Georg I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
|born on||10 September 1547 Jul.Cal. (20 Sep 1547 greg.) at 09:30 (= 09:30 AM )|
|Place||Kassel, Germany, 51n19, 9e29|
|Timezone||LMT m9e29 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||26°23' 14°07 Asc. 05°43'|
German nobleman, the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt from 1567 to 1596. He was the fourth son of Philip I the Magnanimous of Hesse and Christine of Saxony. Following his father's death in 1567 Hesse was divided between his four sons. George I received the upper County of Katzenelnbogen and selected Darmstadt as his residence. On 17 August 1572, he married Magdalene of Lippe (1552–1587). They had 10 children. On 25 May 1589, he married Eleonore, duchess of Württemberg (1552–1618). They had 12 children. He died on 7 February 1596 and the Landgraviate was passed to his son Louis.
- parent->child relationship with Philip III, Landgrave of Hesse-Butzbach (born 26 December 1581 Jul.Cal. (5 Jan 1582 greg.))
Sy Scholfield quotes the German biography "Landgraf Georg I. von Hessen und die Obergrafschaft Katzenelnbogen (1567-1596)" by Winfried Noack (Historischer Verein für Hessen, 1966), p. 64: "L. Georg wurde am 10. September 1547 zwischen 9 und 10 Uhr morgens in KasselS geboren."
Translation: L. Georg was born on 10 September 1547 between 9 and 10 o'clock in the morning in Kassel.
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hesse-Darmstadt)