Charles Emmanuel, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg

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Charles Emmanuel,
Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg
Spouse Princess Leopoldina of Liechtenstein
Issue Victor, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg
Klotilde, Princess of Hohenlohe-Bartenstein
House House of Hesse-Kassel
Father Constantine of Hesse-Rotenburg
Mother Sophia of Starhemberg
Born Langenschwalbach
5 June 1746
Died 23 March 1812(1812-03-23) (aged 65)

Charles Emmanuel, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg (Karl Emanuel; 5 June 1746 – 23 March 1812) was landgrave of Hessen-Rotenburg between 1778 and 1812. He was named after his uncle Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia, husband of his aunt Polyxena of Hesse-Rotenburg.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Langenschwalbach, the son of Constantine, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg (24 May 1716 - 30 December 1778) and Sofie von Starhemberg (October 1722 - 12 December 1773).

He died in Frankfurt in 1812.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Karl Emanuel married Princess Leopoldina Maria Anna Francisca de Paula Adelgunda (Vienna, 30 January 1754 - Frankfurt, 16 October 1823), daughter of Franz Josef I, Prince of Liechtenstein, on 1 September 1771 in Felsberg. The couple had two children.

Karl also had an illegitimate son by Lucie Juliane Struve (b. 1769), daughter of Johann Conrad Struve:

  • Ernst von Blumenstein (11 February 1796 - 25 August 1875)

Karl's only descendants were from his illegitimate line.

Ancestry[edit]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 5 June 1746 – 29 November 1749 His Serene Highness Landgrave Charles Emmanuel of Hesse-Rotenburg
  • 29 November 1749 – 30 December 1778 His Serene Highness the Hereditary Prince of Hesse-Rotenburg
  • 30 December 1778 – 23 March 1812 His Serene Highness the Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg
Preceded by
Constantine
Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg
30 December 1778 – 23 March 1812
Succeeded by
Victor Amadeus