Louis VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

Louis VI of Hesse-Darmstadt (German: Ludwig) (25 January 1630 – 24 April 1678) was Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt from 1661 to 1678.

Louis VI
Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Ludvig VI, 1630-78, lantgreve av Hessen-Darmstadt (Salomon Duarte) - Nationalmuseum - 15553.tif
Born(1630-01-25)25 January 1630
Died24 April 1678(1678-04-24) (aged 48)
SpouseMaria Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp
Elisabeth Dorothea of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Magdalene Sybille
Sophie Eleonore
Marie Elisabeth
Auguste Magdalene
Louis VII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Sophie Marie
Ernest Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Prince George of Hesse-Darmstadt
Sophie Louise
Elisabeth Dorothea
FatherGeorge II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
MotherSophia Eleonore of Saxony

He was the eldest of three sons of the Landgrave George II of Hesse-Darmstadt and Sophia Eleonore of Saxony.

Marriage and childrenEdit

Louis VI was married twice.

1. On 24 November 1650 he married her maternal cousin Maria Elisabeth of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp (1634–1665), daughter of Frederick III, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp. They had eight children:

2. On 5 December 1666 he married Elisabeth Dorothea of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1640–1709), daughter of Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha. They also had eight children.

  • Ernst Louis (1667–1739), successor of his half-brother Louis VII who ruled for only 4 months
  • Georg (1669–1705), renowned Field Marshal, killed in Barcelona
  • Sophie Louise (1670–1758), married Albrecht Ernst II von Oettingen-Oettingen (1669–1731)
  • Philip (1671–1736), Imperial Field Marshal and governor of Mantua, married in 1693 princess Marie Therese of Croy (1673–1714); Enrichetta Maria d'Este was their daughter
  • Johann (1672–1673)
  • Heinrich (1674–1741)
  • Elisabeth Dorothea (1676–1721), married Frederick III Jakob of Hessen-Homburg (1673–1746)
  • Friedrich (1677–1708), killed in battle


Louis VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Born: 25 January 1630 Died: 24 April 1678
Preceded by
George II
Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Succeeded by
Louis VII