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Landgrave

 

German Landgraf), a sovereign prince in medieval Germany.

Landgraviates were formed in the 12th century when some counts in southwestern and central Germany acquired supreme jurisdiction over territories that had included districts of several previous counts and that had not been under a duke or another prince. The most influential landgraves were those of Thuringia and Hesse.

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In an informative 1978 Heidelberg University master's thesis, Peter Brand (11) traces the travels of the best-known of the continental actor-managers, Robert Browne, whose association with the Landgrave Moritz dates back at least to 1595.
Two letters from 1597 establish a connection between the Landgrave Moritz and theatrical activity in Marburg.
18) But that was in 1592; once the actors were under the patronage of the Landgrave Moritz, did the circumstances of their performance change?
The Hessian Landgraves (equivalent to Counts) also established important collections built over the generations, beginning perhaps as early as the 16th century.
The hereditary landgraves of Hesse-Kassel were an aristocratic family that developed a substantial Kunstkammer, including minerals.