The House of Hesse is a European dynasty, directly descended from the House of Brabant. They ruled the region of Hesse , one branch as prince-electors until 1866, and another branch as grand dukes until 1918.
Los orígenes de la Casa de Hesse comienzan con el casamiento de Sofía de Turingia, hija de Luis IV de Turingia e Isabel de Hungría con el Duque Enrique II de Brabante de la Casa de Reginar. Sofía fue la heredera del territorio de Hesse el cual pasó a su hijo Enrique I de Hesse quien luego de su victoria parcial en la Guerra de sucesión Turingia logró conservarlas.
- Landgraviate of Hesse
- Heads of the non-reigning House of Hesse
This is a list of rulers of Hesse during the history of Hesse on west-central Germany. These rulers belonged to a dynasty collectively known as the House of Hesse and the House of Brabant, originally the Reginar. Hesse was ruled as a landgraviate, electorate and later as a grand duchy until 1918. The title of all of the following rulers was "landgr...
In the early Middle Ages the Hessengau territory formed the northern parts of the German stem duchy of Franconia along with the adjacent Lahngau. Upon the extinction of the ducal Conradines, these Rhenish Franconian counties were gradually acquired by Landgrave Louis I of Thuringia and his successors. After the War of the Thuringian Succession upon...
Friedrich Wilhelm I, the former Elector, titular Landgrave 1866–75 succeeded by his second cousin Friedrich Wilhelm II as below
17/09/2022 · The House of Hesse is a European dynasty, directly descended from the House of Brabant. They ruled the region of Hesse , one branch as prince-electors until 1866, and another branch as grand dukes until 1918.
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In the Paleolithic Era, the Central Hessian region around Wetzlar was settled. Extensive excavations along the Lahn in Wetzlar-Dalheim recently uncovered a 7000-year-old settlement from the Linear Pottery culture. Bell Beakershards found in Rüsselsheim, Offenbach, Griesheim and Wiesbaden suggest settlement in southern Hesse 4,500 years ago.
In 1568 with the death of Landgrave Philip I, the Landgraviate of Hesse (German: Landgrafschaft Hessen), a German Principality of the Holy Roman Empire, was divided among his sons. With the extinction of the Hesse-Marburg and Hesse-Rheinfels lines by 1604, Hesse-Darmstadt, along with Hesse-Kassel, became one of the two Hessian states. While Hesse-K...
From the early years of the Reformation, the House of Hesse was predominately Protestant. Landgraves Philip I, William V, and Maurice married descendants of King George of Bohemia; from William VI onwards, mothers of the heads of Hesse-Kassel were always descended from William the Silent, the leader of the Dutch to independence on the basis of Calv...
Following the reorganization of the German states during the German mediatization of 1803, the Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel was raised to the Electorate of Hesse and Landgrave William IX was elevated to Imperial Elector, taking the title William I, Elector of Hesse. The principality thus became known as Kurhessen, although it is still usually refer...
In 1918, Hesse-Nassau became part of the Free State of Prussia until 1944. From 1944–45 as part of Nazi Germany, it was divided into the Prussian provinces of Kurhessen and Nassau. From 1945–46, it was renamed Greater Hesse (German: Großhessen) and was part of the US occupation zone in Germany. From 1946 onwards, it was reorganized into the State o...Ingrao, Charles W. The Hessian mercenary state: ideas, institutions, and reform under Frederick II, 1760-1785(Cambridge University Press, 2003).Ingrao, Charles. "'Barbarous Strangers': Hessian State and Society during the American Revolution." American Historical Review 87.4 (1982): 954-976. onlineWegert, Karl H. "Contention with Civility: The State and Social Control in the German Southwest, 1760–1850." Historical Journal 34.2 (1991): 349-369. onlineWilder, Colin F. "" THE RIGOR OF THE LAW OF EXCHANGE": How People Changed Commercial Law and Commercial Law Changed People (Hesse-Cassel, 1654–1776)." Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung (2015):...
English: The House of Hesse, or more formally House of Brabant, is one of Europe's oldest noble and royal dynasties. Subcategories This category has the following 165 subcategories, out of 165 total. Branches of the House of Hesse (8 C) Coats of arms of the House of Hesse (4 C, 34 F) Hessische Hausstiftung (1 P, 11 F)
Hesse (/ h ɛ s /, US also / ˈ h ɛ s ə, ˈ h ɛ s i /, Hessian dialect: ) or Hessia (UK: / ˈ h ɛ s i ə /, US: / ˈ h ɛ ʃ ə /; German: Hessen ), officially the State of Hessen (German: Land Hessen), is a state in Germany. Its capital city is Wiesbaden, and the largest urban area is Frankfurt. Two other major historic cities are Darmstadt