Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt

The Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt (German: Landgrafschaft Hessen-Darmstadt) was a State of the Holy Roman Empire, ruled by a younger branch of the House of Hesse. It was formed in 1567 following the division of the Landgraviate of Hesse between the four sons of Landgrave Philip I.

Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt
Landgrafschaft Hessen-Darmstadt
Flag of Hesse-Darmstadt
Military banner (1756–1763)
Coat of arms (1736) of Hesse-Darmstadt
Coat of arms (1736)
Hesse-Darmstadt (HD) and Hesse-Kassel (HK) in 1789
Hesse-Darmstadt (HD) and Hesse-Kassel (HK) in 1789
StatusState of the Holy Roman Empire
Common languagesHessian
Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt 
George I
Louis V
George II
Louis VI
Louis VII
Ernest Louis
Louis VIII
Louis IX
Louis X
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Landgraviate of Hesse
Grand Duchy of Hesse

The residence of the landgraves was in Darmstadt, hence the name. As a result of the Napoleonic Wars, the landgraviate was elevated to the Grand Duchy of Hesse following the Empire's dissolution in 1806.

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