR EUSTACH Pfalzgraf und Herzog von Sulzbach & his wife Marie Eleonore Amalie Landgräfin von Hessen-Rheinfels-Rotenburg (Sulzbach 15 May 1697-Neuburg an der Donau 14 Apr 1775, bur Neuburg).  Canoness at Thorn 1717.  She became a Franciscan nun 1746. 

d)         FRIEDRICH (Wanfried 24 May 1673-near Mohacs 25 Oct 1692, bur Mohacs).  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1674-1692. 

e)         PHILIPP (12 Jun 1674-Cambiano, near Turin 28 Aug 1694). 

Karl & his second wife had ten children: 

f)          CHARLOTTE AMALIE Pss von Hessen-Rheinfels (Kassel 26 Feb/8 Mar 1679-Paris 18 Feb 1722, bur Paris)m (Köln 15/25 Sep 1694) FERENC Rákóczi, son of FERENC Rákóczi Prince of Transylvania & his wife Ilona Zrini v Brebir (Borsi 27 Mar 1676-Rodosto, Turkey 8 Apr 1735, bur Galata, transferred 1906 to Kassa Cathedral).  He succeeded in 1704 as Prince of Transylvania.  He was deposed in 1711 and lived in exile in Poland, France and Turkey. 

g)         ERNST (Wanfried 28 Apr 1680-Wanfried 23 Jun 1680, bur Hülfensberg, Franziskanerkirche). 

h)         SOPHIE LEOPOLDINE (Wanfried 17 Jul 1681-Wetzlar 18 Apr 1724, bur Bartenstein).  Canoness of St Ursula at Köln 1685.  m (Kloster Altenburg 12 Jun 1700) PHILIPP KARL Graf von Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, son of --- (1668-Wetzlar 15 Jan 1729).

i)          KARL ALEXANDER (Wanfried 6 Nov 1683-Kloster St Martin, near Boppard 1 Feb 1684, bur Kloster St Martin, near Boppard). 

j)          MARIE ANNA JOHANNA LUDOVICA (Wanfried 8 Jan 1685-Erfurt 11 Jun 1764).  Canoness at Thorn 1696-1703.  m (Erfurt 15 Jul 1703) DANIEL von Ingenheim, son of --- (1666-Erfurt 22 Jan 1723).  Frh.  

k)         MARIA THERESIA ELISABETHA JOSEFA (Wanfried 5 Apr 1687-9 Apr 1689). 

l)          CHRISTINA FRANZISKA POLYXENA (Wanfried 23 May 1688-Kleinheubach 17 Jul 1728, bur Kloster Engelberg).  Canoness at Eusen.  m (Rotenburg 28 Feb 1712) DOMINIKUS MARQUARD Fürst zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort, son of --- (1690-murdered Venice 11 Mar 1735).

m)       CHRISTIAN (Wanfried Jul 1689-Eschwege 21 Oct 1755, bur Hülfensberg, Franziskanerkirche).  Canon at Strasbourg Cathedral 1700.  He succeeded his father in 1711 as CHRISTIAN Landgraf von Hessen-Eschwege.  zu Rheinfels 1731.  m (Nürnberg 11 Aug 1731) MARIE FRANZISKA Gräfin von Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, daughter of PHILIPP KARL Graf von Hohenlohe-Bartenstein & his wife --- (Bartenstein 17 Aug 1698-Frankfurt-am-Main 11 Dec 1757).

n)         JULIANE ELISABETH ANNA LUISE (Wanfried 20 Oct 1690-Stirum 13 Jun 1724).  Canoness at Essen 1710, scholastica 1718.  m (1718 after 21 Feb) CHRISTIAN OTTO Graf von Limburg-Stirum, son of --- (1694-24 Feb 1749).

o)         ELEONORA BERNHARDINE FRANZISKA BARBARA (21 Feb 1695-Wetzlar 14 Aug 1768)m (Jun 1717) HERMANN FRIEDRICH Graf von Bentheim und Steinfurt, son of --- (1693-29 Nov 1731).

 

 

ERNST LEOPOLD Landgraf von Hessen-Rotenburg, son of WILHELM "der Ältere" Landgraf von Hessen-Rheinfels-Rotenburg & his wife Marie Anna Gräfin von Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort (Langenschwalbach 15/25 Jun 1684-Rotenburg 29 Nov 1749, bur Fritzlar Minoritenkirche).  Colonel of Infantry in the army of Hessen-Kassel.  He succeeded his father in 1725 as ERNST LEOPOLD Landgraf von Hessen-Rotenburg

m (dispensation 2o 1 Sep 1704, Frankfurt-am-Main 9 Nov 1704) ELEONORE Gräfin zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort, daughter of MAXIMILIAN KARL Fürst von Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort & his wife --- (chr Vienna 16 Feb 1686-Rotenburg 22 Feb 1753, bur Fritzlar Minoritenkirche). 

Ernst Leopold & his wife had ten children: 

1.         JOSEF Erblandgraf von Hessen-Rotenburg (Langenschwalbach 23 Sep 1705-Rotenburg 24 Jun 1744, bur Fritzlar Minoritenkirche).  Colonel in the Electoral Bavarian army.  m (Anholt 9 Mar 1726) as her first husband, CHRISTINE Pss zu Salm-Neufville Wild- und Rheingräfin, daughter of LUDWIG OTTO Fürst zu Salm & his wife --- (Anholt 29 Apr 1707-Hoogstraeten 19 Aug 1775).  She married secondly (Anholt 12 Jun 1753) Nikolaus Leopold Fürst zu Salm-Salm Wild- und Rheingraf (-Hoogstraeten 4 Feb 1770).  Josef & his wife had four children:

a)         ANNA VIKTORIA (Rotenburg 25 Feb 1728-Paris 9 Jan 1792)m firstly (Zabern 24 Dec 1745) CHARLES de Rohan Prince de Soubise, pair de France [Maréchal de France], son of --- (1715-4 Jul 1787).  m secondly (30 Jan 1795) JEAN FRANÇOIS Morel [avocat], son of --- (-Paris 27 Oct 1810).

b)         MARIA LUDOVIKA ELEONORE (Rotenburg 18 Apr 1729-Anholt 6 Jan 1800).  Canoness at Essen and Thorn.  Custodian at Essen.  m (dispensation 2 Oct 1755, Hoogstraeten 16 Mar 1756) MAXIMILIAN Erbprinz zu Salm-Salm, son of --- (1732-Antwerp 14 Sep 1773).  He succeeded in 1770 as Fürst zu Salm-Salm.  General Field Marshal in the Imperial army.  Governor of Luxembourg. 

c)         LEOPOLDINE DOROTHEA ELISABETH MARIA (Rotenburg 1 Oct 1731-young). 

d)         ERNST (Rotenburg 28 May 1735-Hoogstraeten 6 Jun 1742). 

2.         POLYXENA CHRISTINA JOHANNETTA Landgräfin von Hessen-Rheinfels (Langenschwalbach 21 Sep 1706-Turin 13 Jan 1735, bur Turin Basilica La Superga)m (Thorn 20 Aug 1724) as his second wife, CARLO EMANUELE di Savoia Prince of Sardinia, son of VITTORIO AMEDEO I King of Sardinia [VICTOR AMEDEE II Duke of Savoy] & his first wife Anne Marie d'Orléans (Turin 27 Apr 1701-Turin 20 Feb 1773, bur Turin Basilica La Superga).  He succeeded his father in 1730 as CARLO EMANUELE I King of Sardinia.   

3.         WILHELMINE MAGDALENE LEOPOLDINA (Langenschwalbach 10 Oct 1707-Langenschwalbach 6 Jan 1708).

4.         WILHELM (Langenschwalbach 5 Oct 1708- Langenschwalbach 18 Dec 1708). 

5.         SOPHIE (1709-1711). 

6.         FRANCISCUS ALEXANDER (Langenschwalbach 7 Dec 1710-killed in battle Grotzka, Serbia 22 Jul 1739).  Colonel in the Imperial army. 

7.         ELEONORE PHILIPPINA CHRISTINA SOPHIE (Rotenburg 17 Oct 1712-Neuburg an der Donau 23 May 1759, bur Neuburg Hofkirche)m (Mannheim 25 Jan 1731) as his second wife, JOHANN CHRISTIAN JOSEPH Pfalzgraf von Sulzbach, son of THEODOR EUSTACH Pfalzgraf und Herzog von Sulzbach & his wife Marie Eleonore Amalie Landgräfin von Hessen-Rheinfels-Rotenburg (Sulzbach 23 Jan 1700-Sulzbach 20 Jul 1733, bur Sulzbach Mariä Himmelfahrtskirche).  He succeeded his father in 1733 as Pfalzgraf und Herzog von Sulzbach

8.         KAROLINE Landgräfin von Hessen-Rheinfels (Rotenburg 18 Aug 1714-Paris, Hôtel de Condé 14 Jun 1741, bur Paris, convent of the Carmélites du Faubourg Saint-Jacques)m (by proxy Schloß Rotenburg am Fulda 27 Jun 1728, in person Château de Sarry, near Châlons 23 Jul 1728) as his second wife, LOUIS HENRI de Bourbon Prince de Conde, son of LOUIS de Bourbon Prince de Condé, Duc de Bourbon & his wife Louise Françoise de Bourbon Mademoiselle de Nantes (Versailles 18 Aug 1692-Château de Chantilly 27 Jan 1740, bur Montmorency Saint-Martin).  

9.         KONSTANTIN (Rotenburg 24 May 1716-Schloß Wildeck bei Rotenburg 30 Dec 1778, bur Fritzlar Minoritenkirche).  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1727-1745.  Canon at Strasbourg Cathedral 1727, resigned 1744.  He succeeded his father in 1749 as KONSTANTIN Landgraf von Hessen-Rheinfels

-        see below

10.      CHRISTINA HENRIETTE (Rotenburg 21 Nov 1717-Turin 31 Aug/1 Sep 1778)m (Turin 4 May 1740) LUIGI VITTORIO di Savoia Principe di Carignano, son of VITTORIO AMEDEO di Savoia Principe di Carignano & his wife Marie Victoire Françoise de Savoie (Paris 25 Sep 1721-Turin 7 Dec 1778). 

 

 

KONSTANTIN Landgraf von Hessen-Rheinfels, son of ERNST LEOPOLD Landgraf von Hessen-Rotenburg & his wife Eleonore Gräfin zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort (Rotenburg 24 May 1716-Schloß Wildeck bei Rotenburg 30 Dec 1778, bur Fritzlar Minoritenkirche).  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1727-1745.  Canon at Strasbourg Cathedral 1727, resigned 1744.  He succeeded his father in 1749 as KONSTANTIN Landgraf von Hessen-Rheinfels.  zu Eschwege und Rotenburg 1755.  General Field Marshal in the Imperial army. 

m firstly (Brühl 25 Aug 1745) as her second husband, SOPHIE Gräfin von Starhemberg, widow of WILHELM HYAZINTH Fürst von Nassau-Siegen, daughter of KONRAD SIGISMUND Graf von Starhemberg zu Eferding & his wife --- (London 17/28 Oct 1722-Strasbourg 12 Dec 1773, bur Strasbourg). 

m secondly (Rotenburg 27 May 1775) as her first husband, MARIE JEANNETTE de Bombelles, daughter of FRANÇOIS HENRI Comte de Bombelles [Lieutenant General in the French army] & his wife Geneviève Charlotte Bradins de la Moisière (Bitsch 22 Oct 1751-Ancy-le-Frame, Yonne 28 Nov 1822).  She married secondly (Paris 14 Jan 1782) Louis de Tellier de Souvré Marquis de Louvois (-5 Aug 1785). 

Mistress (1):  ---.  The name of Konstantin’s first mistress is not known. 

Mistress (2):  --- [Gräfin von Limburg-Stirum]. 

Konstantin & his first wife had eleven children: 

1.         KARL EMANUEL (Langenschwalbach 5 Jun 1746-Frankfurt-am-Main 22 Mar 1812, bur Langenschwalbach).  Field Marshal Lieutenant in the Imperial army.  He succeeded his father in 1778 as KARL EMANUEL Landgraf von Hessen-Rotenburgm (Schloß Felsberg, Bohemia 1 Sep 1771) LEOPOLDINE Pss von Liechtenstein, daughter of FRANZ JOSEPH I Fürst von Liechtenstein & his wife --- (Vienna 30 Jan 1754-Frankfurt-am-Main 16 Oct 1823, bur Langenschwalbach).  Karl Emanuel & his wife had two children:   

a)         VIKTOR AMADEUS (Rotenburg 2 Sep 1779-Schloß Zembowitz 12 Nov 1834).  He succeeded his father in 1812 as VIKTOR AMADEUS Landgraf von Hessen-Rotenburg.  He was created Herzog von Ratibor, Fürst von Corvey by Prussian order 9 Jun 1821.  m firstly (Prague 20 Oct 1799) LEOPOLDINE Pss von Fürstenberg, daughter of PHILIPP NERIUS MARIA JOSEPH Fürst von Fürstenberg & his wife --- (10 Apr 1781-Prague 7 Jun 1806).  m secondly (Langenburg 10 Sep 1812) ELISE Pss zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg, daughter of CARL LUDWIG Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg & his wife --- (Langenburg 22 Nov 1790-Holitsch, Hungary 6 Oct 1830, bur Raudon Stiftskirche).  m thirdly (Gerlachsheim 19 Nov 1831) ELEONORE Pss von Salm-Reifferscheidt-Krautheim, daughter of FRANZ WILHELM Fürst von Salm-Reifferscheidt-Krautheim & his wife --- (Heubach 13 Jul 1799-Raitz, Moravia 10 Nov 1851).  Mistress (1)LUCIE JULIANE Struve, daughter of JOHANN CONRAD Struve & his wife Katharina Elisa Bettelhäuser ([1770]-after 1828).  Viktor Amadeus had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): 

i)          ERNST von Blumenstein (Rotenburg 11 Feb 1796-Lichtenthal bei Baden-Baden 25 Aug 1875).  He was ennobled as "von Blumenstein" by Prussian order at Berlin 13 May 1870.  m (Fulda 1 Feb 1818) JOHANNA CAROLINE FRIEDERIKE von Meyerfeld, daughter of WILHELM AUGUST von Meyerfeld [State and Finance Minister in Hessen-Kassel] & his wife Amalie Elisabeth Knobel (Hanau 29 Sep 1799-Kassel 13 Apr 1866). 

-         von BLUMENSTEIN.  

b)         MARIE ADELHEID KLOTILDE (Rotenburg 12 Sep 1787-Mannheim 6 Jan 1869)m (Wildeck bei Rotenburg 9 Sep 1811, separated) KARL AUGUST Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, son of --- (1788-Morgentheim 12 Aug 1844).  Pair de France 1829. 

2.         KLEMENTINE FRANZISKA ERNESTINA LEOPOLDINA (Rotenburg 5 Jun 1747-Verdun 6 Jul 1813, bur Bras near Verdun).  Canoness at Thorn 1759.  Canoness at Essen 1762.  Abbess at Süsteren 1778-1803.  Deacon at Thorn 1795.  Canoness at Elten 1804.  

3.         MARIA HEDWIG ELEONORA (Rotenburg 26 Jun 1748-Paris 25 Jul 1801, bur Paris).  Canoness at Essen 1761.  Canoness at Thorn 1762.  m (Carlsburg 17 Jul 1766) JACQUES LEOPOLD de la Tour Prince de Turenne, son of GODEFROI CHARLES HENRI de la Tour Duc de Bouillon & his first wife Louise Henriette de Lorraine (15 Jan 1746-7 Feb 1802).  He succeeded his father in 1771 as Duc de Bouillon, Duc d'Albret et de Château-Thierry. 

4.         ALOIS (Rotenburg 13 Oct 1749-Rotenburg 2 Nov 1749, bur Fritzlar Minoritenkirche).  

5.         CHRISTIAN (Rotenburg 30 Nov 1750-Rotenburg 16 Jul 1782, bur Fritzlar Minoritenkirche).  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1764.  Canon at Strasbourg Cathedral 1766.   

6.         KARL (Rotenburg 10 Jan 1752-Frankfurt-am-Main 19 May 1821, bur Frankfurt-am-Main, Petrikirchhof).  Lieutenant General in the French army.   

7.         MARIA ANTONIE FRIEDERICA JOSEPHA (Rotenburg 31 Mar 1753-Rotenburg 3 Sep 1823, bur Rotenburg).  Canoness at Thorn 1773, vice-deaconess 1794. 

8.         WILHELMINE MARIA (Rotenburg 16 Feb 1755-Frankfurt-am-Main 9 Feb 1816, bur Frankfurt-am-Main).  Canoness at Essen 1777.  Canoness at Thorn 1778.  Provost at Essen 1792-1803.  Canoness at Elton 1805-1807.  

9.         LEOPOLDINE LUISA MARIA (Rotenburg 14 Jun 1756-Frankfurt-am-Main 8 Mar 1761, bur Langenschwalbach). 

10.      ERNST (Frankfurt-am-Main 28 Sep 1758-killed in battle in the Caucasus 27 Oct 1784, bur near Tiflis).  Lieutenant Colonel in the Russian army.  m (Burgsteinfurt 22 Nov 1781) as her first husband, CHRISTINE von Bardeleben, daughter of ERNST CHRISTIAN WILHELM von Bardeleben & his wife Charlotte Margareta von Einsiedel (Kassel 2 May 1765-Darmstadt 20 Jan 1835).  She married secondly (Darmstadt 2 Dec 1799) Wilhelm Freiherr von Lindenau (-Darmstadt 19 Feb 1805).  Ernst & his wife had one child:  

a)         ERNST VIKTOR (Kassel 2 Aug 1782-Kassel 7 Jun 1787, bur Kassel Garnisenfriedhof).  He died from smallpox.  

11.      FRIEDERIKE CHRISTINA MARIA (Frankfurt-am-Main 3 Apr 1760-Rotenburg 13 Sep 1760, bur Fritzlar Minoritenkirche). 

Konstantin had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):  

12.       son (Rotenburg before 1747-). 

Konstantin had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2):  

13.       --- de Lescotm (1772 shortly before 9 Aug) --- Stein, son of ---.  Architect at Saarbrücken. 

 

 

 

D.      LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN-PHILIPPSTHAL

 

 

PHILIPP Landgrafen von Hessen-Kassel, son of WILHELM VI Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel & his wife Hedwig Sophie Markgrafen von Brandenburg (Kassel 14 Dec 1655-Aachen 18 Jun 1721, bur Maastricht St Jan).  He succeeded in 1685 as PHILIPP Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal

m (Kassel 16 Apr 1680) KATHARINE AMALIE Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach, daughter of KARL OTTO Graf zu Solms-Laubach & his wife --- (Laubach 26 Sep 1654-Scheveningen 26 Apr 1736). 

Philipp & his wife had eight children: 

1.         WILHELMINE HEDWIG (Hersfeld 9 Oct 1681-Philippsthal 17 May 1699, bur Philippsthal).  She died from smallpox. 

2.         KARL (Schmalkalden 23 Sep 1682-Philippsthal 8 May 1770, bur Philippsthal).  He succeeded his father in 1721 as KARL Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthalm (Eisenach 24 Nov 1725) KAROLINE CHRISTINE Pss von Sachsen-Eisenach, daughter of JOHANN WILHELM Herzog von Sachsen-Eisenach & his second wife Christina Juliana Markgräfin von Baden-Durlach (Jena 15 May 1699-Philippsthal 25 Jul 1743, bur Philippsthal).  Mistress (1)ERNESTINE ALOYSIA Landgräfin von Hessen-Rheinfels-Rotenburg, daughter of WILHELM "der Ältere" Landgraf von Hessen-Rheinfels-Rotenburg & his wife Marie Anna Gräfin von Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort (Rheinfels 13/23 Oct 1681-Frankfurt-am-Main 23 Sep 1732).  She married Roberto Conde de la Cerda de Villalonga (-after 1 Sep 1724).  Karl & his wife had five children: 

a)         WILHELM (Philippsthal 29 Aug 1726-Philippsthal 8 Aug 1810, bur Philippsthal Friedhof).  He succeeded his father in 1770 as WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal.  Lieutenant General of Cavalry of the General States.  Governor of s'Hertogenbosch. 

-        see below

b)         KAROLINE AMALIE (Philippsthal 16 Feb 1728-Philippsthal 18 Sep 1746). 

c)         FRIEDRICH (Philippsthal 12 Feb 1729-Philippsthal 30 May 1751, bur Philippsthal). 

d)         CHARLOTTE AMALIE (Philippsthal 11 Aug 1730-Meiningen 7 Sep 1801, bur Meiningen, Grabkapelle des Englischen Gartens)Regent of Sachsen-Meiningen for her sons during their minority 1763-1781.  She returned to Meiningen from Frankfurt-am-Main after the death of her husband and strove to restore the state's financial stability, which had suffered during the Seven Years War and years of continual strife in the princely family, through careful planning and economy of expenditure.  Inspired by the Enlightenment, her other achievements in Meiningen included reform of the judicial system, introduction of poor relief, establishment of an atmosphere of cultural renaissance, and religious tolerance.  m (Homburg vor der Höhe 26 Sep 1750) as his second wife, ANTON ULRICH Herzog von Sachsen-Meiningen, son of BERNHARD I Herzog von Sachsen-Meiningen & his second wife Elisabeth Eleonore Pss von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (Meiningen 22 Oct 1687-Frankfurt am Main 27 Jan 1763, bur Meiningen Schloßkirche).

e)         PHILIPPINE (Philippsthal 24 Sep 1731-Philippsthal 11 Jan 1762, bur Philippsthal). 

Karl had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):   

f)          PHILIPPINE ELEONORE (Aachen 1714 before 9 Apr-). 

3.         AMALIE (Hersfeld 22 Feb 1684-Kassel 19 Mar 1754). 

4.         AMOENA (Hersfeld 13 Mar 1685-Hersfeld 1 Apr 1686, bur Hersfeld Stiftskirche). 

5.         PHILIPP “der Jüngere” (Hersfeld 31 Jul 1686-Rheinfels 13 May 1717, bur St Goar Stadtkirche).  Colonel in the Hessian army.  m (Vianen 21 Aug 1714) MARIE Gräfin von Limburg-Stirum heiress of Bronckhorst, daughter of GEORG ALBRECHT Graf von Limburg-Stirum Herr der Grafschaft Bronckhorst & his wife --- (Steenderen 6 Oct 1689-Maastricht 15 Dec 1759).  She sold Bronckhorst in 1721.  Philipp & his wife had two children: 

a)         KARL (b and d Rheinfels May 1715).  

b)         AMALIE SOPHIE (Philippsthal 8 Jun 1716-Bereule Apr 1718). 

6.         FRIEDERIKE HENRIETTE (Philippsthal 6 Jul 1688-Maastricht 21 Dec 1761). 

7.         WILHELM (Philippsthal 1 Apr 1692-Breda 13 May 1761).  He succeeded in 1722 as WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeld.  Cavalry General of the General States.  Governor of Breda. 

-        LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN-PHILIPPSTHAL-BARCHFELD.

8.         SOPHIE (Philippsthal 6 Apr 1695-Marburg 8 May 1728)m (Rinteln 5 Sep 1723) as his first wife, PETER AUGUST FRIEDRICH Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, son of FRIEDRICH LUDWIG Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck & his wife Luise Charlotte Herzogin von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (Königsberg 7 Dec 1696-Reval 24 Feb 1775).  Lieutenant General in the Russian army.  Governor of Reval.  Herzog zu Beck 1774.  

 

 

WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal, son of KARL Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal & his wife Karoline Christine Pss von Sachsen-Eisenach (Philippsthal 29 Aug 1726-Philippsthal 8 Aug 1810, bur Philippsthal Friedhof).  He succeeded his father in 1770 as WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal.  Lieutenant General of Cavalry of the General States.  Governor of s'Hertogenbosch. 

m (Tournai 22 Jun 1755) his first cousin, ULRIKE ELEONORE Landgräfin von Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeld, daughter of WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeld & his wife Charlotte Wilhelmine Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Ypres 27 Apr 1732-Bückeburg 2 Feb 1795, bur Mausoleum im Schaumburger Wald). 

Wilhelm & his wife had eleven children: 

1.         KAROLINE Pss von Hessen-Philippsthal (Philippsthal 17 Mar 1756-Philippsthal 17 Sep 1756, bur Philippsthal).

2.         KARL Prinz von Hessen-Philippsthal (Zütphen 6 Nov 1757-killed in battle Frankfurt-am-Main 2 Jan 1793, bur Philippsthal)Erbprinz von Hessen-Philippsthal from 1770, when his father succeeded as Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal.  Colonel in the Hessian Army.  m (Montchéri bei Hofgeismar 24 Jun 1791) as her first husband, his second cousin, VIKTORIA AMALIE ERNESTINE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, daughter of FRANZ ADOLF Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym & his wife Maria Josepha Gräfin von Haslingen (Halle an der Saale 11 Feb 1772-Vienna 17 Oct 1817).  She married secondly (Vienna 16 Oct 1796) Franz von Wimpffen, who was created Graf von Wimpffen in 1797.  Karl & his wife had one child: 

a)         KAROLINE Pss von Hessen-Philippsthal (Kassel 10 Feb 1793-Meiningen 9 Feb 1869, bur Philippsthal Friedhof)m (Kassel 17 Feb 1812) as his second wife, her uncle, ERNST KONSTANTIN Erbprinz von Hessen-Philippsthal, son of WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal & his wife Ulrike Eleonore Pss von Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeld (Philippsthal 8 Aug 1771-Meiningen 25 Dec 1849, bur Philippsthal Friedhof).  He succeeded in 1816 as ERNST Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal

3.         WILHELM Prinz von Hessen-Philippsthal (Zütphen 25 Nov 1758-Zütphen 31 May 1760, bur Zütphen).

4.         FRIEDRICH Prinz von Hessen-Philippsthal (Zütphen 13 Jun 1760-Philippsthal 29 Nov 1761, bur Philippsthal).

5.         JULIANE WILHELMINE LUISE Pss von Hessen-Philippsthal (Zütphen 8 Jun 1761-Bückeburg 9 Nov 1799, bur 1802 Mausoleum im Schaumburger Wald).  Canoness at Herford 1765.  Regent of Schaumburg-Lippe for her son Graf Georg Wilhelm from 1787 to 1799.  m (Schloß Philippsthal 10 Oct 1780) as his second wife, PHILIPP ERNST Graf zu Schaumburg-Lippe, son of FRIEDRICH ERNST Graf zu Schaumburg-Lippe-Alverdissen & his wife Elisabeth Philippine Gräfin von Friesenhausen (Rinteln 5 Jul 1723-Bückeburg 13 Feb 1787, Stadthagen Mausoleum).  

6.         FRIEDRICH Prinz von Hessen-Philippsthal (Philippsthal 4 Sep 1764-killed in action Nivelles 6 Jul 1794).

7.         WILHELM Prinz von Hessen-Philippsthal (Philippsthal 10 Oct 1765-Philippsthal 24 Feb 1766, bur Philippsthal).

8.         LUDWIG Prinz von Hessen-Philippsthal (Philippsthal 8 Oct 1766-Naples 16 Feb 1816, bur 1825 Gaeta).  He became Erbpr von Hessen-Philippsthal 1793 on the death of his older brother.  Sicilian Captain General.  Governor of Naples.  He succeeded his father in 1810 as LUDWIG Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthalm (Süsteren 21 Jan 1791) MARIE FRANZISKA Berghe von Trips, daughter of FRANZ ADOLF [Graf 1796] Berghe von Trips & his wife Eleonore Kunegonda Freiin von Rathsamhausen (Hemmersbach 8 Aug 1771-Munich 3 May 1805).  Ludwig’s father Landgraf Wilhelm did not recognise this marriage as dynastically equal.  Ludwig & his wife had two children: 

a)         KAROLINE Pss von Hessen-Philippsthal (Naples 13 Jan 1793-Rome 4 Aug 1872).  m [firstly] (Kassel 19 Dec 1810, separated May 1814) FERDINAND Comte de la Ville sur Illon, son of ALEXANDRE FRANÇOIS Comte de la Ville sur Illon & his wife Cécile Baronne de Maubuisson (Lauterburg-Seltz, near Weissenburg 1 Mar 1865).  General in the French Army.  [m] [secondly] (Rome ----, bigamously) --- Angelini, son of ---. 

b)         WILHELM Prinz von Hessen-Philippsthal (Naples 9 Aug 1798-before 24 Sep 1802).  

Ludwig had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:

c)          KAROLINE von Hessen (-after 11 Feb 1816).

9.         CHARLOTTE AMALIE Pss von Hessen-Philippsthal (Philippsthal 25 Aug 1767-Philippsthal 14 Sep 1767, bur Philippsthal).

10.      child stillborn (12 Feb 1768).

11.      ERNST KONSTANTIN Prinz von Hessen-Philippsthal (Philippsthal 8 Aug 1771-Meiningen 25 Dec 1849, bur Philippsthal Friedhof).  General in the Dutch Army.  He succeeded his brother in 1816 as ERNST Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthalm firstly (Rudolstadt 10 Apr 1796) CHRISTIANE LUISE Pss von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, daughter of FRIEDRICH KARL Fürst von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt & his first wife Friederike Sophie Auguste Pss von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Rudolstadt 2 Nov 1775-Kassel 25 Dec 1808, bur Kassel).  m secondly (Kassel 17 Feb 1812) his niece, KAROLINE Pss von Hessen-Philippsthal, daughter of KARL Erbprinz von Hessen-Philippsthal & his wife Viktoria Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Kassel 10 Feb 1793-Meiningen 9 Feb 1869, bur Philippsthal Friedhof). 

-        LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN-PHILIPPSTHAL 1849-1918

 

 

 

E.      LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN-PHILIPPSTHAL-BARCHFELD

 

 

WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal, son of PHILIPP Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal & his wife Katharina Amalie Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach (Philippsthal 1 Apr 1692-Breda 13 May 1761).  He succeeded in 1722 as WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeld.  Cavalry General of the General States.  Governor of Breda. 

m (Hoym 31 Oct 1724) CHARLOTTE WILHELMINE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, daughter of LEBRECHT Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym & his second wife Eberhardine Freiin von Weede (Schaumburg an der Lahn 24 Nov 1704-Barchfeld 11 Nov 1766, bur Herrenbreitungen). 

Wilhelm & his wife had fifteen children: 

1.         CHARLOTTE (Grave 26 Apr 1725-Bückeburg 9 Jan 1798, bur Wächtersbach Kirche).  m (Hungen 19 Jun 1765) ALBRECHT AUGUST Graf zu Ysenburg und Büdingen, son of --- (1717-Wächtersbach 25 Nov 1782).  in Wächtersbach from 1778. 

2.         WILHELM (18 Mar 1726-Grave 17 Apr 1726). 

3.         FRIEDRICH (Grave 13 Feb 1727-Barchfeld 13 Nov 1777, bur Herrenbreitungen).  Lieutenant Colonel in the General States army.  He succeeded his father in 1761 as FRIEDRICH Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeldm (Grumbach 15 Jan 1772) SOPHIE HENRIETTE Wild- und Rheingräfin zu Salm-Grumbach, daughter of KARL WALRAD Wild- und Rheingraf zu Salm-Grumbach & his wife --- ([14 May 1740]-Gelnhausen 20 Feb 1800, bur Gelnhausen Kirche). 

4.         PHILIPP (Maastricht 8 Aug 1728-Nijmegen 17 Dec 1745). 

5.         JOHANNA CHARLOTTE (Maastricht 22 Jan 1730-Herleshausen 23 Oct 1799, bur Herrenbreitungen).  Custodian at Herford. 

6.         KAROLINE (Maastricht 18 Jan 1731-Wertheim 29 Jul 1808). 

7.         ULRIKE ELEONORE (Ypres 27 Apr 1732-Bückeburg 2 Feb 1795, bur Mausoleum im Schaumburger Wald)m (Tournai 22 Jun 1755) her first cousin, WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal, son of KARL Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal & his wife Karoline Christine Pss von Sachsen-Eisenach (Philippsthal 29 Aug 1726-Philippsthal 8 Aug 1810, bur Philippsthal Friedhof).  He succeeded his father in 1770 as WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal

8.         KARL WILHELM (Ypres 7 Feb 1734-Barchfeld Wilhelmsburg 16 Feb 1764, bur Herrenbreitungen). 

9.         ANNA (Ypres 14 Dec 1735-Lemgo 7 Jan 1785, bur Lemgo)m (Barchfeld 21 Sep 1767) ADOLF Graf zur Lippe-Detmold, son of --- (1732-Lemgo 31 Aug 1800).

10.      GEORG (Ypres 29 May 1737-Ypres 27 Sep 1740). 

11.      DOROTHEA MARIA (Ypres 30 Dec 1738-Wertheim 26 Sep 1799)m (Barchfeld 6 Jul 1764) JOHANN KARL LUDWIG Erbprinz zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Virneburg, son of --- (1740-16 Feb 1816).  He succeeded in 1812 as Fürst von Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg

12.      CHRISTIAN (Ypres 26 Mar 1740-Tournai 11 Jul 1750). 

13.      LUDWIG FRIEDRICH (Ypres 5 Nov 1741-15 Nov 1741). 

14.      ADOLF Prinz von Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeld (Ypres 29 Jun 1743-Barchfeld 17 Jul 1803, bur Barchfeld “in der Frau Landgräfin ihrem Garten”).  He succeeded his brother in 1777 as ADOLF Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeld.  General of Cavalry in the Prussian Army.  m (Meiningen 18 Oct 1781) WILHELMINE LUISE CHRISTIANE Pss von Sachsen-Meiningen, daughter of ANTON ULRICH Herzog von Sachsen-Meiningen & his wife his second wife Charlotte Amalie Landgräfin von Hessen-Philippsthal (Frankfurt-am-Main 6 Aug 1752-Kassel 3 Jun 1805, bur Barchfeld).  Adolf & his wife had six children: 

a)         FRIEDRICH KARL WILHELM LUDWIG Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeld (Barchfeld 31 Dec 1782-Barchfeld 5 Feb 1783).

b)         KARL AUGUST PHILIPP LUDWIG Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeld (Barchfeld 27 Jun 1784-Schloß Philippsthal 17 Jul 1854, bur Barchfeld).  He succeeded his father in 1803 as KARL Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeld.  Major General in the Württemberg Army.  Lieutenant Colonel in the Electoral Hessian Army.  m firstly (Öhringen 19 Jul 1816) AUGUSTE Pss zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen, daughter of FRIEDRICH LUDWIG Fürst von Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen & his wife Amalie Luise Marianne Gräfin von Hoym (Walluf 16 Nov 1793-Schloß Augustenau, Herleshausen 8 Jun 1821, bur Barchfeld).  m secondly (Burgsteinfurt 10 Sep 1823) SOPHIE Pss zu Bentheim und Steinfurt, daughter of LUDWIG Fürst von Bentheim und Steinfurt & his wife Wilhelmine Pss von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (Burgsteinfurt 6 Jan 1794-Schloß Augustenau, Herleshausen 6 May 1873, bur Barchfeld).

-        LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN-PHILIPPSTHAL-BARCHFELD 1854-1918

c)         WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeld (Barchfeld 10 Aug 1786-Copenhagen 30 Nov 1834, bur Roskilde Cathedral).  Major General in the Imperial and Danish Armies.  m (Frederiksborg Castle, near Copenhagen 22 Aug 1812) JULIANE SOPHIE Pss of Denmark, daughter of FREDERIK Regent of Denmark & his wife Sophie Herzogin von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Copenhagen 18 Feb 1788-Copenhagen 9 May 1850, bur Roskilde Cathedral).

d)         GEORG LUDWIG KARL WILHELM CONSTANTIN CHRISTIAN Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeld (Barchfeld 11 Oct 1787-Barchfeld 27 Apr 1788).  

e)         ERNST Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeld (Barchfeld, Wilhelmsburg 28 Jan 1789-Schloß Augustenau, Herleshausen 19 Apr 1850, bur Barchfeld).  Lieutenant General in the British Army.  General of Cavalry in the Russian Imperial Army.  Owner of Skovsborg, near Copenhagen.  

f)          CHARLOTTE WILHELMINE GEORGINE ERNESTINE Landgräfin von Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeld (Barchfeld 22 May 1794-7 Jun 1794).

15.      AUGUST (Grave 12 Sep 1745-Grave 31 Oct 1745). 

 

 

 

F.      LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN-DARMSTADT

 

 

GEORG von Hessen, son of PHILIPP I "der Grossmütige" Landgraf von Hessen & his first wife Christina Pss zu Sachsen (Kassel 10 Sep 1547-Darmstadt 7 Feb 1596, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1567 as GEORG I "der Fromme" Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt

m firstly (Kassel 17 Aug 1572) MAGDALENE Gräfin zur Lippe, daughter of BERNHARD Graf zur Lippe & his wife --- (24 Feb 1552-Darmstadt 26 Feb 1587, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche). 

m secondly (Darmstadt 25 May 1589) as her second husband, ELEONORE von Württemberg, widow of JOACHIM ERNST Fürst von Anhalt-Zerbst und Dessau, daughter of CHRISTOPH Herzog von Württemberg & his wife Anna Marie von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Tübingen 21 Mar 1552 -Schloß Lichtenberg 12 Jan 1618, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  

Georg I & his first wife had ten children: 

1.         PHILIPP WILHELM (Darmstadt 16 Jun 1576-Darmstadt 4 Oct 1576, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche). 

2.         LUDWIG (Darmstadt 24 Sep 1577-Darmstadt 27 Jun 1626, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1596 as LUDWIG V "der Getreue" Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadtm (Berlin 5/15 Jun 1598) MAGDALENE von Brandenburg, daughter of JOHANN GEORG “Oeconomus” Elector of Brandenburg & his third wife Elisabeth von Anhalt-Zerbst (Berlin 7 Jan 1582-Darmstadt 4/14 May 1616, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  Ludwig V & his wife had twelve children: 

a)         ELISABETH MAGDALENE (Darmstadt 23 Apr 1600-Château de Montbéliard 9 Jun 1624, bur Montbéliard)m (Stuttgart 13 Jul 1617) as his first wife, LUDWIG FRIEDRICH Herzog von Württemberg-Montbéliard, son of FRIEDRICH Herzog von Württemberg & his wife Sibylle Pss von Anhalt-Zerbst (Montbéliard 29 Jan 1586-Montbéliard 26 Jan 1631, bur Montbéliard).

b)         ANNA ELEONORE (Darmstadt 30 Jul 1601-Schloß Herzberg 6 May 1659, bur Celle Unsere Liebe Frau)m (Darmstadt 14 Dec 1617) GEORG Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg, (1582-Hildesheim 2/12 Apr 1641).  He succeeded in 1636 as GEORG Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg in Calenberg

c)         MARIE (Darmstadt 11 Dec 1602-Darmstadt 10 Apr 1610, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche). 

d)         SOPHIE AGNES (Darmstadt 12 Jan 1604-Hilpoltstein 8/18 Sep 1664, bur 1665 Lauingen St Martin)m (Darmstadt 17 Nov 1624) JOHANN FRIEDRICH Pfalzgraf von Sulzbach zu Hilpoltstein, son of PHILIPP LUDWIG Pfalzgraf und Herzog von Neuburg & his wife Anna Pss von Kleve (Neuburg 23 Aug 1587-Hilpoltstein 19 Oct 1644, bur Lauingen St Martin).

e)         GEORG (Darmstadt 17 Mar 1605-Darmstadt 11 Jun 1661, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1626 as GEORG II Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt

-        see below

f)          JULIANE (Darmstadt 14 Apr 1606-Haus Westerhof bei Osterode am Harz 15 Jan 1659, bur Aurich St Lamberti)m (Aurich 5 Mar 1631) ULRICH II Graf von Ostfriesland, son of ENNO II Graf von Ostfriesland & his second wife Anna von Holstein-Gottorp (6 Jul 1605-Aurich 1 Nov 1648, bur Aurich St Lambertii).

g)         AMALIE (Darmstadt 20 Jun 1607-Darmstadt 11 Sep 1627, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche). 

h)         JOHANN (Darmstadt 17 Jun 1609-Ems 1 Apr 1651, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  Major General in the Swedish army.  He succeeded in 1643 as JOHANN Landgraf von Hessen-Braubach in Eppstein, Braubach und Katzenelnbogen.  m (Schloß Friedewald 30 Sep 1647) as her first husband, JOHANETTA Gräfin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein zu Altenkirchen, daughter of ERNST Graf zu Sayn-Wittgenstein in Sayn Altenkirchen & his wife Juliane Gräfin von Erbach (Frankfurt-am-Main 27 Apr 1626-Jena 28 Sep 1701, bur Eisenach St Georgenkirche).  She married secondly (Wallau 29 May 1661) Johann Georg Herzog von Sachsen-Eisenach

i)          HEINRICH (Darmstadt 1 Apr 1612-Siena 11/21 Oct 1629, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche). 

j)          HEDWIG (Darmstadt 22 Jun 1613-Darmstadt 2 Mar 1614, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche). 

k)         LUDWIG (Darmstadt 12 Sep 1614-Darmstadt 16 Sep 1614, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche). 

l)          FRIEDRICH (Darmstadt 28 Feb 1616-Breslau 19 Feb 1682, bur Breslau Cathedral).  Colonel in the Imperial army, Hauptmann of Silesia 1675.  He converted to Roman Catholicism at Rome 9 Jan 1637.  Knight of the Order of Malta 1637, Grand Prior in Germany 1647.  Cardinal 1652.  Canon of St Lambert at Liège 1652-1662.  Provost at Passau Cathedral 1654-[1659].  Provost of St Victor at Mainz 1657-1659.  Canon at Strasbourg Cathedral 1661.  Canon at Hildesheim Cathedral 1674.  Deacon of Breslau Cathedral 1668.  Elected Bishop of Breslau 1671, installed as Fürst-Bischof von Breslau 1672. 

Ludwig V had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:

m)        LUDWIG Hörnigk (chr Darmstadt 16 Mar 1600-Mainz 2 Aug 1667, bur Mainz St Emmeran).  Hofpfalzgraf at Prague 5 May 1628.  Ennobled as "von Hörnigk" by Imperial order at Vienna 12 Feb 1629, confirmed at Vienna 16 Jan 1644.  Member of the Imperial council 1644.  Medical doctor in Mainz 1645/48.  Professor of Medicine at Mainz 1658-1663.  m firstly (Frankfurt-am-Main 16 Jan 1626) HELENA Weitz, daughter of HEINRICH Weitz [Bürger in Frankfurt] & his wife Margaretha Hardt (chr Frankfurt-am-Main 12 Jul 1608-).  m secondly (Frankfurt-am-Main 12 Feb 1639) MARIA ELISABETH de Jacobinis, daughter of PAULUS de Jacobinis [advocate in Frankfurt] & his wife --- (-Mainz 9 Jun 1681). 

-        von HORNIGK

3.         CHRISTINE (Darmstadt 25 Nov 1578-Erbach 26 Mar 1596, bur Michelstadt)m (Darmstadt 5 May 1595) FRIEDRICH MAGNUS Graf zu Erbach, son of --- (1575-Reichenberg 26 Aug 1618, bur Michelstadt).

4.         ELISABETH (Darmstadt 29 Nov 1579-Wehen 17 Jul 1655, bur Weilburg)m (Weilburg 10 May 1601) JOHANN KASIMIR Graf von Nassau-Weilburg, son of ALBRECHT Graf von Nassau-Weilburg & his wife Anna Gräfin von Nassau-Dillenburg (Ottweiler 24 Sep 1577-Wehen 29 Mar 1602, bur Weilburg).

5.         MARIE HEDWIG (Darmstadt 2 Dec 1580-Darmstadt 12 Sep 1582, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche). 

6.         PHILIPP (Darmstadt 26 Dec 1581-Butzbach 28 Apr 1643, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1596 as PHILIPP Landgraf von Hessen-Butzbach.  m firstly (Darmstadt 29 Jul 1610) ANNA MARGARETA Gräfin von Diepholz und Bronckhorst Frau zu Borculo, daughter of FRIEDRICH II Graf von Diepholz & his wife --- (22 Jul 1580-Butzbach 9 Aug 1629, bur Butzbach Stadtkirche).  m secondly (Aurich 2 Jun 1632) CHRISTINE SOPHIE Gräfin von Ostfriesland, daughter of ENNO II Graf von Ostfriesland & his second wife Anna von Holstein-Gottorp (Aurich 26 Apr 1600-Frankfurt-am-Main 30 Mar 1658, bur Butzbach Stadtkirche).

7.         ANNA (Darmstadt 3 Mar 1583-Laubach 13 Sep 1631, bur Laubach St Annenkirche).  m (Kassel 28 Oct 1601) ALBERT OTTO I Graf zu Solms, son of --- (1576-killed in battle 2 Mar 1610).  From 1607 in Laubach, Utphe and part Münzenberg.  Colonel in the army of the General States. 

8.         FRIEDRICH (Schloß Lichtenberg, Odenwald 5 Mar 1585-Homburg 9 May 1638, bur Homburg).  He succeeded his father in 1596 as FRIEDRICH I "der Ältere" Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg

-        LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN-HOMBURG

9.         MAGDALENE (Darmstadt 5 May 1586-Darmstadt 23 Oct 1586, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).

10.      JOHANN (b and d 22 Feb Darmstadt 1587, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  

Georg & his second wife had one child: 

11.      HEINRICH (Darmstadt 21 Mar 1590-Darmstadt 9 Jan 1601, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  He died from smallpox. 

 

 

GEORG Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt, son of LUDWIG V Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt & his wife Magdalene von Brandenburg (Darmstadt 17 Mar 1605-Darmstadt 11 Jun 1661, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche)He succeeded his father in 1626 as GEORG II Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt

m (Schloß Torgau 1 Apr 1627) SOPHIE ELEONORE von Sachsen, daughter of JOHANN GEORG I Elector of Saxony & his second wife Magdalene Sibylle von Preußen (Dresden 23 Nov 1609-Darmstadt 2 Jun 1671, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche). 

Georg II & his wife had fourteen children: 

1.         LUDWIG (Darmstadt 25 Jan 1630-Darmstadt 24 Apr 1678, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1661 as LUDWIG VI Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt.  

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2.         MAGDALENE SIBYLLE (Darmstadt 3 Sep 1631-Darmstadt 5 Aug 1651, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  She died of German measles. 

3.         GEORG (Darmstadt 29 Sep 1632-Hoflauterbach 19 Jul 1676, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  Colonel in the Swedish army.  He succeeded in 1661, confirmed 1669, as GEORG "der Mittlere" Landgraf von Hessen in der Herrschaft Itter zu Vöhl.  m firstly (Sonderburg 5 Mar 1661) DOROTHEA AUGUSTE Herzogin von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, daughter of JOHANN CHRISTIAN Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein zu Sonderburg & his wife Anna Gräfin von Oldenburg (Sonderburg 30 Sep 1636-Vöhl 18 Sep 1662, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  m secondly (Darmstadt 21 Jul 1667) as her first husband, JULIANE ALEXANDRINE Gräfin von Leiningen-Dagsburg-Falkenburg in Heidesheim, daughter of EMICH XII Graf von Leiningen-Dagsburg-Falkenburg in Heidesheim & his wife --- (Heidesheim 21 Aug 1651-Wanfried 19 Apr 1703, bur Hülfensberg Franziskanerkirche).  She married secondly (Vöhl 4 Jun 1678) Karl Landgraf von Hessen-Rheinfels zu Wanfried.  Georg & his second wife had three children: 

a)         SOPHIE JULIANE (Vöhl 17 Jul 1668-Vöhl 9 Aug 1668, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche). 

b)         ELEONORE DOROTHEA (Vöhl 15 Aug 1669-Darmstadt 4 Sep 1714, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche). 

c)         MAGDALENE SIBYLLE (Vöhl 14 Oct 1671-Bernstadt 21 Apr 1720, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).

4.         SOPHIE ELEONORE (Darmstadt 7 Jan 1634-Darmstadt 7 Oct 1663, bur Homburg vor der Höhe Stadtkirche)m (Darmstadt 21 Apr 1650) as his first wife, WILHELM CHRISTOPH Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg, son of FRIEDRICH I "der Ältere" Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg & his wife Margareta Elisabeth Gräfin von Leiningen-Westerburg (Ober-Rosbach 13 Nov 1625-Homburg 27 Aug 1681, bur Homburg Stadtkirche).

5.         ELISABETH AMALIE MAGDALENA (Gießen 20 Mar 1635-Neuburg an der Donau 4 Aug 1709, bur Neuburg, Jesuitenhofkirche)She was known as MAGDALENA after her conversion to Catholicism.  m (by proxy 11 Aug 1653, in person Langenschwalbach 24 Aug/3 Sep 1653) as his second wife, PHILIPP WILHELM Pfalzgraf und Herzog von Neuburg, son of WOLFGANG WILHELM Pfalzgraf und Herzog von Neuburg & his first wife Magdalena Herzogin von Bayern (Neuburg an der Donau 24 Nov 1615-Vienna 2 Sep 1690, bur Neuburg Jesuit Church).  He succeeded his distant cousin Karl II in 1685 as PHILIPP WILHELM Elector Palatine

6.         LUISE CHRISTINA (Marburg 5 Feb 1636-Stolberg 11 Nov 1697, bur Stolberg St Martini).  m (Darmstadt 29 Oct 1665) CHRISTOF LUDWIG Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg, son of --- (1634-Stoleberg 7 Apr 1704, bur Stolberg St Martini).

7.         ANNA MARIE (Gießen 9 Feb 1637-Giessen 21 Apr 1637, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche). 

8.         ANNA SOPHIE (Marburg 17 Dec 1638-Quedlinburg 13 Dec 1683, bur Quedlinburg Stiftskirche).  Provost at Quedlinburg 1656, Coadjutrix 1678.  Abbess of Quedlinburg 1681.  

9.         AMALIE JULIANE (Gießen 28 Nov 1639-Gießen 20 Dec 1639, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche). 

10.      HENRICA DOROTHEA (Darmstadt 14 Oct 1641-Landau, Waldeck 22 Dec 1672, bur Landau)m (Merlau 10 Nov 1667) JOHANN Graf von Waldeck und Pyrmont zu Landau, son of --- (1623-Landau 10 Oct 1668, bur Landau).  Major General in the Swedish army. 

11.      JOHANN “der Jüngere” (Darmstadt 24 Nov 1642-Gießen 22 Mar 1643, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  

12.      AUGUSTE PHILIPPINE (Darmstadt 29 Dec 1643-Gotha, Friedenstein 4 Feb 1672, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  Canoness at Gandersheim 1670.  

13.      AGNES (Darmstadt 11 Nov 1645-Darmstadt 12 Nov 1645, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  

14.      MARIE HEDWIG (Gießen 26 Nov 1647-Marienburg, Ichtershausen 19 Apr 1680, bur Meiningen Schloßkirche)m (Schloß Friedenstein Gotha 20 Nov 1671) as his first wife, BERNHARD I Herzog von Sachsen-Meiningen, son of ERNST I "der Fromme" joint Herzog von Sachsen-Gotha & his wife Elisabeth Sophie Herzogin von Sachsen-Altenburg (Gotha 10 Sep 1649-Meiningen 27 Apr 1706, bur Meiningen Schloßkirche).

 

 

LUDWIG Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt, son of GEORG II Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt & his wife Sophie Eleonore von Sachsen (Darmstadt 25 Jan 1630-Darmstadt 24 Apr 1678, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1661 as LUDWIG VI Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt

m firstly (Schloß Gottorf 24 Nov/3 Dec 1650) MARIE ELISABETH Herzogin von Holstein-Gottorp, daughter of FRIEDRICH III Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp & his wife Marie Elisabeth Herzogin von Sachsen (Gottorf 6 Jun 1634-Darmstadt 17 Jun 1665, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche). 

m secondly (Schloß Friedenstein Gotha 5 Dec 1666) ELISABETH DOROTHEA Herzogin von Sachsen-Gotha, daughter of ERNST I "der Fromme" Herzog von Sachsen-Gotha & his wife Elisabeth Sophie Herzogin von Sachsen-Altenburg (Coburg 8 Jan 1640-Butzbach 24 Aug 1709, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  Regent of Hessen-Darmstadt 1678-1685 during the minority first of her stepson and afterwards of her son. 

Mistress (1)CLARA FRANZISKA JOHANNA von Baden, daughter of NIKOLAUS FERDINAND von Baden & his wife ---.  She married (Nieder-Medau 25 Oct 1671) Johann Michael Krafft (-Nieder-Medau 9 Sep 1731). 

Ludwig VI & his first wife had eight children:

1.         MAGDALENE SIBYLLE (Darmstadt 28 Apr 1652-Kirchheim-unter-Teck 11 Aug 1712, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche)m (Darmstadt 6 Nov 1673) WILHELM LUDWIG Herzog von Württemberg, son of EBERHARD III Herzog von Württemberg & his first wife Anna Katharina Wild- und Rheingräfin von Salm-Kyrburg (Stuttgart 7 Jan 1647-Kloster Hirsau 23 Jun 1677, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).

2.         SOPHIE ELEONORE (Darmstadt 26 Jul 1653-Darmstadt 10 Aug 1653, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche). 

3.         GEORG “der Jüngere” (Darmstadt 19 Jul 1654-Darmstadt 21 Jun 1655, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche). 

4.         MARIE ELISABETH (Darmstadt 11 Mar 1656-Schloß Glücksburg, Römhild 16 Aug 1715, bur Römhild Schloßkirche)m (Darmstadt 1 Mar 1676) HEINRICH Herzog von Sachsen-Gotha, son of ERNST I "der Fromme" joint Herzog von Sachsen-Gotha & his wife Elisabeth Sophie Herzogin von Sachsen-Altenburg (Gotha 10 Sep 1649-Meiningen 27 Apr 1706, bur Meiningen Schloßkirche).  HEINRICH Herzog von Sachsen-Römhild from 1680/81

5.         AUGUSTE MAGDALENE (Darmstadt 6 Mar 1657-Darmstadt 1 Sep 1674, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche). 

6.         LUDWIG (Darmstadt 22 Jun 1658-Gotha, Friedenstein 31 Aug 1678, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1678 as LUDWIG VII Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt, under the regency of his stepmother.  

7.         FRIEDRICH (Darmstadt 1 Oct 1659-Darmstadt 28 Jan 1676, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  He died after falling down the stairs of the Ballroom Palace.  

8.         SOPHIE MARIE (Darmstadt 7 May 1661-Schloß Friedenstein, Gotha 22 Aug 1712, bur Eisenberg)m (Darmstadt 9 Feb 1681) as his second wife, CHRISTIAN Herzog von Sachsen-Eisenberg, son of ERNST I "der Fromme" joint Herzog von Sachsen-Gotha & his wife Elisabeth Sophie Herzogin von Sachsen-Altenburg (Gotha 6 Jan 1653-Eisenberg 28 Apr 1707, bur Eisenberg). 

Ludwig VI & his second wife had eight children:

9.         ERNST LUDWIG (Schloß Friedenstein, near Gotha 15 Dec 1667-Schloß Jägersburg, near Darmstadt 12 Sep 1739, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche)He succeeded his half-brother in 1678 as ERNST LUDWIG Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt, under the Regency of his mother during his minority 1678-1685.  In Bingenheim 1681.  In part of Bütterberg 1683.  In one quarter of Butzbach 1714.  In the Grafschaft Hanau-Lichtenberg 1736.  He founded Walldorf.  m firstly (Darmstadt 11/21 Dec 1687) DOROTHEA CHARLOTTE Markgrafen von Brandenburg-Ansbach, daughter of ALBRECHT Markgraf von Brandenburg-Ansbach & his second wife Sophie Margarete Gräfin zu Oettingen-Oettingen (Ansbach 18 Nov 1661-Darmstadt 15 Nov 1705, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  m secondly (morganatically, Darmstadt 20 Jan 1727) as her second husband, LUISE SOPHIE Spiegel zum Dosenberg, widow of FRANZ CHRISTOPH Graf von Freyen-Seybeltsdorff, daughter of HERMANN WILHELM Spiegel & his wife Klara Anna Helene von Hernberg (Werma 30 Aug 1690-Rauschenberg 12 Jan 1751, bur Rauschenberg).  She was created Gräfin von Epstein 16 Mar 1735.  Created Gräfin von Darmstadt 21 Apr 1735.  Mistress (1)CHARLOTTE von Forstner, daughter of HEINRICH FRIEDRICH Forstner von Dambenoy & his wife Claudia Maria von Lützelburg (Stuttgart 25 Apr 1686-Arbeilingen 14 Oct 1727).  She married (Heilbronn 6 May 1719) Georg Alexander StauffErnst Ludwig & his first wife had five children: 

a)         DOROTHEA SOPHIE (Gießen 14 Jan 1689-Öhringen 7 Jun 1723, bur Öhringen Stiftskirche)m (Darmstadt 13 Feb 1710) JOHANN FRIEDRICH Graf von Hohenlohe-Neuenstein-Oehringen, son of --- (1683-24 Aug 1765, bur Öhringen Stiftskirche).

b)         LUDWIG (Darmstadt 5 Apr 1691-Darmstadt 17 Oct 1768, bur Darmstadt Stiftskirche).  He succeeded his father in 1739 as LUDWIG VIII Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt.  Field Marshal in the Imperial army 1741. 

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c)         KARL WILHELM (Nidda 17 Jun 1693-Gießen 17 May 1707, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche). 

d)         FRANZ ERNST (Gießen 25 Jan 1695-Darmstadt 8 Jan 1716, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  Major General in the Imperial army. 

e)         FRIEDERIKE CHARLOTTE (Darmstadt 8 Sep 1698-Darmstadt 22 Mar 1777, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche)m (Darmstadt 28 Nov 1720) MAXIMILIAN Landgraf von Hessen-Cassel, son of KARL Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel & his wife Marie Anna Pss of Courland (Marburg 28 May 1689-Kassel 8 May 1753). 

Ernst Ludwig & his second wife had two children: 

f)          LOUISA CHARLOTTE (Darmstadt 22 Mar 1727-Darmstadt 19 May 1753, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  She was declared Gräfin von Epstein by her father in 16 Mar and 21 Apr 1735.  

g)         FRIEDERICA SOPHIA (Darmstadt 27 Jul 1730-Paris 26 Aug 1770).  Declared Gräfin von Epstein by her father in 16 Mar and 21 Apr 1735.  m (Darmstadt 9 Jul 1764) LUDWIG Freiherr von Pretlack, son of --- (-Vienna 24 Sep 1781).  Field Marshal Lieutenant in the Imperial army. 

Ernst Ludwig had one iIllegitimate child by Mistress (1):   

h)         FRIEDRICH CARL LUDWIG (Rotterdam 28 Aug 1711-after 1715).  He was ennobled in Hessen-Darmstadt by order 1715 as "von Hohenstein zu Fürstenfeld". 

10.      GEORG (Darmstadt 25 Apr 1669-killed in battle Barcelona 14 Sep 1705, bur 1706 San Pedro de Gava).  Viceroy of Catalonia 1697-1701.  Field Marshal in the Imperial army 1701. 

11.      SOPHIE LUISE (Darmstadt 6 Jul 1670-Öttingen 2 Jun 1758, bur Harburg Schloßkirche)m (Darmstadt 11 Oct 1688) ALBRECHT ERNST II Fürst zu Oettingen, son of --- (1669-Schrattenhofen 30 Mar 1731).

12.      PHILIPP (Darmstadt 20 Jul 1671-Vienna 11 Aug 1736, bur Vienna St Stephan).  He converted to Roman Catholicism in 1693.  General Field Marshal in the Imperial army.  Governor of Mantua 1714-1734.  m firstly (Brussels 24 Mar 1693) MARIE ERNESTINE JOSEPHE de Croÿ, daughter of FERDINAND FRANÇOIS JOSEPH de Croÿ Duc de Havré et de Croÿ & his wife Marie Josephine Barbe de Hallewijn Dame de Wailly (3 Nov 1673-Bologna 20 Feb 1714, bur Bologna).  m secondly (1719) as her second husband, ELEONORA LUISA Gonzaga, widow of FRANCESCO MARIA de' Medici, daughter of VINCENZO Gonzaga Duca di Guastalla & his wife Maria Vittoria Gonzaga (Guastalla 13 Nov 1686-Padua 16 Mar 1742).  Père Anselme records this second marriage[49].  Philipp & his first wife had six children: 

a)         son (Vienna 11 Oct 1696-before 29 Sep 1706). 

b)         JOSEF (Brussels 22/23 Jan 1699-Augsburg 20 Aug 1768, bur Augsburg Cathedral).  Canon of St Lambert in Liège 1728.  Canon at Augsburg Cathedral 1729.  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1730-1763.  Canon at Konstanz Cathedral 1733.  Provost at Augsburg Cathedral 1739.  Elected Bishop of Augsburg 1740, installed 1741. 

c)         WILHELM LUDWIG (Vienna 3 May 1704-before 29 Sep 1706). 

d)         MARIE THEODORA [Dorothea] (Vienna 6 Feb 1706-Parma 23 Jan 1784).  Canoness at Thorn.  m (Mantua 23 Feb 1727) ANTONIO FERDINANDO Gonzaga Duca di Guastalla e Sabbioneta, son of --- (1687-21 Apr 1729).

e)         LEOPOLD (Mantua 11 Apr 1708-Piacenza, Borgo San Donnino 27 Oct 1764, bur Piacenza)m (Piacenza 1740) as her second husband, ENRICHETTA MARIA d'Este Pss of Modena, widow of ANTONIO FRANCESCO Farnese Duke of Parma, daughter of RINALDO d’Este Duke of Modena & his wife Charlotte Felizitas Herzogin von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (27 May 1702-Piacenza, Borgo San Donnino 27 Oct 1777, bur Piacenza).

f)          KARL (Naples 9 Jul 1710-22 Sep 1710). 

13.      JOHANN (Darmstadt 21 Dec 1672-Darmstadt 7 Mar 1673, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche). 

14.      HEINRICH (Darmstadt 29 Sep 1674-Butzbach 31 Jan 1741, bur Butzbach Stadtkirche).  General Field Marshal Lieutenant in the Spanish army. 

15.      ELISABETH DOROTHEA (Darmstadt 24 Apr 1676-Homburg vor der Höhe 9 Sep 1721, bur Homburg Stadtkirche)m (Butzbach 14/24 Feb 1700) as his first wife, FRIEDRICH JAKOB Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg, son of FRIEDRICH II “mit dem silbernen Bein” Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg zu Hötensleben & his second wife Luise Elisabeth Pss of Courland (Cölln an der Spree 19 May 1673-’s-Hertogenbosch 8 Jun 1746, bur Homburg).  He succeeded his father in 1708 as FRIEDRICH III JAKOB Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg

16.      FRIEDRICH (Darmstadt 18 Sep 1677-killed in battle Tschaussy 13 Oct 1708).  He converted to Roman Catholicism 1697.  Canon at Breslau Cathedral 1703.  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1706-1708.  General Lieutenant of Cavalry in the Russian army 1707.  m (Mariazell 20 Nov 1704) PETRONELLA Stockmans, daughter of PETRUS Stockmans & his wife Marie Eléonore Lucie de Nicolaerts (Brussels 24 Sep 1677-Vienna 20 Aug 1751).  Friedrich & his wife had one child: 

a)         MARIA ANNA FRIEDERIKE (Vienna 22 Aug 1705-Vienna 20 Nov 1788, bur Mariabronn).  m (Vienna 25 Apr 1729) CARLO ANTONIO Graf Giannini, (1654-1742 after 15 Mar).

Ludwig VI had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):   

17.       LUDWIG CHRISTIAN Krafft (Darmstadt 12 Apr 1678-Nieder-Medau 11 Sep 1758).  Bricklayer in Nieder-Medau.  Forester in Griesheim near Darmstadt.  m (Nieder-Medau 12 Jun 1701) JUSTINA ELISABETHA Ludovici, daughter of --- [rector].  Ludwig Christian & his wife had one child: 

a)         ANNA [Jeanetta] KATHARINA Krafft ([1715]-Nieder-Medau 5 Jun 1779).  m (Nieder-Medau 30 Jun 1738) JOHANN JACOB Knell, son of ---. 

 

 

LUDWIG Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt, son of ERNST LUDWIG Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt & his first wife Dorothea Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Darmstadt 5 Apr 1691-Darmstadt 17 Oct 1768, bur Darmstadt Stiftskirche).  He succeeded his father in 1739 as LUDWIG VIII Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt.  Field Marshal in the Imperial army 1741. 

m (Philippsruhe 5 Apr 1717) CHARLOTTE Gräfin zu Hanau-Lichtenberg, daughter of JOHANN REINHARD III Graf von Hanau-Lichtenberg & his wife --- (Buchsweiler 2 May 1700-Darmstadt 1 Jul 1726, bur Darmstadt Stiftskirche). 

Ludwig VIII & his wife had six children: 

1.         LUDWIG Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 15 Dec 1719-Pirmasens 6 Apr 1790, bur Pirmasens Evangelische Kirche).  He succeeded his maternal grandfather in 1736 as Graf von Hanau-Lichtenberg, under the regency [of his father?] until 12 Jul 1741.  Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry in the Prussian Army.  General Field Marshall in the Russian Imperial Army.  He succeeded his father in 1768 as LUDWIG IX Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadtm firstly (Zweibrücken 12 Aug 1741) KAROLINE HENRIETTE CHRISTINE Pfalzgräfin von Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld, daughter of CHRISTIAN III Pfalzgraf von Birkenfeld, Bischweiler und Rappoltstein, Herzog von Zweibrücken & his wife Karoline Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Strasbourg 9 Mar 1721-Darmstadt 30 Mar 1774, bur Darmstadt Hofgarten).  She was known as “die große Landgräfin”.  m secondly (morganatically Ems 23 Oct 1775) MARIE ADELAÏDE Cheirouze, daughter of JEAN Cheirouze & his wife Marie Anne Aureme alias Haurem/Horem (Paris 1752-maybe died after 30 Mar 1808).  She was referred to as “Gräfin von Lemberg” in their marriage contract dated 23 Aug 1775.  Landgraf Ludwig IX requested the Emperor 10 Dec 1777 at Pirmasens to grant her this title, but withdrew his request 31 Jan 1778.  This followed her flight from the Hessen-Darmstadt court 23 Jan 1778 to join her lover Cappes.  She was arrested and imprisoned 31 Aug 1778 in the fortress of Marxburg near Braubach-am-Rhein.  After her escape (before 7 May 1779), she lived with Cappes in Strasbourg, purchasing a restaurant “zur Crone” together at Schiltigheim 8 Aug 1779, only to leave him shortly after.  She married secondly, presumably bigamously (Schiltigheim 28 Mar 1780, presumably divorced before 8 Aug 1787 when the contract for her husband’s second marriage was signed) as his first wife, Léopold Charles François Alexandre chevalier de Plunkett Baron d’Ouzanie, son of Louis Leopold de Plunkett & his wife Anne Maurice des Seigneurs de Sarreinsmeing (Sarreguemines 19 Jun 1757-Paris 24 Mar 1815).  Mistress (1)ERNESTINA ROSINA Flachsland, daughter of JOHANN FRIEDRICH Flachsland [area guard at Reichenweier, Württemberg] & his wife Rosina Katharina Mauritii (15 Feb 1742-after 13 Dec 1774).  She married (Eckbelsheim, Alsace 10 Jun 1766) Philipp Jacob Gell, Amtmann at Oberstein.  Ludwig IX & his first wife had nine children:

a)         son stillborn (Buchsweiler 13 May 1742).

b)         KAROLINE Pss von Hessen-Darmstadt (Buchsweiler 2 Mar 1746-Homburg 18 Sep 1821, bur Homburg)m (Darmstadt 27 Sep 1768) FRIEDRICH V LUDWIG Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg, son of FRIEDRICH IV KARL Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg & his wife Ulrike Luise Pss zu Solms-Braunfels (Homburg 30 Jan 1748-Homburg 20 Jan 1820, bur Homburg).

c)         FRIEDERIKE LUISE Pss von Hessen-Darmstadt (Prenzlau 16 Oct 1751-Schloß Monbijou, Berlin 25 Feb 1805, bur Berlin Cathedral)m (by proxy Schloß Darmstadt 5 Jul 1769, in person Schloß Charlottenburg 14 Jul 1769) as his second wife, FRIEDRICH WILHELM Crown Prince of Prussia, son of AUGUST WILHELM Prince of Prussia & his wife Luise Pss von Braunschweig-Bevern (Prinzliches Palais, Berlin 25 Sep 1744-Marmorpalais, Potsdam 16 Dec 1797, bur Potsdam Garnisonkirche).  He succeeded in 1786 as FRIEDRICH WILHELM II King of Prussia.

d)         LUDWIG Erbprinz von Hessen-Darmstadt (Prenzlau 14 Jun 1753-Darmstadt 6 Apr 1830, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  Lieutenant General in the Russian Army.  He succeeded his father in 1790 as LUDWIG X Landgraf von Hessen-DarmstadtLUDWIG I Großherzog von Hessen 13 Aug 1806.  Großherzog von Hessen und bei Rhein 7 Jul 1816. 

-        GROßHERZOGEN von HESSEN und bei RHEIN.

e)         FRIEDERIKE AMALIE Pss von Hessen-Darmstadt (Prenzlau 20 Jun 1754-Bruchsal 21 Jul 1832, bur Pforzheim).  Deaconess at Quedlinburg 7 Sep 1767.  m (Darmstadt 15 Jul 1774) her first cousin, KARL LUDWIG Erbmarkgraf von Baden, son of KARL FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Baden & his first wife Karoline Luise Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt (Karlsruhe 14 Feb 1755-Arboga, Sweden 16 Dec 1801, bur 1802 Pforzheim Schloßkirche).  

f)          WILHELMINE Pss von Hessen-Darmstadt (Prenzlau 25 Jun 1755-St Petersburg 26 Apr 1776).  She was baptised into the Orthodox church as NATALIA Alexeievnam (St Petersburg 10 Oct 1773) as his first wife, PAUL Grand Duke of Russia, son of PETER III Emperor of Russia & his wife Catherine II Empress of Russia née Sophie Auguste Pss von Anhalt-Zerbst (Summer Palace, St Petersburg 1 Oct 1754-murdered Summer Palace, St Petersburg 24 Mar 1801).  He succeeded his mother in 1796 as PAUL Emperor of Russia

g)         LUISE AUGUSTE Pss von Hessen-Darmstadt (Berlin 30 Jan 1757-Weimar 14 Feb 1830)m (Karlsruhe 3 Oct 1775) KARL AUGUST Herzog von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, son of ERNST AUGUST II KONSTANTIN Herzog von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach & his wife Anna Amalie Pss von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (Weimar 3 Sep 1757-Graditz 14 Jun 1828).  Großherzog von Sachsen from 1815.  

h)         FRIEDRICH Prinz von Hessen-Darmstadt (Buchsweiler 10 Jun 1759-Darmstadt 11 Mar 1802).  Colonel in the French Army.  Mistress (1):  KATHARINA Wenedick, daughter of ANDREAS Wenedick & his wife Agnes ---.  She married (Darmstadt 18 Jul 1805) Justus Binding, a lackey at Court. 

-        FRIEDRICH

i)          CHRISTIANE Pss von Hessen-Darmstadt (Buchsweiler 25 Nov 1763-Darmstadt 17 Apr 1830).

Ludwig IX had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):   

j)           LUDWIG ERNST von Hessenzweig (Pirmasens 10 Nov 1761-Zweibrücken 22 Dec 1774). 

2.         CHARLOTTE WILHELMINE FRIEDERIKE Pss von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 8 Oct 1720-Darmstadt 25 Feb 1721, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).

3.         GEORG WILHELM Prinz von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 11 Jul 1722-Darmstadt 21 Jun 1782).  Major General in the Prussian Army.  General of Cavalry in the Imperial Army.  Governor of Phillipsburg.  In 1771, Imperial Field Marshall.  m (Heidesheim 6 Mar 1748) LUISE Gräfin zu Leiningen-Dagsburg, daughter of CHRISTIAN KARL REINHARD Graf zu Leiningen-Dagsburg in Heidersheim & his wife Katharine Polyxene Gräfin zu Solms-Rödelheim (Heidesheim 16 Mar 1729-Neustrelitz 11 Mar 1818).  She was the heiress of Broich, Oberstein and Reipoltskirchen.  Georg Wilhelm & his wife had nine children: 

a)         LUDWIG GEORG KARL Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 27 Mar 1749-Darmstadt 26 Oct 1823, bur Darmstadt Kirchhof).  General Field Marshal in the Imperial Army 1795.  Privy Councillor in Württemberg.  m (morganatically Heilbronn 26 Jan 1788) FRIEDERIKE Schmidt, daughter of FRANZ JAKOB Schmidt & his wife Marie Katharine Wilhelmine Bursch (Heilbronn 24 Feb 1751-Heilbronn 10 Sep 1803).  She received the name “Frau Hessenheim” from the Queen of Prussia 25 Sep 1786.  She was created Freifrau von Hessenheim 25 Mar 1793.  Mistress (1)LOUISE Pfahler, daughter of ---, from Balingen.  Mistress (2):  EVA MARGARETA Frau von Adlerberg, daughter of --- (4 Aug 1782-Darmstadt 29 Jun 1821).  Ludwig had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): 

i)          FRIEDERIKE LOUISE Weiss (Heilbronn 22 Apr 1792-Darmstadt 28 Apr 1854).  She was legitimated and ennobled under the name “Weiss zum Weissenstein” by Grand Ducal order 25 Jul 1821.

Ludwig had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2): 

ii)         ELISABETHA von Adlerberg (Frankfurt-am-Main 19 Oct 1811-Darmstadt 3 Feb 1885).  She was legitimated and ennobled under the name “von Adlersberg” by Grand Ducal order 25 Jul 1821.

b)         GEORG FRIEDRICH WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 15 Jun 1750-Darmstadt 2 Jul 1750, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  

c)         FRIEDERIKE KAROLINE LUISE Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 20 Aug 1752-Hannover 22 May 1782, bur Mirow)m (Darmstadt 18 Sep 1768) as his first wife, KARL LUDWIG FRIEDRICH Herzog von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, son of ADOLF FRIEDRICH III Herzog von Mecklenburg-Strelitz & his wife Elisabeth Albertina Herzogin von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (Mirow 10 Oct 1741-Neustrelitz 6 Nov 1816, bur Mirow).  He succeeded in 1794 as KARL II Herzog von Mecklenburg-StrelitzGroßherzog von Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1815. 

d)         GEORG KARL Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 14 Jun 1754-Neustrelitz 28 Jan 1830, bur Mirow).  Major General in the Mecklenburg Army.  

e)         CHARLOTTE Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 5 Nov 1755-Hannover 12 Dec 1785, bur Mirow)m (Darmstadt 28 Sep 1784) as his second wife, her brother-in-law, KARL LUDWIG FRIEDRICH Herzog von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, son of ADOLF FRIEDRICH III Herzog von Mecklenburg-Strelitz & his wife Elisabeth Albertina Herzogin von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (Mirow 10 Oct 1741-Neustrelitz 6 Nov 1816, bur Mirow).  He succeeded in 1794 as KARL II Herzog von Mecklenburg-StrelitzGroßherzog von Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1815.   

f)          KARL WILHELM GEORG Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 16 May 1757-Darmstadt 15 Aug 1795, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  Major General in the Imperial Army.

g)         FRIEDRICH GEORG AUGUST Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 21 Jul 1759-Groß-Gerau 19 May 1808, bur Griesheim Friedhof).  Colonel in the (Royal) French Army.  m (morganatically, Griesheim 4 Sep 1788) KAROLINE LUISE SALOME Seitz, daughter of CHRISTIAN WILHELM Seitz & his wife Suzanne Walther (Darmstadt 24 Jun 1768-Darmstadt 20 Jun 1812, bur Griesheim Friedhof).  She was known as “Frau von Friedrich”. 

-        FREIHERREN von FRIEDRICH

h)         LUISE HENRIETTE KAROLINE Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 15 Feb 1761-Auerbach 24 Oct 1829, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche)m (Darmstadt 19 Feb 1777) her first cousin, LUDWIG Erbprinz von Hessen-Darmstadt, son of LUDWIG IX Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt & his wife his first wife Karoline Pfalzgräfin von Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld (Prenzlau 14 Jun 1753-Darmstadt 6 Apr 1830, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  He succeeded in 1790 as LUDWIG X Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt.  He became LUDWIG I Großherzog von Hessen 13 Aug 1806.  Großherzog von Hessen und bei Rhein 7 Jul 1816. 

i)          AUGUSTE WILHELMINE Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 14 Apr 1765-Rohrbach am Neckar 30 Mar 1796, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche)m (Darmstadt 30 Sep 1785) as his first wife, MAXIMILIAN JOSEPH Pfalzgraf von Birkenfeld-Rappoltstein, son of FRIEDRICH-MICHAEL Pfalzgraf von Birkenfeld und Bischweiler, Graf von Rappoltstein & his wife Maria Franziska Dorothea Pfalzgräfin von Sulzbach (Mannheim 27 May 1756-Schloß Nymphenburg 23 Oct 1825, bur Munich Theatinerkirche).  He succeeded in 1795 as Herzog von Zweibrücken, and in 1799 as Elector of BavariaHe was declared MAXIMILIAN I King of Bavaria 1805.

4.         KAROLINE LUISE Pss von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 11 Jul 1723-Paris 8 Apr 1783, bur Pforzheim Michaelskirche).  Heiress of the county of Hanau-Lichtenberg.  m (Darmstadt 28 Jan 1751) as his first wife, KARL FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Baden-Durlach, son of FRIEDRICH Erbmarkgraf von Baden-Durlach & his wife Anna Charlotte Amalie Pss van Nassau-Diez-Oranje (Karlsruhe 22 Nov 1728-Karlsruhe 10 Jun 1811, bur Pforzheim Schloßkirche).  He became Markgraf von Baden in 1771 when Baden-Baden was united with Baden-Durlach on the death of the last Markgraf of the former.  Elector of Baden 1803, Grand Duke of Baden and Herzog von Zähringen 1806

5.         LUISE AUGUSTE MAGDALENE Pss von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 16 Mar 1725-Darmstadt 13 May 1742, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).

6.         JOHANN FRIEDRICH KARL Prinz von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 7 May 1726-Darmstadt 25 Jan 1746, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  Lieutenant Colonel in the Imperial Army.

 

 

 

G.      LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN-HOMBURG

 

 

FRIEDRICH Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt, son of GEORG I "der Fromme" Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt & his first wife Magdalene Gräfin zur Lippe (Schloß Lichtenberg, Odenwald 5 Mar 1585-Homburg 9 May 1638, bur Homburg).  He succeeded his father in 1596 as FRIEDRICH I "der Ältere" Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg

m (Butzbach 10 Aug 1622) MARGARETA ELISABETH Gräfin von Leiningen-Westerburg, daughter of CHRISTOPH Graf von Leiningen-Westerburg in Schadeck, Kleeburg und Schaumburg & his wife --- (Schadeck 30 Jun 1604-Wiesenburg Kreis Zwickau 13 Aug 1667, bur Homburg).  Heiress of Sunegg in Carinthia.  Regent of Hessen-Homburg 1638-1650 during the minority of her son. 

Friedrich I & his wife had six children: 

1.         LUDWIG PHILIPP (Schloß Kelsterbach 20 Aug 1623-Homburg 16 Mar 1643, bur Homburg). 

2.         GEORG (Homburg 29 Oct 1624-24 Dec 1624, bur Homburg). 

3.         WILHELM CHRISTOPH (Ober-Rosbach 13 Nov 1625-Homburg 27 Aug 1681, bur Homburg Stadtkirche).  Canon at Bremen Cathedral 1641.  He succeeded in 1648 as WILHELM CHRISTOPH Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg zu Bingenheim, under the Regency of his mother until 1650.  zu Homburg 1650-1669 and 1679-1680.  m firstly (Darmstadt 21 Apr 1650) SOPHIE ELEONORE Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt, daughter of GEORG II Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt & his wife Sophie Eleonore von Sachsen (Darmstadt 7 Jan 1634-Darmstadt 7 Oct 1663, bur Homburg).  m secondly (Lübeck 2 Apr 1665, divorced 24 Aug 1672) ANNA ELISABETH Herzogin von Sachsen-Lauenburg, daughter of AUGUST Herzog von Sachsen-Lauenburg & his first wife Elisabeth Sophie Herzogin von Holstein (23 Aug 1624-Philippseck 27 May 1688, bur Münster bei Butzbach).  Wilhelm Christoph & his first wife had nine children: 

a)         FRIEDRICH (Darmstadt 12 Mar 1651-Homburg 27 Mar 1651, bur Homburg). 

b)         CHRISTINE WILHELMINE (Bingenheim 30 Jun/10 Jul 1653-Schloß Grabow 16 May 1722, bur Schloß Grabow)m (Weferlingen 28 May/7 Jun 1671) FRIEDRICH Herzog von Mecklenburg-Grabow, son of ADOLF FRIEDRICH I Herzog von Mecklenburg-Schwerin & his second wife Maria Katharina Herzogin von Braunschweig-Lüneburg in Dannenberg (Schwerin 13/23 Feb 1638-Schloß Grabow 28 Apr/8 May 1688, bur Schloß Grabow). 

c)         LEOPOLD GEORG (Bingenheim 25 Oct 1654-Schloß Gravenstein bei Apenrade 26 Feb 1675, bur Homburg).  

d)         FRIEDRICH (Bingenheim 5 Sep 1655-Bingenheim 6 Sep 1655, bur Homburg). 

e)         WILHELM (Bingenheim 13 Aug 1656-Bingenheim 4 Sep 1656, bur Homburg). 

f)          KARL WILHELM (Bingenheim 6 May 1658-Bingenheim 13 Dec 1658, bur Homburg). 

g)         PHILIPP (Bingenheim 20 Jun 1659-6 Oct 1659, bur Homburg). 

h)         MAGDALENE SOPHIE (Bingenheim 24 Apr 1660-Braunfels 22 Mar 1720, bur Braunfels Schloßkirche)m (Bingenheim 23 Jan 1679) WILHELM MORITZ Graf zu Solms-Greifenstein, son of --- (1651-Braunfels 9 Feb 1724).  Graf zu Solms-Braunfels 1693. 

i)          FRIEDRICH WILHELM (Bingenheim 29 Nov 1662-Homburg 5 Mar 1663, bur Homburg). 

4.         GEORG CHRISTIAN (Homburg 10 Dec 1626-Frankfurt-am-Main 1 Aug 1677, bur Mainz Cathedral).  Converted to Roman Catholicism 1651.  General of Artillery in the Spanish army.  Lieutenant General in the French army.  He succeeded in 1669 as GEORG CHRISTIAN Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg zu Homburg.  m (Homburg 11 Oct 1666) as her second husband, ANNA KATHARINA Pogwisch, widow of FRIEDRICH von Ahlefeldt zu Seestermüh, daughter of WELF Pogwisch zu Farve & his wife Dorothea Pogwisch (1633-Pohlsee, Holstein 18 May 1694, bur Kiel St Nikolai).

5.         ANNA MARGARETA (Homburg 31 Aug 1629-Oberkotzau 3 Aug 1686, bur Homburg)m (Homburg 5 May 1650) as his second wife, PHILIPP LUDWIG Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, son of ALEXANDER Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein zu Sonderburg & his wife Dorothea Gräfin von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (Beck 27 Oct 1620-Schneeberg, Erzgebirge 10 Mar 1689, bur Kirchberg).  Crown Prince of Norway.  Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein Stormarn und der Dithmarschen, Graf zu Oldenburg und Delmenhorst.  

6.         FRIEDRICH (Homburg 30 Mar 1633-Homburg 24 Jan 1708, bur Homburg).  Major General in the Swedish army.  General of Cavalry in the army of Electoral Brandenburg.  He succeeded in 1662 as FRIEDRICH II Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg zu Hötensleben. 

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FRIEDRICH Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg, son of FRIEDRICH I "der Ältere" Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg & his wife Margareta Elisabeth Gräfin von Leiningen-Westerburg (Homburg 30 Mar 1633-Homburg 24 Jan 1708, bur Homburg).  Major General in the Swedish army.  General of Cavalry in the army of Electoral Brandenburg.  He succeeded in 1662 as FRIEDRICH II “mit dem silbernen Bein” Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg zu Hötensleben.  zu Neustadt an der Dosse 1664-1694.  Governor of the Mittelmark 1672-1673.  zu Homburg 1680, after which he was known as "der Prinz von Homburg".  zu Oebisfelde 1694.  zu Weferlingen und Winningen 1701. 

m firstly (Stockholm 12 May 1661) as her third husband, MARGARETA Brahe, widow firstly of BENGT friherre Oxenstierna av Eka and Lindø and secondly of JOHAN greve Oxenstierna af Södermöre, daughter of ABRAHAM Brahe greve Visingsborg friherre Rydboholm [Swedish counsellor] & his wife --- (Rydboholm 20 Jun 1603-Weferlingen 15 May 1669, bur Homburg). 

m secondly (Cölln an der Spree 23 Oct 1670) LUISE ELISABETH Pss of Courland, daughter of JAKOB Duke of Courland & his wife Luise Charlotte Markgräfin von Brandenburg (Mitau 12/22 Aug 1646-Weferlingen 16/26 Dec 1690, bur 1695 Homburg). 

m thirdly (Homburg 15 Nov 1691) as her second husband, SOPHIE SIBYLLE Gräfin von Leiningen-Westerburg heiress of Forbach and half Nieder- und Oberbronn, widow of JOHANN LUDWIG Graf von Leiningen-Dagsburg in Guntersblum, daughter of JOHANN LUDWIG Graf von Leiningen-Westerburg in Oberbronn, Neu-Leiningen und Forbach & his wife --- (Oberbronn 14/24 Jul 1656-Oberbronn 13 Apr 1724, bur Oberbronn, lutherische Kirche). 

Friedrich II & his second wife had thirteen children:

1.         CHARLOTTE DOROTHEA SOPHIE (Kassel 17 Jun 1672-Weimar 29 Aug 1738, bur Weimar Friedhof)m (Kassel 4 Nov 1694) as his second wife, JOHANN ERNST III Herzog von Sachsen-Weimar, son of JOHANN ERNST II Herzog von Sachsen-Weimar & his wife Christine Elisabeth Herzogin von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (Weimar 22 Jun 1664-Weimar 10 Jun 1707, bur Weimar Friedhof).

2.         FRIEDRICH JAKOB (Cölln an der Spree 19 May 1673-’s-Hertogenbosch 8 Jun 1746, bur Homburg).  Cavalry General in the army of the General States.  He succeeded his father in 1708 as FRIEDRICH III JAKOB Landgraf von Hessen-Homburgm firstly (Butzbach 14/24 Feb 1700) ELISABETH DOROTHEA Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt, daughter of LUDWIG VI Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt & his second wife Elisabeth Dorothea Herzogin von Sachsen-Gotha (Darmstadt 24 Apr 1676-Homburg vor der Höhe 9 Sep 1721, bur Homburg Stadtkirche).  m secondly (Saarbrücken 17 Oct 1728) as her second husband, CHRISTIANE CHARLOTTE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Ottweiler, widow of KARL LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken, daughter of FRIEDRICH LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken in Ottweiler Wiesbaden und Saarbrücken & his first wife Christiane Gräfin von Ahlefeldt (Ottweiler 23 Aug/2 Sep 1685-Homburg von der Höhe 6 Nov 1761, bur Homburg).  Friedrich III Jakob & his first wife had seven children:

a)         FRIEDERIKE DOROTHEA SOPHIE ERNESTINE (Groningen 29 Sep 1701-Homburg 11 Mar 1704, bur Homburg). 

b)         FRIEDRICH WILHELM (Groningen 1 Oct 1702-Groningen 19 Aug 1703, bur Homburg). 

c)         LUISE WILHELMINE ELEONORE FRANZISKA (Homburg 2 Dec 1703-Homburg 30 Aug 1704, bur Homburg). 

d)         LUDWIG JOHANN (Homburg 15 Jan 1705-Berlin 13/23 Oct 1745, bur Homburg).  General Field Marshal in the Russian army, and Supreme Commander of the army.  m (St Petersburg 23 Jan/3 Feb 1738) as her first husband, ANASTASIA Ivanovna Pss Trubetskoya, widow of DEMETRIUS Prinz Cantimir Hospodar of Wallachia, daughter of IVAN Yurievich Prince Trubetskoy [Governor of Moscow] & his wife Irina Grigorievna Pss Narishkina (4/15 Oct 1705-St Petersburg 27 Nov/7 Dec 1755, bur St Petersburg).  

e)         JOHANN KARL WILHELM ERNST LUDWIG (Homburg 24 Aug 1706-Fellin 10 May 1728, bur Riga St Jakob).  Colonel in the Russian army. 

f)          ERNESTINE LUISE DOROTHEA CHARLOTTE (Homburg 29 Nov 1707-Homburg 19 Dec 1707, bur Homburg).

g)         FRIEDRICH ULRICH LUDWIG PHILIPP (Homburg 2 Nov 1721-Homburg 16 Nov 1721, bur Homburg). 

3.         KARL CHRISTIAN (Weferlingen 24 Mar 1674-killed in battle Namur 29 Aug 1695, bur Homburg).  Colonel in the army of Electoral Brandenburg. 

4.         HEDWIG LUISE (Kassel 2 Mar 1675-Varel 14 Mar 1760, bur Varel).  Canoness at Herford 1689, Deaconess 1702.  m (31 Jan 1718) ADAM FRIEDRICH Graf von Schlieben Herr zu Gerdauen, (1677-Gerdauen 1 Aug 1752).  Major General in the army of Hessen-Kassel.  

5.         PHILIPP (Weferlingen 24 Mar 1676-killed in battle Speierbach 15 Nov 1703, bur Homburg). 

6.         WILHELMINE MARIE (Weferlingen 8 Jan 1678-Varel 25 Nov 1770, bur Varel)m (Copenhagen 16/26 Apr 1711) ANTON Graf von Aldenburg, son of ANTON Graf von Aldenburg & his second wife Charlotte Amélie de La Trémoïlle (posthumously 6 Jun 1681-Varel 6 Jun 1738).

7.         ELEONORE MARGARETA (Weferlingen 23 Sep 1679-Homburg 24 Sep 1763, bur Homburg).  Deaconess of Herford 1721. 

8.         child (bur Homburg). 

9.         ELISABETH JULIANE FRANZISKA (Homburg 6 Jan 1681-Siegen 12 Nov 1707, bur Siegen)m (Homburg vor der Höhe 7 Jan 1702) as his first wife, FRIEDRICH WILHELM ADOLF Fürst von Nassau-Siegen, son of WILHELM MORITZ Fürst von Nassau-Siegen & his wife Ernestine Charlotte Pss von Nassau-Dillenburg (Siegen 20 Feb 1680-Siegen 13 Feb 1722, bur Siegen).

10.      JOHANNA ERNESTINE HENRIETTE (Homburg 28 Apr 1682-Homburg 10 Apr 1698, bur Homburg). 

11.      FERDINAND (Homburg 2 Aug 1683-Homburg 5 Aug 1683, bur Homburg). 

12.      KARL FERDINAND (Homburg 27 Dec 1684-Weferlingen 29 Aug 1688, bur Homburg). 

13.      KASIMIR WILHELM (Weferlingen 23 Mar 1690-Hötensleben 9 Oct 1726, bur 1727 Homburg).  1718 zu Hötensleben.  Lieutenant Colonel in the army of the General States.  Colonel in the Swedish army.  m (Braunfels 3 Oct 1722) CHRISTIANE CHARLOTTE Gräfin zu Solms-Braunfels, daughter of WILHELM MORITZ Graf zu Solms-Braunfels & his wife --- (Greifenstein 10 Nov 1690-Homburg 16 Oct 1751, bur Homburg).  Kasimir Wilhelm & his wife had three children: 

a)         FRIEDRICH KARL (Braunfels 15 Apr 1724-Homburg 7 Feb 1751, bur Homburg).  Lieutenant Colonel in the Prussian army.  He succeeded his uncle in 1746 as FRIEDRICH IV KARL Landgraf von Hessen-Homburgm (Hungen 10 Oct 1746) ULRIKE LUISE Gräfin zu Solms-Braunfels, daughter of FRIEDRICH WILHELM I Fürst zu Solms-Braunfels in Braunfels, Greifenstein und Hungen & his wife --- (Hungen 30 Apr 1731-Homburg 12 Sep 1792, bur Homburg).  Regent of Hessen-Homburg 1751-1766 during the minority of her son.  Friedrich IV Karl & his wife had two children: 

i)          FRIEDRICH LUDWIG Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg (Homburg 30 Jan 1748-Homburg 20 Jan 1820, bur Homburg).  He succeeded his father in 1751 as FRIEDRICH V LUDWIG Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg, under the joint regency of his mother and of Ludwig VIII Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt until 1766. 

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ii)         MARIE CHRISTINE CHARLOTTE WILHELMINA (Homburg 4 Nov 1749-Homburg May 1750, bur Homburg). 

b)         EUGENIUS CASIMIRIUS (Homburg 9 Jun 1725-Homburg 21 Jul 1725, bur Homburg). 

c)         ULRIKE SOPHIE CHARLOTTE (Hötensleben 31 May 1726-Homburg 10 Dec 1792, bur Homburg).  Canoness at Herford 1764. 

Friedrich II & his third wife had three children:

14.      LUDWIG GEORG (Homburg 10 Jan 1693-Oberbronn 1 Mar 1728).  1718 zu Oebisfelde und Winningen.  He converted to Roman Catholicism 1725.  m (Obersontheim 28 May 1710) CHRISTINE Gräfin von Limpurg-Speckfeld, daughter of VOLLRATH Graf von Limpurg-Speckfeld in Speckfeld und Obersontheim & his wife --- (Schloß Speckfeld 25 Jun 1683-Obersontheim 2 Feb 1746, bur Obersontheim).  Ludwig Georg & his wife had three children: 

a)         FRIEDERIKE VOLRADINE SOPHIE (Obersontheim 9 Apr 1711-Obersontheim 1 Oct 1711, bur Obersontheim). 

b)         FRIEDERIKE SOPHIE ELISABETH ELEONORE VOLRADINE (Homburg 17 Mar 1713-Homburg 10 Aug 1713, bur Homburg). 

c)         SOPHIE CHARLOTTE DOROTHEA WILHELMINE FRIEDERIKE (Obersontheim 18 Feb 1714-Untergröningen 2 May 1777).  zu Gröningen 1774.  m (Strasbourg 26 Sep 1727) KARL PHILIPP Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, son of --- (1702-Wetzlar 1 Mar 1763).

15.      FRIEDERIKE SOPHIE (Weferlingen 16 Dec 1693-Weferlingen 4 Apr 1694, bur Homburg).

16.      LEOPOLD (Homburg 10 Apr 1695-Homburg 12 Jun 1695, bur Homburg). 

 

 

FRIEDRICH LUDWIG Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg, son of FRIEDRICH IV KARL Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg & his wife Ulrike Luise Gräfin zu Solms-Braunfels (Homburg 30 Jan 1748-Homburg 20 Jan 1820, bur Homburg).  He succeeded his father in 1751 as FRIEDRICH V LUDWIG Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg, under the joint regency of his mother and of Ludwig VIII Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt until 1766.  In 1806, Homburg fell under the sovereignty of Hessen-Darmstadt at the time of the formation of the Confederation of the Rhine.  Following the decision of the Conference of Paris 3 Nov 1815, Homburg regained its sovereignty and Friedrich V Ludwig was once more proclaimed sovereign Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg with effect from 7 Jul 1816. 

m (Darmstadt 27 Sep 1768) KAROLINE Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt, daughter of LUDWIG IX Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt & his first wife Karoline Pfalzgräfin von Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld (Buchsweiler 2 Mar 1746-Homburg 18 Sep 1821, bur Homburg).  

Friderich V Ludwig & his wife had fifteen children: 

1.         FRIEDRICH Erbprinz von Hessen-Homburg (Homburg 30 Jul 1769-Homburg 2 Apr 1829, bur Homburg).  He succeeded his father in 1820 as FRIEDRICH VI Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg.  General of Cavalry in the Imperial Army.  m (Buckingham House 7 Apr 1818) ELIZABETH Pss of Great Britain, daughter of GEORGE III King of Great Britain & his wife Charlotte Herzogin von Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Buckingham House 22 May 1770-Frankfurt-am-Main 10 Jan 1840, bur Homburg).  

2.         LUDWIG WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg (Homburg 29 Aug 1770-Luxembourg 19 Jan 1839, bur Homburg).  General of Infantry in the Prussian Army.  He succeeded his brother in 1829 as LUDWIG Landgraf von Hessen-Homburgm (Biebrich 2 Aug 1804, divorced Wiesbaden 13 Jun 1805) as her first husband, AUGUSTE Pss von Nassau-Usingen, daughter of FRIEDRICH AUGUST Fürst [Herzog 1806] von Nassau-Usingen & his wife Luise Pss von Waldeck (Usingen 30 Dec 1778-Wildbad 16 Jul 1846, bur Usingen Kirche).  She married secondly (Frankfurt-am-Main 7 Sep 1807) Friedrich Wilhelm von Bismarck (-Konstanz 18 Jun 1860).  He was created Graf von Bismarck in 1816.

3.         KAROLINE Landgräfin von Hessen-Homburg (Homburg 26 Aug 1771-Rudolstadt 20 Jun 1854, bur Rudolstadt Friedhof)m (Homburg 21 Jul 1791) LUDWIG FRIEDRICH Erbprinz von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, son of FRIEDRICH KARL Fürst von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt & his first wife Friederike Sophie Auguste Pss von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Rudolstadt 9 Aug 1767-Rudolstadt 28 Apr 1807, bur Rudolstadt Friedhof).  He succeeded in 1793 as LUDWIG FRIEDRICH II Fürst zu Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

4.         LUISE Landgräfin von Hessen-Homburg (Homburg 26 Oct 1772-Rudolstadt 18 Sep 1854, bur Rudolstadt Stadtkirche)m (Homburg 19 Jun 1793) KARL GÜNTHER Prinz von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, son of FRIEDRICH KARL Fürst von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt & his first wife Friederike Sophie Auguste Pss von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Rudolstadt 23 Aug 1771-Rudolstadt 4 Feb 1825, bur Rudolstadt Stadtkirche).  

5.         CHRISTIANE AMALIE Landgräfin von Hessen-Homburg (Homburg 29 Jun 1774-Dessau 3 Feb 1846, bur Dessau Schloßkirche)m (Homburg 12 Jun 1792) FRIEDRICH Erbprinz von Anhalt-Dessau, son of LEOPOLD III Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau & his wife Luise Henriette Wilhelmine Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Dessau 27 Dec 1769-Dessau 27 May 1814, bur Dessau Friedhof).

6.         PAUL EMIL Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg (Frankfurt-am-Main 27 Sep 1775-Homburg 16 May 1776, bur Homburg).

7.         AUGUSTE Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg (Homburg 28 Nov 1776-Ludwigslust 1 Apr 1871, bur Mausoleum des Kapellengartens bei Ludwigslust)m (Homburg 3 Apr 1818) as his third wife, FRIEDRICH LUDWIG Erbgroßherzog von Mecklenburg-Schwerin, son of FRIEDRICH FRANZ I Großherzog von Mecklenburg-Schwerin & his wife Luise Pss von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg (Ludwigslust 13 Jun 1778-Ludwigslust 29 Nov 1819).  

8.         VIKTOR Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg (Homburg 24 Jan 1778-Homburg 14 Sep 1780, bur Homburg).

9.         PHILIPP AUGUST FRIEDRICH Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg (Homburg 11 Mar 1779-Homburg 15 Dec 1846, bur Homburg).  Field Marshall in the Imperial Army.  He succeeded his brother in 1839 as PHILIPP Landgraf von Hessen-Homburgm (morganatically Graz 26 Jun 1838) as her second husband, ANTONIE ROSALIE Potoschnigg, widow of JOSEPH Freiherr von Schimmelpenning von der Oye, daughter of ANTON Potoschnigg & his wife Josepha Edle von Schöller (Fürstenfeld 26 Nov 1806-Homburg 21 Feb 1845, bur Homburg Fürstengruft).  She was created Gräfin von Naumburg at Berlin 31 May 1838 by Landgraf Ludwig, confirmed Homburg 13 Jul 1839 by her husband.  

10.      GUSTAV ADOLF FRIEDRICH Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg (Homburg 17 Feb 1781-Homburg 8 Sep 1848, bur Homburg).  He succeeded his brother in 1846 as GUSTAV Landgraf von Hessen-Homburgm (Dessau 12 Feb 1818) his niece, LUISE FRIEDERIKE Pss von Anhalt-Dessau, daughter of FRIEDRICH Erbprinz von Anhalt-Dessau & his wife Christiane Amalie Landgräfin von Hessen-Homburg (Dessau 1 Mar 1798-Homburg 11 Jun 1858, bur Homburg).  Gustav & his wife had three children: 

a)         KAROLINE Pss von Hessen-Homburg (Homburg 19 Mar 1819-Greiz 18 Jan 1872, bur Greiz Stadtkirche)m (Homburg 1 Oct 1839) as his second wife, HEINRICH XX Fürst Reuß zu Greiz, son of HEINRICH XIII Fürst Reuß zu Greiz & his wife Wilhelmine Luise Pss von Nassau-Weilburg (Offenbach 29 Jun 1794-Greiz 8 Nov 1859, bur Greiz).

b)         ELISABETH Pss von Hessen-Homburg (Homburg 30 Sep 1823-Homburg 28 Jan 1864).

c)         FRIEDRICH Erbprinz von Hessen-Homburg (Homburg 6 Apr 1830-Bonn 4 Jan 1848, bur Homburg).  He died from tuberculosis.

11.      daughter (b and d Homburg 11 Mar 1782, bur Homburg).

12.      FERDINAND HEINRICH FRIEDRICH Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg (Homburg 26 Apr 1783-Homburg 24 Mar 1866, bur Homburg).  General of Cavalry in the Imperial Army.  He succeeded his brother in 1848 as FERDINAND Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg.

13.      MARIE ANNA Landgräfin von Hessen-Homburg (Schloß Homburg 13 Oct 1785-Schloß Berlin 14 Apr 1846, Berlin Cathedral)m (Berlin 12 Jan 1804) WILHELM Prince of Prussia, son of FRIEDRICH WILHELM II King of Prussia & his wife his second wife Friederike Luise Pss von Hessen-Darmstadt (Potsdam 3 Jul 1783-Berlin 28 Sep 1851, bur Berlin Cathedral).

14.      LEOPOLD VIKTOR FRIEDRICH Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg (Homburg 10 Feb 1787-killed in battle Grossgörchen 2 May 1813, bur Homburg).

15.      daughter (b and d 1788, bur Homburg).

 

 

 

H.      ELECTORS of HESSEN

 

 

WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel, son of FRIEDRICH II Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel & his first wife Mary Pss of Great Britain (Kassel 3 Jun 1743-Kassel 27 Feb 1821, bur Wilhelmshöhe).  He became Graf zu Hanau-Münzenberg in 1760 on the death of his paternal grandfather, under the regency of his mother until 13 Oct 1764.  This territory was incorporated into Hessen in 1785 when Wilhelm succeeded as reigning Landgraf.  He succeeded his father in 1785 as WILHELM IX Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel.  He became WILHELM I Kurfürst von Hessen 15 May 1803.  Field Marshal in the Prussian Army.  He was forced into exile in Denmark shortly after 1 Nov 1806 when Napoleon’s troops entered Kassel.  Napoleon decreed 4 Nov 1806 that the family of Hessen-Kassel had ceased to reign.  The territory of the Electorate of Hessen was incorporated into the kingdom of Westphalia.  Under the Treaty of Frankfurt-am-Main 2 Dec 1813, Wilhelm I was restored to his electorate. 

m (Copenhagen 1 Sep 1764) his first cousin, CAROLINE Pss of Denmark, daughter of FREDERIK V King of Denmark, King of Norway & his first wife Louisa Pss of Great Britain (Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen 10 Jul 1747-Kassel 14 Jan 1820, bur Kassel Mausoleum). 

Mistress (1)CHARLOTTE CHRISTINE Buissine, daughter of HENRI Buissine & his wife Charlotte Varlut (Hanau 4 Apr 1749-)

Mistress (2)ROSA DOROTHEA Ritter, daughter of JOHANN GEORG Ritter & his wife Marie Magdalene Witz (29 Jul 1759-13 Jan 1833).  She was ennobled at Vienna 17 Mar 1783 under the name “von Lindenthal”

Mistress (3)KAROLINE von Schlotheim, daughter of HEINRICH CHRISTIAN WILHELM von Schlotheim & his wife Friederike Most von Wilhelmstal (6 Jul 1766-7 Jan 1847).  She was created Reichsgräfin von Schlotheim at Semlin 14 May 1788.  Created Gräfin von Hessenstein by Austrian decree at Gutenbrunn 2 May 1811

Wilhelm IX/I & his wife had four children: 

1.         MARIE FRIEDERIKE Pss von Hessen-Kassel (Schloß Hanau 14 Sep 1768-Hanau 17 Apr 1839, bur Hanau Marienkirche)m (Kassel 29 Nov 1794, divorced Aug 1817) as his first wife, ALEXIUS FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN Erbprinz von Anhalt-Bernburg, son of FRIEDRICH ALBRECHT Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg & his wife Luise Albertine Pss von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön (Ballenstedt 12 Jun 1767-Ballenstedt 24 Mar 1834, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1796 as ALEXIUS Fürst von Anhalt-BernburgHerzog von Anhalt-Bernburg 1806.

2.         KAROLINE AMALIE Pss von Hessen-Kassel (Hanau 11 Jul 1771-Gotha 22 Feb 1848, bur Gotha Schloßpark)m (Kassel 24 Apr 1802) as his second wife, EMIL LEOPOLD AUGUST Erbprinz von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg, son of ERNST II LUDWIG Herzog von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg & his wife Charlotte Herzogin von Sachsen-Meiningen (Gotha 23 Nov 1772-Gotha 27 May 1822, bur Gotha Schloßpark).  He succeeded in 1804 as AUGUST Herzog von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg.

3.         FRIEDRICH Prinz von Hesse-Kassel (Hanau 8 Aug 1772-Hanau 20 Jul 1784, bur Hanau Marienkirche).

4.         WILHELM Prinz von Hessen-Kassel (Hanau 28 Jul 1777-Frankfurt-am-Main 20 Nov 1847, bur Hanau Marienkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1821 as WILHELM II Kurfürst von Hessen.  He associated his son Friedrich Wilhelm in the government of Hessen from 1831.  m firstly (Berlin 13 Feb 1797) AUGUSTA Pss of Prussia, daughter of FRIEDRICH WILHELM II King of Prussia & his second wife Friederike Luise Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt (Potsdam 1 May 1780-Bellevuepalais, Kassel 19 Feb 1841, bur Kassel).  m secondly (morganatically Schloß Bisenz, Moravia 8 Jul 1841) CAROLINE EMILIE Ortlöpp, daughter of JOHANN CHRISTIAN Ortlöpp [goldsmith] & his wife Agnes Luise Sophie Weissenberg (Berlin 13 May 1791-Frankfurt-am-Main 12 Feb 1843).  She was created Gräfin von Reichenbach at Kassel 21 Mar 1821, and Gräfin von Lessonitz in Austria at Vienna 18 Jan 1824.  m thirdly (morganatically Wilhelmsbad, near Hanau 28 Aug 1843) CAROLINE von Berlepsch, daughter of LUDWIG HERMANN von Berlepsch & his wife Melusine von Kruse (Hersfeld 9 Jan 1820-Knauthayn 21 Feb 1877, Altranstädt).  She was created Freifrau von Bergen 22 Feb 1844, and Gräfin von Bergen in Austria 19 Sep 1846, by Diploma 3 Dec 1846.  She married secondly (Frankfurt-am-Main 28 Oct 1851) Karl Adolf Graf von Hohenthal (Dölkau 27 Nov 1811-Knauthayn 9 Oct 1875). 

-        ELECTORS of HESSEN,  GRAFEN von SCHAUMBURG FÜRSTEN von HANAU, GRAFEN von REICHENBACH

William IX/I had four illegitimate children by Mistress (1):

5.          WILHELM Freiherr von Heimrod (1775-Naples 6 Jan 1811).  Legitimated at Kassel 10 Mar 1800.  Lieutenant in the Hessian Legion in Bohemia.

6.          KARL Freiherr von Heimrod (19 Jul 1776-Paris 13 May 1827).  m (30 Mar 1803) CHARLOTTE Freiin von Stockhausen, daughter of FRIEDRICH Freiherr von Stockhausen & his wife Wilhelmine Juliane Margareta von Bardesleben (15 Jul 1781-31 Dec 1855). 

-        FREIHERREN von HEIMROD

7.          FRIEDRICH Freiherr von Heimrod (9 Aug 1777-30 Oct 1777).

8.          FRIEDRICH Freiherr von Heimrod (1778-killed in action at Teplitz 3 Sep 1813).  Major General in the Baden Army. 

-        FREIHERREN von HEIMROD

William IX/I had eight illegitimate children by Mistress (2):   

9.          WILHELM KARL Ritter (24 Dec 1779-21 Jan 1856).  He used the name “von Lindenthal” from 1783.  Legitimated at Kassel 10 Mar 1800 under the name “von Haynau”.  Lieutenant Colonel in the Electoral Hessian Army.  m firstly (24 Dec 1803) KAROLINE von Schack, daughter of FRIEDRICH LUDWIG von Schack & his wife Karoline von Stutterheim (-28 Jan 1807).  m secondly (24 Dec 1808) LUISE SOPHIE Buderus von Carlshausen, daughter of KARL FRIEDRICH Buderus von Carlshausen & his wife Maria Dorothea Gullmann (10 Sep 1787-21 Jul 1813).  m thirdly (Mar/Jun 1818) SOPHIE FRIEDERIKE KAROLINE von Lengerke, daughter of [GEORG EMANUEL] von Lengerke & his wife Elizabeth Beatty (12 Jul 1798-18 Mar 1820).  m fourthly (30 Jan 1822) ELISABETH Freiin von Trott zu Solz, daughter of WILHELM WALRAB von Trott zu Solz & his wife Katharine Heubler (14 Dec 1793-15 Jun 1844). 

-        FREIHERREN von HAYNAU

10.       GEORG WILHELM Ritter (27 Feb 1781-in Russia Feb 1813).  He used the name “von Lindenthal” from 1783.  Legitimated at Kassel 10 Mar 1800 under the name “von Haynau”.  m (14 Apr 1808) CHARLOTTE SOPHIE von Wildungen, daughter of LUDWIG von Wildungen & his wife Charlotte Freiin von Breidenbach zu Breidenstein (21 Oct 1782-14 Mar 1858). 

-        FREIHERREN von HAYNAU

11.       PHILIPP LUDWIG Ritter (18 May 1782-5 Jun 1843).  He used the name “von Lindenthal” from 1783.  Legitimated at Kassel 10 Mar 1800 under the name “von Haynau”.  m (24 Feb 1821) as her second husband, WILHELMINE Gräfin von Zeppelin, widow of LUDWIG Graf Taube, daughter of KARL Graf von Zeppelin & his wife Katharine Ulrike Freiin von Delwig (6 Jan 1791-22 Dec 1872). 

-        FREIHERREN von HAYNAU

12.       WILHELMINE von Lindenthal (20 Jul 1783-27 May 1866).  Legitimated at Kassel 10 Mar 1800 under the name “von Haynau”.  m (6 Apr 1801) KARL Freiherr von Hanstein, son of --- (-8 Apr 1861).  Minister of State of the Electorate of Hessen.

13.       MORITZ Freiherr von Lindenthal (4 Jul 1784-Moshchaisk, Russia 9 Sep 1812).  Legitimated at Kassel 10 Mar 1800 under the name “von Haynau”.  m (6 Jan 1809) ANNA AUGUSTE von Wurmb, daughter of --- (23 Jan 1789-30 Mar 1872).

-        FREIHERREN von HAYNAU

14.       MARIE SOPHIE AGNES PHILIPPINE AUGUSTE von Lindenthal (11 Sep 1785-21 Apr 1865).  Legitimated at Kassel 10 Mar 1800 under the name “von Haynau”.  m (9 Apr 1805) WILHELM Freiherr von Wintzingerode, son of --- (-21 Jun 1819).

15.       JULIUS HEINRICH FRIEDRICH LUDWIG von Lindenthal (14 Oct 1786-14 Mar 1853).  Legitimated at Kassel 10 Mar 1800 under the name “von Haynau”.  Governor General of Hungary 1848.  m (28 Oct 1808) THERESIA Weber von Treuenfels, daughter of JOHANN BAPTIST Weber von Treuenfels (29 May 1787-21 Oct 1851).

-        FREIHERREN von HAYNAU

16.       OTTO von Lindenthal (12 Jun 1788-before 24 May 1792).  He was not recognised by Wilhelm IX as his son.

Wilhelm IX/I had thirteen illegitimate children by Mistress (3):  

17.       WILHELM FRIEDRICH Graf von Schlotheim (23 Jun 1789-26 Apr 1790).

18.       WILHELM KARL Graf von Schlotheim (19 May 1790-22 Mar 1867).  Legitimated at Kassel 10 Mar 1800.  Graf von Hessenstein from 1811.  m (22 Sep 1820) ANGELIKA Gräfin von Osten-Sacken, daughter of FRIEDRICH Graf von der Osten-Sacken & his wife Amalie Gräfin von Hoym (4 May 1802-12 Oct 1852). 

-        GRAFEN von HESSENSTEIN

19.       FERDINAND Graf von Schlotheim (19 May 1791-15 Dec 1794).

20.       KAROLINE FRIEDERIKE AUGUSTE Gräfin von Schlotheim (9 Jun 1792-21 Aug 1797).

21.       AUGUSTE WILHELMINE Gräfin von Schlotheim (22 Aug 1793-21 Aug 1795).

22.       LUDWIG KARL Graf von Schlotheim (11 Aug 1794-17 Nov 1857).  Legitimated at Kassel 10 Mar 1800.  Graf von Hessenstein from 1811.  Gentleman of the Bedchamber (Kammerherr). at the Prussian Court.  m (28 Mar 1818) AUGUSTE WILHELMINE Gräfin von Pückler Freiin von Groditz, daughter of KARL Graf von Pückler zu Gimmel & his wife --- (21 Sep 1794-8 Nov 1861).

23.       FRIEDERIKE AUGUSTE Gräfin von Schlotheim (Kassel 16 Oct 1795-Beven, Switzerland 23 Sep 1855).  Legitimated at Kassel 10 Mar 1800.  Graf von Hessenstein from 1811.  m (Kassel 28 Jan 1824) WILHELM von Steuber, son of --- (Kassel 29 Dec 1790-Kassel 6 Jun 1845).

24.       child stillborn (1799).

25.       child stillborn (1799).

26.       WILHELM LUDWIG GEORGE Graf von Schlotheim (28 Jul 1800-16 Jan 1836).  Graf von Hessenstein from 1811.  Gentleman of the Bedchamber (Kammerherr). at the Electoral Court of Hesse.  m firstly (25 Mar 1827) LUISE Freiin von dem Bussche-Hünnefeld, daughter of CLAMOR DIETRICH von dem Bussche-Hünnefeld & his wife Wilhelmine Friederike Elise von Dalwigk zu Schauenburg (27 Mar 1804-21 May 1829).  m secondly (20 Jun 1831) KAROLINE Wolff von Gudenburg, daughter of MORITZ Wolff von Gudenburg & his wife Sophie von der Malsburg (11 Feb 1812-20 Aug 1836). 

-        GRAFEN von HESSENSTEIN

27.       FRIEDRICH LUDWIG Graf von Schlotheim (8 Feb 1803-8 Sep 1805).

28.       KAROLINE Gräfin von Schlotheim (16 Feb 1804-Montreux 18 Mar 1891).  Gräfin von Hessenstein from 1811.  m (21 Jan 1822) KARL Freiherr von Stenglin, son of --- (12 Aug 1791-Geneva 15 Mar 1871).

29.       son stillborn (1807).

 

 

 

I.        GROßHERZOGEN von HESSEN und bei RHEIN

 

 

LUDWIG Erbprinz von Hessen-Darmstadt, son of LUDWIG IX Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt & his first wife Karoline Henriette Christine Pfalzgräfin von Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld (Prenzlau 14 Jun 1753-Darmstadt 6 Apr 1830, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  Lieutenant General in the Russian Army.  He succeeded his father in 1790 as LUDWIG X Landgraf von Hessen-DarmstadtLUDWIG I Großherzog von Hessen 13 Aug 1806.  Großherzog von Hessen und bei Rhein 7 Jul 1816. 

m (Darmstadt 19 Feb 1777) LUISE HENRIETTE KAROLINE Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt, daughter of GEORG WILHELM Prinz von Hessen-Darmstadt & his wife Luise Gräfin von Leiningen-Dagsburg (Darmstadt 15 Feb 1761-Auerbach 24 Oct 1829, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche). 

Ludwig X/I & his wife had eight children: 

1.         LUDWIG Prinz von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 26 Dec 1777-Darmstadt 16 Jun 1848, bur Pforzheim Schloßkirche).  He became Erbprinz von Hessen-Darmstadt on the accession of his father in 1790.  He succeeded his father in 1830 as LUDWIG II Großherzog von Hessen und bei Rheinm (Karlsruhe 19 Jun 1804) his first cousin, WILHELMINE Pss von Baden, daughter of KARL LUDWIG Erbprinz von Baden & his wife Friederike Amalie Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt (Karlsruhe 10 Sep 1788-Rosenhöhe bei Darmstadt 27 Jan 1836, bur Pforzheim Schloßkirche). 

-        GROßHERZOGEN von HESSEN und bei RHEIN 1848-1918

2.         LUISE Pss von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 16 Jan 1779-Köthen 18 Apr 1811, bur Köthen St Jakob)m (Darmstadt 27 Jul 1800) LUDWIG Prinz von Anhalt-Köthen, son of KARL GEORG LEBRECHT Fürst von Anhalt-Köthen & his wife Luise Charlotte Pss von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (Köthen 25 Sep 1778-Köthen 16 Sep 1802, bur Köthen St Jakob).  

3.         GEORG Prinz von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 31 Aug 1780-Darmstadt 17 Apr 1856, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  m (morganatically Potritsan 29 Jan 1804, separated 1822, divorced 1 Sep 1827) CAROLINE Török de Szendrö, daughter of ANDREAS Török de Szendrö & his wife Caroline Lanser zu Moos und Festenstein (23 Apr 1786-Rome 28 Oct 1862).  She was created Freifrau von Menden 29 Jan 1804, Gräfin von Nidda 1 May 1808, Pss von Nidda 14 Jun 1821.  Mistress (1): ADELAIDA Contessa Rosti, daughter of --- from Milan, wife of Baron Bredow, Prussian State and Police Director at Warsaw.  Georg & his wife had one child: 

a)         LUISE CHARLOTTE GEORGINE WILHELMINE Freiin von Menden (Lampenheim 11 Nov 1804-Florence 30 Jan 1833).  Gräfin von Nidda from 1808, Pss von Nidda 14 Jun 1821.  m (11 Aug 1829) LUCA Bourbon del Monte Marchese del Monte Santa Maria, son of --- (24 Aug 1808).

Georg had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):  

b)         ANNA Seeger ([May 1803]-after 1856.  Prinz Georg recognised her as his daughter in 1821.  She was ennobled under the name “Freiin von Treuenlier” 26 Jul 1821.  m (Vienna 2 Dec 1826) MICHELE Antonini, son of ---.

4.         FRIEDRICH Prinz von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 14 May 1788-Paris 16 Mar 1867, bur Darmstadt katholische Kirche).  Maréchal de Camp in the French Army.  Major General in the Russian Army.  General of Infantry in the Hessian Army.  Prinz von Hessen und bei Rhein from 1816.

5.         daughter (b and d Darmstadt 11 May 1789, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).

6.         daughter (b and d Darmstadt 11 May 1789, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).

7.         EMIL Prinz von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 3 Sep 1790-Baden-Baden 30 Apr 1856, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  Lieutenant General in the Imperial French Army.  General of Cavalry in the Hessian Army.  Prinz von Hessen und bei Rhein from 1816.

8.         GUSTAV Prinz von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 18 Dec 1791-Braunschweig 30 Jan 1806, bur Braunschweig Cathedral).

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    GRAFEN von KATZENELNBOGEN

 

 

 

1.         DIETHERAnno [II] Archbishop of Köln granted property "in…Sulsa" belonging to Kloster Siegburg to "nobili viro Diodericho…et uxor ipsius" for life in return for property in Kirchscheid by charter dated to [1066/75][50]m ---. 

 

2.         HEINRICH [I] von Katzenelnbogen (-before 1108, bur Kloster Siegburg).  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the property of Kloster Siegburg, including donations made by "Heinricus de Cazennellenboge et uxor eius Lutgart" in the presence of "matre sua Iuditha et fratribus Gerlaco, Theoderico, Adelgero", by charter dated 1102 witnessed by "Adalbertus comes et advocatus…"[51]m as her first husband, LIUTGARD von Hengebach, daughter of ADELGER von Hengebach & his wife Judith ---.  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the property of Kloster Siegburg, including donations made by "Heinricus de Cazennellenboge et uxor eius Lutgart" in the presence of "matre sua Iuditha et fratribus Gerlaco, Theoderico, Adelgero", by charter dated 1102 witnessed by "Adalbertus comes et advocatus…"[52]She married secondly (before 15 May 1108) Goswin [III] Graf von StahleckHer second marriage is confirmed by the undated charter under which Konrad III King of Germany confirmed an exchange of property between the archbishop of Köln and the abbot of Sprengirsbach, witnessed by "Herimannus Palatinus comes de Reno et frater suus Heinricus de Cacenelenboge…"[53]Heinrich [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         HEINRICH [II] von Katzenelnbogen (-1160 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  "…Heinricus de Cazenelenboge…" witnessed the charter dated 1135 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed privileges of Mainz[54].  Albero Archbishop of Trier confirmed the foundation of Kloster Lonnich by charter dated 1142 witnessed by "Walrammus comes de Arlo, Fridericus comes de Vianna, Gerlacus, Reinboldus, Sigefridus fratres de Isenburch, Heinricus de Cazenelinboge…"[55]Graf von Katzenelnbogen"...Henricum de Katzinelinbogen, Bobbonem de Hennenberch, Adelbertum de Lewinstein: comites omnes…" witnessed the charter dated 1147 under which Konrad III King of Germany confirmed the foundation of Kloster Arnstein[56].  "Hermannus palatinus comes, Heinricus comes frater suus de Catenelenbog, hirsutus comes" (the latter being Pfalzgraf Hermann's uterine half-brother) witnessed the charter dated 1149 under which Heinrich [I] Archbishop of Mainz settled a dispute between Kloster Hasungen and Stifte Fritzlar[57]"Herimannus palatinus comes de Reno et frater eius Heinricus de Cacenelenboge" were among those recorded as present in the Sententia contra temeritates ministerialium pronounced by Konrad III King of Germany by charter dated 21 Aug 1149[58].  "…Heinricus iunior de Kazenelnbugun…" subscribed the charter dated 8 Apr 1151 under which Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Kloster St Jacob[59].  Konrad Bishop of Worms confirmed donations to Kloster Schönau by charter dated 1152 witnessed by "Heinricus comes de Chacenelenbogen, Bobbo comes de Loufen, Egere comes de Vehingen, Berchtolt comes de Calwen, Bertholdus de Eberstein…"[60].  The Annales Sancti Disibodi (Continuatio) name "…Henricus de Kazzenelenboge…" among those present with the king when he celebrated Christmas at Worms in 1155[61]m HILDEGARD, daughter of --- (-24 Feb ----, bur Kloster Lorsch).  Wenck indicates that the wife of Heinrich [II] Graf von Katzenelnbogen was Hildegard von Henneberg, daughter of Gotebold [II] Graf von Henneberg & his wife Liutgard ---[62].  He appears to base his argument on the appearance of members of the Henneberg family in the necrology of Lorsch.  However, the doubt about the connection of Hildegard’s supposed mother Luitgard to the Hohenberg family (also featured in the Lorsch necrology) weakens his argument.  He also highlights a charter dated 1182 under which Hermann Bishop of Münster (supposedly a member of the Katzenelnbogen family) records a donation made by [Hildegard’s supposed nephew] “Bobpo comes cognatus noster...cum matre Berhda[63].  The necrology of Lorsch records the death "VI Kal Feb" of "Hildegardis comitissa de Kazzenelenbogen"[64].  Heinrich [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          BERTHOLD [I] von Katzenelnbogen (-1170 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Graf von Katzenelnbogen

-         see below

 

 

BERTHOLD [I] von Katzenelnbogen, son of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Hildegard von Henneberg (-1170 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Graf von Katzenelnbogen.  1157/70. 

m ADELHEID von Laufen, daughter of KONRAD Graf von Laufen & his wife Giselhild von Arnstein.  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "comitis Bopponis et sororis eius Adelheidis" as the children of "comitis de Loufo" and his wife, the fifth sister of Ludwig [II] von Arnstein, adding that Adelheid was the mother of "Bertholdus et Dietherus comites de Catzenellenbogen"[65]

Bernhard [I] & his wife had two children: 

1.         BERTHOLD [II] von Katzenelnbogen (-before [Feb 1207/10]).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Bertholdus et Dietherus comites de Catzenellenbogen" as children of Adelheid von Laufen[66]"…Brunone preposito s. Marie in Colonia eiusque fratre Euerhardo comite de Seyne, Theoderico comite de Widhe et filio eius Theoderico clerico, Reginhere comite de Froisbrecht, Ulrico comite de Nurberg et eius filio Gerhardo comite de Are, Gerhardo comite de Dietsa, Bertholdo comite de Kazinelelnboge, Ludeuico comite de Spanheim, Simone comite de Sarebrucke, Henrico comite de Kessele…" witnessed the charter dated 1189 under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln granted "castrum Stakelecke et advocatiam in Bacherache" to "palatini comitis Cuonradi…et eius iugali domine Irmentrudi eiusque filie Agneti"[67][m (Feb 1207/1210]) as her first husband, ALIX de Montbéliard, daughter of AMEDEE de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard & his first wife Beatrix --- (-after 1244).  The Lignages d'Outremer name "la contece Aalis qui avoit esté feme dou conte Bertot…suer de Gautier de Monbeliart et ante de Eudde de Monbeliart" as wife of "Phelippe…bailli de Chypre"[68].  The identification of Berthold [II] von Katzenelnbogen as the first husband of Alix de Montbéliard is not certain.  She married secondly ([Feb 1207/1210]) as his second wife, Philippe Ibelin Bailiff of Cyprus.  "Philippus de Ibelin" donated property to the Knights Hospitallers, with the consent of "…Alicis comitissæ uxoris suæ", by charter dated 15 May 1210[69] "Johannes de Ybelino, dominus Berithi et Johannes dominus Cæsareæ" guaranteed the sale of property to the Knights Hospitallers by "Johannes de Ybelino, filius defuncti Philippi de Ybelino" by charter dated Apr 1232 addressed to "Aelisia comitissa, uxore quondam Philippi de Ybelino, eiusque filia Maria"[70].  Boniface abbé de Cîteaux confirmed the authorisation by the archbishop of Nicosia to "domine A[elisie], relicte…domini Philippi de Ybelino" for the foundation of a convent in Nicosia, by charter dated Mar 1244[71].] 

2.         DIETHER [I] von Katzenelnbogen (-[1214/19]).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Bertholdus et Dietherus comites de Catzenellenbogen" as children of Adelheid von Laufen[72]Graf von Katzenelnbogenm ---.  The name of Diether´s wife is not known.  Dietrich [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         DIETHER [II] (-1245 or after).  "Ditherus comes de Katzinellinbogen et uxor mea Hildegundis" granted customs privileges to Kloster Eberbach, while on crusade, by charter dated 1219, witnessed by "Hartberto de Katzenelnbogen et filio eius Theoderico…"[73]Graf von Katzenelnbogen 

-        see below

b)         HEINRICH (-16 Aug [after 1245]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Graf von Hohenstein: "Henricus comes de Hoinstein et Dideradis uxor nostra" donated property to Münstermaifeld, for the soul of "filii nostri Henrici bone memorie ibidem sepulti", by charter dated Dec 1232[74]"Heinricus comes de Hoinstein" donated two serfs to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1 Apr 1233[75]The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 16 Aug of "Henrici comitis de Hoensteyn, qui contulit nobis duas areas in Berringart"[76]m DIETHRUD, daughter of ---.  "Henricus comes de Hoinstein et Dideradis uxor nostra" donated property to Münstermaifeld, for the soul of "filii nostri Henrici bone memorie ibidem sepulti", by charter dated Dec 1232[77].  Heinrich & his wife had one child: 

i)          HEINRICH (-before Dec 1232, bur Münstermaifeld).  "Henricus comes de Hoinstein et Dideradis uxor nostra" donated property to Münstermaifeld, for the soul of "filii nostri Henrici bone memorie ibidem sepulti", by charter dated Dec 1232[78]

 

 

1.         SIMON (-after 15 Dec 1237).  Graf von Katzenelnbogen.  "S…comes de Katzenellenbogen" confirmed donations of property "in villis Ubestat et Czutern" made to Speyer by charter dated 15 Dec 1237, witnessed by "…Simone de Katzenelnbogen…"[79]

 

 

DIETHER [II] von Katzenelnbogen, son of DIETHER Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife --- (-1245 or after).  "Ditherus comes de Katzinellinbogen et uxor mea Hildegundis" granted customs privileges to Kloster Eberbach, while on crusade, by charter dated 1219, witnessed by "Hartberto de Katzenelnbogen et filio eius Theoderico…"[80]Graf von Katzenelnbogen

m (before 1219) HILDEGUNDE, daughter of ---.  "Ditherus comes de Katzinellinbogen et uxor mea Hildegundis" granted customs privileges to Kloster Eberbach, while on crusade, by charter dated 1219, witnessed by "Hartberto de Katzenelnbogen et filio eius Theoderico…"[81].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Hildegunde was the possible daughter of Eberhard Graf von Eberstein, but the basis for this speculation is not known[82]

Diether [II] & his wife had three children: 

1.         DIETHER [III] (-13 Jan 1276, bur Mainz Klarissenkloster).  Heinrich Abbot of Fulda granted property to "Dietherus et Eberhardus comites de Cazenellenbogen" by charter dated 17 Mar 1250[83]"Dietherus et Eberhardus fratres comites de Kazenelenbogen" agreed a division of their territories by charter dated 1250[84]"Ditherus comes de Katzinelinbogen et Ebirhardus frater noster" granted customs privileges at Schloß Rheinfels to Kloster Eberbach by charter dated 1 Jul 1252[85]"Hermannus…comes de Henninberg" granted Schloß Dornberg to "Ditero…comiti de Katzenelnbogen, Margarete comitisse uxori sue" by charter dated 22 Sep 1270[86]"Ditherus et Eberhardus fratres comites de Catzenelenbogen et Margareta legitima collateralis eiusdem Ditheri" granted granted customs privileges at St Soar and Rheinfels to the town of Wesel by charter dated 28 Apr 1273[87].  An epitaph at Mainz records the death "in Octava Epiphanie" in 1276 of "Comes Dytherus de Katzenelnbogen"[88]The necrology of Clarenthal St. Clara records the death "Octava Epiphanie" of "Dominus Ditherus comes de Kazzenelnbogen avunculus domini Regis"[89]m firstly AGNES, daughter of RUPRECHT Raugraf zu Altenbaumburg & his wife --- (-before Sep 1258).  "Comes Ditherus de Katzenelnpogen" donated revenue from Gehaborn to Kloster Eberbach, with the consent of "fratris nostri Eberhardi", for the soul of "quondam uxoris nostræ dominæ Agnetis", by charter dated Sep 1258[90].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   m secondly (1261) MARGARETA von Jülich, daughter of WILHELM Graf von Jülich & his wife Richardis van Gelre (-12 Oct [1293]).  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 28 Jun 1264 under which Iring Bishop of Würzburg granted property to "Dithero comiti de Katzenelnbogen…uxori tuæ nate comitis Juliacensis"[91]"Hermannus…comes de Henninberg" granted Schloß Dornberg to "Ditero…comiti de Katzenelnbogen, Margarete comitisse uxori sue" by charter dated 22 Sep 1270[92]"Ditherus et Eberhardus fratres comites de Catzenelenbogen et Margareta legitima collateralis eiusdem Ditheri" granted granted customs privileges at St Soar and Rheinfels to the town of Wesel by charter dated 28 Apr 1273[93].  Adolf King of Germany settled the dispute between "Margaretam uxorem…Dietheri comitis de Katzenellenbogen avunculi nostri…neptem nostram" and "Dietherum ac Wilhelmum ipsius filios" by charter dated 5 Nov 1292[94].  Diether [III] & his second wife had four children: 

a)         ELISABETH (-10 Mar 1330).  Richard King of Germany confirmed the succession of "Ditherum comitem de Catzenellebogen…filia sua" is her father had no male children by charter dated 25 May 1269[95].  The marriage contract of "Engilhardus senior de Weinsberg…Conrado filio meo" and "Elsybetam filiam…Dietheri comitis de Katzenelebogen" is dated 1269, witnessed by "Engilhardi filii fratris mei et Alberti generi mei"[96]"Cunrat von Winsberg der Alte…und…Cunrat und…Engelhart sine Sune…und…Engelhart von Winsberg Hern Cunrates…Sun von Winsberg, des Elteren" renounced rights in the dower of "Frou Elsebethen von Katzenelenbogen, Hern Cunrates…von Winsberg elicher Wirtin" by charter dated 1304[97]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "10 Mar" in 1330 of "Elisabeth comitissa de Catzenellnbogen relicta Conradi de Winsberg"[98]m (betrothed 1269) KONRAD [III] Graf von Weinsberg, son of ENGELHARD Graf von Weinsberg & his wife ---. 

b)         WILHELM ([1270/73]-17 Nov 1331).  His parentage is confirmed by his marriage contract between "Ludovicus dominus de Ysenburg…Yrmingardam filiam nostram" and "Margaretha comitissa de Katzenelnbogen…Wilhelmus filius noster" dated to [1276/77][99]

-        see below

c)         DIETHER [IV] ([1271/75]-9 Jun 1315)"Fridericus de Frankenstein" swore allegiance to "Wilhelmi et Dietheri comitum de Katzenelnbogen" by charter dated 23 Jul 1292 which names "frater patris nostri noster patruus comes Everhardus"[100].  Adolf King of Germany settled the dispute between "Margaretam uxorem…Dietheri comitis de Katzenellenbogen avunculi nostri…neptem nostram" and "Dietherum ac Wilhelmum ipsius filios" by charter dated 5 Nov 1292[101].  "Wernherus de Falckenstein dominus in Minzenberg" reached agreement with "Dietherum ac Eberhardum comites de Katzenelnbogen" concerning "aquarum piscariarium…apud Oppenheim" by charter dated early Jul 1293[102]m ([1304/16 Aug 1308]) as her second husband, KATHARINA von Kleve, widow of WALRAM Graf von Kessel, daughter of DIETRICH LUF von Kleve Graf von Hülchrath & his first wife --- (-after 2 Jul 1357).  "Catharina relicta quondam…Ditheri comitis de Katzenelnbogen" confirmed customs privileges of Kloster Eberbach at St Goar by charter dated 11 Nov 1316[103]She married thirdly (before 1317) Heinrich Raugraf von Altenbaumberg, son of ---.  "Katerine dye Ruegreuinne, dochter…Loeues van Cleue greuen to Hilkerade" relinquished her inheritance rights from "onse…broeder her Otte praest to sunte Gereone" by charter dated 10 Aug 1349[104].  Diether & his wife had one child: 

i)          DIETHER (-[16 May 1322/28 Oct 1325]).  "Gerlach Greff von Nassouwe" acknowledged a debt to "Katzenelnbogen…unserne Neben Dythern des…Sune Greven Dythers" under age by charter dated 16 May 1322[105].  A charter dated 28 Oct 1325 names "Wilhelmo comiti de Katzinelnbogen" and "quondam filii fratris vestri"[106].  A charter dated 1326 records the agreement between "Grefe Wilhelm von Catzenelenpogen" and "Grefen Gerlach von Nassaw, Greve Symon von Spanheim, Hern Engelhart von Seyne, Hern Gottfrieden von Eppenstein und…Hern Henrichen von Hoenfels…unsen Nebin Ebirhart von Catzenelenbogen" concerning the inheritance of "Dither uns Bruder…Sun"[107].  A charter dated 1 Sep 1326 records the judgment between "Graf Wilhelm von Katzinelnbogen" and "Frowin Katerinen Grefinnen von Katzenelnbogen, Philipps von Spanheim und Ebirharte Greffen von Katzinelnbogen…und Johannis sins Neven" concerning the inheritance of "Greff Dyther…und sin Sun"[108]

d)         BERTHOLD ([1273/76]-9 Oct 1316).  "Graf Berthold zue Cazenelnbogen probst der St Martinskirche zu Wesel" transferred property to the burghers of Katzenelnbogen and Hohenstein following the allocation of their inheritance with "seine Bruedere Graf Wilhelm und Diether zue Cazenelnbogen" after the death of their mother, undated[109]"Bertolff Greve Dytirs Sun van Katzenelnbogin…Prost van Wesele zu sente Martine" sold his share in their parents´ inheritance to "mime Brudrir Greue Wilhelme" by charter dated 24 Feb 1306[110]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "Dionisii Epi" in 1316 of "Bertholdus comes de Katzenelenbogen prepositus Wesaliensis"[111]

2.         EBERHARD (-24 Aug 1311, bur Kloster Eberbach).  Heinrich Abbot of Fulda granted property to "Dietherus et Eberhardus comites de Cazenellenbogen" by charter dated 17 Mar 1250[112]

-        see below

3.         ADELHEID [Mechtild] (-Mainz 22 Feb 1288, bur Mainz Klarissen-Kloster).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 5 Nov 1292 under which Adolf King of Germany settled the dispute between "Margaretam uxorem…Dietheri comitis de Katzenellenbogen avunculi nostri…neptem nostram" and "Dietherum ac Wilhelmum ipsius filios"[113].  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…filii Henrici comitis…Walleramus, Methildis comitissa et filius eius Adolfus rex, Otto et uxor eius Agnes…"[114]The necrology of Mainz St Clara records the death "Non Kal Mar" in 1288 of "Alheidis…comitissa de Nassowe" and her burial "in habitu soror"[115]m (before 1250) WALRAM [II] Graf von Nassau, son of HEINRICH II "der Reiche" Graf von Nassau & his wife Mathilde van Gelderland ([1220]-24 Jan 1276). 

 

 

WILHELM von Katzenelnbogen, son of DIETHER [III] Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Margareta von Jülich ([1270/73]-17 Nov 1331).  His parentage is confirmed by his marriage contract between "Ludovicus dominus de Ysenburg…Yrmingardam filiam nostram" and "Margaretha comitissa de Katzenelnbogen…Wilhelmus filius noster" dated to [1276/77][116]"Fridericus de Frankenstein" swore allegiance to "Wilhelmi et Dietheri comitum de Katzenelnbogen" by charter dated 23 Jul 1292 which names "frater patris nostri noster patruus comes Everhardus"[117].  Adolf King of Germany settled the dispute between "Margaretam uxorem…Dietheri comitis de Katzenellenbogen avunculi nostri…neptem nostram" and "Dietherum ac Wilhelmum ipsius filios" by charter dated 5 Nov 1292[118]"Dytherus…Trevirensis ecclesie archiepiscopus" granted property "in villis de Husen et in Burniche", assigned by "Henricus miles dominus de Ysenburg…sue Yrmengardi nepti, collateralis…Wilhelmi comitis de Katzinelnbogen", to Graf Wilhelm after the death of his wife, by charter dated 11 Aug 1303[119]"Wilhelm Greff von Katzinelinbogen" confirmed the majority of "unse Kinder…Wilhelm unse Elste Sun…Dyther unse Sun", with the advice of "unse Sweger…Hern Heinrichis des Greffen von Waldecke, Hern Adolfis, Hern Gotfridis, Hern Eberhardis, und Hern Ludewigis, Gebrüdere", by charter dated 19 Jun 1331[120]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "XV Kal Dec" in 1331 of "Comes Wilhelmus de Katzenellenbogen qui construxit castrum dictum Richenberg"[121]

m firstly (betrothed [1276/77], before 7 Nov 1295) IRMGARD von Isenburg, daughter of LUDWIG Herr von Isenburg & his wife --- (-before 11 Aug 1303).  The marriage contract of "Ludovicus dominus de Ysenburg…Yrmingardam filiam nostram" and "Margaretha comitissa de Katzenelnbogen…Wilhelmus filius noster" is dated to [1276/77] and names "dominus Henricus de Ysenburg pater noster…patrem nostrum comitem Juliacensem…" among the fiduciaries[122]"Rudolfus comes palatinus Reni, dux Bavarie" confirmed that "Wilhelmus comes de Kazzenelnbogen" granted "propter nuptias castrum Lichtenberg" to "domine Irmengardi uxori sue filie…nobilis Ludovici de Ysenburg" by charter dated 7 Nov 1295[123]

m secondly (contract 22 Jan 1314) ADELHEID von Waldeck, daughter of OTTO [I] Graf von Waldeck & his wife Sophie von Hessen (-1 Sep 1329).  The marriage contract between "Heynricus…comes de Waldecke…Alheydim sororem nostram" and "Wilhelmo comiti de Katzenelenbogen" is dated 22 Jan 1314[124]

Wilhelm & his first wife had one child: 

1.         HEILWIG (-after 11 Nov 1346).  "Wilhelmus comes de Cazenelb" granted "bonis nostris in Wisenbach", held before by "dno Ludevico socero nostro pie memorie de Ysenburch", to "Brunonem de Brunsberg generum nostrum…et Heylewigam filiam nostram collateralem ipsius", with the consent of "Lutteri sororii nostri…de Ysenburch", by charter dated 1306[125].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 18 Apr 1333 under which "Wilhelm von Bruntzberg und Herre zu Ysenborg" reached agreement with "Wilhelm eine Grefin zu Katzinelnbogen, mime…Oheime" concerning the inheritance of "Helwig mine Muder, mine Swestern alle"[126]m (contract 2 Dec 1305) BRUNO von Isenburg-Braunsberg, son of JOHANN von Isenburg Herr von Braunsberg & his wife Agnes --- (-1325). 

Wilhelm & his [first/second] wife had one child: 

2.         JOHANN [I] (-before 1331).  The primary source which confirms his mother’s identity has not been found.  The date of his marriage contract does appear early for Johann to have been born from his father’s second marriage.  Until more information comes to light, [first/second] wife is specified.  m (contract 1325) UDA von Isenburg-Limburg, daughter of GERLACH Herr von Isenburg-Limburg & his second wife Kunigunde von Wertheim.  The marriage contract between "Herr Gerlach zu Limpurg und Kunigund seine…Hausfrau ihren Sohn Johann" and "Graven Wilhelms zu Katzenelenbogen Tochter Annen", and between "ihre Tochter Uda" and "Grafen Wilhelms von Katzenelenbogen ältestem Sohne…Graven Johann", is dated 1325[127]On the other hand, the Limburger Chronik records that "edile herre zu Limpurg…Gerlach" and his first wife "von Nassawe…jungfrawe Agnese" had "einer dochter" (first child) who married "Johanne greben zu Catzenelnbogen"[128]

Wilhelm & his [second] wife had six children: 

3.         ELISABETH (-1368).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 10 Jan 1333 under which "Walrave Greven Symons Son von Spanheim" reached agreement with "mime…Swager Wilhelme Grefin von Katzinelbogen" concerning the dower of "miner…Frauwen Elisabet die Swester ist Wilhelms des vorgenanten", with the consent of "Simon Gref von Spanheim egenant, Johann und Reinhold unsre Sone"[129]m (before 10 Jan 1333) WALRAM Graf von Sponheim, son of SIMON [II] Graf von Sponheim & his wife Elisabeth van Valkenburg (-1380). 

4.         ANNA (-after 9 Feb 1350).  The marriage contract between "Herr Gerlach zu Limpurg und Kunigund seine…Hausfrau ihren Sohn Johann" and "Graven Wilhelms zu Katzenelenbogen Tochter Annen", and between "ihre Tochter Uda" and "Grafen Wilhelms von Katzenelenbogen ältestem Sohne…Graven Johann", is dated 1325[130].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 12 Dec 1338 which records the marriage contract between "Wilhelm Grefe zu Katzenelenbogen…und unser Swager Grefe Johann von Nassau…unser Suester Annen" and "Philip von Falkenstein, der Suester Son"[131]"Walram Greve von Spainheim" acknowledged a debt to "unser…Swegerinne Annen der Jungen Frauen von Lympurg" owed by "Elizabethen unser…Huesffrawen" by charter dated 9 Feb 1350[132].  Anna´s title in this document suggests that her 1338 marriage contract did not result in a marriage.  m [firstly] (contract 1325) JOHANN von Isenburg-Limburg, son of GERLACH Herr von Isenburg-Limburg & his second wife Kunigunde von Wertheim (-1336).  [m secondly (contract 12 Dec 1338) PHILIPP von Falkenstein, son of KUNO [II] Herr von Falkenstein & his wife Anna von Nassau-Hadamar.] 

5.         MARGARETA .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 30 Jul 1335 under which "George der Rugrefe und unser…Frowe und unser Son" reached agreement with "Wilhelme Greffen zu Katzinelnbogen, allen sinen Brudern und Geswestern" concerning the inheritance of "unser…Frowen…Margreten, die Dochter", with the consent of "Herrn Rugreven Conrad unsern Bruder, Gref Symon und Gref Johann von Spanheim, Gebrüdere"[133]m GEORG Raugraf, son of ---. 

6.         WILHELM (-before 23 Oct 1385, bur Kloster Eberbach)"Wilhelm Greff von Katzinelinbogen" confirmed the majority of "unse Kinder…Wilhelm unse Elste Sun…Dyther unse Sun", with the advice of "unse Sweger…Hern Heinrichis des Greffen von Waldecke, Hern Adolfis, Hern Gotfridis, Hern Eberhardis, und Hern Ludewigis, Gebrüdere", by charter dated 19 Jun 1331[134].  The town of Coblenz accepted "Jungheren Wilhelmen Greffen zu Katzinelnbogen" as a citizen by charter dated 2 May 1332[135]m firstly (before 2 Aug 1339) as her third husband, JEANNE de Bourgogne Dame d'Héricourt, de Belfort et de Châtelot, widow firstly of ULRICH III Comte de Ferrette and secondly of RUDOLF HESSO Markgraf von Baden, daughter of RENAUD de Bourgogne [Comté] Comte de Montbéliard & his wife Guillemette de Neuchâtel Ctss de Montbéliard (-[26 Aug 1347/11 Sep 1349]).  Jeanne de Montbéliard comtesse de Katznellebogheim” founded “[le] chapitre [de Belfort]” by charter dated 1342[136]m secondly (contract 22 Jul 1355) ELISABETH von Hanau, daughter of ULRICH [III] Herr von Hanau & his wife ---.  The marriage contract between "Herr Ulrich zu Hanau…seine Tochter Elsen" and "Graf Wilhelmen zu Catzenelnbogen" is dated 1355[137]"Else Grefinne zu Katzenelenbogen" renounced her rights in "Twingenburg", granted by "Wilhelm Grefe zu Katzinelnbogen unser…Hutzwirt", in return for Darmstadt, with the consent of "sin Bruder Grefe Eberhart unser Swager", by charter dated 3 Feb 1360, witnessed by "unsers Vader Hern Ulrichs Hern zu Hanauwe"[138]"Ulrich Herre zu Hanauwe" agreed with "Wilhelms Greven zu Katzenelbog untzs…Swageres…mit Namen Greuen Ebirhard von Katzenelbog sinen Bruder" concerning the rights of "Else Grevinne zu Katzenelbogen untze…Swester, Wilhelme Greue zu Katzenelbog, iren…Husherren, untzn…Swager" in Darmstadt by charter dated 24 Nov 1375[139]

7.         DIETHER (-Oct 1350).  Pope John XXII granted "eccl. Trever. canonicatum" to “Diethero nato Vilhelmi comitis de Katzinelembogen”, dated 9 Jan 1329[140]"Wilhelm Greff von Katzinelinbogen" confirmed the majority of "unse Kinder…Wilhelm unse Elste Sun…Dyther unse Sun", with the advice of "unse Sweger…Hern Heinrichis des Greffen von Waldecke, Hern Adolfis, Hern Gotfridis, Hern Eberhardis, und Hern Ludewigis, Gebrüdere", by charter dated 19 Jun 1331[141]"Dyther Grevin Wilhelms…Sun von Katzenellenbogen" reached agreement with "minen Bruder Wilhelm" regarding the division of their territories, naming "mime Ome der Greve von Waldecken und sine Bruder…minen…Swager Greven Walraven von Spanheim", by charter dated 31 Aug 1339[142].  Abbot of Prüm.  "Ebirhart von Katzinelnbogen" reached agreement with "mine Bruder Gref Wilhelm von Katzinelnbogen" regarding his inheritance, in the presence of "minen Bruder Herrn Dyther Abt zu Prüme, minen Swager Graf Walrav von Spanheim…", by charter dated 31 Dec 1343[143]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "Octobris" in 1350 of "Abbas Dietherus"[144]

8.         EBERHARD (-9 Dec 1403).  "Ebirhart von Katzinelnbogen" reached agreement with "mine Bruder Gref Wilhelm von Katzinelnbogen" regarding his inheritance, in the presence of "minen Bruder Herrn Dyther Abt zu Prüme, minen Swager Graf Walrav von Spanheim…", by charter dated 31 Dec 1343[145]The Limburger Chronik records "zwene edilen greben von Catzenelnbogen…einer Eberhart…ander…Dithart…von Limpurg geborn von der muder"[146].  "Ruprecht…Pfaltzgrave bey Rine und Herzog zu Beyern" recorded a loan to "Grafe Ebirhart von Katzenelnbogen", with the consent of "der Frouwen Gut von Kobern und die Herr Heinrich von Katzenelnbogen…altz sin Furmünder, Herrn Ditherich und Herrn Friderich Gebrüdern von Rimberg…uunsers…Neuen…Grafen Johanns von Katzenelnbogen", by charter dated 24 Dec 1351[147]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "V Id Dec" in 1403 of "comes Eberhardus de Katzenellenbogen"[148]m (contract 12 Nov 1367) AGNES von Diez, daughter of GERHARD [VII] Graf von Diez & his wife --- (-18 Nov 1399).  The marriage contract between "Graf Eberhard von Katzenelnbogen" and "Gräfin Agnes von Diez" is dated 12 Nov 1367[149]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "XIV Kal Dec" in 1399 of "nobilis domicella Agnes de Katzenellenbogen"[150]Eberhard & his wife had one child: 

a)         ANNA (-27 Oct 1439).  The Limburger Chronik records "zwene edilen greben von Catzenelnbogen…einer Eberhart…ander…Dithart…von Limpurg geborn von der muder", adding that Graf Eberhard "gap sine dochter greben Dithardes sone…Johan"[151].  The marriage contract between "Diether Graffe zu Katzinelnbogen…Johann unsern Son" and "Annen Graffen Ebirhardis Dochtere" is dated 2 Feb 1383[152]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "in vigilia Simonis et Judæ" in 1439 of "domina Anna filia comitis Eberhardi de Katzenelenbogen"[153]m (contract 2 Feb 1383) JOHANN Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of DIETHER [VIII Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his first wife Elisabeth von Nassau-Wiesbaden (-1444). 

 

 

EBERHARD von Katzenelnbogen, son of DIETHER [IV] Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Hildegunde --- (-24 Aug 1311, bur Kloster Eberbach).  Heinrich Abbot of Fulda granted property to "Dietherus et Eberhardus comites de Cazenellenbogen" by charter dated 17 Mar 1250[154]"Dietherus et Eberhardus fratres comites de Kazenelenbogen" agreed a division of their territories by charter dated 1250[155]"Ditherus comes de Katzinelinbogen et Ebirhardus frater noster" granted customs privileges at Schloß Rheinfels to Kloster Eberbach by charter dated 1 Jul 1252[156]"Ditherus et Eberhardus fratres comites de Catzenelenbogen et Margareta legitima collateralis eiusdem Ditheri" granted granted customs privileges at St Goar and Rheinfels to the town of Wesel by charter dated 28 Apr 1273[157].  "Wernherus de Falckenstein dominus in Minzenberg" reached agreement with "Dietherum ac Eberhardum comites de Katzenelnbogen" concerning "aquarum piscariarium…apud Oppenheim" by charter dated early Jul 1293[158].  The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 24 Aug of "Everhardi comitis de Katzenelbogen, qui legavit nobis dimidiam marcam annuatim in Lollenscheit"[159]

m firstly ELISABETH von Eppstein, daughter of GERHARD [III] von Eppstein & his wife Elisabeth von Nassau (-1271, before 24 Mar, bur Kloster Lorsch).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 19 Mar 1270 which records an agreement between "Godefridus senior et Godefridus junior filius noster domini de Eppinstein" and "E--- de Catzenelnbogen et Bopponem de Wertheim comites, uxores suas matremque ipsarum" relating to "bonis feodalibus ex obitu Gerhardi de Eppinstein, nostri consanguinei" in accordance with the arbitration of "Dyetheri comitis de Catzenelnbogen et Wolfframi sculteti de Franckinfurt" transferring money to "Elizabet socrui predictorum comitum nomine dotis sue"[160]

m secondly ANNA, daughter of --- (-after 1285).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  

Eberhard & his first wife had three children: 

1.         GERHARD (-[19 Sep 1311/10 Aug 1312])"Gottfried von Sluzzilberg, Cunegunt von Hennenberg, Elizabet Wethewe Hern Conradis von Hohenloch" agreed with "des…Kinden Grauen Ebirhardis von Katzenellenbogen, Graue Gerhard und Graue Bechtolde und irre Swester Frawen Bechten Wethewen Grauen Thomas selgen von Rinhecken" the division of the inheritance of "Elizabethen von Nasowe, Wethewe Hern Gerhartes von Eppenstein" by charter dated 24 Jul 1306[161]m (Hamm 25 Jan 1299) MARGARETE von der Mark, daughter of EBERHARD [I] Graf von der Mark & his first wife Irmgard von Berg (-after 4 Aug 1327).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records the marriages “in sequenti festo conversionis sancti Pauli...in Hamone” in 1299 of “filii sui primogeniti Engleberti et filie sue Margarethe[162]"Margaretha relicta quondam…Gerhardi comitis de Catzenelnbogen et Eberhardus comes de Catzenelnbogen filius predictorum" confirmed customs privileges of Kloster Eberbach at St Goar by charter dated 22 Jun 1319[163].  Pope John XXII granted "Margarete comitisse de Marcha relicte quondam Gerardi comitis de Katzenelnbegen" the right to choose her own confessor, dated 4 Aug 1327[164].  Gerhard & his wife had three children: 

a)         EBERHARD [II] (-13 Dec 1328)"Bertolf und Eberhart Grevin von Katzinelnbogen" shared their castles for seven years, with the consent of "under…Frauwen Aleide, und ich Eberhart bit willen Frau Greten unsre Mudir", by charter dated 25 Mar 1318[165]"Eberhard Graf zu Katzenelnbogen" founded a mass for the souls of "Adelheyd unser…Hausfrawen…unsers Vatters Eberhards Grafen von Katzenelnbogen und Gretha unserer Mutter von Hanowe, wie auch Schwestern und Brüder" by charter dated 1318[166]"Margaretha relicta quondam…Gerhardi comitis de Catzenelnbogen et Eberhardus comes de Catzenelnbogen filius predictorum" confirmed customs privileges of Kloster Eberbach at St Goar by charter dated 22 Jun 1319[167]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "Id Dec" in 1328 of "Eberhardus de Katzenelenbogen"[168]m (1318, after 25 Mar) as her first husband, ADELHEID von Hanau, daughter of ULRICH [II] Herr von Hanau & his wife Agnes von Hohenlohe (-after 24 Nov 1379).  "Eberhard Graf zu Katzenelnbogen" founded a mass for the souls of "Adelheyd unser…Hausfrawen…unsers Vatters Eberhards Grafen von Katzenelnbogen und Gretha unserer Mutter von Hanowe, wie auch Schwestern und Brüder" by charter dated 1318[169].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 27 Oct 1324 under which Ludwig King of Germany confirmed to "Eberhardo comiti de Catzinelinbogen…Ulrici de Hanaw…genero"[170].  She married secondly (contract 29 Jul 1332) Heinrich von Isenburg Herr zu Büdingen in Birstein.  Pope Clement VI granted indulgence to “Adelheidi uxori Henrici domini de Ysenburg militis Magunt. dioc.” relating to Arnsburg monastery, founded by "Ulrici domini de Hanowe patris Adelheidis progenitores", dated 5 Nov 1343[171]

b)         JOHANN [II] ([1305]-2 Mar 1357)"Johann Greff von Katzinelnbogen" made an alliance with "unserm…Oheim Greven Wilhelme von Katzinelnbogen" by charter dated 4 Dec 1330[172]

-        see below

c)         MARGARETEPope John XXII granted "Margarete nate Margarete comitisse de Marcha relicte quondam Gerardi comitis de Katzenelribegen" the right to choose her own confessor, dated 4 Aug 1327[173]

2.         BERTHOLD (-25 Dec 1321).  "Gottfried von Sluzzilberg, Cunegunt von Hennenberg, Elizabet Wethewe Hern Conradis von Hohenloch" agreed with "des…Kinden Grauen Ebirhardis von Katzenellenbogen, Graue Gerhard und Graue Bechtolde und irre Swester Frawen Bechten Wethewen Grauen Thomas selgen von Rinhecken" the division of the inheritance of "Elizabethen von Nasowe, Wethewe Hern Gerhartes von Eppenstein" by charter dated 24 Jul 1306[174].  Ludwig King of Germany confirmed the privileges of "quondam Eberhardo comiti de Catzenellenbogen genitori suo" to "Bertolfus comes de Catzenellenbogen" by charter dated 20 Jan 1315[175]"Bertolf und Eberhart Grevin von Katzinelnbogen" shared their castles for seven years, with the consent of "under…Frauwen Aleide, und ich Eberhart bit willen Frau Greten unsre Mudir", by charter dated 25 Mar 1318, witnessed by "unsern Schwieger Greven Johanne von Seyne, und Herrn Gotfriede sinen ersten Sun, unsen Schwager, unde Greven Gerlachen von Nassau und Grevin Symone von Spanheim, unse Nevin, Hern Engelbrecht von Seyn, unsen Schwager…"[176]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "VIII Kal Jan" in 1321 of "Comes Bertholdus de Kazenelnbogen"[177]m ADELHEID von Sayn, daughter of JOHANN [I] Graf von Sayn & his wife ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 25 Mar 1318 under which "Bertolf und Eberhart Grevin von Katzinelnbogen" shared their castles for seven years, with the consent of "under…Frauwen Aleide…", witnessed by "unsern Schwieger Greven Johanne von Seyne, und Herrn Gotfriede sinen ersten Sun, unsen Schwager, unde Greven Gerlachen von Nassau und Grevin Symone von Spanheim, unse Nevin, Hern Engelbrecht von Seyn, unsen Schwager…"[178]"Aleydis relicta quondam…Bertoldi comitis de Catzenelnbogen" confirmed customs privileges of Kloster Eberbach at St Goar by charter dated 17 Mar 1320[179].  Berthold & his wife had two children: 

a)         EBERHARD [III] (-12 Dec 1328).  "Ebirhardt Graffe zu Katzenelnbogen und Agnes unssre eliche Husfru" sold their share of Homburg and Steinheim to "unssre…Oheim Gotfrid Herre von Eppinstein" by charter dated 8 Feb 1327[180]m (before 8 Feb 1327) AGNES von Bickenbach, daughter of ULRICH Herr von Bickenbach & his wife Elisabeth von Isenburg-Limburg (-after 28 May 1347).  "Ebirhardt Graffe zu Katzenelnbogen und Agnes unssre eliche Husfru" sold their share of Homburg and Steinheim to "unssre…Oheim Gotfrid Herre von Eppinstein" by charter dated 8 Feb 1327[181].  Agnes and Mene von Bickenbach divided the inheritance of their deceased parents Ulrich von Bickenbach and Elisabeth by charter dated 28 May 1347[182].  Eberhard [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          EBERHARD [IV] (-1354).  "Conrad von Franckinstein" reached agreement with "Herren Grave Johann von Katzinelnbogen oder…Ebirharten von Katzinelnbogen synen Neven" concerning "myne Huse zu Franckinstein" by charter dated 8 May 1343[183]

ii)         ELISABETH

b)         JOHANN .  A charter dated 1321 names "Graf Gotfrieden von Sayn und Graf Johann zu Katzenelnbogen seiner Schwester Sohn"[184]"Conrad von Franckinstein" reached agreement with "Herren Grave Johann von Katzinelnbogen oder…Ebirharten von Katzinelnbogen synen Neven" concerning "myne Huse zu Franckinstein" by charter dated 8 May 1343[185]m ---.  The name of Johann’s wife is not known.  Johann & his wife had one child: 

i)          JOHANN (-1361).  Pope John XXII conferred "eccl. S. Castoris in Confluentia Trever. dioc. canonicatum" on “Iohanni nato Iohannis de Katzenellenbogen militis”, dated 17 Jan 1328[186].  Canon at Speyer.  The necrology of Speyer records the death in 1361 of "Johs comes de Katzenelnbogun canonicus huius ecclesiæ"[187]

3.         BERTHA (-[25 May 1307/16 Apr 1309]).  “Ludewicus...comes de Rinegge cum Thoma filio nostro” confirmed “castro Grumbach” to “nobilis vir Ulricus de Hagenowe gener noster ratione uxoris sue filie nostre” and “castro Rodenvels” to “Berthe nate...Eberhardi comitis de Katzenellenbogen sponse filii nostri predicti” by charter dated 15 Jan 1283[188]"Gottfried von Sluzzilberg, Cunegunt von Hennenberg, Elizabet Wethewe Hern Conradis von Hohenloch" agreed with "des…Kinden Grauen Ebirhardis von Katzenellenbogen, Graue Gerhard und Graue Bechtolde und irre Swester Frawen Bechten Wethewen Grauen Thomas selgen von Rinhecken" the division of the inheritance of "Elizabethen von Nasowe, Wethewe Hern Gerhartes von Eppenstein" by charter dated 24 Jul 1306[189]m THOMAS Graf von Rieneck, son of LUDWIG [III] Graf von Rieneck & his wife --- (-[1291/1 May 1293]). 

 

 

JOHANN [II] von Katzenelnbogen, son of GERHARD Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Margareta von der Mark ([1305]-2 Mar 1357)"Johann Greff von Katzinelnbogen" made an alliance with "unserm…Oheim Greven Wilhelme von Katzinelnbogen" by charter dated 4 Dec 1330[190]"Johann ein Grefe zu Katzenelnbogen" reached agreement with "unsem Neven Greffe Wilhelme von Katzinelnbogen", naming "unserm Oheim Greff Gerlach von Nassauwe und dem Hern von Limpurg", by charter dated 29 Jan 1339[191]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "VI Non Mar" in 1357 of "Dominus Johannes de Katzenellenbogen"[192]

m ELISABETH von Isenburg-Limburg, daughter of GERLACH Herr von Isenburg-Limburg & his first wife Agnes von Nassau-Siegen (-after 1351).  A charter dated 1351 names Graf Johann von Katzenelnbogen and his wife "Liese von Limburg", who is also named (without her family name) with her husband in charters dated 1340, 1346 and 1351[193].  No primary source has yet been found which records Elisabeth´s parentage precisely, although the chronology indicates that she must have been the daughter of Gerlach von Isenburg-Limburg.  The Limburger Chronik records that "edile herre zu Limpurg…Gerlach" and his first wife "von Nassawe…jungfrawe Agnese" had "einer dochter" (first child, unnamed) who married "Johanne greben zu Catzenelnbogen", whose son was "Dithart"[194]Bert M. Kamp suggests that Elisabeth was this unnamed daughter who is recorded in the Limburger Chronik, confirming that the wife of Johann [II] Graf von Katzenelnbogen could not have been Elisabeth von Isenburg-Limburg, widow of Ulrich [I] Herr von Bickenbach, whose death before 1347 is confirmed in a primary source cited above[195]

Johann [II] & his wife had three children: 

1.         DIETHER (-17 Feb 1402, bur Eberbach)The Limburger Chronik records that "edile herre zu Limpurg…Gerlach" and his first wife "von Nassawe…jungfrawe Agnese" had "einer dochter" (first child) who married "Johanne greben zu Catzenelnbogen", whose son was "Dithart"[196].  The Limburger Chronik records "zwene edilen greben von Catzenelnbogen…einer Eberhart…ander…Dithart…von Limpurg geborn von der muder"[197].  "Ruprecht der Elder…Pfaltzgreve by Ryn…Herzog in Beyern" confirmed a division of territories agreed between "unsern…Neven…Diether und Gerhart Gebrudern Graven zu Katzenelnbogen", on the advice of "unser…Neven…Wilhelm Graven zu Katzenelnbogen" by charter dated 27 Apr 1373[198]"Jodocus…Marchio et Dominus Morauie" appointed "dominum Dytherum comitem de Katzinelnbogen consanguineum nostrum" as "supremum Capitaneum…Ducatus nostri Lutzemburgensis" by charter dated 28 Apr 1394[199]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "XIII Kal Mar" in 1402 of "comes Dytherus de Katzenellenbogen"[200]m firstly ([18 Jun 1361]) ELISABETH von Nassau-Wiesbaden, daughter of ADOLF I Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden & his wife Margareta von Nürnberg (-1 Feb 1389).  "Dyether Grefe zu Katzynellbogen" granted "Dorinburch" as dower to "Grefen Adolfe Grefen zu Nassaw…Elsebeth sin Dochter…unser…Frauwen", naming "unsir…Fater Johann Grefe zu Katzynellmbogen", by charter dated 18 Jun 1361[201]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "Kal Feb" in 1389 of "Domina Elisabeth de Nassowe quondam uxor dni Dyetherich comitis de Katzenelbogen"[202]m secondly (before 11 Jan 1391) as her second husband, ANNA von Nassau-Hadamar, widow of RUPRECHT Graf von Nassau in Sonnenburg, daughter of JOHANN von Nassau-Hadamar & his wife Elisabeth von Waldeck (-21 Jan 1404, bur Kloster Eberbach).  "Anne Graffine zu Nassauwe und…Graue Diether Graue zu Katzenelnbogen" confirmed with "untze…Swagern Walramen Grauen zu Nassauwe und Philipps Graffen zu Nassauwe und zu Sarbrucken" the dower granted by "untz Hutzwirt Graue Ruprecht" to "Annen vorgenannt" by charter dated 1391[203]"Anna Grefynne zu Katzenelnbogen und zu Nassaw, Witwe" sold "Herschafft und Schlotz Drydorff, Hademar und Lurenburg" to "unsirm…Sone Johannen Grefen zu Katzenelnbogen, unsirir Riftein Annen siner…Hutzfrauwen" by charter dated 22 Feb 1403[204]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "XII Id Jan" in 1404 of "Dna Anna conthoralis Dni Dytheri comitis de Katzenellenbogen"[205]Diether & his first wife had three children: 

a)         JOHANN (-28 Oct 1444).  The Limburger Chronik records "zwene edilen greben von Catzenelnbogen…einer Eberhart…ander…Dithart…von Limpurg geborn von der muder", adding that Graf Eberhard "gap sine dochter greben Dithardes sone…Johan"[206].  "Anna Grefynne zu Katzenelnbogen und zu Nassaw, Witwe" sold "Herschafft und Schlotz Drydorff, Hademar und Lurenburg" to "unsirm…Sone Johannen Grefen zu Katzenelnbogen, unsirir Riftein Annen siner…Hutzfrauwen" by charter dated 22 Feb 1403[207]"Diether von Isenburg Herr zu Büdingen und Elisabeth von Solms Frau zu Büdingen" sold "solche Vogtyhe…Herrlichkeit…in dem Dorf Tribur" to "Johann Graf zu Katzenelnbogen und…Annen Grefin…unserm…Vettern, Schwager und Schwägerin" by charter dated 28 Apr 1422[208]"Margaretha von Baden Gräfin zu Nassau, Wittwe, Johann und Adolph Grafen zu Nassau ihre Söhne" confirmed an alliance with "Herrn Johann Grafen zu Katzenelnbogen und Philipp seinem Sohn, ihren Schwägern und Nefen" by charter dated 1429[209]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "in die Symonis et Judæ" in 1444 of "domicellus Joannes comes in Katzenelenbogen"[210]m (contract 2 Feb 1383) ANNA von Katzenelnbogen, daughter of EBERHARD Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Agnes von Diez (-27 Oct 1439).  The Limburger Chronik records "zwene edilen greben von Catzenelnbogen…einer Eberhart…ander…Dithart…von Limpurg geborn von der muder", adding that Graf Eberhard "gap sine dochter greben Dithardes sone…Johan"[211].  The marriage contract between "Diether Graffe zu Katzinelnbogen…Johann unsern Son" and "Annen Graffen Ebirhardis Dochtere" is dated 2 Feb 1383[212]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "in vigilia Simonis et Judæ" in 1439 of "domina Anna filia comitis Eberhardi de Katzenelenbogen"[213]Johann & his wife had one child: 

i)          PHILIPP ([1402]-Rheinfels 27 Jun 1479, bur Kloster Eberbach).  "Symon Grafe zu Spanheim und zu Vianden, Johann Graue zu Spanheim der Junge, Johann von Ysenburg Herre zu Büdingen, und Friederich Herre zu Runckel" agreed with "unserm…Nefen und Swager Johann Grauen zu Katzinelnbogen und…unserm…Rysteln Annen…siner…Hutzfrauwen" concerning the rights of "Philipps Grafen zu Katzinelnbogen irs Sones" in the county of Katzenelnbogen by charter dated 14 Sep 1406[214]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "V Kal Jul" in 1479 of "domicellus dominus Philippus comes de Katzenelnbogen et Dietz"[215]m firstly (24 Feb 1422, divorced 1456) ANNA von Württemberg, daughter of ULRICH Graf von Württemberg & his wife --- (1408-16 Apr 1471).  Pope Calixtus granted "divorcium quoad thorum et mutuam sanitatem" to "Philippus comes de Katzenelnbogen…[et] Anna nata quondam Ulrici comitis in Wirtemberg eius uxor" dated 1 Jan 1456[216]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "16 Apr" in 1471 of "domina Anna comitissa de Katzenellnbogen nata de Wurtenberg"[217]m secondly (contract 30 Nov 1473, 24 Jan 1474) as her second husband, ANNA von Nassau-Diez, widow of OTTO II "der Siegreiche" Herzog von Braunschweig in Lüneburg, daughter of JOHANN IV Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg & his wife Marie de Looz (-Celle 8 Apr 1513, bur Celle Marktkirche).  The marriage contract between "Graf Philipp von Katzenelnbogen" and "Frau Anna von Nassau…Herzog Otten von Braunschweig nachgelaßne Wittwe" is dated 30 Nov 1473[218]Philipp & his wife had three children: 

(a)       PHILIPP (1427-27 Feb 1453).  The necrology of Eberbach records the death "III Kal Feb" in 1453 of "domicellus Philippus comes in Katzenellenbogen"[219]m (1451) OTTILIE von Nassau, daughter of HEINRICH Graf von Nassau-Diez & his wife ---.  The marriage contract between "Graf Henrich von Nassau, Vianden und Diez…seine…Tochter Gräfin Ottilia" and "Junggrafe Philipps zu Katzenelnbogen" is dated 1451[220]"Ottilia für sich und ihre Tochter Ottilia" reached agreement with "Graf Johann zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez…und dessen Gem. Maria von Loen" regarding their inheritance by charter dated 1454[221]Philipp & his wife had one child: 

(1)       OTTILIE ([1452/53]-Baden 15 Aug 1517, bur Baden-Baden Stiftskirche).  "Ottilia für sich und ihre Tochter Ottilia" reached agreement with "Graf Johann zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez…und dessen Gem. Maria von Loen" regarding their inheritance by charter dated 1454[222]The marriage contract between "Marggraf Carl zu Baden Graf zu Spanheim…seinem Sohn Marggraf Christoph" and "Philipp Graf zu Katzenelnbogen…des Grafen Philipps von Katzenelnbogen, Sohnes des vorgenannten Graf Philipps nachgelaßne Tochter Fraülein Ottilia" is dated 20 Jun 1468[223]m (contract 20 Jun 1468, Koblenz 30 Jan 1469) CHRISTOPH Markgraf von Baden, son of KARL I Markgraf von Baden & his wife Katharina of Austria (13 Nov 1453-Schloß Hohenbaden 19 Apr 1527, bur Baden-Baden Stiftskirche). 

(b)       EBERHARD (-murdered Bruges 1456).  Canon at Köln. 

(c)       ANNA (5 Sep 1443-Marburg 16 Feb 1494, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  The marriage contract between "Landgraf Ludwig zu Hessen seinen Sohn Landgraf Henrich" and "Graf Philipps zu Katzenelnbogen Tochter Anna" is dated 4 Jul 1446[224]m (contract 4 Jul 1446, St Goar 24 Jan 1458) HEINRICH III Landgraf zu Hessen, son of LUDWIG III "der Friedsame" Landgraf Herr von Hessen & his wife Anna von Sachsen (15 Oct 1440-Marburg 13 Jan 1483, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche). 

b)         ELISABETH (-1393).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m (1387) HEINRICH [IV] Graf von Veldenz, son of ---. 

c)         MARGARETA (-1438).  The marriage contract between "Adolff…Mentze Erzbischoff…unserme…Swager…Dyther Grafen zu Katzenelnbogen…Margarethen sine Dochter" and "unserm…Nefen Johan Herren zu Isenburg u. zu Budingen" is dated 26 Dec 1384[225]"Diether von Isenburg Herr zu Büdingen und Elisabeth von Solms Frau zu Büdingen" sold "solche Vogtyhe…Herrlichkeit…in dem Dorf Tribur" to "Johann Graf zu Katzenelnbogen und…Annen Grefin…unserm…Vettern, Schwager und Schwägerin" by charter dated 28 Apr 1422[226]m (contract 26 Dec 1384) JOHANN [II] von Isenburg-Büdingen, son of ---. 

2.         ADELHEID (-1397)"Gref Wilhelm von Katzinelnbogen" confirmed to "Hertzuge Ruprechte dem Eldesten Hertzuge von Beygern und Palzgraue off dem Rine" that "Grefe Henrich von Spanheim" had granted "daz Hus Lichtinberg" as dower to "Grefe Johanns Dochter von Katzenelnbogen" by charter dated 21 Feb 1355[227].  A charter dated 11 Apr 1360 records an agreement between "Wilhelm Gref zu Katzenelnbogen" and "Gref Henrich von Spanheim" regarding "Lichtenberg", naming "unser…Riftel Alheit…Gref Johanns Tochter von Katzinelnbogen…Heinrich von Spanheim…Hussfrauwe"[228]m ([21 Feb 1355]) HEINRICH [II] Graf von Sponheim, son of PHILIPP Graf von Sponheim in Bolanden & his second wife Lisa Raugräfin (-1393). 

3.         GERHARD (after [1345/48]-21 Dec 1403).  "Ruprecht der Elder…Pfaltzgreve by Ryn…Herzog in Beyern" confirmed a division of territories agreed between "unsern…Neven…Diether und Gerhart Gebrudern Graven zu Katzenelnbogen", on the advice of "unser…Neven…Wilhelm Graven zu Katzenelnbogen" by charter dated 27 Apr 1373[229]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "XII Kal Jan" in 1403 of "Gerhardus comes de Katzenelnbogen præpositus maioris ecclesiæ Spirensis"[230]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    ZIEGENHAIN, REICHENBACH

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von ZIEGENHAIN

 

 

1.         BERTHOLD (-after 1191).  Graf von Nidda.  "Gerlacus Comes de Veldenzin, Emercho comes Irsutus, Bertoldus comes de Nidee, Wernherus comes de Widechinstein, Hardradus de Merenberg" witnessed the charter dated 1191 under which Konrad Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Conradsdorf by "Hartmannus de Budigen"[231]

 

2.         GOZMAR [III] .  Graf von Ziegenhainm ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Gozmar’s wife has not been identified.  Gozmar [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         LIUTGARD von Ziegenhain (-after 1207).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  Burkardus Magdeburgensis curiæ burggravius et Sophia burggravia” confirmed that “comes Fridericus de Wildunghen et domina Lucardis uxor eiusdem et Ludewicus comes” had donated “bona in Hertoldeshausen in villa Safenhusen” to Kloster Aulesburg by undated charter[232]m (before 1186) FRIEDRICH von Thüringen, son of LUDWIG II "der Eiserne" Landgraf of Thuringia & his wife Judith [Jutta] von Staufen (-after 5 Sep 1213). 

 

3.         HEINRICH (-after 1199).  Graf von Ziegenhain"Comes Fridericus frater landgravii, comes Wikerus, comes Henricus de Cigenhagen…" witnessed the charter dated 1189 under which Beatrix Abbess of Kaufungen a donation of revenue by "dominus Megenwardus ministerialis noster"[233]"…Comes Heinricus de Cigenhagen" witnessed the charter dated 1199 under which Hermann Landgraf of Thuringia confirmed a sale of property to Kloster Hardeheusen[234]

 

4.         GOTTFRIED von Ziegenhain (-1205 or after)Graf von Ziegenhainm HEILWIG zur Lippe, daughter of BERNHARD [II] zur Lippe & his wife Heilwig von Ahr (-after 1243).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. 

 

5.         FRIEDRICH (-after 1207).  Graf von Ziegenhain.  “Fridhericus comes de Cegenhagen et Luchardis uxor eius, Lodhewicus comes de Cegehagen, Burchardus comes de Valkensten et Conegundis uxor eius, Albertus de Hakeburne et Gertrudis uxor eius, comes Heinricus de Webach” donated Reichenbach church to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 1207[235]m LUKARDIS, daughter of --- (-after 1207).  “Fridhericus comes de Cegenhagen et Luchardis uxor eius, Lodhewicus comes de Cegehagen, Burchardus comes de Valkensten et Conegundis uxor eius, Albertus de Hakeburne et Gertrudis uxor eius, comes Heinricus de Webach” donated Reichenbach church to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 1207[236]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         GOZMARGraf von ZiegenhainGodofridus et Bertoldus fratres comites de Cygenhagen” confirmed a donation made to Kloster Aulesburg made by “patruo nostro comite Gokmaro” by charter dated 1241[237]

2.         LUDWIG (-after 1207).  Graf von Ziegenhain...Ludewicus comes de Zichinhagin...” witnessed the charter dated 23 May 1205 under which Philipp King of Germany confirmed an exchange between Hersfeld and Hermann Landgraf of Thuringia[238]Fridhericus comes de Cegenhagen et Luchardis uxor eius, Lodhewicus comes de Cegehagen, Burchardus comes de Valkensten et Conegundis uxor eius, Albertus de Hakeburne et Gertrudis uxor eius, comes Heinricus de Webach” donated Reichenbach church to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 1207[239]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Ludwig’s wife has not been identified.  Ludwig & his wife had two children: 

a)         GOTTFRIED [IV] von Ziegenhain (-after 1241).  Graf von Ziegenhain"Godefridus et Bertoldus fratres comites…de Cygenhagen" donated property in Knechtbach to Kloster Cappel by charter dated 1233[240]Conradus...Thuringie Lantgravius” granted land, which “Frethericus comes de Wildungen patruus noster” had held in “Cygenhagen”, to “nobilibus viris Godefrido et Bertoldo comitibus de Cygenhagen”, by charter dated 25 Nov 1233[241]"Gotfrido et Bertolfo comitibus de Cygenhain" donated property to Kloster Fulda by charter dated 17 Dec 1240[242]Godofridus et Bertoldus fratres comites de Cygenhagen” confirmed a donation made to Kloster Aulesburg made by “patruo nostro comite Gokmaro” by charter dated 1241[243]m LUKARDIS, daughter of ---.  Luckardis comitissa de Zygenhagen” donated property “in Heimesbach” to Kloster Seligenthal, with the consent of “matris suæ Methildis comitissæ de Durne et fratrum suorum Bopponis et Ruperti”, by charter dated 24 Jul 1267, witnessed by “Boppo comes de Tyeligisberc, Rupertus de Durne, Engelhardus de Berlichingen[244].  “Lucardis comitissa de Cygenhain” donated “omnia bona sua in Heimspach” to Seligenthal, with the consent of “filii sui Ludewici comitis de Cygenhain”, by charter dated 1272[245].  Gottfried [IV] & his wife had one child: 

i)          LUDWIG [II] von Ziegenhain (-[17 Jan 1288/10 Mar 1294])Graf von ZiegenhainLucardis comitissa de Cygenhain” donated “omnia bona sua in Heimspach” to Seligenthal, with the consent of “filii sui Ludewici comitis de Cygenhain”, by charter dated 1272[246]"Ludewicus comes de Cigenheyn…manu Sophie uxoris nostre" granted "bona sita in Rodinbach" to "Rupertus miles dictus de Buches…et Lucardi uxori sue" by charter dated 27 Oct 1283[247]m SOPHIE von der Mark, daughter of ENGELBERT [I] Graf von der Marck & his first wife Kunigunde [von Bliescastel].  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka names “Agnetem matrem comitis de Monte, secundam comitissam de Tekenborch, terciam comitissam de Chegenhagen” as the three daughters of “Engelbertus comes” by his first wife[248].  "Ludewicus comes de Cigenheyn…manu Sophie uxoris nostre" granted "bona sita in Rodinbach" to "Rupertus miles dictus de Buches…et Lucardi uxori sue" by charter dated 27 Oct 1283[249]Engelbrecht Graff von Ziegenhayn, Grafen Ludwigs von Ziegenhayn...Sone” sold Neustadt to the archbishop of Mainz, with the consent of “unser...Mutter und Frawen Sophyen und unsers Bruders Gottfrids”, by charter dated 10 Mar 1294[250]Ludwig [II] & his wife had children: 

(a)       ENGELBERT von ZiegenhainGraf von ZiegenhainEngelbrecht Graff von Ziegenhayn, Grafen Ludwigs von Ziegenhayn...Sone” sold Neustadt to the archbishop of Mainz, with the consent of “unser...Mutter und Frawen Sophyen und unsers Bruders Gottfrids”, by charter dated 10 Mar 1294[251]

(b)       GOTTFRIED von Ziegenhain .  “Engelbrecht Graff von Ziegenhayn, Grafen Ludwigs von Ziegenhayn...Sone” sold Neustadt to the archbishop of Mainz, with the consent of “unser...Mutter und Frawen Sophyen und unsers Bruders Gottfrids”, by charter dated 10 Mar 1294[252]

b)         BERTHOLD von Ziegenhain (-after 25 Apr 1251)Graf von Ziegenhain"Godefridus et Bertoldus fratres comites…de Cygenhagen" donated property in Knechtbach to Kloster Cappel by charter dated 1233[253]Conradus...Thuringie Lantgravius” granted land, which “Frethericus comes de Wildungen patruus noster” had held in “Cygenhagen”, to “nobilibus viris Godefrido et Bertoldo comitibus de Cygenhagen”, by charter dated 25 Nov 1233[254]"Gotfrido et Bertolfo comitibus de Cygenhain" donated property to Kloster Fulda by charter dated 17 Dec 1240[255]Godofridus et Bertoldus fratres comites de Cygenhagen” confirmed a donation made to Kloster Aulesburg made by “patruo nostro comite Gokmaro” by charter dated 1241[256]Graf von Nidda.  "Bertoldus…comes de Nittehe" freed property in Ringeshausen by charter dated 1242, witnessed by "Burchardus comes Frizlariensis prepositus, comes Gezmarus, comes Rudolfus…"[257].  Werner Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed a donation by "comitis Godefridi…de Richenbach", confirmed after the death of the donor by "consanguineo nostro comiti Bertholdi de Cigenhain", by charter dated 25 Apr 1251 witnessed by "Comes Sifridus de Widgensten frater Wernherus quondam comes in Battenberc, Giso frater quondam prefecti nostri…" [258]m EILIKA von Tecklenburg, daughter of OTTO Graf von Tecklenburg & his wife Mechtild von Holstein (-1286).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  “Eylica comitissa senior de Cygenhagen...et filius noster comes Godefridus de Cygenhagen” donated property to Kloster Haina by charter dated 26 Jul 1264[259]Berthold & his wife had children: 

i)          GOTTFRIED [V] von Ziegenhain (-[11 Mar 1271/6 Oct 1273])Graf von Ziegenhain.  “Eylica comitissa senior de Cygenhagen...et filius noster comes Godefridus de Cygenhagen” donated property to Kloster Haina by charter dated 26 Jul 1264[260].  A charter dated 21 May 1265 records an alliance between "Albertus…Thuringie Lantgravius et Saxonie comes palatinus" and "Godefrido comite de Cigenhain" against "domino Hassie nostro consanguineo sive a domino Brunswicensis", naming "patruus noster comes Hermannus de Henninberg"[261]Godefridus comes de Cygenhain...manu uxoris nostre H. dicte de Castele” sold property to Knights of St. John at Nidda by charter dated 10 Feb 1270[262]m HEDWIG von Castell, daughter of FRIEDRICH [I] Graf von Castell & his wife ---.  “Godefridus comes de Cygenhain...manu uxoris nostre H. dicte de Castele” sold property to Knights of St. John at Nidda by charter dated 10 Feb 1270[263].  Johann Abbot of Hersfeld granted “advocatiam villarum in Wara et in Langendorf”, at the request of “comitis Godfridi de Rychenbach”, to “nobili matrone Hedewigi comitisse relicte comitis Godefredi pie memorie de Cygenhain suisque pueris” by charter dated 14 Jan 1273 (presumably O.S.)[264]"Fridericus de Slithese" swore allegiance to "nobilem dominam meam Hedew. cometissam relictam God. pie memoriæ de Cygenh. et Gotfridum domicellum meum filium eiusdem" by charter dated 1 Jun 1276[265].  "Hedevigis comitissa de Zigenhagen et Gotfridus filius eius" sold Burg Bütthard to "domino Kraftoni et domino Cunrado filio suo de Hohenloch" by charter dated 27 Oct 1291[266].  Gottfried & his wife had two children: 

(a)       GOTTFRIED von Ziegenhain (-30 Nov 1304)"Fridericus de Slithese" swore allegiance to "nobilem dominam meam Hedew. cometissam relictam God. pie memoriæ de Cygenh. et Gotfridum domicellum meum filium eiusdem" by charter dated 1 Jun 1276[267]Graf von Ziegenhain"Lantgreve Heynrich…Herre ze Hessen" made an alliance with "Greven Godfride Grefen Gotfrides sun fon Zygenhagen", naming "Mechtilt unser tochter sin wirtin", by charter dated 29 Jun 1283[268].  "Hedevigis comitissa de Zigenhagen et Gotfridus filius eius" sold Burg Bütthard to "domino Kraftoni et domino Cunrado filio suo de Hohenloch" by charter dated 27 Oct 1291[269]m (before 25 Jun 1283) as her first husband, MECHTILD von Hessen, daughter of HEINRICH I "das Kind" Landgraf Herr von Hessen & his wife his first wife Adelheid von Braunschweig ([1267]-after 1332).  "Lantgreve Heynrich…Herre ze Hessen" made an alliance with "Greven Godfride Grefen Gotfrides sun fon Zygenhagen", naming "Mechtilt unser tochter sin wirtin", by charter dated 29 Jun 1283[270]Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 28 Sep 1290 under which Heinrich Landgraf von Hessen confirmed donations to Hochstift Würzburg of property of "Conradus de Theke" held from "dem Grafen von Ziegenhain suo sororio ac nostro genero" in case Konrad died without heirs[271].  She married secondly (after 11 Oct 1309) as his third wife, Philipp [III] von Falkenstein Herr zu Münzenberg.  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  

-         GRAFEN von ZIEGENHAIN[272]

(b)       --- von Ziegenhain (-after 1278).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1 Apr 1278 under which "Cunradus de Bruneke dictus de Decke" promised help if "Godefridum natum quondam nobilis viri Godefridi comitis de Cygenhain sororium meum" died without heirs[273]m (before 1 Apr 1278) KONRAD von Teck, son of KONRAD von Hohenlohe-Brauneck & his wife [--- von Henneberg] (-[26 Jul/28 Sep] 1290). 

 

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von REICHENBACH

 

 

 

1.         POPPO (-after 1156).  Graf von Reichenbach.  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Aulesburg of Hayn in Hessen by "in Richenbach comes Boppo", with the consent of "uxoris eius Dne Berthe, filii sui Henrici, filie sue Lutgardis et illius mariti Volcwini de Sualenberg", by charter dated 1144[274].  Heinrich Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed that "Gerdrudis regina" donated property on her deathbed, naming "Boppo comes…uxoris suæ Berhdæ et filiorum suorum Heinrici et Herimanni et filiæ suæ Luicgardis", by charter dated 1146[275]m BERTHA, daughter of --- (-after 1144).  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Aulesburg of Hayn in Hessen by "in Richenbach comes Boppo", with the consent of "uxoris eius Dne Berthe, filii sui Henrici, filie sue Lutgardis et illius mariti Volcwini de Sualenberg", by charter dated 1144[276].  Heinrich Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed that "Gerdrudis regina" donated property on her deathbed, naming "Boppo comes…uxoris suæ Berhdæ et filiorum suorum Heinrici et Herimanni et filiæ suæ Luicgardis", by charter dated 1146[277].  Poppo & his wife had three children: 

a)         HEINRICH [I] (-after 1162).  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Aulesburg of Hayn in Hessen by "in Richenbach comes Boppo", with the consent of "uxoris eius Dne Berthe, filii sui Henrici, filie sue Lutgardis et illius mariti Volcwini de Sualenberg", by charter dated 1144[278]Graf von Reichenbach.  Heinrich Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed that "Gerdrudis regina" donated property on her deathbed, naming "Boppo comes…uxoris suæ Berhdæ et filiorum suorum Heinrici et Herimanni et filiæ suæ Luicgardis", by charter dated 1146[279]m ---.  The name of Heinrich´s wife is not known.  Heinrich [I] & his wife had one child: 

i)          HEINRICH [II] (-after 10 Jun 1219)Graf von Ziegenhain.  A charter dated 1215 recalls the foundation of Kloster Hayn by "comite Boppone de Reichenbach et ipsius uxore Bertha" and the confirmation by "eorundem nepos…comes Henricus de Cigenhagen…cum uxore sua Bertha liberisque…Wickeri, Henrici, Godefridi, Bopponis, Iutte, Demudis", witnessed by "…Ludewicus et Gozmarus germani fratres comites in Zigenhagen…"[280]Graf von Reichenbach.  “Comes Heinrich de Richenbach...cum filiis suis comitibus Heinrich, Wichero et Godefrido” donated property to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 10 Jun 1219[281]m BERTA von Bilstein, daughter of WIGGER [V] Graf von Bilstein & his wife --- (-after 1220).  A charter dated 1215 recalls the foundation of Kloster Hayn by "comite Boppone de Reichenbach et ipsius uxore Bertha" and the confirmation by "eorundem nepos…comes Henricus de Cigenhagen…cum uxore sua Bertha liberisque…Wickeri, Henrici, Godefridi, Bopponis, Iutte, Demudis"[282].  Heinrich [II] & his wife had six children: 

(a)       WICKER (-before 1243).  A charter dated 1215 recalls the foundation of Kloster Hayn by "comite Boppone de Reichenbach et ipsius uxore Bertha" and the confirmation by "eorundem nepos…comes Henricus de Cigenhagen…cum uxore sua Bertha liberisque…Wickeri, Henrici, Godefridi, Bopponis, Iutte, Demudis"[283].  “Comes Heinrich de Richenbach...cum filiis suis comitibus Heinrich, Wichero et Godefrido” donated property to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 10 Jun 1219[284]

(b)       HEINRICH .  A charter dated 1215 recalls the foundation of Kloster Hayn by "comite Boppone de Reichenbach et ipsius uxore Bertha" and the confirmation by "eorundem nepos…comes Henricus de Cigenhagen…cum uxore sua Bertha liberisque…Wickeri, Henrici, Godefridi, Bopponis, Iutte, Demudis"[285].  “Comes Heinrich de Richenbach...cum filiis suis comitibus Heinrich, Wichero et Godefrido” donated property to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 10 Jun 1219[286]

(c)       GOTTFRIED (-[27 Nov 1250/25 Apr 1251]).  A charter dated 1215 recalls the foundation of Kloster Hayn by "comite Boppone de Reichenbach et ipsius uxore Bertha" and the confirmation by "eorundem nepos…comes Henricus de Cigenhagen…cum uxore sua Bertha liberisque…Wickeri, Henrici, Godefridi, Bopponis, Iutte, Demudis"[287].  “Comes Heinrich de Richenbach...cum filiis suis comitibus Heinrich, Wichero et Godefrido” donated property to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 10 Jun 1219[288]Graf von Reichenbach.  "Gotfridus…comes de Richenbach" settled disputes with Siegfried Archbishop of Mainz by charter dated 13 Nov 1237[289]Godefridus...comes dictus de Richenbach” confirmed property of Kloster Haina by charter dated 1241[290]"G[odefridus] comes de Rikenbac" granted property at Geverstorp to "magistro Reinboldo Pugili et uxori sue" by charter dated 27 Nov 1250[291].  Werner Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed a donation by "comitis Godefridi…de Richenbach", confirmed after the death of the donor by "consanguineo nostro comiti Bertholdi de Cigenhain", by charter dated 25 Apr 1251 witnessed by "Comes Sifridus de Widgensten frater Wernherus quondam comes in Battenberc, Giso frater quondam prefecti nostri…" [292]m MECHTILD, daughter of --- (-after Nov 1234).  Mechtildis comitissa de Hennenberc [cum] mariti sui nobilis viri Gotfridi comitis de Richenbach” sold property ”ex donatione nobilis Heinrici de Trimperc...locum castri...in Trimperc...”, “per manum salamanni sui nobilis viri Manegoldi de Wiltperc senioris”, to Würzburg by charter dated Nov 1234[293].  Mechtild has not been connected with the Grafen von Henneberg.  It is possible that “Hennenberc” in this transcription represents an error. 

(d)       POPPO (-before 1219).  A charter dated 1215 recalls the foundation of Kloster Hayn by "comite Boppone de Reichenbach et ipsius uxore Bertha" and the confirmation by "eorundem nepos…comes Henricus de Cigenhagen…cum uxore sua Bertha liberisque…Wickeri, Henrici, Godefridi, Bopponis, Iutte, Demudis"[294]

(e)       JUTTA (-after 21 May 1245).  A charter dated 1215 recalls the foundation of Kloster Hayn by "comite Boppone de Reichenbach et ipsius uxore Bertha" and the confirmation by "eorundem nepos…comes Henricus de Cigenhagen…cum uxore sua Bertha liberisque…Wickeri, Henrici, Godefridi, Bopponis, Iutte, Demudis"[295].  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 21 May 1245 under which Godofridus comes de Arnesberg” confirmed that “Wilhelmo de Dievelt ratione uxoris sue domine Jutte dicte de Richenbach” had donated property to Kloster Haina, granted as dowry by “comite Heinrico eiusdem monasterii fundatores, patre domine J. vel a filio suo comite Godefrido[296]m WILHELM von Dievelt, son of --- (-after 21 May 1245). 

(f)        DIETMUD .  A charter dated 1215 recalls the foundation of Kloster Hayn by "comite Boppone de Reichenbach et ipsius uxore Bertha" and the confirmation by "eorundem nepos…comes Henricus de Cigenhagen…cum uxore sua Bertha liberisque…Wickeri, Henrici, Godefridi, Bopponis, Iutte, Demudis"[297]

b)         HERMANN (-after 1146).  Heinrich Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed that "Gerdrudis regina" donated property on her deathbed, naming "Boppo comes…uxoris suæ Berhdæ et filiorum suorum Heinrici et Herimanni et filiæ suæ Luicgardis", by charter dated 1146[298]

c)         LUITGARD (-after 1146).  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Aulesburg of Hayn in Hessen by "in Richenbach comes Boppo", with the consent of "uxoris eius Dne Berthe, filii sui Henrici, filie sue Lutgardis et illius mariti Volcwini de Sualenberg", by charter dated 1144[299].  Heinrich Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed that "Gerdrudis regina" donated property on her deathbed, naming "Boppo comes…uxoris suæ Berhdæ et filiorum suorum Heinrici et Herimanni et filiæ suæ Luicgardis", by charter dated 1146[300]m (before 1144) as his first wife, VOLKWIN [II] Graf von Schwalenberg, son of WIDEKIND [I] Graf von Schwalenberg & his wife Lutrud [von Itter] (-[1178]). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    OTHER NOBILITY in HESSEN

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von BOYNEBURG

 

 

Boyneburg (also known as Bemelburch) was a castle owned by the Northeim family, located in the Sontra district of the present-day German state of Hessen, due south of Eschwege, about 25 kilometres south-east of Kassel. 

 

 

SIEGFRIED [III] von Northeim, son of OTTO Graf von Northeim Duke of Bavaria & his wife Richenza of Swabia [Ezzonen] (-1107).  The Annalista Saxo names "Heinricum Crassum comitem…Sifridum de Boumeneburh et Cononem comitem de Bichlinge et tres filias" as children of Otto von Northeim & his wife[301]Graf von Boyneburg.  “Dominus Otto comes” donated property “in villa...Thinkilburg” to Helmarshausen, with the consent of “matris scilicet heredis sui Gerthrudis atque Sigifridi comitis patrui sui”, undated[302].  The Annales Corbeienses record the death in 1107 of "Sigefridus comes"[303]

m ---.  The name of Siegfried's wife is not known. 

Graf Siegfried [III] & his wife had three children: 

1.         SIEGFRIED [IV] von Boyneburg (-17 Oct 1144).  The Annales Stadenses name "Sifridum de Bomeneburgh, patrem iunioris Sifridi"[304]Graf von Boyneburg und Homburg.  Markolf Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster St Blasius at Northeim by "Sigefridi comitis" by charter dated 9 Nov 1141, which gives a long and detailed list of the monastery's property[305]He ceded the manor of Hittfeld, near Harburg to his proprietary monastery of Amelungsborn which in 1156 sold it to Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony[306].  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed that felicis memoriæ [demonstrating that the document was written after its stated date, assuming that his date of death is correctly recorded as stated below] comes Sygfridus de Bomenburgk” had founded Kloster Amelungsborn by charter dated 10 Jul 1144, witnessed by “ipse comes Sygfridus, comes Hermannus et frater eius Henricus...[307]The Annales Magdeburgenses record the death in 1144 of "Sigifridus comes de Bouminiburch"[308].  The Fasti Corbeienses (Continuatio altera) record the death in 1144 of “Sigefredus princeps comes Northemi et Bomeneburgi...fundator monasterii Amelungesbrunne 16 Kal Oct”, adding that he was “frater Henrici abbatis nostri et Iudithæ abbatissæ Kaminadensis[309]m as her first husband, [RICHENZA], daughter of ---.  Her name is suggested by the charter dated [1196] under which Adelog Bishop of Hildesheim confirmed property of Kloster Amelungsorn, including the donation of prædium quoddam in Haldendorpe” by “Sygfridus et uxor eius Rikence[310].  It is not certain that this donation was made by Graf Siegfried [IV], although his connection with Amelungsborn as founder suggests that it may be so despite no title or other geographical epithet being attached to the donor named in this document.  She married secondly ([27 Oct/27 Nov] 1144) as his second wife, Heinrich [III] von Windberg [Winzenburg] Graf von Assel, who received part of the succession from her first husband.  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed that comite Sigfrido de Buomeneburc” had died “sine heredibus” and that “vidua defuncti comitis cum marito nuper sibi contracto Heinrico comite et Herimanno fratre ipsius, de Plesse” had donated property to Northeim and Reinhausen abbeys in his memory, by charter dated 27 Nov 1144[311]Graf Siegfried [IV] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUTA von Boyneburg (-17 Aug ----).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein records that "Lodewicus" married "comitis de Bomneburch…filiam…Gudam"[312].  Pope Innocent II granted his protection to Kloster Arnstein, founded by "illustris viri Lodewici et Gode uxoris sue", by bull dated 30 Sep 1142[313].  Konrad III King of Germany confirmed the foundation of Kloster Arnstein by "comes Ludehuicus de Arstein et Guda comitissa uxor sua" by charter dated to [Oct 1144/13 Mar 1145][314].  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein records the death "XVI Kal Sep" of "domine Gude comitisse" and her burial in the monastery founded by her and her husband[315].  It is noted above that Siegfried [IV] is recorded as having died “sine heredibus”.  It is possible therefore that Guta predeceased her father.  m LUDWIG [III] Graf von Arnstein, son of LUDWIG [II] Graf von Arnstein & his wife Udelhildis --- (-25 Oct 1185). 

2.         HEINRICH (-after 1152).  Abbot of Corvey 1143-1146.  The Fasti Corbeienses (Continuatio altera) record the death in 1144 of “Sigefredus princeps comes Northemi et Bomeneburgi...fundator monasterii Amelungesbrunne 16 Kal Oct”, adding that he was “frater Henrici abbatis nostri et Iudithæ abbatissæ Kaminadensis[316]

3.         JUDITH .  Abbess of Kloster Kemnade.  The Fasti Corbeienses (Continuatio altera) record the death in 1144 of “Sigefredus princeps comes Northemi et Bomeneburgi...fundator monasterii Amelungesbrunne 16 Kal Oct”, adding that he was “frater Henrici abbatis nostri et Iudithæ abbatissæ Kaminadensis[317]

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von LOHRA, GRAFEN von BERKA

 

 

Lohra is located about 10 kilometres south-west of Marburg, about the same distance north of Gießen, in the present-day German province of Hessen.  Berka lies to the east, midway between Eisenach to the east and Bad Hersfeld to the west in Thuringia. 

 

 

1.         DIETRICH .  Graf von Linderbach.  m UTA, daughter of LUDWIG "dem Bärtigen" Graf [von Thüringen] & his wife Cäcilie von Sangerhausen.  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names (in order) "Hildegardis…Uta…Adelheidis" as the three daughters of "Ludewicus Cum-barba" & his wife, specifying that Uta married "comiti Dieterico de Linderbeche"[318]

a)         BERENGAR [I] (-1116 or after, bur Reinhardsbrunn)The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names "comitem Berengerum" as son of "comiti Dieterico de Linderbeche" & his wife, specifying that he was buried "in Reinhersburn"[319]Graf von Lohram firstly ---, daughter of LUDWIG von Lare [Lohra] & his wife ---.  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ refers to the wife of "comitem Berengerum" as "filia Ludewicus de Lare" and their son "Dietericus de Berca", specifying that he had posterity[320]m secondly GEVA, daughter of WICHMANN Graf von Seeburg & his wife Bertha von Camburg [Wettin] (-after 14 Feb 1152, bur Ichtershausen).  Her parentage is confirmed, and her marriage suggested, by the charter dated 14 Feb 1152 under which "Wigmannus…Cycensis ecclesie episcopus cum…amita mea Hadewiga…Gerenrothensis ecclesie abbatissa" confirmed a donation to Gernrode and named "avie mee Berchte cum ipsa abbatissa Hadewiga et sorore eius Geva ac filio eiusdem sororis sue Theoderico Hallo…avunculi mei marchionis…Cunradi"[321]Graf Berengar [I] & his first wife had two children: 

i)          LUDWIG [I] (-killed in battle 1126).  Graf von Lohra.  “...Ludewicus comes de Lare...” witnessed the charter dated 1124 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of a monastery of Gerode in Eichsfeld[322]m ---.  The name of Ludwig's wife is not known.  Graf Ludwig [I] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       BERENGAR .  [1119]. 

(b)       LUDWIG [II] (-[1162/64])Graf von Lohra

-         see below

ii)         DIETRICH [I] (-1178 or after)The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ refers to the wife of "comitem Berengerum" as "filia Ludewicus de Lare" and their son "Dietericus de Berca", specifying that he had posterity[323].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 14 Feb 1152 under which "Wigmannus…Cycensis ecclesie episcopus cum…amita mea Hadewiga…Gerenrothensis ecclesie abbatissa" confirmed a donation to Gernrode and named "avie mee Berchte cum ipsa abbatissa Hadewiga et sorore eius Geva ac filio eiusdem sororis sue Theoderico Hallo…avunculi mei marchionis…Cunradi"[324]Graf von Berka

-         GRAFEN von BERKA

b)         [ADELHEID (-1134 or after).  Founded Kloster Walkenried.  Lothar King of Germany confirmed the foundation of Walkenried by “Adelheida” by charter dated 1132, witnessed by “Ludovicum Landgrafium, marchionem Conradum, comitem Hermannum, Christianum de Rotenburgk, comites Lambertum, Wittichium, Ludolphum, Bernhardum, Fridericum, Immonem, Iddonem, Heinricum[325].  According to Leuckfeld, Adelheid was “eine Tochter Ludovici...Herrn von der Herrschaft...Lohra” and married “Volckmarum Herrn oder Graffen von Clettenberge” (no primary source on which the statements are based is cited)[326].  Her marriage is indicated by the undated charter (which names Lothar King of Germany, so is dated to [1125/33]) under which [her husband] “vir...nobilis...Volckmarus de Thurngia” confirmed that “conjux ipsius Adelheidis” founded Walkenried[327].  However, Leuckfeld’s suggested parentage is chronologically impossible.  If Adelheid was a member of the Lohra family, the chronology suggests that she would have been the sister of Graf Berengar [I].  m (before [1107/09]) VOLKMAR Graf von Klettenberg, son of --- (-after 1127).] 

 

 

LUDWIG [II] von Lohra, son of LUDWIG [I] Graf von Lohra & his wife --- (-[1162/64])Graf von Lohra.  “Comes Ernestus filius comitis Ernesti de Tonna” founded Kloster Reifenstein, with the agreement of “heredum meorum...comitis Erwini fratris mei, uxoris mee Gude et filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 1162, witnessed by “comes Ludovicus de Lare et filii sui comes Berengerus et comes Ludovicus...[328]

m as her second husband, JUDITH von Schwalenberg, widow of ALBERT [I] Graf von Everstein, daughter of WEDEKIND [I] Graf von Schwalenberg & his wife Lutrud [von Itter].  The Chronographus Corbeienses records the marriage of "pater iuvenculæ Hloutwicus de Lare" and "sororem Volcwini" after the death of "viro suo Adelberto de Everstein"[329]

Graf Ludwig [II] & his wife had two children: 

1.         LUDWIG [III] (-[1215] or after).  “Comes Ernestus filius comitis Ernesti de Tonna” founded Kloster Reifenstein, with the agreement of “heredum meorum...comitis Erwini fratris mei, uxoris mee Gude et filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 1162, witnessed by “comes Ludovicus de Lare et filii sui comes Berengerus et comes Ludovicus...[330]Graf von Lohra.  “...Comes Ludewicus de Lare et frater eius comes Beringerus...” witnessed the charter dated 1 Sep 1188 under which Emperor Friedrich I granted protection to Kloster Walkenried[331].  Vogt von Eschwege.  m ---.  The name of Ludwig's wife is not known.  Graf Ludwig [III] & his wife had three children:

a)         LUDWIG [IV] (-after 1227).  Graf von Lohra

b)         BERENGAR [III] (-before 1234).  “Beringer comes de Lara” donated property “in Solstede” to Walkenried by charter dated 1221[332].    

c)         ALBERTGraf von Lohra 1205/1207. 

2.         BERENGAR [II] (-before 1197).  “Comes Ernestus filius comitis Ernesti de Tonna” founded Kloster Reifenstein, with the agreement of “heredum meorum...comitis Erwini fratris mei, uxoris mee Gude et filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 1162, witnessed by “comes Ludovicus de Lare et filii sui comes Berengerus et comes Ludovicus...[333].  Graf von Stein.  Vogt von Bischofstein.  Graf von Lohra.  “...Comes Ludewicus de Lare et frater eius comes Beringerus...” witnessed the charter dated 1 Sep 1188 under which Emperor Friedrich I granted protection to Kloster Walkenried[334]Gandolph Bishop of Halberstadt transferred the Vogtei of Kloster Hillersleben from "Berengeri comitis" to "filio legitimo herede suo…Ottonem comitem de Gribene" by charter dated 1197, which also names "uxore sua Berta", and was witnessed by "Henricus comes de Regenstein, Sifridus comes de Blankenborch frater eius"[335]m as her second husband, BERTHA, widow of DIETRICH von Wichmannsdorf Graf von Haldensleben, daughter of OTTO Graf von Ammensleben und Hillersleben & his wife Bertha --- (-before 1184).  The Chronicle of Kloster Hillersleben names "Bertham" as daughter of "Ottonem comitem de Hildensleue", specifying that she married "primero Tiderico de Wychmanstorp et postea Berengero comiti de Lare"[336]Gandolph Bishop of Halberstadt transferred the Vogtei of Kloster Hillersleben from "Berengeri comitis" to "filio legitimo herede suo…Ottonem comitem de Gribene" by charter dated 1197, which also names "uxore sua Berta", and was witnessed by "Henricus comes de Regenstein, Sifridus comes de Blankenborch frater eius"[337].  Graf Berengar [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         OTTO (-before 1211).  The Chronicle of Kloster Hillersleben records that "Ottonem, filium Berengheri [comitis]" was appointed advocate of Hillersleben[338].  Graf von Grieben.  Gandolph Bishop of Halberstadt transferred the Vogtei of Kloster Hillersleben from "Berengeri comitis" to "filio legitimo herede suo…Ottonem comitem de Gribene" by charter dated 1197, which also names "uxore sua Berta", and was witnessed by "Henricus comes de Regenstein, Sifridus comes de Blankenborch frater eius"[339].  Graf von Stein.  m as her first husband, ----.  She married secondly Gebhard von Arnstein.  The Chronicle of Kloster Hillersleben records that "Ottonem, filium Berengheri [comitis], comes de Griben…viduam" married "Gheuehardus de Arensteyn"[340].  Graf Otto & his wife had one child: 

i)          LUKARD (-before Jul 1281).  The Chronicle of Kloster Hillersleben records the marriage of "comes Olricus…de Regensteyn" and "Lückardam…filiam Ottonis de Griben" and assumed the advocacy of the monastery[341].  “Olricus et Albertus comites de Regensten” renounced claims over property of “matris nostre domine Luckardis”, for the souls of “comitis Olrici patris nostri...”,, by charter dated 5 Jun 1267[342].  “Henricus Halberstadensis ecclesie canonicus dictus de Regenstein” donated property for masses for “patris mei comitis Ulrici et matris mee domine Luckardis memoria”, with the consent of “fratrum meorum...Olrici et Alberti comitis de Regensten”, by charter dated Jul 1281[343]m (before 1236) ULRICH [I] Graf von Regenstein, son of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Regenstein & his wife --- (-[24 Jun 1265/3 Jun 1267]). 

b)         BERTHA .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m ERNST [III] Graf von Gleichen, son of ERWIN [II] Graf von Gleichen & his wife --- (-1228 or after). 

c)         LUCKARD .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m (before 1200) JOHANN Burggraf von Giebichenstein (-1231 or after). 

 

 



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[31] Knoll, p. 111. 

[32] Codex Diplomaticus Poloniæ Tome I, CX, p. 190. 

[33] Knoll, pp. 112 and 208. 

[34] Ephemerides Wladislavienses, MGH SS XIX, p. 689. 

[35] Knoll, p. 221. 

[36] Sudendorf (1860), Teil II, 16, p. 9. 

[37] Ravensberg Codex, CXVIII, 108. 

[38] Die Limburger Chronik, 2, MGH Deutsche Chroniken, Band IV (Hannover, 1883), p. 26. 

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[48] ES I.2 240-54. 

[49] Père Anselme, Tome V, p. 661. 

[50] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 221, p. 144. 

[51] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 260, p. 168. 

[52] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 260, p. 168. 

[53] Acta Academiæ Theodoro-Palatinæ (1773), Vol. III, Documenta, XXIV, p. 116. 

[54] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, XLV, p. 116. 

[55] Codex diplomaticus Rheno-Mosellanus, Theil I, 130, p. 264. 

[56] Gudenus, Tome II, V, p. 11. 

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[58] MGH Const. Vol. I, 127, p. 181. 

[59] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 227, p. 164. 

[60] Worms Codex (1734) Tome II, LXXXII, p. 75. 

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[63] Gruner, J. F. (1761) Opuscula ad illustrandam historiam Germaniæ (Coburg), Vol. III, Diplomata, VII, p. 294. 

[64] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 271. 

[65] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 327. 

[66] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 327. 

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[68] Nielen, M.-A. (ed.) (2003) Lignages d'Outremer (Paris), Marciana Ms Francese 20, CC.LXXXX, p. 64. 

[69] Röhricht, R. (ed.) (1893) Regesta Regni Hierosolymitani (Oeniponti), (Supplement) 841a, p. 56. 

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[72] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 327. 

[73] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, X, p. 14. 

[74] Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch III, 464, p. 364. 

[75] Arnstein an der Lahn, 17, p. 20. 

[76] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, p. 153. 

[77] Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch III, 464, p. 364. 

[78] Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch III, 464, p. 364. 

[79] Speyer Urkundenbuch 215, p. 214. 

[80] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, X, p. 14. 

[81] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, X, p. 14. 

[82] ES XI 120. 

[83] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, XVII, p. 18. 

[84] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, XVIII, p. 19. 

[85] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, XX, p. 20. 

[86] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LV, p. 38. 

[87] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LX, p. 41. 

[88] Gudenus (1751), Tome III, Epitaphia, 75, p. 985. 

[89] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 271. 

[90] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, XXX, p. 26. 

[91] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, XLIV, p. 32. 

[92] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LV, p. 38. 

[93] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LX, p. 41. 

[94] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LXXXIII, p. 57. 

[95] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LI, p. 36. 

[96] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LIII, p. 37. 

[97] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXIII, p. 74. 

[98] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 273. 

[99] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LXV, p. 44. 

[100] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LXXXI, p. 56. 

[101] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LXXXIII, p. 57. 

[102] Gudenus (1768), Tome V, Diplomata Minzenbergico-Falckensteiniana, XXIV, p. 778. 

[103] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXXXVIII, p. 89. 

[104] Lacomblet, T. J. (ed.) (1853) Urkundenbuch für die Geschichte des Niederrheins, Band III (Düsseldorf) ("Niederrheins Urkundenbuch"), 482, p. 386. 

[105] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CLIV, p. 101. 

[106] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CLVIII, p. 103. 

[107] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CLXII, p. 107. 

[108] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CLXIV, p. 109. 

[109] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXI, p. 73. 

[110] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXVII, p. 77. 

[111] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 272. 

[112] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, XVII, p. 18. 

[113] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LXXXIII, p. 57. 

[114] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, Abschnitt IV, folio 3, p. 14. 

[115] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 272. 

[116] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LXV, p. 44. 

[117] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LXXXI, p. 56. 

[118] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LXXXIII, p. 57. 

[119] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CX, p. 73. 

[120] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXCIII, p. 130. 

[121] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 273. 

[122] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LXV, p. 44. 

[123] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, XCIV, p. 63. 

[124] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXXXI, p. 84. 

[125] Isenburg-Wied-Runkel (1775), Urkunden, CX, 133. 

[126] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXCIX, p. 135. 

[127] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CLVII, p. 102. 

[128] Die Limburger Chronik, 4, p. 27. 

[129] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXCVIII, p. 133. 

[130] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CLVII, p. 102. 

[131] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCVIII, p. 143. 

[132] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXXXI, p. 161. 

[133] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCIII, p. 138. 

[134] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXCIII, p. 130. 

[135] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXCV, p. 131. 

[136] Gauthier, J. (1903) Inventaire Sommaire des archives départementales - Doubs, Archives ecclésiastiques série G (Besançon), Tome II (“Inventaire Sommaire - Doubs série G (1903), Tome II”), G. 1687, p. 108. 

[137] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXXXVIII, p. 168. 

[138] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXLIII, p. 172. 

[139] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCLXIII, p. 191. 

[140] Rheinlande Vatikanischen, Band II, 1592, p. 201. 

[141] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXCIII, p. 130. 

[142] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCX, p. 144. 

[143] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXVI, p. 149. 

[144] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 274. 

[145] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXVI, p. 149. 

[146] Die Limburger Chronik, 170, p. 86. 

[147] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXXXII, p. 162. 

[148] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 276. 

[149] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCLII, p. 181 (summary only). 

[150] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 275. 

[151] Die Limburger Chronik, 170, p. 86. 

[152] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCLXX, p. 195. 

[153] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 277. 

[154] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, XVII, p. 18. 

[155] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, XVIII, p. 19. 

[156] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, XX, p. 20. 

[157] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LX, p. 41. 

[158] Gudenus (1768), Tome V, Diplomata Minzenbergico-Falckensteiniana, XXIV, p. 778. 

[159] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, p. 155. 

[160] Wertheim Urkunden, XXXIV, p. 38. 

[161] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, Anhang, CCCLXXXIV, p. 297. 

[162] Monumenta Germaniæ Historica, Scriptores Rerum Germanicarum, Nova Series, Tome VI (Berlin, 1929), Chronica Comitum de Marka, p. 54. 

[163] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXLVI, p. 98. 

[164] Sauerland, H. V. (1903) Urkunden und Regesten zur Geschichte der Rheinlande aus dem vatikanischen Archiv (Bonn) (“Rheinlande Vatikanischen”), Band II, 1240, p. 56. 

[165] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXLI, p. 91. 

[166] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXL, p. 90. 

[167] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXLVI, p. 98. 

[168] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 273. 

[169] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXL, p. 90. 

[170] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CLVI, p. 102. 

[171] Rheinlande Vatikanischen, Band III, 277, p. 112. 

[172] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXCI, p. 128. 

[173] Rheinlande Vatikanischen, Band II, 1239, p. 56. 

[174] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, Anhang, CCCLXXXIV, p. 297. 

[175] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXXXIII, p. 86. 

[176] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXLI, p. 91. 

[177] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 272. 

[178] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXLI, p. 91. 

[179] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CLI, p. 100. 

[180] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CLXIX, p. 113, and Senckenberg, H. C. (1734) Selecta Iuris et Historiarum tum Anecdota (Frankfurt-am-Main), Tome I, p. 241. 

[181] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CLXIX, p. 113, and Senckenberg (1734), Tome I, p. 241. 

[182] Kamp ´Liese von Isenburg-Limburg´, p. 86, citing Demandt, K. E. (1953-7) Regesten der Grafen von Katzenelnbogen (Wiesbaden), 1015. 

[183] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXIII, p. 146.  

[184] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CLII, p. 100. 

[185] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXIII, p. 146. 

[186] Rheinlande Vatikanischen, Band II, 1383, p. 114. 

[187] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 274. 

[188] Jäger ‘Grafen von Rieneck’ (1836), IV, p. 25. 

[189] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, Anhang, CCCLXXXIV, p. 297. 

[190] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXCI, p. 128. 

[191] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCVIII, p. 138. 

[192] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 274. 

[193] Kamp ´Liese von Isenburg-Limburg´, p. 86, citing Demandt, K. E. (1953-7) Regesten der Grafen von Katzenelnbogen (Wiesbaden), 889, 968, 1087 and 1091. 

[194] Die Limburger Chronik, 4, p. 27. 

[195] Kamp ´Liese von Isenburg-Limburg´, pp. 86-7. 

[196] Die Limburger Chronik, 4, p. 27. 

[197] Die Limburger Chronik, 170, p. 86. 

[198] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCLVIII, p. 185. 

[199] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCLXXX, p. 205. 

[200] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 275. 

[201] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXLVII, p. 175. 

[202] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 275. 

[203] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCLXXVIII, p. 203. 

[204] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXC, p. 213. 

[205] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 276. 

[206] Die Limburger Chronik, 170, p. 86. 

[207] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXC, p. 213. 

[208] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCXV, p. 230. 

[209] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCXXII, p. 235. 

[210] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 277. 

[211] Die Limburger Chronik, 170, p. 86. 

[212] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCLXX, p. 195. 

[213] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 277. 

[214] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCII, p. 222. 

[215] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 278. 

[216] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCXLV, p. 256. 

[217] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 277. 

[218] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLIX, p. 263. 

[219] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 277. 

[220] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCXL, p. 251. 

[221] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCXL, p. 251.  

[222] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCXL, p. 251. 

[223] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLIV, p. 262. 

[224] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCXXXVII, p. 249. 

[225] Gudenus (1751), Tome III, CCCLV, p. 555. 

[226] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCXV, p. 230. 

[227] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXXXVI, p. 166. 

[228] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXLIV, p. 174. 

[229] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCLVIII, p. 185. 

[230] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 275. 

[231] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, CXI, p. 302

[232] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CXXII, p. 156. 

[233] Kaufungen, Band I, 29, p. 35. 

[234] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 138, p. 141. 

[235] Deutschordens-Ballei Hessen (1879), Band I, 1, p. 1. 

[236] Deutschordens-Ballei Hessen (1879), Band I, 1, p. 1. 

[237] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CXXIV, p. 157. 

[238] Wenck, H. B. (1803) Hessische Landesgeschichte (Darmstadt, Giessen), Tome III, Urkundenbuch, XCV, p. 93. 

[239] Deutschordens-Ballei Hessen (1879), Band I, 1, p. 1. 

[240] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CXIV, p. 108. 

[241] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CXIV, p. 150. 

[242] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CXXIII, p. 115. 

[243] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CXXIV, p. 157. 

[244] Regesta Boicarum (1825), Vol. III, p. 351. 

[245] Regesta Boicarum (1825), Vol. III, p. 383. 

[246] Regesta Boicarum (1825), Vol. III, p. 383. 

[247] Gudenus (1747), Tome II, CLXXXIV, p. 233. 

[248] Chronica Comitum de Marka, p. 44. 

[249] Gudenus (1747), Tome II, CLXXXIV, p. 233. 

[250] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CCXXXII, p. 235. 

[251] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CCXXXII, p. 235. 

[252] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CCXXXII, p. 235. 

[253] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CXIV, p. 108. 

[254] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CXIV, p. 150. 

[255] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CXXIII, p. 115. 

[256] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CXXIV, p. 157. 

[257] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CXXIV, p. 116. 

[258] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CXXXV, p. 123. 

[259] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CLXXI, p. 192. 

[260] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CLXXI, p. 192. 

[261] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CLI, p. 133. 

[262] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CLXXXIV, p. 203. 

[263] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CLXXXIV, p. 203. 

[264] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CLXXXIX, p. 206. 

[265] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CLXV, p. 144. 

[266] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 533, p. 364. 

[267] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CLXV, p. 144. 

[268] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CLXXV, p. 150. 

[269] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 533, p. 364. 

[270] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CLXXV, p. 150. 

[271] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 515, p. 349. 

[272] ES XVII 31, extinct in the male line in 1450. 

[273] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 385, p. 263. 

[274] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, LVI, p. 153

[275] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, LXVII, p. 68. 

[276] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, LVI, p. 153

[277] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, LXVII, p. 68. 

[278] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, LVI, p. 153

[279] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, LXVII, p. 68. 

[280] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, CLXIV, p. 432. 

[281] Deutschordens-Ballei Hessen (1879), Band I, 7, p. 5. 

[282] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, CLXIV, p. 432. 

[283] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, CLXIV, p. 432. 

[284] Deutschordens-Ballei Hessen (1879), Band I, 7, p. 5.  

[285] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, CLXIV, p. 432. 

[286] Deutschordens-Ballei Hessen (1879), Band I, 7, p. 5. 

[287] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, CLXIV, p. 432. 

[288] Deutschordens-Ballei Hessen (1879), Band I, 7, p. 5. 

[289] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, CCXX, p. 543. 

[290] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CXXIII, p. 156. 

[291] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CXXXIV, p. 122. 

[292] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CXXXV, p. 123. 

[293] Regesta Boicarum (1823), Vol. II, p. 235. 

[294] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, CLXIV, p. 432. 

[295] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, CLXIV, p. 432. 

[296] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CXXX, p. 162. 

[297] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, CLXIV, p. 432. 

[298] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, LXVII, p. 68. 

[299] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, LVI, p. 153

[300] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, LXVII, p. 68. 

[301] Annalista Saxo 1082. 

[302] Wenck, H. B. (1789) Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (Frankfurt, Leipzig), Urkundenbuch, LI, Schenkungsbuch Kloster Helmarshausen, 68, p. 67. 

[303] Annales Corbeienses, Bibliotheca Rerum Germanicarum, Tome I, p. 42. 

[304] Annales Stadenses 1105, MGH SS XVI, p. 317. 

[305] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 22, p. 24. 

[306] Jordan (1986), p. 90. 

[307] Schrader, L. (1832) Die älteren Dynastenstämme zwischen Leine, Weser und Diemel (Göttingen), Urkunden, IX, p. 232. 

[308] Annales Magdeburgenses 1144, MGH SS XVI, p. 187. 

[309] Harenberg, J. C. (1758) Monumenta Historica adhuc Inedita (Braunschweig), Band I, Fasti Corbeienses, p. 45. 

[310] Schrader (1832), Urkunden, XI, p. 234. 

[311] Gudenus, V. F. (1743) Codex Diplomaticus Moguntiaca (Goettingen), Tome I, LIX, p. 160. 

[312] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 328. 

[313] Herquet, K. (ed.) (1883) Urkundenbuch des Prämonstratenserklosters Arnstein an der Lahn (Wiesbaden) ("Arnstein an der Lahn"), 1, p. 1. 

[314] Arnstein an der Lahn, 2, p. 3. 

[315] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 332. 

[316] Harenberg (1758), Band I, Fasti Corbeienses, p. 45. 

[317] Harenberg (1758) Band I, Fasti Corbeienses, p. 45. 

[318] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, pp. 820-1. 

[319] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, pp. 820-1. 

[320] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, pp. 820-1. 

[321] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 371, p. 279. 

[322] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, XXVI, p. 60. 

[323] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, pp. 820-1. 

[324] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 371, p. 279. 

[325] Eckstorm, H. (1617) Chronicon Walkenredense (Helmstadt), p. 39. 

[326] Leuckfeld, J. G. (1706) Antiquitates Walckenredenses (Leipzig, Nordhausen) (“Leuckfeld (1706) Walkenried”), Pars posterior, p. 4. 

[327] Leuckfeld (1706) Walkenried, Pars posterior, p. 6, footnote (a). 

[328] Wolf, J. (1792) Politische Geschichte des Eisfeldes (Göttingen), Band I, Urkunden, IX, p. 11. 

[329] Chronographus Corbeienses, Bibliotheca Rerum Germanicarum, Tome I, p. 56. 

[330] Wolf (1792), Band I, Urkunden, IX, p. 11. 

[331] Die Urkunden des Stiftes Walkenried (Hannover, 1852) (“Walkenried (1852)”), Vol. I, 27, p. 27. 

[332] Eckstorm (1617), p. 86. 

[333] Wolf (1792), Band I, Urkunden, IX, p. 11. 

[334] Die Urkunden des Stiftes Walkenried (Hannover, 1852) (“Walkenried (1852)”), Vol. I, 27, p. 27. 

[335] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, XIV, p. 421. 

[336] Riedel, Dr. A. F. (1862) Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil, Band 1, (Berlin), XI, Chronik des Klosters Hillersleben, p. 295. 

[337] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, XIV, p. 421. 

[338] Riedel, Dr. A. F. (1862) Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil, Band 1, (Berlin), XI, Chronik des Klosters Hillersleben, p. 294. 

[339] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, XIV, p. 421. 

[340] Riedel, Dr. A. F. (1862) Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil, Band 1, (Berlin), XI, Chronik des Klosters Hillersleben, p. 294. 

[341] Riedel, Dr. A. F. (1862) Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil, Band 1, (Berlin), XI, Chronik des Klosters Hillersleben, pp. 294 and 295. 

[342] Schmidt, G. (1878) Urkundenbuch der Stadt Halberstadt (Halle), Teil I, 132, p. 114. 

[343] Schmidt, G. (1884) Urkundenbuch des Hochstifts Halberstadt (Leipzig), Teil II, 1375, p. 442.