Frederick William III of Hesse

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Frederick William III of Hesse
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Born (1854-10-15)15 October 1854
Died 14 October 1888(1888-10-14) (aged 33)
at sea between Batavia and Singapore
Noble family House of Hesse
Father Frederick William of Hesse
Mother Princess Anna of Prussia

Frederick William (III) Nicholas Charles of Hesse-Kassel (born 15 October 1854 in Copenhagen – died: 14 October 1888 at sea between Batavia and Singapore) was (titular) Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel.

He was the eldest son of Frederick William George Adolph of Hesse-Kassel-Rumpenheim and his second wife Princess Anna of Prussia. Like his father he was raised in Denmark. His father died in 1884 and he inherited the title of Landgrave. He died on 14 October 1888 during a trip from Batavia to Singapore by falling overboard. He was not married and had no children. He was succeeded by his brother.


Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Frederick William II
Elector of Hesse
Succeeded by
Alexander Frederick

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