Friedrich, Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt

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Friedrich, Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt Gender: M
born on 18 September 1677 (greg.) at 07:45 (= 07:45 AM )
Place Darmstadt, Germany, 49n53, 8e40
Timezone LMT m8e40 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 25°51' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 19°33 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 17°14'


Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt and Russian General.

Friedrich was the youngest son of Landgrave Ludwig VI of Hesse-Darmstadt (1630-1678) and Elisabeth Dorothea of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1640-1709). He entered military service in Rome in 1697, like his three older brothers Georg, Philipp and Heinrich, against the wishes of his mother, a zealous Protestant. Later he entered Russian service under Peter the Great and was appointed Lieutenant-General of the cavalry. He participated, along with Peter, in the battle of Lesnaya against the Swedes, where he was mortally wounded during a musket exchange. Friedrich was brought to Chavusy in order to recover but died there on 18 October 1708, four days after Lesnaya.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Historisch-genealogisches Handbuch über alle Linien des hohen Regentenhauses Hessen" by Jacob Christoph Carl Hoffmeister (Scheel, 1861), p. 145: "Friedrich, geb. den 18. Sept. 1677, kurz vor 8 Uhr Morgens." (Friedrich, born 18 Sept. 1677, shortly before eight o'clock in the morning).


  • Vocation : Military : Killed
  • Vocation : Military : Military career
  • Vocation : Military : Wounded
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hesse-Darmstadt)