Person:Landgrave George William of Hesse-Darmstadt (1)

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Landgrave George William of Hesse-Darmstadt
b.11 Jul 1722 Hessen, Germany
d.21 Jun 1782 Hessen, Germany
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Name Landgrave George William of Hesse-Darmstadt
Alt Name Georg Wilhelm van Hessen Darmstadt
Alt Name Prince George William of Hesse-Darmstadt
Gender Male
Birth[1] 11 Jul 1722 Hessen, Germany
Marriage 16 MAR 1748 Heidesheimto Maria Luise Albertine of Leiningen-Dachsburg-Falkenburg-Heidesheim
Death[1] 21 Jun 1782 Hessen, Germany


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George William of Hesse-Darmstadt (July 11, 1722 – June 21, 1782) was a Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt. He was born in Darmstadt.

He was the second son of Landgrave Louis VIII and Charlotte Christine Magdalene Johanna of Hanau-Lichtenberg. From 1738 till his death he commanded an army-regiment of his land. In the 1740s, he also commanded a Prussian regiment. He reached the rank of general of the cavalry. He was the official military adviser to his father, but had a strong rival in his older brother Louis IX, who followed his friend's example, the soldier-king Frederick II of Prussia and expanded Pirmasens as a garrison town.

In 1748, he married Countess Maria Louise Albertine of Leiningen-Falkenburg-Dagsburg. Through this marriage, he acquired the estates of Broich, Oberstein, Aspermont, Burgel and Reipolzkirchen. He and Maria had nine children.

In 1764, George William received Old Palace in Darmstadt and the associated pleasure garden as a gift from his father, who had always favoured him above his brother Louis. George William had the palace with the White Tower expanded. He represented the reigning family in Darmstadt, as his brother stayed mostly in Pirmasens.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Landgrave George William of Hesse-Darmstadt, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).