Elisabeth, Princess of Hesse and by Rhine

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Elisabeth, Princess of Hesse and by Rhine Gender: F
Elisabeth Marie Alice Viktoria
born on 11 March 1895 at 18:20 (= 6:20 PM )
Place Darmstadt, Germany, 49n53, 8e40
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 20°54' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 28°51 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 21°13'

Princess of Hesse and by Rhine Elisabeth (1903)


German princess, the only daughter of Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine and his first wife, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Her parents, nicknamed 'Ernie' and 'Ducky,' were first cousins who married at the instigation of their common grandmother, Queen Victoria.

She was named after her paternal great-grandmother, who was born Princess Elisabeth of Prussia. Her paternal aunt had the same name and was also nicknamed Ella. She was a favourite with her great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, who called the little girl "my precious."

Elisabeth's early death on 16 November 1903, aged 8 years, was rumoured to be a result of poison meant for her uncle, Tsar Nicholas II, but the court physician said she died of virulent typhoid, probably caused by her taking a drink of water from a contaminated stream.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from the German biography, Ernst Ludwig: Grossherzog von Hessen u. bei Rhein: sein Leben u. seine Zeit by Manfred Knodt (Schlapp, 1978), page 70: "Am 11. März 1895, um 18.20 Uhr, wurde Großherzogin Victoria Melita im Neuen Palais von einer Tochter glücklich entbunden."

Translation: On 11 March 1895 at 6:20 p.m., Grand Duchess Victoria Melita happily gave birth to a daughter in the New Palais.

Previously this entry had 6:30 PM: Scholfield forwarded news report from Berliner Börsenzeitung, 12 March 1895: "Darmstadt. 11. März. (C. T. C.) Die Großherzogin ist heute Abend 6 1/2 Uhr von einer Prinzessin glücklich entbunden worden" (Darmstadt, 11 March. (C.T.C.) The Grand Duchess was happily delivered of a princess at six-thirty o'clock this evening).


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Typhoid)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 8 years)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hesse-Darmstadt)