Ernst Ludwig V. Karl Albrecht Wilhelm “Ernie” von Hessen-Darmstadt

Ernst Ludwig V. Karl Albrecht Wilhelm “Ernie” von Hessen-Darmstadt

Birth
Darmstadt, Stadtkreis Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
Death 9 Oct 1937 (aged 68)
Langen, Kreis Offenbach, Hessen, Germany
Burial Darmstadt, Stadtkreis Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
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Memorial ID 44540527 · View Source
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Ernst Ludwig Karl Albrecht Wilhelm was the last Grandduke of Hesse and by Rhine. On 19 April 1894 Ernest Louis married his first cousin, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha,in Coburg, on the encouragement of their mutual grandmother, Queen Victoria. The marriage was not a happy one, due to his alleged homosexuality. They had two children, a daughter, Elisabeth, born in 1895, who died of typhoid fever at age eight, and a stillborn son, on 25 May 1900. The couple became estranged and were divorced 21 December 1901, on the grounds of "invincible mutual antipathy" by a special verdict of the Supreme Court of Hesse.
Ernest Louis remarried, in Darmstadt on 2 February 1905, to Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, with whom he had two sons.



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  • Created by: Frank K.
  • Added: 18 Nov 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 44540527
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernst Ludwig V. Karl Albrecht Wilhelm “Ernie” von Hessen-Darmstadt (25 Nov 1868–9 Oct 1937), Find a Grave Memorial no. 44540527, citing Mausoleum auf der Rosenhöhe New, Darmstadt, Stadtkreis Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .