Princess Caroline of Hesse-Darmstadt

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Caroline of Hesse-Darmstadt (2 March 1746, Buchsweiler – 18 September 1821, Homburg) was Landgravine consort of Hesse-Homburg by marriage to Frederick V, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg.

Caroline of Hesse-Darmstadt
Landgravine consort of Hesse-Homburg
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Born(1746-03-02)2 March 1746
Died18 September 1821(1821-09-18) (aged 75)
Bad Homburg vor der Höhe
SpouseFrederick V, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg
FatherLouis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
MotherCountess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken

She was the eldest daughter of Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt and his wife Caroline. She married Frederick V, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg on 27 September 1768. The marriage was contracted for diplomatic and political reasons as the symbol of an inheritance dispute between their respective families. Caroline and Frederick V produced many children but their marriage never developed into a personal relationship, and they lived mostly separated lives. Caroline often spent time in the famed little villa that was given to her use in the forest near Homburg.




  1. ^ Genealogie ascendante jusqu'au quatrieme degre inclusivement de tous les Rois et Princes de maisons souveraines de l'Europe actuellement vivans [Genealogy up to the fourth degree inclusive of all the Kings and Princes of sovereign houses of Europe currently living] (in French). Bourdeaux: Frederic Guillaume Birnstiel. 1768. p. 69.
German royalty
Title last held by
Ulrike Louise of Solms-Braunfels
Landgravine consort of Hesse-Homburg
27 September 1768 – 20 January 1820
Succeeded by
Elizabeth of the United Kingdom