Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

Louis IX
Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

Portrait of Louis IX around 1780 in the Musée historique de Strasbourg
Born 15 December 1719
Died 6 April 1790 (aged 70)
Spouse Caroline of Zweibrücken
Issue Caroline, Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg
Frederica Louisa, Queen of Prussia
Louis X and I
Amalie, Hereditary Princess of Baden
Wilhelmina Louisa, Tsarevna of Russia
Louisa Augusta, Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Prince Frederick
Prince Christian
House House of Hesse-Darmstadt
Father Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Mother Countess Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg

Louis IX of Hesse-Darmstadt (German: Ludwig) (15 December 1719 6 April 1790) was the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt from 1768 - 1790. He was a son of Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg and Müntzenberg.

He was born in Darmstadt on 15 December 1719. On 12 August 1741, Louis married Caroline of Zweibrücken, daughter of Christian III, Duke of Zweibrücken. They had three sons and five daughters, including:

In 1775, Louis married Marie Adelaide of Cheirouze, countess of Lemberg. On 6 April 1790 Louis died in Pirmasens.


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Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Cadet branch of the House of Hesse
Born: 15 December 1719 Died: 6 April 1790
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Louis VIII
Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Succeeded by
Louis X
as Grand Duke of
Hesse and by Rhine
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