The Info List - Landgravine Caroline Louise Of Hesse-Darmstadt

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Caroline Louise of Hesse- Darmstadt
(11 July 1723 – 8 April 1783), was a consort of Baden, a dilettante artist, scientist, collector and salonist.


1 Biography 2 Issue 3 Titles, styles, honours and arms

3.1 Titles and styles

4 Ancestry 5 Sources

Biography[edit] The daughter of Louis VIII of Hesse- Darmstadt
and Charlotte Christine Magdalene Johanna of Hanau, she married on January 28, 1751 to Charles Frederick, Margrave of Baden. She is described as learned, spoke five languages, corresponded with Voltaire
and made Karlsruhe to a cultural centre in Germany where she counted Johann Gottfried von Herder, Johann Caspar Lavater, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, Christoph Willibald Gluck and Christoph Martin Wieland
Christoph Martin Wieland
among her guests. She was a member of Markgräflich Baden court orchestra and the Danish Academy of Fine Arts, draw, painted in water colours and had a laboratory set up in the Karlsruhe palace. Carl von Linné
Carl von Linné
named Glückskastanie Carolinea Princeps L. after her, and Friedrich Wilhelm von Leysser was hired to gather plants for her. She supported herself and managed a soap- and candle-factory. Her health was ruined by a fall in 1779, and she died by a stroke during a trip with her son. Her collections were the foundation of the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe and the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe. Issue[edit]

Caroline Louise with her sons Charles Louis and Frederick. Painting by Joseph Melling, 1757.

Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden
Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden
(February 14, 1755 – December 16, 1801). Charles Louis's son, Charles Louis Frederick, succeeded Charles Frederick as Grand Duke upon the latter's death in 1811. Frederick (August 29, 1756 – May 28, 1817) married on December 9, 1791 Louise of Nassau-Usingen (August 16, 1776 – February 19, 1829), the daughter of Duke Frederick of Nassau-Usingen Louis I, Grand Duke of Baden
Louis I, Grand Duke of Baden
(February 9, 1763 – March 30, 1830) married Countess Katharina Werner von Langenstein in 1818. Louis succeeded his nephew Charles Louis Frederick as 3rd Grand Duke in 1818. Son (July 29, 1764 – July 29, 1764) Louise Auguste (January 8, 1767 – January 11, 1767)

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit] Titles and styles[edit]

11 July 1723 – 28 January 1751 Her Serene Highness Landgravine Caroline Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt 28 January 1751 – 21 October 1771 Her Serene Highness The Margravine of Baden-Durlach 21 October 1771 – 8 April 1783 Her Serene Highness The Margravine of Baden


Ancestors of Landgravine Caroline Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt

Louis VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

Ernest Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

Elisabeth Dorothea of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg

Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

Albert V, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach

Dorothea Charlotte of Brandenburg-Ansbach

Sofie Margarete of Oettingen

Landgravine Caroline Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt

Johann Reinhard II of Hanau-Lichtenberg

John Reynard III of Hanau-Lichtenberg

Anna Magdalena, Countess Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld

Charlotte Christine Magdalene Johanna of Hanau

John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach

Margravine Dorothea Friederike of Brandenburg-Ansbach

Johanna Elisabeth of Baden-Durlach


Landgravine Caroline Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt House of Hesse-Darmstadt Cadet branch of the House of Hesse Born: 11 July 1723 Died: 8 April 1783

German royalty

Preceded by Magdalena Wilhelmine of Württemberg Margavine consort of Baden-Durlach 1751–1771 Reunification of Baden

Preceded by Herself as Margravine of Baden-Durlach Margavine consort of Baden 1771–1783 Vacant Title next held by Stéphanie de Beauharnais as Grand Duchess

Preceded by Marie Victoire d'Arenberg as Margravine of Baden-Baden

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 25396223 LCCN: n81092513 ISNI: 0000 0001 1114 3160 GND: 118667211 SELIBR: 390585 SUDOC: 027668037 BNF: cb119661344 (data) ULAN: 500115710 RKD: 472850 SN