Prince Frederick William of Hesse-Kassel

Prince Frederick William Of Hesse-Kassel

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Prince Frederick William of Hesse-Kassel

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Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Adolf, Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel (; 26 November 1820 – 14 October 1884) was the only son of Wilhelm I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel-Rumpenheim and Princess Louise Charlotte of Denmark.

He is important dynastically as a candidate for both the headship of the Hesse-Kassel dynasty (through his father) and for the Danish throne (through his mother).

Early life

He was born in Copenhagen, moved to Denmark at the age of three, and grew up there. He attended the university in Bonn, and then began a military career.

Family life

His first wife was Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia (1825–1844), the daughter of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia and Charlotte of Prussia. They had one son, born three months prematurely, who died the day of his birth:

  • Prince Wilhelm (1844–1844)


His second wife was Princess Anna of Prussia (1836–1918), the youngest daughter of Prince Charles of Prussia and Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. They had six children:


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