Ludwig IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg

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Ludwig IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg Gender: M
born on 27 May 1537 Jul.Cal. (6 June 1537 greg.) at 01:30 (= 01:30 AM )
Place Kassel, Germany, 51n19, 9e29
Timezone LMT m9e29 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 14°35' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 12°59 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 15°06'

Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg Ludwig IV (circa 1575)


German nobleman, as the son of Landgrave Philipp I of Hesse and his wife Christina of Saxony. After the death of his father in 1567, Hesse was divided among his sons and Ludwig received Hesse-Marburg (Upper Hesse) including Marburg and Giessen.

Ludwig received his education at the court of Duke Christoph of Württemberg. He had the Marburg Castle renovated by his architect Ebert Baldewein. Wanting to enlarge his territory peacefully, he bought parts of the Fuldischen Mark in 1570 from the counts of Nassau-Saarbrücken and the rest in 1583 from the count of Nassau-Weilburg.

On 10 May 1563 he married Hedwig of Württemberg and his second marriage was to Marie, Countess of Mansfeld. When he died on 9 October 1604 he left no heirs. His 1597 will bequeathed his territory between his nephew, Moritz of Hesse-Kassel and Ludwig V of Hesse-Darmstadt, on the condition that it would remain Lutheran.

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  • Relationship : Marriage 10 May 1563 Jul.Cal. (20 May 1563 greg.) (Hedwig of Württemberg)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death of Mate 4 March 1590 Jul.Cal. (14 Mar 1590 greg.) (Hedwig of Württemberg)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death, Cause unspecified 9 October 1604 Jul.Cal. (19 Oct 1604 greg.) (Age 67)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Monimenta Hassiaca by Friederich Christoph Schmincke (Cramer, 1750), p. 337: "Ludwig Landgraff zu Heßen ist zu Caßel geboren An. D. 1537. am Tag Trinitatis den 27. May nach Mitternacht fo halb nach ein Uhr im Steinbock."

(Ludwig the Landgrave was born at Cassel, on the day of Trinity the 27th of May after midnight, at half after one o'clock in Capricorn).


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (26 years)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hesse-Kassel)