Philip II, Landgrave of Hesse-Rheinfels
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|Landgrave of Hesse-Rheinfels|
The Landgrave of Hesse-Rheinfels
|Noble family||House of Hesse-Rheinfels|
|Spouse(s)||Anna Elisabeth of Palatinate-Simmern|
|Father||Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse|
|Mother||Christine of Saxony|
Philip was the third son of Landgrave Philip the Magnanimous and Christine of Saxony (1505–1549). After his father's death in 1567, the Landgraviate of Hesse was divided between the four sons out of the late landgrave's first marriage. Philip the Younger received the portion around the Rheinfels Castle and city of St. Goar on the left bank of the Rhine. The county consisted mainly of the former Lower County of Katzenelnbogen with its four Ämter Rheinfels (with the city of St. Goar and the residence Rheinfels Castle) on the left bank of the Rhine, and Braubach, Reichenberg and Hohenstein on the right bank.
Philip died on 30 November 1583 on castle Rheinfels. As his marriage had remained childless, his territory fell to his elder brother Wilhelm IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel). Philip was buried in St. Goar, where Wilhelm erected an imposing Renaissance monument.
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Notes and referencesEdit
- http://www.graf-von-katzenelnbogen.de/ The History of the County of Katzenelnbogen and the First Riesling of the World