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  1. Donatus directs the Hessische Hausstiftung (Foundation of the House of Hesse), a foundation (see below) established to curate and showcase the cultural heritage and history of the House of Hesse, a dynasty which ruled the Electorate of Hesse-Cassel until 1866, the Grand Duchy of Hesse and by Rhine until 1918, and whose male-line antecedents and co-lateral ties include the Protestant leader Philip the Magnanimous, the Swedish king Frederick I, Russia's last tsarina Alexandra ...

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  2. El landgraviato de Hesse fue un Estado dentro del Sacro Imperio Romano Germánico. Existió como entidad única desde 1264 hasta 1567, cuando Felipe I dividió el territorio entre sus cuatro hijos. Índice 1 Ubicación 2 Historia 2.1 Divisiones 3 Línea familiar de los Hesse 4 Fuentes Ubicación [ editar]

  3. Hesse was re-unified under Landgrave William II in 1500. The Landgraviate rose to primary importance under his son Philip I , also called Philip the Magnanimous, who embraced Protestantism following the 1526 Synod of Homberg and then took steps to create a protective alliance of Protestant princes and powers against the Catholic emperor Charles V .

  4. Philip, byname Philip the Magnanimous, German Philipp der Grossmütige, (born November 13, 1504, Marburg, Hesse [Germany]—died March 31, 1567, Kassel), landgrave ( Landgraf) of Hesse (1509–67), one of the great figures of German Protestantism, who championed the independence of German princes against the Holy Roman emperor Charles V. Early years

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    The Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel was founded by William IV the Wise, the eldest son of Philip I. On his father's death in 1567, the Landgraviate of Hesse was divided into four parts. William IV received about half of the territory, with Kassel as his capital. Hesse-Kassel expanded in 1604 when Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel inherited the Landgr...

    The Landgraves of Hesse-Kassel were famous for renting out their army to European Great Powers during the 17th and 18th centuries. It was a widespread practice at the time for small countries to rent out troops to larger countries in exchange for subsidies. International jurists drew a distinction between mercenaries and auxiliaries (Hilfstruppen)....

    The village of Hessen Cassel, Indiana, near Fort Wayne, founded by German immigrants, is named for the Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel.[citation needed]

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