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Landgrave

- Noun

A German nobleman of a rank corresponding to that of an earl in England and of a count in France.


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  • Landgrave

    Landgrave (Dutch: landgraaf, German: Landgraf; Swedish: lantgreve, French: landgrave; Latin: comes magnus, comes patriae, comes provinciae, comes terrae, comes principalis, lantgravius) was a noble title used in the Holy Roman Empire, and later on in its former territories. The German titles of Landgraf, Markgraf ("margrave "), and Pfalzgraf ("count palatine ") are in the same class of ranks as Herzog ("duke") and above the rank of a Graf ("count").

  • Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse

    Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse

    Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse (13 November 1504 – 31 March 1567), nicknamed der Großmütige ("the magnanimous"), was a champion of the Protestant Reformation and one of the most important of the early Protestant rulers in Germany.

  • Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg

    Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg

    Frederick II of Hesse-Homburg (German: Friedrich II. von Hessen-Homburg), also known as the Prince of Homburg (30 March 1633–24 January 1708) was Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg. He was also a successful and experienced general for the crowns of both Sweden and of Brandenburg, but is best remembered as the eponymous hero of Heinrich von Kleist's play Der Prinz von Homburg .

  • William Christoph, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg

    William Christoph, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg

    William Christoph of Hesse-Homburg (13 November 1625, Ober-Rosbach – 27 August 1681, then in Bingenheim, now in Echzell ) was the second Landgraf of Hesse-Homburg (then known as "Landgraf of Bingenheim") during 1648-1669.

  • William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel

    William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel

    William VIII (10 March 1682 – 1 February 1760) ruled the German Landgraviate Hesse-Kassel from 1730 until his death, first as regent (1730–1751) and then as landgrave (1751–1760).

  • William III, Landgrave of Hesse

    William III "the Younger", Landgrave of Hesse (8 September 1471 – 17 February 1500) ruled on the part of the county known as Upper Hesse, with residence in Marburg.

  • Otto I, Landgrave of Hesse

    Otto I of Hesse (c. 1272 – 17 January 1328) was Landgrave of Hesse from 1308 until his death.

  • William, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal

    William, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal

    William of Hesse-Philippsthal (born 29 August 1726 in Philippsthal; died: 8 August 1810, Philippsthal) was a member of the House of Hesse and Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal from 1770 until his death.

  • Adolph, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld

    Adolph, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld

    Adolph, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld (29 June 1743 in Ypres – 17 July 1803 in Barchfeld ) was a member of the House of Hesse. He was the ruling Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld from 1777 until his death.

  • George III, Landgrave of Hesse-Itter

    George III, Landgrave of Hesse-Itter

    Landgrave George III of Hesse-Itter (29 September 1632 in Darmstadt – 19 July 1676 in Hof Lauterbach, now part of Vöhl ) was the second son of Landgrave George II of Hesse-Darmstadt and his wife Sophia Eleonore of Saxony (1609–1671). Since he left no male heir, Hesse-Itter fell back to Hesse-Darmstadt.

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