Elisabeth, Princess of Hesse and by Rhine
|Birthname||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)|
|Astrology data||20°54' 28°51 Asc. 21°13'|
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.
- child->parent relationship with Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (born 25 November 1868)
- child->parent relationship with Victoria Melita, Princess of Saxe Coburg and Gotha (born 25 November 1876)
- sibling relationship with Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse (born 8 November 1906). Notes: Half-siblings, same father
- sibling relationship with Ludwig, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine (born 20 November 1908)
- sibling relationship with Maria Kirillovna, Grand Duchess of Russia (born 2 February 1907). Notes: Half-sisters
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)