Person:William I, Landgrave of Lower Hesse (1)

William I _____, Landgrave of Lower Hesse
b.4 Jul 1466
d.8 Feb 1515
m. 28 Aug 1454
  1. William I _____, Landgrave of Lower Hesse1466 - 1515
  2. William II _____, Landgrave of Hesse1469 - 1509
  1. Mechtild of Hesse1490 - 1558
  2. Elisabeth of Hesse1503 - 1563
Facts and Events
Name William I _____, Landgrave of Lower Hesse
Alt Name William I _____, Landgrave of Hesse
Alt Name Wilhelm van Hessen
Gender Male
Birth[1] 4 Jul 1466
Marriage to Anne of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Death[1] 8 Feb 1515
Reference Number? Q542751?

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William I of Hesse (4 July 1466 – 8 February 1515) was the Landgrave of Hesse (Lower Hesse) from 1471 to 1493.

His parents were Louis the Frank (1438–1471) and Mechthild, daughter of Count Louis I of Württemberg. On 17 February 1488 in Münden, he married Anna of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel c. 1460 - Worms 16 May 1520], daughter of William II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and Elisabeth, Countess of Stolberg, with whom he had five daughters:

After a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1491 where he was dubbed a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, he probably contracted syphilis. He abdicated in favor of his brother William II on 3 June 1493, and spent his life in Spangenberg.

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