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Landgravine Charlotte of Hesse Darmstadt

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Landgravine Charlotte of Hesse-Darmstadt

Born  5 November 1755 Darmstadt (1755-11-05)
Issue  Duke Charles of Mecklenburg
Died  December 12, 1785, Hanover, Germany
Spouse  Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (m. 1784–1785)
Children  Duke Charles of Mecklenburg
Parents  Prince George William of Hesse-Darmstadt, Countess Maria Louise Albertine of Leiningen-Falkenburg-Dagsburg
Siblings  Landgravine Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt
Similar People  Frederica of Mecklenburg‑Strelitz, Louise of Mecklenburg‑Strelitz, Princess Elisabeth Albertine, Duke Charles Louis Fre, Charlotte of Mecklenburg‑Strelitz

Charlotte Wilhelmine Christiane Marie of Hesse-Darmstadt (5 November 1755, Darmstadt – 12 December 1785, Hanover), was by marriage Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.



Charlotte was a daughter of Prince George William of Hesse-Darmstadt (1722-1782) from his marriage to Maria Louise Albertine of Leiningen-Falkenburg-Dagsburg (1729-1818), daughter of Count Christian Karl Reinhard of Leiningen-Dachsburg-Falkenburg-Heidesheim.

The princess was first engaged with the hereditary prince Peter Frederick William of Oldenburg, but the engagement was dissolved again as a result of the onset of Peter's mental illness.

Charlotte married Charles of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (who later became the Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz), on 28 September 1784 in Darmstadt. He was previously married to Charlotte's older sister Friederike, who had died in childbirth. She thus became stepmother for her sister's five surviving children - her nieces and nephews.

The couple lived in Hanover, where Charles served as Governor-General for his brother-in-law, King George. Charlotte died after the birth of her only child, a year after their marriage. Charles resigned from his post in Hanover and moved to Charlotte's mother in Darmstadt, who then took care of his children (both Frederike's and Charlotte's).


Her only child from her marriage to Charles was:

  • Charles (1785-1837), General and President of the Prussian State Council
  • References

    Landgravine Charlotte of Hesse-Darmstadt Wikipedia