Prince Francis Ernest of Hesse-Darmstadt

Francis Ernest of Hesse-Darmstadt (born 25 January 1695 in Gießen; died: 8 January 1716 in Darmstadt) was a German nobleman.

Francis Ernest of Hesse-Darmstadt
Born(1695-01-25)25 January 1695
Died8 January 1716(1716-01-08) (aged 20)
FatherErnest Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
MotherDorothea Charlotte of Brandenburg-Ansbach

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

He replaced his brother Charles William of Hesse-Darmstadt as Colonel of the Hesse-Darmstadt Kreis Regiment when Charles William died during the War of Spanish Succession.


  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.