Hessen in History

Hessen: Frankfurt

Historical Events

  • 1658-08-15 France, Sweden, Bavarian, Brunswick, Munster and Hessen-Kassel form Confederation of the Rhine

Famous Birthdays

  • 1244-06-24 Hendrik I, the Child, 1st count of Hessen (1256-1308)
  • 1687-02-19 Johann Adam Birkenstock, German composer and violinist, born in Alsfeld, Hessen (d. 1733)
  • 1892-04-23 Richard Huelsenbeck, German Dada writer, born in born in Frankenau, Hessen-Nassau (d. 1974)

Famous Weddings

  • 1540-03-04 Protestant Count Philip of Hessen marries 2nd wife

Famous Deaths

  • 1308-12-21 Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies at 64
  • 1567-03-31 Philip, the Generous, count of Hessen, dies at 62