Barbara of Hesse, Duchess of Württemberg

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Barbara of Hesse, Duchess of Württemberg Gender: F
born on 16 April 1536 Jul.Cal. (26 Apr 1536 greg.) at 07:30 (= 07:30 AM )
Place Kassel, Germany, 51n19, 9e29
Timezone LMT m9e29 (is local mean time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 05°39' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 13°43 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 29°25'

Duchess of Württemberg Barbara of Hesse


German noblewoman, a Princess of Hesse by birth, and the wife of Count Georg I of Württemberg-Mömpelgard. Together Georg and Barbara had one son. Her second husband was Daniel, Count of Waldeck. Their marriage was childless.

Barbara was a daughter of Philipp I, Landgrave of Hesse and his legitimate wife Christina of Saxony.

She died on 8 June 1597 at Waldeck Castle, aged 61. Among her numerous descendants are the current Spanish and British Royal Families.

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  • Relationship : Marriage 10 September 1555 Jul.Cal. (20 Sep 1555 greg.) (Friedrich I, Duke of Württemberg)
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  • Death of Mate 18 July 1558 (greg.) (Friedrich I, Duke of Württemberg)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 11 November 1568 Jul.Cal. (21 Nov 1568 greg.) (Count Daniel of Waldeck)
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  • Death of Mate 7 June 1577 Jul.Cal. (17 June 1577 greg.) (Count Daniel of Waldeck)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 8 June 1597 Jul.Cal. (18 June 1597 greg.) (Age 61)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Monimenta Hassiaca by Friederich Christoph Schmincke (Cramer, 1750), p. 337: "Barbara ist geboren zu Caßel An. D. 1536. des morgens zwischen 7. und 8. Uhr im Scorpion den 16. Aprilis." (Barbara was born at Cassel AD 1536 in the morning between 7 and 8 o'clock in the Scorpion on the 16th of April).

Another reference states, "Das Zitat aus ihrem Brief vom 16. April 1536 betrifft ihre Bitte, der Bruder möge seine vielleicht noch nicht getaufte Tochter nach der Stammutter Elisabeth nennen. Doch wurde das Kind entgegen ihrem Wunsche Barbara getauft (geb. Kassel 8. April 1536, gest. Waldeck 8. Juni 1597)." (Translation: The quotation from her letter of 16 April 1536, concerns her request that the brother may call his daughter, who has perhaps not yet been baptized, after Elisabeth, the mother-in-law. But the child was baptized Barbara contrary to her wish (born Kassel 8 April 1536, died Waldeck 8 June 1597)). [700 [i.e. Siebenhundert] Jahre Elisabethkirche in Marburg, 1283-1983, Volume 4 (Kommissionsverlag Elwert Universitätsbuchhandlung, 1983), p. 134].

This letter is not specified as the source of the 8 April date and it is possible that she was born the day the letter was written so the 16 April date has been kept, but rated C.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hesse-Kassel, by birth)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Württemberg, by marriage)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Waldeck, by marriage)