BiographyFriedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Karl von Hessen und bei Rhein was born 12 September 1837 in Bessungen, Hesse, Germany to Karl von Hessen und bei Rhein (1809-1877) and Elisabeth von Preußen (1815-1885) and died 13 March 1892 in Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany of unspecified causes. He married Alice of the United Kingdom (1843-1878) 1 July 1862 in Osborne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom. Notable ancestors include Johan Willem Friso van Nassau-Dietz (1687-1711), Gustav I of Sweden (1496-1560), Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329), Willem van Oranje (1533-1584), Rurik (c832-879). Ancestors are from Germany, France, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Russia, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, the Netherlands, Latvia, Scotland, England, Poland, Austria, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Bohemia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Byzantium, the Byzantine Empire, Israel, Ireland, Turkey.
Common ancestors of Ludwig IV von Hessen und bei Rhein (1837-1892) and Alice of the United Kingdom (1843-1878)
- Antoinette Amalie von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (1696-1762)
- Ferdinand Albrecht II. von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (1680-1735)