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Landgravine Maria Eleonore of Hesse-Rotenburg
Landgravine Maria Eleonore of Hesse-Rotenburg

Princess and Landgravine Maria Eleonore of Hesse-Rotenburg (Maria Eleonore Amalia; 25 February 1675 – 27 January 1720) was Landgravine of Hesse-Rotenburg by birth and was the Countess Palatine of Sulzbach by marriage.[1] She is an ancestor of Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria.


Maria Eleonore was the second child of William, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg and his wife Maria Anna of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort. She was an older sister of Ernest Leopold of Hesse-Rotenburg, future ruler of her native Hesse-Rotenburg.[1]

Engaged to Theodore Eustace of Sulzbach, the heir of the ruling Count Palatine of Sulzbach Christian Augustus, the couple were married on 9 June 1692 in Lobositz, Bohemia. The couple had some nine children three of which would have further progeny.[1]

She died in Sulzbach[1] at the age of 44.


Titles, styles, honours and arms

  • 25 February 1675 – 9 June 1692 Her Serene Highness Princess Maria Eleonore of Hesse-Rotenburg
  • 9 June 1692 – 23 April 1708 Her Serene Highness The Hereditary Princess of Sulzbach
  • 23 April 17, 1708 – 27 January 1720 Her Serene Highness The Countess Palatine of Sulzbach
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