Henry was the son of Otto I, Landgrave of Hesse and Adelheid of Ravensburg. With his wife Elisabeth of Thuringia, daughter of Frederick I, Margrave of Meissen, he had five children: Otto the Younger (1322c-1366) Adelheid (1323/24-1370) later wife of Casimir III of Polandhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_II,_Landgrave_of_Hesse
Henry was the son of Otto I, Landgrave of Hesse and Adelheid of Ravensburg. With his wife Elisabeth of Thuringia, daughter of Frederick I, Margrave of Meissen, he had five children: Otto the Younger (1322c-1366) Adelheid (1323/24-1370) later wife of Casimir III of Poland
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- 3 June 1376
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In 1247, as Heinrich Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia, died without issue, conflict arose about the future of Thuringia and Hesse. The succession was disputed between Heinrich Raspe's nephew and his niece: Sophie was the daughter of Heinrich Raspe's brother Ludwig IV and claimed the territories on behalf of her son Henry, while Henry the Illustrious, margrave of Meissen, was the son of Heinrich Raspe's sister Jutta. Another competitor were the Archbishops of Mainz, who could claim Hesse was a fiefdom of the Archbishop and now, after the extinction of the Ludowingians, demanded its return to them. Sophia, supported by the Hessian nobility, succeeded in retaining Hesse against her cousin, who in 1264 accepted the division of the Ludowingian inheritance: Henry of Meissen received Thuringia, while Sophia's son Heinrich would inherit Hesse. In the following year, the Archbishop Werner II von Eppenstein acceeded to this outcome in the Treaty of Langsdorf, accepting Henry as his liege-man and...
First marriage (1263) to Adelheid, daughter of Otto I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg(1244–1274) 1. Sophia (1264–after 12 August 1331), married 1276 to Count Otto I of Waldeck. 2. Henry the Younger (1265–23 August 1298), married in 1290 to Agnes of Bavaria, Margravine of Brandenburg-Stendal. 3. Matilda (1267–after 1332), married to: 3.1. 1283 Count Gottfried of Ziegenhain; 3.2. after 11 October 1309 Philipp III of Falkenstein-Münzenberg. 4. Adelheid (1268–7 December 1315), married 1284 to Count Bertold VII of Henneberg-Schleusingen. 5. Elisabeth (1269/70–19 February 1293), married ca. 1287 to Count Johann of Sayn. 6. an unnamed son (ca. 1270–ca. 1274). 7. Otto(ca 1272–17 January 1328). Second marriage (1276) to Mechthild of Cleves, 1. John (d. 1311, Kassel). 2. Elisabeth (ca. 1276–after 6 July 1306), married to 2.1. 1290 Duke William of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel; 2.2. 1294 Gerhard of Eppstein. 3. Agnes (ca. 1277–1335), married to Burgrave John I of Nuremberg. 4. Louis (1282/83–18 August 13...
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This is a list of rulers of Hesse (German: Hessen) during the history of Hesse on west-central Germany. These rulers belonged to a dynasty collectively known as the House of Hesse and the House of Brabant, originally the Reginar. Hesse was ruled as a landgraviate, electorate and later as a grand duchy until 1918.
May 18, 2019 · Henry I of Hesse "the Child" (German: Heinrich das Kind) (24 June 1244 – 21 December 1308) was the first Landgrave of Hesse. He was the son of Henry II, Duke of Brabant and Sophie of Thuringia.
Henry's younger brother, Conrad, has already relinquished his own titles in Hesse to join the Teutonic Knights (in 1234) and become their head (in 1239). Hesse is guided by his niece, Duchess Sophia, but his death triggers the War of the Thuringian Succession .
May 16, 2020 · Henry II of Hesse, called the Iron was Landgrave of Hesse from 1328–1376. Henry was the son of Otto I, Landgrave of Hesse and Adelheid of Ravensburg. With his wife Elisabeth of Thuringia, daughter of Frederick I, Margrave of Meissen, he had five children: Otto the Younger 1322c-1366 Elisabeth later wife of Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Gottingen JuttaJudith; died in infancy Adelheid 132324 ...
The House of Hesse is a European dynasty, directly descended from the House of Brabant.It ruled the region of Hesse, with one branch as prince-electors until 1866, and another branch as grand dukes until 1918.
Hesse, 1264–1458 Henry I the Child 1264–1308 Otto the Elder son of Henry I, 1308–1328 until 1311in Upper Hesse (Marburg), reunited Hesse in 1311, by the dead of John John, son of Henry I, 1308–1311 in Lower Hesse (Kassel)