Elizabeth, Princess

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Name
Elizabeth, Princess Gender: F
born on 22 May 1770 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone LMT m0w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 01°11' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°46 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 02°02'



Princess Elizabeth

Biography

A member of the British Royal Family, she was the seventh child and third daughter of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. After marrying the Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, Frederick VI, she took permanent residence in Germany under the title Landgravine.

It is alleged that Princess Elizabeth went through a form of marriage with George Ramus (1747-1808) and bore him a daughter, Eliza, in 1788. George Ramus was the son of Nicholas Ramus, who had been Page to Elizabeth's father King George. Any such marriage would have been null and void under the Royal Marriages Act 1772, but several of Elizabeth's brothers contracted similar alliances with commoners before marrying German princesses later in life.

During a ball in the British royal court in 1814 Elizabeth got to know the German Prince Frederick of Hesse-Homburg. When Elizabeth saw the Austrian officer in his elegant Hussar's uniform, she is supposed to have said: "If he is single, I will marry him!". Against all resistance the wedding took place on 7 April 1818 in Buckingham Palace in Westminster.

On 20 January 1820, Frederick succeeded his father as the Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg. Thanks to Elizabeth's dowry and annual allowance, he was able to remodel the palace in Homburg. For her part, Landgravine Elizabeth could bid farewell to the rigid court etiquette she had disliked in England and as one would say today, "find herself", as she could do much as she liked in her new environs.

She died on 10 January 1840 at age 69 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "An Illustration of the Liturgy of the Church of England" by Thomas Pruen (Rivington, 1820), p. 135: "born May 22, 1770, between 8 and 9 o'clock in the morning."

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