Ernst Ludwig, Landgrave o Hesse-Darmstadt
Ernst Ludwig, Landgrave o Hesse-Darmstadt (15 December 1667 – 12 September 1739) wis Landgrave o Hesse-Darmstadt from 1678 to 1739. His parents were Landgrave Louis VI o Hesse-Darmstadt an Elisabeth Dorothea o Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. Ernst Ludwig's desire tae emulate the French court under Louis XIV ran his kintra into debt. Among those patronised in this cultural milieu were the Baroque composer Christoph Graupner and the gambist Ernst Christian Hesse; also bringing into his service architect Louis Remy de la Fosse for his extensive building program. Upon his daithin 1739, his debt wis 4 million gulden, ten times the annual revenue.
|Landgrave o Hesse-Darmstadt|
Portrait of Ernst Ludwig
|Born||15 December 1667|
|Dee'd||12 September 1739 (aged 71)|
Jägersburg Castle, Einhausen
|Spouse||Dorothea Charlotte o Brandenburg-Ansbach|
Louis VIII, Landgrave o Hesse-Darmstadt
|Hoose||Hesse (Darmstadt branch)|
|Faither||Louis VI, Landgrave o Hesse-Darmstadt|
|Mither||Elisabeth Dorothea o Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg|
Ernst Ludwig mairit his seicont wife Luise Sophie von Spiegel zum Desenberg (1690–1751), dochter o Hermann Wilhelm von Spiegel zu Desenberg an Claire Anna Helena von Hornberg, on Januar 20 1727. She wis thereafter raised tae the rank o Coontess o Eppstein.
- Louisa Charlotte, Coontess o Eppstein (1727–1753)
- Friederika Sophia, Coontess o Eppstein (1730–1770)