Constantine, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg
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Constantine of Hessen-Rotenburg (Rotenburg, May 24, 1716 – Schloss Wildeck, December 30, 1778) was Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg from 1749 until his death.
Constantine married in 1745 with Marie Eva Sophie von Starhemberg, widow of William Hyacinth of Nassau-Siegen. When she died in 1773, he remarried in 1775 with French Countess Johanna Henriette de Bombelles (1751-1822).
He had 11 children from his first marriage, including :
- Charles Emmanuel (1746-1812), his successor.
- Charles Constantine, a supporter of the French Revolution, better known as Citoyen Hesse.
- Hedwig (1748-1801), married Jacques Léopold de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon.
Under Constantine, Hesse-Wanfried was in 1755 returned to Hesse-Rotenburg after the death of Christian of Hesse-Wanfried. Hesse-Rotenburg, which had been divided in 1648, was now again reunited and remained so until the Treaty of Lunéville in 1801.
He became a Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1759.
Constantine, Landgrave of Hesse-RotenburgBorn: 24 May 1716 Died: 30 December 1778
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