Frederick William III of Hesse

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Frederick William III of Hesse
Noble family House of Hesse
Father Frederick William of Hesse
Mother Princess Anna of Prussia
Born (1854-10-15)15 October 1854
Copenhagen
Died 14 October 1888(1888-10-14) (aged 33)
at sea between Batavia and Singapore

Frederick William (III) Nicholas Charles of Hesse-Kassel (born: 15 October 1854 in Copenhagen – died: 14 October 1888 at sea between Batavia and Singapore) was (titular) Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel.

He was the eldest son of Frederick William George Adolph of Hesse-Kassel-Rumpenheim and his second wife Princess Anna of Prussia. Like his father he was raised in Denmark. His father died in 1884 and he inherited the title of Landgrave. He died on 14 October 1888 during a trip from Batavia to Singapore by falling overboard. He was not married and had no children. He was succeeded by his brother.


This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.

Ancestors[edit]


Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Frederick William II
— TITULAR —
Elector of Hesse
1884–1888
Succeeded by
Alexander Frederick