Today in History - On This Day - March 17th. 1605 - George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

March 17th. 1605 marks the birth of George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt.
This took place in Darmstadt.

Darmstadt is a city in the state of Hesse in Germany, located in the southern part 
of the Rhine-Main-Area (near Frankfurt).







Family

His parents were Ludwig V and Magdalene of Brandenburg.
His maternal grandfather was Johan Georg Elector of Brandenburg.

Love & Marriage

On April 1st. 1627 George II married Sophia Eleonore of Saxony.
They would have 15 children.

Hessenkrieg

From 1645 till 1648 George led the Hessenkrieg or the war against
Amalie Elisabeth of Hesse-Kassel over the inheritance of the extinct
line of Hesse-Marburg.


Source picture: Wikipedia
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