Charles II, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal

Charles II of Hesse-Philippsthal (22 May 1803 in Philippsthal – 12 February 1868 in Philippsthal) was a member of the House of Hesse and was Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal from 1849 until 1866.

Charles II of Hesse-Philippsthal
Born(1803-05-22)22 May 1803
Died12 February 1868(1868-02-12) (aged 64)
Noble familyHouse of Hesse
Spouse(s)Marie of Württemberg
FatherErnest Constantine, Landgrave of Hesse-Philipptshal
MotherLouise of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt


Charles was a son of Landgrave Ernest Constantine of Hesse-Philippsthal (1771–1849) from his marriage to Louise (1775–1808), daughter of Prince Charles Frederick of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.

Charles succeeded his father as the Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal in 1849, after his older brother Ferdinand had died in 1839. Charles served as a Major General à la suite in the army of the Electorate of Hesse. After the War of 1866, Prussia annexed, among others, the Electorate of Hesse and Hesse-Philippsthal.

Marriage and issueEdit

Charles married on 9 October 1845 in Pokój with Marie (1818–1888), a daughter of Duke Eugen of Württemberg (1788–1857), with whom he had two children:

  • Ernest (1846–1925), Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
  • Charles (1853–1916)



Charles II, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
Born: 22 May 1803 Died: 12 February 1868
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ernest Constantine
Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
Hesse-Philippsthal annexed by Prussia
Titles in pretence
Loss of title
Hesse-Kassel annexed by Prussia
Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
Succeeded by