Person:Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel (1)

Frederick II , Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel
b.14 Aug 1720
d.31 Oct 1785
  1. Frederick II , Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel1720 - 1785
  1. William I , Elector of Hesse1743 - 1821
  2. Landgrave Charles of Hesse-Kassel1744 - 1836
  3. Landgrave Frederick of Hesse-Cassel1747 - 1837
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Name Frederick II , Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel
Gender Male
Birth[1] 14 Aug 1720
Death[1] 31 Oct 1785
Reference Number? Q454473?

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Frederick II (14 August 1720 – 31 October 1785) was Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) from 1760 to 1785. He ruled as an enlightened despot, and raised money by renting soldiers (called "Hessians") to Great Britain to help fight the American Revolutionary War. He combined Enlightenment ideas with Christian values, cameralist plans for central control of the economy, and a militaristic approach toward international diplomacy.

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