Wilhelm VIII. von Hessen-Kassel was born 10 March 1682 in Kassel to Karl von Hessen-Kassel (1654-1730) and Amalia von Kurland (1653-1711) and died 1 February 1760 in Rinteln of unspecified causes. He married Dorothea Wilhelmine von Sachsen-Zeitz (1691-1743) 27 September 1717 in Zeitz. Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), Willem van Oranje (1533-1584), Rurik (c832-879). Ancestors are from Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Latvia, Denmark, Russia, the Czech Republic, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Italy, Bohemia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Portugal, England, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire.


Offspring of Wilhelm VIII. von Hessen-Kassel and Dorothea Wilhelmine von Sachsen-Zeitz (1691-1743)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Karl von Hessen-Kassel (1718-1719)
Friedrich II. von Hessen-Kassel (1720-1785) 14 August 1720 Kassel 31 October 1785 Schloss Weissenstein Mary of Great Britain (1723-1772)
Philippine Auguste Amalie von Brandenburg-Schwedt (1745-1800)

Marie Amalie von Hessen-Kassel (1721-1744)

Common ancestors of Wilhelm VIII. von Hessen-Kassel (1682-1760) and Dorothea Wilhelmine von Sachsen-Zeitz (1691-1743)

  1. Albrecht Friedrich von Preußen (1553-1618)
  2. Albrecht von Brandenburg-Ansbach (1490-1568)
  3. Anna Maria von Braunschweig-Calenberg-Göttingen (1532-1568)
  4. Anna von Preußen (1576-1625)
  5. Charlotte de Bourbon (1547-1582)
  6. Elisabeth Charlotte von der Pfalz (1597-1660)
  7. Elisabeth von Hessen (1539-1582)
  8. Friedrich IV. von der Pfalz (1574-1610)
  9. Georg Wilhelm von Brandenburg (1595-1640)
  10. Joachim III. Frederick von Brandenburg (1546-1608)
  11. Johann Sigismund von Brandenburg (1572-1620)
  12. Katharina von Brandenburg-Küstrin (1549-1602)
  13. Louise Juliana van Nassau (1576-1644)
  14. Ludwig VI. von der Pfalz (1539-1583)
  15. Maria von Österreich (1531-1581)
  16. Marie Eleonore von Jülich-Kleve-Berg (1550-1608)
  17. Wilhelm von Jülich-Kleve-Berg (1516-1592)
  18. Willem van Oranje (1533-1584)

second cousin

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