Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse

Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse

Born Nov 25, 1868
Hometown Darmstadt
Died Oct 9, 1937
Death Place Langen, Hesse

Ernest Louis Charles Albert William, was the last Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine from 1892 until 1918. His nickname was "Ernie".

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1868 Birth Born on November 25, 1868.


1892 23 Years Old In 1892, Ernest Louis succeeded his father as Grand Duke. … Read More
1894 25 Years Old On 19 April 1894, Ernest Louis married his first cousin, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha ("Ducky"), in Coburg, on the encouragement of their mutual grandmother, Queen Victoria. … Read More


1901 32 Years Old The couple became estranged and were divorced 21 December 1901 on grounds of "invincible mutual antipathy" by a special verdict of the Supreme Court of Hesse.
1903 34 Years Old Ernest Louis commissioned the New Mausoleum in 1903.
1905 36 Years Old Ernest Louis remarried, in Darmstadt, on 2 February 1905, to Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (17 September 1871 – 16 November 1937), with whom he had two sons:


1910 41 Years Old It was consecrated on 3 November 1910, in the presence of the Grand Duke and his immediate family, that is to say, his wife Eleonore, Tsar Nicholas II and the Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia, Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna (Ella), Victoria Princess Louis of Battenberg and her daughter, Louise, and Prince and Princess Heinrich of Prussia. … Read More
1918 49 Years Old Ernest Louis served in the German military during World War I. At the end of the war, he lost his throne during the revolution of 1918, despite his refusal to abdicate.


1937 68 Years Old 1 More Event
He received what amounted to a state funeral on 16 November 1937 and was buried next to his daughter, Elisabeth, in a new open air burial ground next to the New Mausoleum he had built in the Rosenhöhe park in Darmstadt. … Read More
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