Philipp II, Landgrave of Hesse-Rheinfels

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Philipp II, Landgrave of Hesse-Rheinfels Gender: M
born on 22 April 1541 Jul.Cal. (2 May 1541 greg.) at 09:30 (= 09:30 AM )
Place Marburg an der Lahn, Germany, 50n49, 8e46
Timezone LMT m8e46 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 11°20' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 27°15 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 27°45'


German nobleman, also called Philip the Younger (German: Philipp der Jüngere), who was the first Landgrave of Hesse-Rheinfels.

Philipp was the third son of Landgrave Philipp the Magnanimous and Christina of Saxony (1505–1549). After his father's death in 1567, the Landgraviate of Hesse was divided between the four sons out of the late landgrave's first marriage. Philipp the Younger received the portion around the castle Rheinfels and city of St. Goar on the left bank of the Rhine. From there he controlled the towns of Schotten, Stornfels, Bad Homburg, Lißberg, Ulrichstein, Itter, and the part of the former high noble and remarkably rich County of Katzenelnbogen north of the river Main.

In 1569 Philipp married Anna Elisabeth of Palatinate-Simmern, thereby becoming the son-in-law of the Elector Friedrich III, one of the leaders of Calvinism.

Philip died on 20 November 1583 [OS] at castle Rheinfels. As his marriage had remained childless, his territory fell to his elder brother Wilhelm IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel). Philipp was buried in St. Goar, where Wilhelm erected an imposing Renaissance monument.

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  • Relationship : Marriage 18 January 1569 Jul.Cal. (28 Jan 1569 greg.) (Anna Elisabeth of Palatinate-Simmern)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 20 November 1583 Jul.Cal. (30 Nov 1583 greg.) (Age 42)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Monimenta Hassiaca by Friederich Christoph Schmincke (Cramer, 1750), p. 337: "Philips Landgraff zu Heßen ist zu Marburg geboren A. D. 1541. den 22. Aprilis zwischen 9. und 10. Uhr."

(Philip the Landgrave was born at Marburg A. D. 1541 on 22 April between 9 and 10 o'clock). Whether AM or PM is not specified but by German style this should mean AM.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hesse-Kassel)