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Hesse Darmstadt

Landgraves of Hesse-Darmstadt

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Landgraves of Hesse-Darmstadt, 1567–1968

Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt 1567–1806

  • George I (1547-1596) Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt from 1567, fourth son of Philip I the Magnanimous.
  • Louis V (1577 – 1626) Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
  • George II (1605 – 1661) Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
  • Louis VI (1630 – 1678) Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
  • Louis VII (1658 – 1678) Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
  • Ernest Louis) (1667 – 1739) Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
  • Louis VIII (1691 – 1768) Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Knight of the Order of the Elephant
  • Louis IX (1719 –1790) Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Knight of the Order of St. Andrew
  • Louis I (X) (1753 –1830) Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt until 1806, Grand Duke of Hesse until 1806, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine from 1814. Knight of the Order of St. Andrew
  • Friedrich of Hesse-Darmstadt (1616–1682) Cardinal from 1655 and Prince-Bishop of Breslau from 1671. Son of Louis V (1577 – 1626) Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

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George I (1547-1596) Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

 
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Louis VIII (1691 – 1768) Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Knight of the Order of the Elephant

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Louis IX (1719 –1790) Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Knight of the Order of St. Andrew

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Friedrich of Hesse-Darmstadt (1616–1682)


Grand Dukes of Hesse (-Darmstadt) and by Rhine,
1806–1918

  • Louis I (X) (1753 –1830) Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt until 1806, Grand Duke of Hesse until 1806, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine from 1814. Knight of the Order of St. Andrew
  • Louis II (1777–1848) Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine
  • Louis III (1806 – 1877) Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, Knight of the Garter
  • Louis IV (1837 – 1892) Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, Knight of the Garter
  • Ernest Louis (1868 – 1937) Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine until 1918, Knight of the Garter

1968 Branch extinct.



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Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine


Cadet Branches of Hesse-Darmstadt

 Hesse-Butzbach 1609–1643

  • Philip III (1581 - 1643) Landgrave of Hesse-Butzbach, second son of George I (1547-1596) Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

1643 branch extinct, reunited with Hesse-Darmstadt

Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, 1622–1866

  • Frederick I of Hesse-Homburg (1585 - 1638) Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, third son of George I(1547-1596) Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
  • William Christoph (1625 –1681) Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg until 1669 then Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg-Bingenheim
  • George Christian (1626 – 1677) Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg
  • Frederick II (1633 – 1708) Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, also known as the Prince of Homburg, Knight of the Order of the Elephant
  • Frederick III James (1673 - 1746) Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg
  • Frederick IV (1724 – 1751) Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, Knight of the Order of the White Eagle Frederick V (1748 – 1820) Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg

1806 Annexed by Hesse-Darmstadt, 1815 restored by the Congress of Vienna

  • Frederick VI (1769 – 1829) Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, Knight Commander of the Military Order of Maria Theresa, Knight of the Order of the Black Eagle, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Stephen of Hungary, Knight of the Royal Guelphic Order
  • Louis William (1770 – 1839) Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Stephen of Hungary
  • Philip (1779 – 1846) Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, Knight Commander of the Military Order of Maria Theresa, Knight of the Order of the Black Eagle, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Stephen of Hungary
  • Gustav (1781–1848) Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, Knight Commander of the Military Order of Maria Theresa, Knight of the Order of the Black Eagle, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Stephen of Hungary
  • Ferdinand (1783–1866) Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, Knight Commander of the Military Order of Maria Theresa, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Stephen of Hungary

1866 annexed by Prussia.

1866 Branch extinct.

Landgrave of Hesse-Braubach 1625–1651

  • John of Hesse-Braubach (1609 – 1651) Landgrave of Hesse-Braubach from 1625, second son of Louis V, (1577 – 1626) Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

1651 Branch extinct.

Landgrave of Hesse-Itter 1661–1676

  • George III (1632 – 1676) Landgrave of Hesse-Itter, second son of Landgrave George II (1605 – 1661) Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

1676 Branch extinct.

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All Cadet Lines

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Landgraves of Hesse-Homburg


Princes of Battenberg 1858-Present

Morganatic descendents of Prince Alexander of Hesse, (1823-1888), third son of Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse.

  • Louis (1854–1921) Prince of Battenberg, renounced his title in 1917 to become Marquess of Milford Haven , Line extant
  • Alexander (1857–1893) Prince of Battenberg became Prince of Bulgaria in 1879 (later Count Hartenau), Knight of the Order of St Alexander, Line extinct 1965.
  • Henry (1858 – 1896) Prince of Battenberg, Knight of the Garter
  • Alexander (1886–1960) Prince of Battenberg, son of Henry, renounced his title in 1917 to become Marquess of Carisbrooke. Line extinct.
  • Princess Victoria Eugenie (1887–1969) Princess of Battenberg, daughter of Henry, married the King of Spain in 1906.