Philip, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal

Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal
Born 14 December 1655
Died 18 June 1721
Spouse Catherine von Solms-Laubach
Issue Wilhelmine of Hesse-Philipstahl
Charles I of Hesse-Philippsthal
Amélie of Hesse-Philippsthal
Amoene of Hesse-Philippsthal
Philip of Hesse-Philipsthal
Henriette of Hesse-Philippsthal
William of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld
Sophie of Hesse-Philippsthal
House House of Hesse-Philippsthal
Father William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
Mother Hedwig Sophia of Brandenburg
Religion Calvinism
Coat of arms of the House of Hessen-Philippsthal.

Philip of Hesse-Philippsthal (14 December 1655, Kassel 18 June 1721, Aachen) was the son of William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel and Hedwig Sophia of Brandenburg. He was the first landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal from 1663 to 1721 and the founder of the fifth branch of the house of Hesse.

Marriage and issue

In 1680, Philip of Hesse-Philipsthal married Catherine of Solms-Laubach (1654–1736) (daughter of Count Charles Otto of Solms-Laubach). They had 8 children:


Philip of Hesse-Philippsthal belonged to the Hesse-Philipsthal branch - this fifth branch was issued from the first branch of the House of Hesse, itself issuing from the first branch of the House of Brabant.

After the abdication of landgrave Ernest of Hesse-Philippsthal (1846-1925) in 1868, the Hesse-Philippsthal branch perpetuated itself through the sixth branch of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld, currently represented by William of Hesse-Philippsthal (1933-).


See also


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