Hessen-Nassau History

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Germany Gotoarrow.png Prussia - Hessen-Nassau Gotoarrow.png History

Historical background


• 1567 Wilhelm I inherited Hessen-Kassel, about ½ of the land owned by his father
• Added in after 1648: duchy of Hersfeld, part of Schaumburg
• 1736 Hanau –Muenzenberg added
• 1776 – over 19,000 soldiers sold to British for use in America
• 1803 Kurhessen
• 1807 conquered by Napoleon and added to Kingdom of Westphalia
• 1813 Jerome fled, Kingdom of Westphalia dissolved
• 1866 to Hessen-Nassau under Prussian control
 

Here is a link to the history of Hessen-Nassau

http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Portal:Hessen