Prince Charles William of Hesse-Darmstadt

Karl Wilhelm of Hesse-Darmstadt (17 June 1693, Nidda - 17 May 1707, Gießen) was a Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt.

Prince Charles William
Prince of Karl Wilhelm Hesse-Darmstadt and Obrist
Born(1693-06-17)17 June 1693
Nidda, Hesse-Darmstadt
Died17 May 1707(1707-05-17) (aged 13)
Gießen, Hesse-Darmstadt
HouseHouse of Hesse-Darmstadt
FatherErnest Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
MotherDorothea Charlotte of Brandenburg-Ansbach

LifeEdit

Charles William was the second son of Ernest Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1667–1739) from his marriage to Dorothea Charlotte (1661–1705), daughter of Albert II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach.[1]

When Charles William was four years-old, his father appointed him Colonel of the newly created Hesse-Darmstadt Kreis Regiment. Two years later, the education of Charles William was handed over to Johann Konrad Dippel in Gießen, where the Landgrave's family had fled before the advancing French troops.

Karl Wilhelm died at the age of 13, during the War of Spanish Succession. His younger brother Prince Francis Ernest of Hessen-Darmstadt took his place in the Regiment.

ReferencesEdit

  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. 67.