Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse

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Louis II (26 December 1777, Darmstadt – 16 June 1848, Darmstadt) was Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine from 1830 until 5 March 1848 (He resigned in the German Revolution of 1848). He was the son of Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse.

He was married to Wilhelmine of Baden who was his first cousin. Through her, Louis had four surviving children - Louis III, Prince Charles, Prince Alexander, and Marie, who became Empress consort of Alexander II of Russia. The last two were, however, more likely fathered by Baron August von Senarclens de Grancy, the longtime lover of his wife.

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Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Countess Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Caroline of Palatine-Zweibrücken
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (=8)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prince George Wilhelm of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Countess Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg (=9)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Luise of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Christian Karl Reinhard of Leiningen-Dachsburg-Falkenburg-Heidesheim
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Countess Maria Louise Albertine of Leiningen-Falkenburg-Dagsburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Katharine Polyxena of Solms-Rödelheim
 
 
 
 
 
 
Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse
Born: 26 December 1777 Died: 16 June 1848
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Louis I
Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine
1830–1848
Succeeded by
Louis III