Louis II, Landgrave of Lower Hesse
|Landgrave of Lower Hesse|
|Born||7 September 1438|
|Died||8 November 1471|
|Spouse||Mechthild of Württemberg-Urach|
William I, Landgrave of Lower Hesse
William II, Landgrave of Hesse
|House||House of Hesse|
|Father||Louis I, Landgrave of Hesse|
|Mother||Anna of Saxony|
Louis II of Hesse (German: Ludwig) (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:
- Anna [1455-1459]
- Elisabeth (died young)
- William I, Landgrave of Hesse (1466–1515)
- William II, Landgrave of Hesse (1469–1509)
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 Hessen (born about 1460, murdered 11 March 1531, married Gertrude ______)
- Wilhelm of Hessen (born about 1470, died 1550 in Melsungen)
- Luckel Lambrechts (born before 1471)
- Wilhelm of Hessen
- Ernst of Natega
- Friedrich of Hessen
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.
- ↑ Translated from German Wikipedia entry.
- Ludwig II v. Hessen, Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, Bd.: 52, Nachträge bis 1899: Linker - Paul, Leipzig, 1906
- Wikisource: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie "Ludwig II. (Landgraf von Niederhessen)"
Louis II, Landgrave of Lower HesseBorn: 7 September 1438 Died: 8 November 1471
|Landgrave of Lower Hesse
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