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William, Landgrave of Hesse-PhilippsthalDescription : William of Hesse-Philippsthal (born 29 August 1726 in Philippsthal; died: 8 August 1810, Philippsthal) was a member of the House of Hesse and Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal from 1770 until his death.William was the eldest son of Landgrave Charles I of Hesse-Philippsthal from his marriage to Catherine Christine (1699–1743), daughter of Duke John William III of Saxe-Eisenach. He succeeded his father in 1770 as Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal.William served in the Dutch army as General of the C... Page:w86

William, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
Wilhelm Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal, by Gustav Altmöller.jpg
Wilhelm Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal, by Gustav Altmöller
Spouse(s)Ulrika Eleonora of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld
Noble familyHouse of Hesse
FatherCharles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
MotherCatherine Christine of Saxe-Eisenach
Born(1726-08-29)29 August 1726
Philippsthal
Died8 August 1810(1810-08-08) (aged 83)
Philippsthal

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

Life

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

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

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

Marriage and issue

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

  • Caroline (1756–1756)
  • Charles (1757–1793), lieutenant colonel in the Guard Regiment of Hesse-Kassel
married in 1791 princess Victoria of Anhalt-Bernburg (1772–1817), daughter of Prince Franz Adolph of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym
  • William (1758–1760)
  • Frederick (1760–1761)
  • Juliane (1761–1799)
married in 1780 Count Philip Ernest of Schaumburg-Lippe (1723–1787)
  • Frederick (1764–1794) Imperial lieutenant colonel in a Russian Guard Regiment Cuirassiers
  • Louis (1766–1816), Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
married in 1791 Countess Marie Francisca Berghe of Trips (1771–1805)
  • William (1765–1766)
  • Ernest Constantine (1771–1849), Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
married firstly in 1796 Princess Louise of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1775–1808)
married secondly in 1812 Princess Caroline of Hesse-Philippsthal (1793–1872)

Ancestors

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

References and sources

  • Carl Eduard Vehse: Geschichte der deutschen Höfe seit der Reformation, p. 319
  • Georg Hassel: Allg. Europäisches Staats u. Address…, p. 247
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William, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
House of Hesse
Born: 29 August 1726 Died: 8 August 1810
Preceded by
Charles I
Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
1770–1806
Dormant
Hesse-Philippsthal annexed
by the Kingdom of Westphalia
Title next held by
Louis
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