Princess Luise o Hesse-Darmstadt (1761–1829)

Luise o Hesse-Darmstadt (Luise Henriette Karoline; 15 Februar 1761 – 24 October 1829), wis the first Grand Duchess o Hesse an bi Rhine bi mairiage.

Luise o Hesse-Darmstadt
Grand Duchess o Hesse an bi Rhine
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Born15 Februar 1761(1761-02-15)
Dee'd24 October 1829(1829-10-24) (aged 68)
SpouseLouis I, Grand Duke o Hesse
Louis II, Grand Duke o Hesse an bi Rhine
Princess Luise
Prince Georg
Prince Friedrich
Prince Emil
Prince Gustav o Hesse-Darmstadt
Full name
Luise Henriette Karoline
HooseHoose o Hesse
FaitherPrince George William o Hesse-Darmstadt
MitherCoontess Maria Louise Albertine o Leiningen-Falkenburg-Dagsburg

Early LifeEedit

Luise wis dochter o Prince George William o Hesse-Darmstadt (1722–1782) frae his marriage tae Coontess Maria Louise Albertine o Leiningen-Falkenburg-Dagsburg (1729–1818) who wis dochter o Count Christian Karl Reinhard of Leiningen-Dachsburg-Falkenburg-Heidesheim.

Frae 1770 the princess wis pally wi Marie Antoinette. Luise exchanged letters with the French queen tae 1792 when she wis cowpt.

Luise hersel married on 19 February 1777 in Darmstadt tae her cousin the hereditary prince Louis I of Hesse-Darmstadt (1753–1830). Her husband ruled Hesse-Darmstadt frae 1790 as Landgrave Louis X an frae 1806 as Ludwig I, Grand Duke of Hesse and the Rhine.

Luisenstraße an Luisenplatz in Darmstadt ae nemmed after Luise.


  1. Louis II (1777–1848), Grand Duke o Hesse an bi Rhine; mairit Princess Wilhelmine o Baden an haed issue.
  2. Luise Karoline o Hesse-Darmstadt (1779–1811); mairit Prince Ludwig o Anhalt-Köthen.
  3. Prince Georg o Hesse-Darmstadt (1780–1856) mairit morganatically Caroline Török de Szendrő (1786–1862), "Baroness o Menden" 1804, "Coontess o Nidda," 1808, "Princess o Nidda 1821; (divorced 1827)
  4. Prince Friedrich o Hesse-Darmstadt (1788–1867)
  5. Stillborn twin dochters (1789).
  6. Prince Emil o Hesse-Darmstadt (1790–1856)
  7. Prince Gustav o Hesse-Darmstadt (1791–1806)