Landgraves of Hesse

Landgraves Of Hesse

The Landgraviate of Hesse (German: Landgrafschaft Hessen) was a Principality of the Holy Roman Empire. It existed as a unity from 1264 to 1567, when it was divided between the sons of late Landgrave Philip I.

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... these Rhenish Franconian counties were gradually acquired by Landgrave Louis I of Thuringia and his successors ... After the War of the Thuringian Succession upon the death of Landgrave Henry Raspe in 1247, his niece Duchess Sophia of Brabant secured the Hessian ... Henry I of Hesse was raised to princely status by King Adolf of Germany in 1292 ...

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    What I always hated and detested and cursed above all things was this contentment, this healthiness and comfort, this carefully preserved optimism of the middle classes, this fat and prosperous brood of mediocrity.
    —Hermann Hesse (1877–1962)