Landgrave William I (1466–1515) died at Spangenberg Castle. Landgrave Philip the Magnanimous (1504–1567) led Hesse to a position of political and cultural importance. His mistress, Margarethe von der Saale , lived in the corner house on Burgstraße and Klosterstraße in the town of Spangenberg.
The Landgrave of Thuringia struck back at the Archbishops decisively. Since the Frankenberg had passed to the Landgraves in 1122 and lay in the Vogtei of the Vögte von Keseberg, he chose, right in the middle of the Mainz county of Battenberg , on the boundary between the court regions of Röddenau and Geismar, to build a castle , and furthermore a town, disregarding all of the local lords ...
Moritz von Hessen war der älteste Sohn von Philipp von Hessen und Prinzessin Mafalda von Savoyen, einer Tochter des Königs Viktor Emanuel III. von Italien.Er war ein Urenkel von Kaiser Friedrich III. und Ururenkel von Queen Victoria.
In 1960, Prince Louis adopted his distant cousin, Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse. With the death of Prince Louis in Frankfurt in 1968, he was succeeded by Moritz's father, Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse (d. 1980) as head of the house. Moritz (d. 2013) in turn was succeeded by his son, Donatus (b. 1966).
Charles Emmanuel and his family were forced to withdraw to Sardinia, which was the only part of his domains not conquered by the French.Charles Emmanuel himself took little interest in the rule of Sardinia, living with his wife on the mainland in Naples and Rome until his wife's death in 1802, which led the childless Charles Emmanuel to abdicate the throne in favour of his younger brother.
Biography. He was the eldest son of Frederick III, Landgrave of Thuringia, and Catherine of Henneberg.After the death of his uncle William I, Margrave of Meissen in 1407, he was made governor of the Margraviate of Meissen together with his brother William II as well as with his cousin Frederick IV (son of Balthasar), until their possessions were divided in 1410 and 1415.
In 1653 Philipp Wilhelm married Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt. This second marriage lasted 37 years and was regarded as extremely happy. They had 17 children, including the next two Palatine Electors, John William and Charles III Philip, as well as Elector-Archbishop Franz Ludwig von Pfalz-Neuburg.