George William of Hesse- Darmstadt
(11 July 1722 – 21 June 1782) was a Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt. He was born in Darmstadt. He was the second son of Landgrave Louis VIII and Charlotte Christine Magdalene Johanna of Hanau-Lichtenberg. From 1738 till his death he commanded an army-regiment of his land. In the 1740s, he also commanded a Prussian regiment. He reached the rank of general of the cavalry. He was the official military adviser to his father, but had a strong rival in his older brother Louis IX, who followed his friend's example, the soldier-king Frederick II of Prussia
and expanded Pirmasens
as a garrison town. In 1748, he married Countess Maria Louise Albertine of Leiningen-Falkenburg-Dagsburg. Through this marriage, he acquired the estates of Broich, Oberstein, Aspermont, Burgel and Reipolzkirchen. He and Maria had nine children. In 1764, George William received Old Palace in Darmstadt
and the associated pleasure garden as a gift from his father, who had always favoured him above his brother Louis.[citation needed] George William had the palace with the White Tower expanded. He represented the reigning family in Darmstadt, as his brother stayed mostly in Pirmasens.


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Name Portrait Birth Death Notes

Ludwig Georg Karl

1749 1823 Married morganatically in 1788 Friederike Schmidt, Baroness von Hessenheim

Georg Friedrich


Friederike Caroline Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

20 August 1752 22 May 1782 Married in 1768 Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg, had issue

Georg Karl

14 June 1754 28 January 1830

Charlotte Wilhelmine Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

5 November 1755 12 December 1785 Married in 1784 Duke Charles of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, had issue

Karl Wilhelm Georg

1757 1797

Friedrich Georg August

1759 1808 Married morganatically in 1788 Karoline Luise Seitz, Baroness von Friedrich

Louise Henriette Caroline

15 February 1761 24 October 1829 Married in 1777 Louis X of Hesse-Darmstadt, had issue

Auguste Wilhelmine Duchess of Zweibrücken

14 April 1765 30 March 1796 Married in 1785 the future King Maximilian I of Bavaria, had issue


Ancestors of Prince George William of Hesse-Darmstadt

16. George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

8. Louis VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

17. Princess Sophia Eleonore of Saxony

4. Ernest Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

18. Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha

9. Duchess Elisabeth Dorothea of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg

19. Princess Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg

2. Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

20. Joachim Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach

10. Albert II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach

21. Countess Sophie of Solms-Laubach

5. Margravine Dorothea Charlotte of Brandenburg-Ansbach

22. Joachim Ernst, Count of Oettingen-Oettingen

11. Countess Sophie Margarete of Oettingen-Oettingen

23. Countess Anna Sibylle of Solms-Sonnenwald

1. George William of Hesse-Darmstadt

24. Philippe-Wolfgang, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg

12. Johann Reinhard II, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg

25. Countess Johanna of Oettingen-Oettingen

6. Johann Reinhard III of Hanau-Lichtenberg

26. Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler

13. Countess Palatine Anna Magdalena of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler

27. Countess Palatine Magdalena Catherine of Zweibrücken

3. Countess Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg

28. Albert II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (= 10)

14. Johann Friedrich, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach

29. Countess Sophie Margarete of Oettingen-Oettingen
(= 11)

7. Margravine Dorothea Friederike of Brandenburg-Ansbach

30. Frederick VI, Margrave of Baden-Durlach

15. Margravine Joanna Elisabeth of Baden-Durlach

31. Countess Palatine Christina Magdalena of Kleeburg


Johann Friedrich Schannat: Eiflia Illustrata... S. 515 Philipp Alexander Ferdinand Walther: Darmstadt
wie es war und wie es geworden S. 187

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