Auguste Magdalene of Hessen-Darmstadt

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Auguste Magdalene of Hesse-Darmstadt
Father Louis VI of Hesse-Darmstadt
Mother Maria Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp
Born (1657-03-06)6 March 1657
Darmstadt
Died 1 September 1674(1674-09-01) (aged 17)
Darmstadt

Auguste Magdalene of Hesse-Darmstadt (6 March 1657, Darmstadt – 1 September 1674, ibid.) was a German noblewoman and poet.

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Auguste Magdalene was a daughter of Count Louis VI of Hesse-Darmstadt (1630–1678) from his marriage to Maria Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp (1634–1665), a daughter of Duke Frederick III of Holstein-Gottorp.

Like her father and her sister Magdalene Sibylle, she was active as a writer. She translated the Psalms of David into German verse and wrote a poetry collection entitled The door to German poetry. She died only 17 years old and was buried in the City Church in Darmstadt.

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