Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine

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Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine Ernst Ludwig - natal chart (Placidus)
Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine Ernst Ludwig
natal chart (Placidus)
natal chart English style (Equal houses)
Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine Gender: M
Ernst Ludwig Karl Albrecht Wilhelm
born on 25 November 1868 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Darmstadt, Germany, 49n53, 8e40
Timezone LMT m8e40 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Best
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 03°32' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 08°33 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 09°51'

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German royalty, the last Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine. Known as "Ernie" to the royal families of Europe, he was gay but coaxed into marrying his first cousin, Princess Victoria Melita (known to the royals as "Ducky"), by his grandmother, Queen Victoria on 19 April 1894. It was at their wedding that Ernie's younger sister, Alix, accepted the marriage proposal of the future Czar Nicholas II of Russia.

Ernie and Ducky had one daughter, Elisabeth Marie Alice Viktoria, born on 11 March 1895. The couple split up in 1901, when Ducky abandoned the marriage to be with her lover, Grand Duke Kirill of Russia, and were eventually divorced. Little Elisabeth died of typhoid at the age of eight, at a country retreat in Skierniewice, Poland on 16 November 1903.

Ernst married his second wife, Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, on 2 February 1905 and had two more children.

Ernst succeeded his father as Grand Duke of Hesse by Rhine on 13 March 1892, but was forced to abdicate at the end of the first World War in 1918.

He died in Langen, Germany on 9 October 1937.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Death of Sibling 29 May 1873 in Darmstadt (Prince Friedrich, age 3)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death of Sibling 16 November 1878 in Darmstadt (Sister Marie, age 4, diptheria)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death of Mother 14 December 1878 at 07:30 AM in Darmstadt (Grand Duchess Alice, age 35, diptheria)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death of Father 13 March 1892 at 12:45 AM in Darmstadt (Grand Duke Ludwig IV)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Marriage 19 April 1894 at 12:00 noon in Coburg (First wife, Princess Victoria Melita)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 11 March 1895 in Darmstadt (Daughter Elisabeth Marie Alice Viktoria born)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death of Child 16 November 1903 at 07:00 AM in Skierniewice (Daughter Elisabeth, age 8)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Marriage 2 February 1905 in Darmstadt (Second wife, Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death, Cause unspecified 9 October 1937 in Langen (Age 68)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Web article about the christenings of the children of Princess Alice quotes:

"The longed for heir arrived on 25 November 1868. At twelve o’clock, a 101-gun salute announced the birth of a son to Louis and Alice. 'It is a most joyful event. God bless our little Prince of Hesse, and grant he may ascend the old ancestral throne of his fathers.'”


  • Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (Hesse)