Ludwig, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine

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Ludwig, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine Gender: M
Ludwig Hermann Alexander Chlodwig
born on 20 November 1908 at 10:45 (= 10:45 AM )
Place Darmstadt, Germany, 49n53, 8e40
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 27°41' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 16°18 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 02°44'

Prince of Hesse and by Rhine Ludwig


German prince, titled Prince Louis in English, he was the youngest son of Ernest Louis (Ernst Ludwig), Grand Duke of Hesse and his second wife, Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich. He was a nephew of Empress Alexandra, wife of Emperor Nicholas II (or Nikolai II) of Russia.

He succeeded his brother Georg Donatus as the titular Grand Duke of Hesse after his brother's death on 16 November 1937 in a plane crash. He married Irish-born Margaret Campbell Geddes daughter of Auckland Campbell Geddes, 1st Baron Geddes in 1937, on the day after the crash, in which his mother, brother, sister-in-law, and nephews were all killed. They had no issue, although, after the death of his older brother, he adopted his niece, Johanna (b. 1936) but the little girl died in 1939.

In 1960 Prince Ludwig adopted his distant cousin Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse (1926-2013). In 1964 he stood as godfather to newborn Prince Edward. He died on 30 May 1968 at age 59 in Frankfurt am Main.

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  • Death of Sibling 16 November 1937 (Georg Donatus, plane crash)
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  • Death of Mother 16 November 1937 (Princess Eleonore, plane crash)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Verhandlungen in der Ersten Kammer der Landstände des grossherzogthums Hessen (1911): "16. dezember 1908 ... Unsere innigstgeliebte Gemahlin, die Durchlauchtigste Frau Eleonore Ernestine Marie Großherzogin von Hessen und bei Rhein, Königliche Hoheit und Liebden, sind am 20. vorigen Monats, vormittags 10 3/4 Uhr, dahier von einem Prinzen glücklich entbunden worden."

(Translation: 16 December 1908... Our dearly beloved wife, the Most Serene Mrs. Eleonore Ernestine Marie, Grand Duchess of Hesse and the Rhine, Your Royal Highness, was happily delivered of a prince on the 20th of last month at 10:45 o'clock in the morning).


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Two adopted)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hesse-Darmstadt)