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Georg Wilhelm and family (1753)

Georg Wilhelm of Hesse-Darmstadt (July 11, 1722 – June 21, 1782) was a Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt and an ancestor of many royals of the 19th century. He was born in Darmstadt.

He was the second son of Landgrave Louis VIII and Charlotte Christine Magdalene Johanna von Hanau-Lichtenberg. From 1738 till his death he commanded the army-regiment of his land. He was the official military adviser to his father, but had a strong rival in his older brother Louis IX, who followed his friend's example, the soldier-king Frederick II of Prussia.

He married in 1748 Maria Luise Albertine of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Falkenburg, and had nine children:

  1. Ludwig Georg Karl (1749)
  2. Georg Friedrich (1750)
  3. Friederike Caroline Luise (1752-1782), married Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  4. Georg Karl (1754-1830), banned to Hungary
  5. Charlotte Wilhelmine Christiane Marie (1755-1785), married her brother-in-law Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  6. Karl Wilhelm Georg (1757)
  7. Friedrich Georg August (1759)
  8. Louise Henriette Caroline (1761-1829), married Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse
  9. Auguste Wilhelmine Maria (1765-1796), married Maximilian I, King of Bavaria


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