Christine was born in Kassel as a daughter of Landgrave Philip I of Hesse and his spouse Christine of Saxony. She was given a strict Protestant upbringing by her aunt Elizabeth, Dowager Duchess of Saxony. Christine received a proposal from King Eric XIV of Sweden, but this did not come about.
Christine of Hesse-Kassel (19 October 1578 – 19 August 1658) was a German noblewoman member of the House of Hesse and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Eisenach and Saxe-Coburg . Born in Kassel, she was the tenth of eleven children born from the marriage of William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel and his wife Duchess Sabine of Württemberg.
- 19 August 1658 (aged 79), Eisenach
- 19 October 1578, Kassel
- John Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach
Christine of Hesse-Kassel, was a German noblewoman member of the House of Hesse and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Eisenach and Saxe-Coburg.
Elisabeth of Hesse-Kassel (11 May 1577 – 25 November 1578) Christine (19 October 1578 – 19 August 1658), married on 14 May 1598 to John Ernst, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach Juliane, born and died 9 February 1581 In addition William had a few illegitimate children.
- 25 August 1592 (aged 60)
- Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse
- 24 June 1532, Kassel
- Christine of Saxony
25 de nov. de 2018 · January 10, 1933. Birthplace: Schloss Friedrichshof, Kronberg, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany. Death: November 22, 2011 (78) Gersau, Nidwalden, Schwyz, Switzerland. Immediate Family: Daughter of Christoph Ernst August von Hessen and Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark. Ex-wife of Prince Andrew of Yugoslavia and Robert Floris van Eyck.
- January 10, 1933
- Private User
Frederick II’s son, Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel (1744 – 1836), was a leading member of the Strict Observance, the Bavarian Illuminati and Grand Master of the neo-Rosicrucian order, the Asiatic Brethren, founded by a cousin of Jacob Frank.
Hesse-Kassel fue uno de los principales Estados alemanes aliados de Suecia durante la Guerra de los Treinta Años. El landgraviato era calvinista, y apoyó de manera importante la causa protestante, brindando ayuda militar al ejército sueco, pese a que su territorio fue ocupado por tropas imperiales durante la guerra.