Philipp, Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt

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Philipp, Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt Gender: M
born on 20 July 1671 (greg.) at 03:00 (= 03:00 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_cancol.18.gif 27°12' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 05°27 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 11°59'

Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt Philipp (circa 1730)


Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt, Imperial Field Marshal and Governor of Mantua.

Philip was a younger son of Ludwig VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1630–1678) and his second wife Elisabeth Dorothea of Saxe-Coburg (1640–1709), daughter of Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha.

Philipp fought for the Habsburgs in the Spanish War of Succession and became in 1708 Field Marshal and Supreme Commander of the Imperial troops in newly conquered Naples. After the war in 1714, under influence of Prince Eugene of Savoy, he became governor of the former Duchy of Mantua until his death.

Philipp was a great lover of music. When he commanded the Austrian Army in Naples, he was patron of Nicola Porpora, and when he was governor of Mantua, he made Antonio Vivaldi Maestro di Cappella of his court. Vivaldi wrote the opera Tito Manlio in Philipp's honour.

Philipp married on 24 March 1693, in Brussels with Marie Therese of Croÿ (1673–1714), daughter of Ferdinand François Joseph, Duke of Croy-Havré. For this marriage, he converted to Catholicism, despite heavy protest by his mother. They had 5 children.

He died on 11 August 1736 in Vienna.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Marriage 24 March 1693 (greg.) (Marie Therese of Croÿ)
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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. 143: "Philipp, geb. den 20 Juli 1671, Morgens 3 Uhr."


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hesse-Darmstadt)