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, Ger. Hessen, state (1994 pop. 5,800,000), 8,150 sq mi (24,604 sq km), central Germany. Wiesbaden is the capital. It is bounded by Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria in the south, Rhineland-Palatinate in the west, North Rhine–Westphalia and Lower Saxony in
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As noted above, other chapters examine instances of the contributions of women to the appearance, organisation and splendour of their residences: Michael Wenzel considers the gallery of female portraits--the 'Hampton Court Beauties'--commissioned by Mary II of England, as a means of visual representation, while Helga Meise contemplates the reflection of the status of Elisabeth Dorothea of Hesse-Darmstadt (1640-1709) through her household.
Your territory, Hesse-Cassel (or Hessen-Kassel), is divided by two rival hereditary lines, and while your line is firmly Reformed or Calvinist, Hesse-Darmstadt is led by a Lutheran faction eager to make peace with the Holy Roman Empire.
Ruppmann focuses on numerous actors such as in the administrative regions of Wiesbaden and of Hesse-Darmstadt, the People's State of Hesse (from 1919) and the Federal State of Hesse after World War II (meta-level) as well as the city of Frankfurt (micro-level).
For his efforts, he was rejected by both teachers and sent back to the court of his employer, the Landgrave Ernst Ludwig of Hesse-Darmstadt. In any case, Ernst Hesse went on to have a distinguished performing career in Germany and Italy.
Battenberg cake is thought to have been invented by a clever soul in the royal pastry kitchens, to mark the marriage in 1884 of Princess Victoria of Hesse-Darmstadt, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, to Prince Louis of Battenberg, whose son, Lord Mountbatten of Burma, tragically lost his life to an IRA bomb in his fishing boat in Ireland.
The 18th century ``Gala Berlin Coach of Landgraf Ludwig VIII of Hesse-Darmstadt,'' as it is described in the catalog, is missing only a team of white chargers to transport you to the prince's ball.
Last but not least there were political motives: Hesse-Darmstadt had been an independent German state since 1866, a small enclave within the large Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau but with few political rights and, culturally, in the shadow of n earby Frankfurt.
The final years of the war involved a fierce struggle between Hesse-Kassel and Hesse-Darmstadt, which was waged in part in the Werra region.(53) The Werra remained a battlefield until the final year of the war.
Born at Frogmore House, Windsor (June 25, 1900), the fourth child of Prince Louis of Battenberg (later Lord of Milford Haven) and Princess Victoria of Hesse-Darmstadt (a granddaughter of Queen Victoria); entered the Royal Navy as a cadet at the Osbourne Naval Training College (May 1913-November 1914); gained further naval education at Dartmouth and Keyham (the Royal Naval College, Devonport), from which he graduated first in his class of seventy-two (June 1916); served aboard Adm.
Unlike the other courts, the landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt had just one Kapellmeister during the entire time period under consideration: Christoph Graupner (1683-1760) began his term in 1709 and stayed until his death.
April 11, 1741, Darmstadt, Hesse-Darmstadt [Germany]--d.
After 1815 most of the Rhineland was governed by outsiders residing in the capitals of the three core states of Prussia, Hesse-Darmstadt, and Bavaria.