In 1736, Johann Reinhard III, the last count of Hanau-Lichtenberg, died without male heir and the duchy passed to his grandson, Landgrave Ludwig IX of Hesse-Darmstadt, the son of Countess Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg, sole heir of County of Hanau Lichtenberg, and Ludwig VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt.
John William III, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach (father of 189) 379. Magdalene Sibylle of Saxe-Weissenfels (mother of 189) 380. John, Count of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Falkenburg (father of 190) 381. Countess Johanna Magdalene of Hanau-Lichtenberg (mother of 190) 382. George Louis, Count of Solms-Rödelheim and Assenheim (father of 191) 383.
The wealthy monks used their positions for their own means, going as far as to attempt to turn monastic lands into their own private property. This caused great unrest by the 14th century, and Count Johann con Ziegenhain would lead an insurrection, alongside other citizens of Fulda, against Prince-Abbot Heinrich VI, 55th abbot of the monastery.
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