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Elisabeth of Hesse, Electress Palatine

Electress palatine by marriage
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Date of birth Kassel, Kassel Government Region, Hesse, Germany
Date of death Mar 14, 1582 Heidelberg, Karlsruhe Government Region, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Mother: Christine of Saxony
Brother(s): George I Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt Philip II Landgrave of Hesse-Rheinfels Louis IV Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg William IV Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
Children: Maria of the Palatinate-Simmern Frederick IV, Elector Palatine
Sister(s): Christine of Hesse Barbara of Hesse Agnes of Hesse Anna of Hesse
Spouse: Louis VI, Elector Palatine
Father: Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse
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Elisabeth of Hesse (13 February 1539 – 14 March 1582) was a German noblewoman.

She was a daughter of Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse and Christine of Saxony, daughter of George, Duke of Saxony.

On 8 July 1560 she married Louis VI, Elector Palatine. They had the following children:

  1. Anna Marie (1561–1589), married Charles IX of Sweden
  2. Elisabeth (15 June – 2 November 1562)
  3. Dorothea Elisabeth (12 January – 7 March 1565)
  4. Dorothea (1566–1567)
  5. Frederick Philip (19 October 1567 – 14 November 1568)
  6. Johann Friedrich (died within a month of birth)
  7. Ludwig (died within three months of birth)
  8. Katharina (1572–1586)
  9. Christine (1573–1619)
  10. Frederick (1574–1610), succeeded as Elector Palatine
  11. Philip (4 May 1575 – 9 August 1575)
  12. Elisabeth (1576–1577)


Elisabeth of Hesse, Electress Palatine
House of Hesse
Born: 13 February 1539 Died: 14 March 1582
Preceded by
Amalia of Neuenahr
Electress Palatine
Succeeded by
Anne of Ostfriesland

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