Ernest Constantine, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
|Ernest Constantine, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal|
8 August 1771|
|Died||25 December 1849
|Noble family||House of Hesse|
|Spouse(s)||Louise of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Caroline of Hesse-Philippsthal
|Father||William, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal|
|Mother||Ulrika Eleonora of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld|
Ernest Constantine, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal (8 August 1771 in Philippsthal – 25 December 1849 in Meiningen) was a member of the House of Hesse and Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal from 1816 until his death.
Ernest Constantine was the youngest son of the Landgrave William of Hesse-Philippsthal (1726-1810) from his marriage with Ulrika Eleonora (1732-1795), daughter of Count William of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld.
Until 1796 he was an officer in Dutch service. In 1797, he acquired the porcelain manufactory in Volkstedt (a suburb of Rudolstadt), which he sold two years later.
In 1808 he became Grand Chamberlain of the Jérôme Bonaparte, the King of Westphalia. After the dissolution of the kingdom of Westphalia, Ernst Constantine succeeded his brother Louis as Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal in 1810. He also re-entered Dutch service, where he was appointed general.
Marriage and issue
Ernest Constantine married on 10 April 1796 in Rudolstadt with his first wife Louise (1775-1808), the daughter of Prince Frederick Charles of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1736-1793), with whom he had the following children:
- Frederick William (1797-1797)
- Ferdinand (1799-1837)
- George Gustav (1801-1802)
- Charles II (1803-1868), who succeeded him as Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
- married in 1845 Duchess Marie of Württemberg (1818-1888)
- Francis (1805-1861), created Baron of Falkener in 1841
- married in 1841 (morganatically) Mary Catharine Kohlmann (1819-1904)
He married his second wife on 17 February 1812 in Kassel. She was his niece Caroline (1793-1872), a daughter of his elder brother Prince Charles of Hesse-Philippsthal. From this second marriage he had the following children:
- Victoria (1812-1837)
- William Edward (1817-1819)
|Ancestors of Ernest Constantine, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal|
- Johann Samuel Ersch: Allgemeine Encyclopädie der Wissenschaften und Künste in alphabetischer ... p. 297 f.
- Otto Wigand: Wigand's Conversations-lexikon p. 633
- Genealogisches Staats-Handbuch p. 93
Ernest Constantine, Landgrave of Hesse-PhilippsthalBorn: 8 August 1771 Died: 25 December 1849
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