Wilhelm I, Elector of Hesse

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Wilhelm I, Elector of Hesse Gender: M
born on 3 June 1743 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Kassel, Germany, 51n19, 9e29
Timezone LMT m9e29 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 12°20' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 00°23 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 16°55'

Elector of Hesse Wilhelm I (wearing the ensign of the Order of the Elephant)


Elector of Hesse and the eldest surviving son of Friedrich II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) and Princess Mary of Great Britain, the daughter of George II.

On 1 September 1764, Wilhelm married his first cousin, Vilhelmine Caroline of Denmark and Norway (1747–1820), who was the second surviving daughter of Frederik V of Denmark and Norway. They married at Christiansborg Palace and resided for two decades mostly in Denmark.

In 1785 they moved to Kassel when Wilhelm succeeded to the landgraviate (as Wilhelm IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel). During the lifetime of his father, Wilhelm had already received the Principality of Hanau, south of the Hessian territories near Frankfurt, as successor of its newly extinct princes. The Hanau people did not want to have a Catholic ruler.

In 1803, Landgrave Wilhelam was created His Royal and Serene Highness The Prince-Elector of Hesse. Hesse-Kassel would remain an Electorate until it was annexed by Prussia in 1866. He ruled until his death in Kassel on 27 February 1821. He was succeeded by his son Wilhelm.

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  • Relationship : Marriage 1 September 1764 (Vilhelmine Caroline of Denmark and Norway)
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  • Death of Mate 14 January 1820 (Vilhelmine Caroline of Denmark and Norway)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded news report from "Wiener Zeitung," 22 June 1743, p. 7: "Aus Cassel hat man die Nachricht daß Ihro Königl. Hoheit die Gemahlin des Prinzen Friedrichs von Hessen-Cassel am 3. dieses zu Mittage mit einen jungem Prinzen glüklich entbunden worden."

(From Cassel comes the news that Her Royal Highness the wife of Prince Friedrich of Hesse-Cassel, on the 3rd, was happily delivered at noon of a young prince).


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (55 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs
  • Family : Relationship : Other relationship (He had several mistresses)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four legitimate, twenty-four illegitimate)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hesse)