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Hesse-Kassel: (1) Charles, Landgrave of (1654 - 1730) and Hesse-Kassel: (2) William VIII, Landgrave of (1682 - 1760) and Hesse-Kassel: (3) Frederick II, Landgrave of (1720 - 1785)

H. Schnackenburg-Praél and Bernhard Schnackenburg

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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German family of rulers, collectors and patrons. In 1567 Philip the Generous, Landgrave of Hesse (reg 1509–67), divided Hesse among his four sons; by 1604 only Hesse-Darmstadt and the more important Hesse-Kassel remained. Philip’s eldest son, William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1532–92; reg 1567–92), developed Kassel as the main residence of the House of Hesse-Kassel. The town was heavily fortified and the construction of its Schloss (destr. 1811) completed. In its ‘Güldener Saal’ William

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