Hesse-Hanau

Hesse-Hanau was a territory in the Holy Roman Empire. It emerged when the former county of Hanau-Münzenberg became a secundogeniture of Hesse-Cassel in 1760. When the reigning count, William IX, also became landgrave of Hesse-Cassel in 1785, the two governments began to merge, although the process was delayed first by French occupation, and later by incorporation into the French satellite duchy of Frankfurt. The incorporation of Hesse-Hanau with Hesse-Cassel was not completed until 1821.

County of Hesse-Hanau
Grafschaft Hessen-Hanau
1760–1821
Coat of arms
CapitalHanau
GovernmentAbsolute monarchy
History 
 Established
1760
 Disestablished
1821
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Landgraviate of Hesse-Cassel
Grand Duchy of Frankfurt
Electorate of Hesse

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