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
Born10 September 1547
Kassel
Died7 February 1596 (aged 48)
Darmstadt
SpouseMagdalene of Lippe
Eleonore of Württemburg
IssuePhilip
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
HouseHouse of Hesse-Darmstadt
FatherPhilip I, Landgrave of Hesse
MotherChristine of Saxony

George I of Hesse-Darmstadt (10 September 1547 – 7 February 1596) 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.

  • 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)
married in 1622 Countess Margarethe of Leiningen-Westerburg (1604–1667)
  • Magdalene (1586–1586)
  • John (1587–1587)

On 25 May 1589, he married Eleonore of Württemberg (1552–1618). They had 1 child:

  • Henry (1590–1601).

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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