Prince Karl o Hesse-Kassel

Prince Karl o Hesse-Kassel (Dens: Carl), German an Norse: Karl; 19 December 1744 – 17 August 1836) wis a cadet member o the house o Hesse-Kassel an a Dens general field marshal. Brought up with relatives at the Dens coort, he spent maist o his life in Denmark, serving as ryal governor o the twin duchies o Schleswig-Holstein frae 1769 tae 1836 an commander-in-chief o the Norwegian airmy frae 1772 tae 1814

Prince Karl o Hesse-Kassel
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Prince Karl, wearing the sash o the Order o the Elephant
Born19 December 1744(1744-12-19)
Kassel, Hesse
Dee'd17 August 1836(1836-08-17) (aged 91)
Louisenlund, Schleswig
BuirialSchleswig Cathedral
SpousePrincess Louise o Denmark (m. 1766; d. 1831)
IssueMarie Sophie, Queen o Denmark an Norawa
Prince Wilhelm
Prince Frederick
Princess Juliane
Prince Christian
Louise Caroline, Duchess o Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
HooseHesse (Kassel branch)
FaitherFrederick II, Landgrave o Hesse-Kassel
MitherPrincess Mary o Great Breetain


On 30 August 1766 at Christiansborg Pailace in Copenhagen, Prince Karl mairit Princess Louise o Denmark, his first cousin, the youngest dochter o his aunt, Princess Louise o Great Breetain, an Keeng Frederick V o Denmark an Norawa.


  1. Marie Sophie, Princess o Hesse (20 October 1767 – 21 Mairch 1852), mairit Frederick VI o Denmark
  2. Wilhelm, Prince o Hesse (15 Januar 1769 – 14 Julie 1772)
  3. Prince Frederik o Hesse (24 Mey 1771 – 24 Februar 1845) mairit Clarelia Dorothea (Klara) von Brockdorff (1778-1836)
  4. Juliane, Princess o Hesse (19 Januar 1773 – 11 March 1860) Abbess o Itzehoe
  5. Prince Christian o Hesse (14 August 1776 – 14 November 1814)
  6. Princess Louise Caroline o Hesse-Kassel (28 September 1789 – 13 Mairch 1867), mairit Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke o Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg