Alexander Frederick, Landgrave of Hesse

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Alexander Frederick, Landgrave of Hesse
Alexander Friedrich von Hessen.jpg
Born(1863-01-25)25 January 1863
Copenhagen, Denmark
Died26 March 1945(1945-03-26) (aged 82)
Fronhausen-an-der-Lahn, Nazi Germany
Names
Alexander Friedrich Wilhelm Albrecht Georg
HouseHesse
FatherFrederick William, Landgrave of Hesse
MotherPrincess Anna of Prussia

Alexander Frederick, Landgrave of Hesse (German: Alexander Friedrich Wilhelm Albrecht Georg Landgraf von Hessen, 25 January 1863 – 26 March 1945) was a German prince of the House of Hesse.

Biography[edit]

He was the son of Prince Frederick William of Hesse-Kassel and Princess Anna of Prussia. From 1888 to 1925 he was Head of the electoral line of the House of Hesse, but abdicated his position to his brother Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse. He was visually handicapped from birth, and this, in addition to his morganatic marriage, played a part in his decision to abdicate.

On 25 March 1925, he married morganatically Baroness Gisela Stockhorner von Starheim (b. 17 January 1884, d. 22 June 1965), daughter of Otto, Baron Stockhorner von Starheim and Emilie Susanne Hildegard, Baroness von Wolzogen-Neuhaus. [1][2] She was Lady-in-waiting of Grand Duchess Hilda of Baden.[1]

Honours[edit]

He received the following orders and decorations:[3]

Ancestors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gisela Anna Caroline Amalia Ida Pauline Freiin Stockhorner von Starein (genealogy), #108918, thepeerage.com, 9 October 2009.
  2. ^ Princess Gisela was (through her maternal grandmother) the great-great-granddaughter of London-based Huguenot financier François Jacques Houssemayne Du Boulay.
  3. ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Großherzogtum Hessen (1894), Genealogy p. 5
  4. ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Großherzogtum Hessen (1883), "Großherzogliche Orden und Ehrenzeichen" pp. 14, 44
  5. ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Großherzogtum Baden (1896), "Großherzogliche Orden" pp. 63, 77
  6. ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Königreichs Bayern (1906), "Königliche-Orden" p. 8
  7. ^ "Schwarzer Adler-orden", Königlich Preussische Ordensliste (supp.) (in German), 1, Berlin, 1886, p. 5 – via hathitrust.org
  8. ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Königreich Württemberg (1907), "Königliche Orden" p. 29
  9. ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Herzogtum Anhalt (1894), "Herzogliche Orden" p. 17
  10. ^ Bille-Hansen, A. C.; Holck, Harald, eds. (1944) [1st pub.:1801]. Statshaandbog for Kongeriget Danmark for Aaret 1944 [State Manual of the Kingdom of Denmark for the Year 1944] (PDF). Kongelig Dansk Hof- og Statskalender (in Danish). Copenhagen: J.H. Schultz A.-S. Universitetsbogtrykkeri. p. 16. Retrieved 2 September 2020 – via da:DIS Danmark.
  11. ^ The London Gazette, issue 28030, p. 4083
Alexander Frederick, Landgrave of Hesse
Born: 1 May 1868 Died: 26 March 1945
Regnal titles
Preceded by Head of the House of Hesse Succeeded by
Titles in pretence
Preceded by — TITULAR —
Elector of Hesse
Succeeded by