Ernst, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal

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Ernst, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal Gender: M
Ernst Eugen Karl August Bernhard Paul
born on 20 December 1846 at 22:15 (= 10:15 PM )
Place Philippsthal, Germany, 52n20, 13e09
Timezone LMT m13e09 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 28°41' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 00°14 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 11°04'


Prussian lord, a member of the House of Hesse, and the last ruling Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal.

Ernst was the eldest son of the Landgrave Karl II of Hesse-Philippsthal (1803-1868) from his marriage to Mary (1818-1888), a daughter of Duke Eugen of Württemberg.

After the Electorate of Hesse including Hesse-Philippsthal was annexed by Prussia in 1866, Ernst resigned on all subsequent claims on Hesse-Philippsthal in 1868, together with Landgrave Alexis of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld. In 1880, he received as compensation an annual income of 300000marks, plus the City Castle in Hanau, Rotenburg Castle and Schönfeld Castle in Kassel.

Ernst died on 22 December 1925 unmarried and without descendants. With his death, the main Hesse-Philippsthal line of the House of Hesse died out; only the junior lines Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld and Hesse-Kassel-Rumpenheim remained.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded news report from "Leipziger Zeitung," 28 Dec. 1846.


  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hesse)