George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

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

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 :

  • Philip William (1576-1576), Hereditary prince
  • Louis V (1577–1626), Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
married in 1598 princess Magdalene of Brandenburg (1582-1616)
  • Christine (1578–1596)
married in 1595 Count Frederick Magnus of Erbach (1575-1618)
  • Elisabeth (1579–1655)
married in 1601 Count John Casimir of Nassau-Weilburg-Gleiberg (1577-1602)
  • Marie Hedwig (1580–1582)
  • Philip III (1581–1643), Landgrave of Hesse-Butzbach
married firstly, in 1610, Countess Anna Margarethe of Diepholz (1580-1629)
married secondly, in 1632, Countess Christine Sophie of East Frisia (1600-1658)
  • Anna (1583–1631)
married in 1601 Count Albert Otto of Solms-Laubach (1576-1610)
  • Frederick I (1585–1638), Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg
married in 1622 Countess Margarethe of Leiningen-Westerburg (1604-1667)
  • Magdalene (1586-1586)
  • John (1587-1587)



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