Henry II, Landgrave of Hesse

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Henry II
Landgrave of Hesse
Spouse(s) Elisabeth of Thuringia
Issue
Otto the Younger
Adelheid
Elisabeth
Jutta
Margarethe
Titles and styles
The Landgrave of Hesse
Noble family House of Hesse
Father Otto I, Landgrave of Hesse
Mother Adelheid of Ravensberg
Born 1299
Died 3 June 1376

Henry II of Hesse (German: Heinrich), (c. 1299 – 3 June 1376) called "the Iron" was Landgrave of Hesse from 1328 - 1376.

Henry was the son of Otto I, Landgrave of Hesse and Adelheid of Ravensburg. With his wife Elisabeth of Thuringia, daughter of Frederick I, Margrave of Meissen, he had five children:

When Henry's son Otto died in 1366, his nephew Hermann was named co-regent. This caused fighting to break out with Otto of Brunswick. To defray the costs of the conflict with Brunswick, Henry levied a tax on all imported goods.

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Henry II, Landgrave of Hesse
Born: 1299 Died: 3 June 1376
Preceded by
Otto I the Elder
Coat of arms of Hesse.svgLandgrave of Hesse
1328–1376
Succeeded by
Hermann II the Learned