Louis II the Peaceful: 6 February 1402: 1413–1458: 17 January 1458: Hesse: Anna of Saxony 8 September 1433 Kassel five children: At his death divided Hesse again. Louis III the Frank: 7 September 1438: 1458–1471: 8 November 1471: Lower Hesse: Matilda of Württemberg-Urach 1454 four children: Divided Hesse with his brother. Henry III the ...
History. The origins of the House of Hesse begin with the marriage of Sophie of Thuringia (daughter of Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia, and Elizabeth of Hungary) with Henry II, Duke of Brabant, from the House of Reginar.
William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (father of 148), same person as 184 297. Princess Dorothea Wilhelmine of Saxe-Zeitz (mother of 148), same person as 185 298. George II of Great Britain (father of 149 & 151), same person as 186 299. Margravine Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach (mother of 149 & 151), same person as 187 300.
In 1740, Mary married Friedrich II, the future Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel. As Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Friedrich became famous during the American Revolution as a supplier of thousands of Hessian soldiers who fought on behalf of the British. Mary and Friedrich had four sons and they are the ancestors of six of the ten current European monarchs.