Constantine, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg

Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg
Born (1716-05-24)24 May 1716
Rotenburg, Germany
Died 30 December 1778(1778-12-30) (aged 62)
Schloss Wildeck, Germany
Spouse Countess Sophia von Starhemberg
Comtesse Jeanne de Bombelles
Issue Charles Emmanuel, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg
Hedwig, Duchess of Bouillon
Father Ernest Leopold, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg
Mother Eleonore of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort

Constantine of Hessen-Rotenburg (May 24, 1716 in Rotenburg December 30, 1778 in Schloss Wildeck) was Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg from 1749 until his death.

Constantine was the son of Landgrave Ernest Leopold, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg and his wife Countess Eleonore of Löwenstein-Wertheim.

Constantine married in 1745 with Countess Marie Sophia Theresia Hedwigis Eva von Starhemberg, widow of William Hyacinth, Prince of Nassau-Siegen. When she died in 1773, he remarried in 1775 with French Countess Johanna Henriette de Bombelles (1751-1822).

He had 11 children from his first marriage, including :

Under Constantine, Hesse-Wanfried was in 1755 returned to Hesse-Rotenburg after the death of Christian of Hesse-Wanfried. Hesse-Rotenburg, which had been divided in 1648, was now again reunited and remained so until the Treaty of Lunéville in 1801.

He became a knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1759.

Constantine, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg
Born: 24 May 1716 Died: 30 December 1778
Preceded by
Ernst Leopold
Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg
Succeeded by
Charles Emmanuel
Preceded by
Landgrave of Hesse-Wanfried-Rheinfels
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