George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

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George I
Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
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George I of Hesse-Darmstadt
Spouse Magdalene of Lippe
Eleonore of Württemburg
Issue Philip
Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Christine
Elizabeth
Mary
Philip
Philip III, Landgrave of Hesse-Butzbach
Anne
Frederick I, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg
Madeleine
John
Henry
House House of Hesse-Darmstadt
Father Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse
Mother Christine of Saxony
Born 10 September 1547
Kassel
Died 7 February 1596
Darmstadt

George I of Hesse-Darmstadt was the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt from 1567 to 1596.

Born on 10 September 1547 in Kassel, he was the fourth son of Philip I the Magnanimous of Hesse and Christine of Saxony.

Following his father's death in 1567 Hesse was divided between his four sons. George I received the upper County of Katzenelnbogen and selected Darmstadt as his residence. He died on 7 February 1596 and the Landgraviate was passed to his son Louis.

On 17 August 1572, he married Magdalene of Lippe (1552–1587). They had 10 children.

On 25 May 1589, he married Eleonore, duchess of Württemberg (1552–1618). They had 12 children.


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George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Born: 10 September 1547 Died: 7 February 1596
Preceded by
Philip I of Hesse
Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
1567–1596
Succeeded by
Louis V