Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine (1874-1878)

German princess (1874-1878)

Marie of Hesse and by Rhine was the youngest child of Princess Alice and Louis IV of Hesse.

Princess Marie
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Princess Marie in 1878
Born(1874-05-24)24 May 1874
Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse, German Empire
Died16 November 1878(1878-11-16) (aged 4)
Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse, German Empire
Full name
Marie Viktoria Feodore Leopoldine
HouseHesse-Darmstadt
FatherLouis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse
MotherPrincess Alice of the United Kingdom

In 1878, diphtheria swept through Hesse. Marie, together with her brother Ernst, and her sisters Victoria, Irene and Alix, fell ill. She died of diphtheria at the age of four and was buried with her mother, who died a few weeks later of the same disease.

ReferencesEdit

  • Mager, Hugo (1998). Elizabeth: Grand Duchess of Russia. Carroll and Graf Publishers, Inc. ISBN¬†0-7867-0678-3
  • Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1885.