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Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse








Reign

Grand Duke of Hesse
April 6, 1830 - March 5, 1848  (17 years) (52-70)
Preceded by Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse
Succeeded by Louis III, Grand Duke of Hesse


Life Data

Full Name Louis
House Hesse-Darmstadt
Born December 26, 1777
Birthplace Darmstadt, Germany
Died June 16, 1848  (70 years)
Deathplace Darmstadt, Germany


Parents

Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse
Born June 14, 1753
Father Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt  (1719-90) (71 years)
Mother Caroline, Countess Palatine of Zweibrücken  (1721-74) (53 years)
Marriage 1777-1829  (52 years, widowed)
Died April 6, 1830  (76 years)


Louise, Princess of Hesse-Darmstadt
Born February 15, 1761
Father George William, Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt  (1722-82) (60 years)
Mother Maria Louise Albertine, Countess of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Falkenburg  (1729-1818) (89 years)
Children 6
Died October 24, 1829  (68 years)


Siblings

1. Louise, Princess of Anhalt-Köthen  (1779-1811) (32 years)
2. George, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine  (1780-1856) (76 years)
3. Frederick, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine  (1788-1867) (79 years)
4. Emil, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine  (1790-1856) (66 years)
5. Gustav, Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt  (1791-1806) (15 years)


Marriages

1. Wilhelmine, Princess of Baden
Born September 21, 1788
Father Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden  (1755-1801) (46 years)
Mother Amalie, Princess of Hesse-Darmstadt  (1754-1832) (78 years)
Marriage June 19, 1804 - January 27, 1836  (31 years, widowed)
Died January 27, 1836  (47 years)


Child 1: Louis III, Grand Duke of Hesse

Born June 9, 1806 Died

June 13, 1877

(71 years)


Marriages
First Wife Mathilde Caroline, Princess of Bavaria  (1813-62) (49 years)
First Marriage December 26, 1833 - May 25, 1862  (28 years, widowed)
Second Wife Anna Magdalena Appel, Baroness von Hochstädten  (1846-1917) (71 years)
Second Marriage June 8, 1868 - June 13, 1877  (9 years, died)


Child 2: Charles, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine

Born April 23, 1809 Died

March 20, 1877

(67 years)


Marriages
Wife Elisabeth, Princess of Prussia  (1815-85) (70 years)
Marriage October 22, 1836 - March 20, 1877  (40 years, died)


Children
1. Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse  (1837-92) (55 years)
2. Heinrich, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine  (1838-1900) (62 years)
3. Anna, Princess of Hesse and by Rhine  (1843-65) (22 years)
4. Wilhelm, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine  (1845-1900) (55 years)


Child 3: Elisabeth, Princess of Hesse-Darmstadt 

Born May 20, 1821 Died

May 27, 1826

(5 years)


Child 4: Alexander, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine

Born July 15, 1823 Died

December 15, 1888

(65 years)


Marriages
Wife Julia, Countess Hauke  (1825-95) (70 years)
Marriage October 28, 1851 - December 15, 1888  (37 years, died)


Children
1. Marie, Princess of Battenberg  (1852-1923) (71 years)
2. Louis Mountbatten, Marquess of Milford Haven  (1854-1921) (67 years)
3. Alexander, Prince of Bulgaria  (1857-93) (36 years)
4. Henry, Prince of Battenberg  (1858-96) (38 years)
5. Francis Joseph, Prince of Battenberg  (1861-1924) (63 years)


Child 5: Marie, Princess of Hesse and by Rhine

Born August 8, 1824 Died

June 3, 1880

(55 years)


Marriages
Husband Alexander II, Emperor of Russia  (1818-81) (63 years)
Marriage April 16, 1841 - June 3, 1880  (39 years, died)


Children
1. Alexandra Alexandrovna, Grand Duchess of Russia  (1842-49) (7 years)
2. Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsarevich of Russia  (1843-65) (22 years)
3. Alexander III, Emperor of Russia  (1845-94) (49 years)
4. Vladimir Alexandrovich, Grand Duke of Russia  (1847-1909) (62 years)
5. Alexei Alexandrovich, Grand Duke of Russia  (1850-1908) (58 years)
6. Maria Alexandrovna, Grand Duchess of Russia  (1853-1920) (67 years)
7. Sergei Alexandrovich, Grand Duke of Russia  (1857-1905) (48 years)
8. Paul Alexandrovich, Grand Duke of Russia  (1860-1919) (59 years)
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