Person:Louis II, Landgrave of Lower Hesse (1)

Louis II _____, Landgrave of Lower Hesse
d.8 Nov 1471 Reichenbach
  1. Louis II _____, Landgrave of Lower Hesse1438 - 1471
  2. Henry III _____, Landgrave of Upper Hesse1440 - 1483
  3. Hermann IV of Hesse1450 - 1508
  4. Elisabeth _____, of Hesse1453 - 1489
m. 28 Aug 1454
  1. William I _____, Landgrave of Lower Hesse1466 - 1515
  2. William II _____, Landgrave of Hesse1469 - 1509
Facts and Events
Name Louis II _____, Landgrave of Lower Hesse
Alt Name Louis II _____, Landgrave of Hesse
Alt Name de Vrijmoedige
Gender Male
Birth[1] 7 Sep 1438 Hesse-Kassel, Germany
Marriage 28 Aug 1454 Kasselto Mechthild of Württemberg
Death[1] 8 Nov 1471 Reichenbach
Burial? Marburg
Reference Number? Q320101?

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Louis II of Hesse (7 September 1438 – 8 November 1471), called Louis the Frank, was the Landgrave of Lower Hesse from 1458 - 1471.

He was the son of Louis I, Landgrave of Hesse and Anna of Saxony. He married Mechthild, daughter of Ludwig I, Count of Württemberg-Urach in 1454. Their children were:

He also had seven (known) illegitimate children by his mistress, Margarethe von Holzheim (born about 1443 - died after 1515):

  • Anna of Hesse (born about 1460, married Heinz Missener, 23 May 1484)
  • Margarethe of Hesse (born about 1460, died 1524, married Heinrich Furster, mayor of Marburg, 5 February 1486)
  • Johannes of Hesse (born about 1460, murdered 11 March 1531, married Gertrude ______)
  • Wilhelm of Hesse (born about 1470, died 1550 in Melsungen)
  • Luckel Lambrechts (born before 1471), a nun at the convent of Ahnaberg in Kassel
  • Ernst of Natega, a canon in Hildesheim
  • Friedrich of Hesse

The Landgraviate of Hesse had been divided by his father Louis I between Louis II and his brother Henry III into Hesse-Kassel (Lower Hesse) and Hesse-Marburg (Upper Hesse). The brothers fought about the exact demarcation of the realm until May 1470.

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