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Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg

German general, Landgraf of Hesse-Homburg
The basics
Occupation Military personnel
Country Germany
AKA Frederick II of Hesse-Homburg, Prince of Homburg
Date of birth Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Hochtaunuskreis, Darmstadt Government Region, Hesse
Date of death Jan 24, 1708 Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Hochtaunuskreis, Darmstadt Government Region, Hesse
Mother: Margaret Elisabeth of Leiningen-Westerburg
Father: Frederick I Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg
Spouse: Margareta Brahe Louise Elisabeth of Courland
Brother(s): George Christian Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg William Christoph Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg
Children: Frederick III Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg Casimir William of Hesse-Homburg Charlotte of Hesse-Homburg Hedwig Luise of Hesse-Homburg Eleonore Margarete of Hesse-Homburg
Authority Library of congress id ISNI id VIAF id
The details

Frederick V Louis William Christian, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg (30 January 1748, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe – 20 January 1820, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe) was from 1751 to his death landgrave of Hesse-Homburg. He was the son of Frederick IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg and Ulrike Louise of Solms-Braunfels (1731–1792), daughter of Frederick William, Prince of Solms-Braunfels.

In 1768 he married Caroline of Hesse-Darmstadt. The couple had 15 children, of whom the following 11 survived to adulthood:

  • Frederick VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg (1769–1829); married in 1818 Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (1770–1840), a daughter of King George III of the United Kingdom.
  • Louis William, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg (1770–1839); married in 1804 Princess Augusta of Nassau-Usingen (1778–1846), divorced 1805.
  • Landgravine Ulrike Louise Karoline of Hesse-Homburg (1771–1854); married in 1791 Louis Frederick II, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1767–1807).
  • Landgravine Louise Ulrike of Hesse-Homburg (1772–1854); married in 1793 Prince Charles Günther of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1771–1825).
  • Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Homburg (1774–1846); married in 1792 Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (1769–1814).
  • Landgravine Auguste of Hesse-Homburg (1776–1871); married in 1818 Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1778–1819).
  • Philip, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg (1779–1846); married (morganatically) in 1838 Rosalie Antonie, Baroness Schimmelpfennig von der Oye, née Pototschnig (1806–1845), "Countess of Naumburg".
  • Gustav, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg (1781–1848); married in 1818 Princess Louise of Anhalt-Dessau (1798–1858).
  • Ferdinand, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg (1783–1866)
  • Landgravine Marie Anna of Hesse-Homburg (1785–1846); married in 1804 Prince Friedrich Wilhelm Karl of Prussia (1783–1851)
  • Landgrave Leopold of Hesse-Homburg (1787–1813); killed at the Battle of Großgörschen.


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