Prince George William Of Hesse-Darmstadt
George William of Hesse-Darmstadt (July 11, 1722 – June 21, 1782) was a Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt and an ancestor of many royals of the 19th century. 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 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 gfit from his father, who had always favoured him above his brother Louis. George William had the palace with the White Tower expanded. He represented the royal family in Darmstadt, as his brother stayed mostly in Pirmasens.
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