Princess Christine Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel

Princess Christine Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel (11 February 1725 – 4 June 1782) was a Hessian princess who lived as a secular canoness before becoming a coadjutor princess-abbess of Herford Abbey.

Christine Charlotte
Ritratto di Cristina Carlotta di Assia-Kassel - Tischbein the Elder.jpg
Portrait of Princess Christina Charlotte from 1754 by Johann Heinrich Tischbein
Princess-Abbess Coadjutor of Herford Abbey
Reign1766 – 1779
Born11 February 1725
Kassel
Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel
Holy Roman Empire
Died4 June 1782
Kassel
Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel
Holy Roman Empire
HouseHesse-Kassel
FatherMaximilian of Hesse-Kassel
MotherFriederike Charlotte of Hesse-Darmstadt

BiographyEdit

Princess Christina Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel was born in Kassel on 11 February 1725 to Prince Maximilian of Hesse-Kassel and Princess Friederike Charlotte of Hesse-Darmstadt. She was a sister of Caroline, Princess of Anhalt-Zerbst; Princess Henry of Prussia; and Princess Ulrike, Duchess of Oldenburg. Christina Charlotte was a granddaughter of Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel on her father's side and Ernest Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt on her mother's side.

She was painted by Johann Heinrich Tischbein in 1754.[1]

A staunch Calvinist, Christina Charlotte chose a religious life. On 17 April 1765 she became a secular canoness at Herford Abbey, a Lutheran imperial abbey in Saxony. On 12 July 1766 she was appointed coadjutor abbess of Herford, where she ruled alongside Friederike Charlotte of Brandenburg-Schwedt.[2] She resigned from her position in 1779.[3]

Christina Charlotte died on 4 June 1782 in Kassel.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Prinzessin Christine Charlotte von Hessen-Kassel by Johann HeinrichTischbein the Elder". www.artnet.com.
  2. ^ "Maximilian von Hessen-Kassel - AustriaWiki im Austria-Forum". austria-forum.org.
  3. ^ "Germany Ecclesiastical - WORLDWIDE GUIDE TO WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP". 4 May 2018. Archived from the original on 4 May 2018.