Place:Raboldshausen, Hessen-Nassau, Preußen, Germany


Coordinates50.9066667°N 9.5333333°E
Located inHessen-Nassau, Preußen, Germany
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German language Wiki page for Raboldshausen

The first surviving record which mentions Raboldhausen was in 1224 AD (Als Rabenshusen wurde der Ort im Jahre 1224 erstmals erwähnt). In 1745 Raboldshausen became part of the Langraviate of Hesse-Kassel (also spelled Hesse-Cassel) when the Landgraviate of Hesse was subdivided into 5 parts. (Hesse or Hesse-Kassel is translated into English as Hessen and Hessen-Kassel). In 1866 Hesse-Kassel was annexed by the State of Prussia and became part of the Prussian Province of Hesse-Nassau.

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The Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel, spelled Hesse-Cassel during its entire existence, was a state in the Holy Roman Empire that was directly subject to the Emperor. The state was created in 1567 when the Landgraviate of Hesse was divided upon the death of Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse. His eldest son William IV inherited the northern half of the Landgraviate and the capital of Kassel. The other sons received the Landgraviate of Hesse-Marburg, the Landgraviate of Hesse-Rheinfels and the Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt.

During the Napoleonic reorganisation of the Empire in 1803, the Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel was elevated to an Electorate and Landgrave William IX became an Imperial Elector. Many members of the Hesse-Kassel House served in the Danish military gaining high ranks and power in the Oldenburg realm due to the fact that many Landgraves were married to Danish princesses. Members of the family who are known to have served Denmark-Norway include Prince Frederik of Hesse-Kassel, Prince Frederick of Hesse-Kassel, and Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel. It was later occupied by French troops and became part of the Kingdom of Westphalia, a French satellite state. The Electorate of Hesse was restored at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, though by that time there was no longer an emperor to elect.

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