William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
|Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel|
|Spouse(s)||Amalie Elisabeth von Hanau-Münzenberg|
The Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
|Noble family||House of Hesse-Kassel|
|Father||Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel|
|Mother||Agnes of Solms-Laubach|
|Born||13 February 1602|
|Died||21 September 1637|
William was born in Kassel, the son of Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel and Agnes of Solms-Laubach. Agnes died shortly after the birth of William, and his father subsequently married Countess Juliane of Nassau-Dillenburg. After losing much of the Hesse-Kassel territory to the Darmstadt line and leaving the family in financial ruin, Maurice abdicated in favor of his son.
William, having come to rule in unfavorable circumstances and in the midst of the Thirty Years' War, continued to suffer losses of territory and wealth. William served as Landgrave for ten years—a tenure marked by defeats and losses.
William's widow, Amalie Elisabeth von Hanau-Münzenberg, served as regent for her son William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel until he came of age in 1650. Under her leadership many of the lands lost by her father-in-law and husband were regained through various foreign alliances and battles.
Another daughter, Emily, married Henri Charles de La Trémoille.
|Ancestors of William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel|
-  Encyclopædia Britannica 1905 article - Hesse-Kassel
William V, Landgrave of Hesse-KasselBorn: 13 February 1602 Died: 21 September 1637
|Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel