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Prince Christian of Hesse-Darmstadt

German prince
The basics
Date of birth Bouxwiller, canton of Bouxwiller, arrondissement of Saverne, Bas-Rhin
Date of death Apr 17, 1830 Darmstadt, Darmstadt Government Region, Hesse, Germany
Sister(s): Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt Landgravine Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-Darmstadt Natalia Alexeievna of Russia
Mother: Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken
Brother(s): Louis I Grand Duke of Hesse
Father: Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Military Order of William
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Christian of Hessen-Darmstadt (25 November 1763, Bouxwiller - 17 April 1830, Darmstadt) was landgraf of the house of Hesse-Darmstadt and a Dutch general. He was also a keen Freemason, rising to grandmaster.


The youngest son of landgraf Louis IX and his wife Caroline, one of his brothers was grand-duke Louis I. Landgraf Christian studied in Strasbourg and then chose a military career in the service of the Dutch Republic. As lieutenant-general he fought for William V against the French from 1793 to 1794 and was badly wounded in the siege of Menen in April 1794. After the Dutch were defeated in 1795 he went into exile in England and later continued the war against France in the Austrian army. From 1799 he lived in Darmstadt, and is buried in the Alten Friedhof there.


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