Elisabeth of Hesse, Electress Palatine

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Elisabeth of Hesse
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Spouse(s) Louis VI, Elector Palatine
Noble family House of Hesse
Father Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse
Mother Christine of Saxony
Born (1539-02-13)13 February 1539
Kassel
Died 14 March 1582(1582-03-14) (aged 43)
Heidelberg

Elisabeth of Hesse (13 February 1539 – 14 March 1582) was a German noblewoman.

She was a daughter of Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse and Christine of Saxony, daughter of George, Duke of Saxony.

On 8 July 1560 she married Louis VI, Elector Palatine. They had the following children:

  1. Anna Marie (1561–1589), married Charles IX of Sweden
  2. Elisabeth (15 June – 2 November 1562)
  3. Dorothea Elisabeth (12 January – 7 March 1565)
  4. Dorothea (1566–1567)
  5. Frederick Philip (19 October 1567 – 14 November 1568)
  6. Johann Friedrich (died within a month of birth)
  7. Ludwig (died within three months of birth)
  8. Katharina (1572–1586)
  9. Christine (1573–1619)
  10. Frederick (1574–1610), succeeded as Elector Palatine
  11. Philip (4 May 1575 – 9 August 1575)
  12. Elisabeth (1576–1577)

Ancestors[edit]

Elisabeth of Hesse, Electress Palatine
Born: 13 February 1539 Died: 14 March 1582
Preceded by
Amalia of Neuenahr
Electress Palatine
1576–1582
Succeeded by
Anne of Ostfriesland