Ernst I, Landgrave o Hesse-Rheinfels

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Landgrave o Hesse-Rheinfels
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Ernst, Landgrave o Hesse-Rheinfels
Born8 December 1623(1623-12-08)
Dee'd2 Mey 1693(1693-05-02) (aged 69)
BuiriedPilgrimage Kirk in Kamp-Bornhofen
Noble faimilyHouse o Hesse
Spoose(s)Maria Eleonore o Solms-Lich
FaitherMaurice, Landgrave o Hesse-Kassel
MitherJuliane o Nassau-Dillenburg

Landgrave Ernest of Hesse-Rheinfels-Rotenburg (8 December 1623 – 2 May 1693) wis frae 1649 tae 1658 Landgrave o Hesse-Rheinfels an frae 1658 until daith Landgrave o Hesse-Rheinfels-Rotenburg. Because his brithers died young, all later Landgraves in the Rotenburg Quarter are descendants o Ernst. Hence, Ernst is kent as the ancestor o the Catholic Rotenburg Quarter, a group o cadet branches o the House o Hesse. Ernst corresponded wi the leading scholars o his time, like Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. he wis a brither o Otto, Hereditary Prince o Hesse-Kassel, Elisabeth, Duchess o Mecklenburg, William V, Landgrave o Hesse-Kassel
Agnes, Princess o Anhalt-Dessau, Herman IV, Landgrave o Hesse-Rotenburg, Frederick, Landgrave o Hesse-Eschwege

Mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

While in Frankfurt, in In 1647, he mairit Coontess Maria Eleonore o Solms-Lich (1632–1689) wi whom he haed twa sons wi.

Issue[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. William, Landgrave o Hesse-Rotenburg (15 Mey 1648 – 20 November 1725) mairit Coontess Maria Anna o Löwenstein-Wertheim an haed issue.
  2. Charles, Landgrave o Hesse-Wanfried (19 Julie 1649 - 3 Mairch 1711) mairit but haed nae issue.