Today in History - September 12th. 1837 - Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse

Louis IV Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Karl was born on September 12th. 1837
in Darmstadt (Germany).



Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse - Source picture: Wikipedia


His parents were Prince Charles of Hesse and by Rhine and 
Princess Elisabeth of Prussia.

On July 1st. 1862, Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse married Princess
Alice (the third child of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and
her husband Prince Albert). They had 7 children. Through his own and
his children's marriage(s) Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse was connected 
with the  British Royal Family, the Imperial House of Russia, and other
Royal Houses in Europe.

After the death of his wife he married morganatic with Alexandrina
Hutten-Czapska. This caused a lot of trouble in his family. He annulled
it within a year.

Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse died on March 13th. 1892.
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