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Magdalene (Hohenzollern) zu Hessen-Darmstadt (1582 - 1616)

Magdalene (Magdalena) "Markgräfin von Brandenburg, Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt" zu Hessen-Darmstadt formerly Hohenzollern
Born in Berlin Schloß, Berlin, Brandenburgmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 5 Jun 1598 in Berlin, Brandenburg, Germanymap
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Died in Schloß Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Hessenmap
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European Aristocracy
Magdalena Hohenzollern was a member of the aristocracy in Europe.


Magdalene, Margravine of Brandenburg, was born 7 January 1582 at Berlin Castle (Schloß Berlin), the fourteenth child of Johann Georg, Kurfürst von Brandenburg, (Elector of Brandenburg) but the second child with this third wife, Elisabeth, Princess of Anhalt. Magdalene was baptised at the Castle Chapel on 4 February 1582.[1]

She was betrothed on 24 April 1597 at Cöln an der Spree[2], to Ludwig V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, and they were married at Berlin 5/15 June 1598,[3] The marriage was celebrated in Darmstadt 11-16 July 1598.[2]

They had twelve children:[2]

  1. Elisabeth Magdalena, born 23 April 1600 at Darmstadt, married 13 July 1617 at Stuttgart, Ludwig Friedrich, Duke of Würrtemberg zu Momplegard (Montbeliard);
  2. Anna Eleonora, born 30 July 1601 at Darmstadt, married 14 December 1617 at Darmstadt, Georg, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg in Calenberg;
  3. Maria, born 11 December 1602 at Darmstadt, and baptised there 22 December 1602, died as a child on 10 April 1610 at Darmstadt, and was buried in Stadkirche Darmstadt 26 April 1610;
  4. Sophia Agnes, born 12 January 1604 at Darmstadt, married there 7 November 1624, Johann Friedrich, Count Palatine of Hilpoltstein;
  5. Georg II, born 17 March 1605, succeeded his father as Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt;
  6. Juliana, born 14 April 1606 at Darmstadt, married 5 March 1631 at Aurich, Ulrich II, Count of East Friesland;
  7. Amalia, born 20 June 1607 at Darmstadt, baptised in Castle Chapel 19 July 1607, and died unmarried 11 September 1627 at Darmstadt and was buried on 8 October in Rear vault of Ludwigsgruft in Stadtkirche, Darmstadt;
  8. Johannes, born 17 June 1609 at Darmstadt, succeeded as Landgrave of Hesse in Braubach, married twice but died without issue 1 April 1651 at Ems.;
  9. Heinrich, born 1 April 1612 at Darmstadt, and baptised at Darmstadt 3 May 1612, , he died at Siena 11/21 October 1629, and was buried at Darmstadt on 14 February 1630;
  10. Hedwig, born 22 June 1613 at Darmstadt, and baptised there 4 July 1613, she died at Darmstadt as an infant on 2 March 1614 and was buried in the Rear vault, of Ludwigsgruft in Stadtkirche at Darmstadt on 8 March 1614;
  11. Ludwig, born 12 September 1614 at Darmstadt and baptised 15 September 1614 at Darmstadt. He died shortly after his baptism on 16 September 1614, and was buried in the Rear Vault of Ludwigsgruft, Stadtkirche, Darmstadt;
  12. Friedrich, born 28 February 1616 at Darmstadt and baptised there 14 April 1616. On 9 January 1637 he converted to Catholicism at Rome, and held various positions within the Catholic Church, died 19 February 1682 in Breslau and was buried 26 February 1682 in St Elisabethkapelle in the Cathedral at Breslau.

Perhaps worn out from giving birth to 12 children in slightly less than 16 years, Magdalena died on 4 May 1616, aged only 34, just a few months after the birth of her youngest child.[2] She was buried in Rear Vault, Ludwigsgruft in Darmstadt Stadtkirche on 22 May 1616.[2]


  1. Grossmann, Julius; Berner, Ernst; Schuster, Georg & Zingeler, Karl Theodor. 1905. Genealogie des gesamthauses Hohenzollern. Berlin: W. Moeser. Digital image, Google Books.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Knetsch, Carl. 1931. Das Haus Brabant: Genealogie der Herzoge von Brabant und der Landgrafen von Hessen. Vol 2. Die Nachkommen Philipps des Grossmütigen. Darmstadt: Historischer Verein für Hessen. . pp. 98-99 & 291-295. Digital image. Marburg: Philipps-Universität : viewed 19 January 2017.
  3. Knetsch has 5 June; Grossmann et al 15 June; Schwennicke 5/15 June

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