George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

George I of Hesse-Darmstadt (10 September 1547 – 7 February 1596) was the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt from 1567 to 1596.

George I
Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
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Born10 September 1547
Kassel
Died7 February 1596 (aged 48)
Darmstadt
SpouseMagdalene of Lippe
Eleonore of Württemburg
IssuePhilip
Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Christine
Elizabeth
Mary
Philip
Philip III, Landgrave of Hesse-Butzbach
Anne
Frederick I, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg
Madeleine
John
Henry
HouseHouse of Hesse-Darmstadt
FatherPhilip I, Landgrave of Hesse
MotherChristine of Saxony

Early lifeEdit

Born on 10 September 1547 in Kassel, he was the fourth son of Philip I the Magnanimous of Hesse and his wife, Christine of Saxony.

BiographyEdit

Following his father's death in 1567 Hesse was divided between his four sons. George I received the upper County of Katzenelnbogen and selected Darmstadt as his residence. He died on 7 February 1596 and the Landgraviate was passed to his son Louis.

Marriages and issueEdit

On 17 August 1572, he married Countess Magdalene of Lippe (1552–1587). They had 10 children.

married in 1598 Princess Magdalene of Brandenburg (1582–1616)
  • Christine (1578–1596)
married in 1595 Count Frederick Magnus of Erbach-Fürstenau (1575-1618)
  • Elisabeth (1579–1655)
married in 1601 Count John Casimir of Nassau-Weilburg-Gleiberg (1577–1602)
married firstly, in 1610, Countess Anna Margarethe of Diepholz (1580–1629)
married secondly, in 1632, Countess Christine Sophie of East Frisia (1600–1658)
  • Anna (1583–1631)
married in 1601 Count Albert Otto of Solms-Laubach (1576–1610)
married in 1622 Countess Margarethe of Leiningen-Westerburg (1604–1667)
  • Magdalene (1586–1586)
  • John (1587–1587)

On 25 May 1589, he married Duchess Eleonore of Württemberg (1552–1618). They had 1 child:

  • Henry (1590–1601).

AncestorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Born: 10 September 1547 Died: 7 February 1596
Regnal titles
Preceded by Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
1567–1596
Succeeded by