Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt, 1837-1892

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Ludwig IV (b. 12 September 1837, Darmstadt, German Confederation-d. 13 March 1892, Darmstadt, German Empire) was the Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine. His parents were Prince Charles of Hesse and by Rhine and Princess Elisabeth of Prussia. In 1862, Louis married Princess Alice, a daughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. During the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, Louis commanded the Hessian cavalry in support of the Austrian side. In the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War, Louis led the Hessian contingent of the armies of the North German Confederation. On 13 June 1877, he succeeded his uncle as Grand Duke of Hesse, taking the name Ludwig IV.
Place Name Admin Code Country
Darmstadt 05 DE
Darmstadt 05 DE
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Birth 1837-09-12

Death 1892-03-13



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