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George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

George II of Hesse-Darmstadt, German: Georg II von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt, 17 March 1605 – 11 June 1661) was the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt from 1626 - 1661. He was the son of Ludwig V and Magdalene of Brandenburg.

George II
Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
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Born17 March 1605
Darmstadt
Died11 June 1661 (aged 56)
Darmstadt
SpouseSophia Eleonore of Saxony
IssueLouis VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Elisabeth Amalie
Anna Sophia II, Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg
HouseHesse-Darmstadt
FatherLouis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
MotherMagdalene of Brandenburg

He married Sophia Eleonore of Saxony on 1 April 1627. From 1645 to 1648 he led the so-called Hessenkrieg against the Landgravine Amalie Elizabeth of Hesse-Kassel over the inheritance of the extinct line of Hesse-Marburg. This conflict resulted in the loss of Hesse-Marburg to Hesse-Kassel.

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George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Born: 17 March 1605 Died: 11 June 1661
Preceded by
Louis V
Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
1626–1661
Succeeded by
Louis VI