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Princess Marie of Hesse-Kassel
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Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Tenure12 August 1817 – 6 September 1860
Born(1796-01-21)21 January 1796
Hanau, Hesse-Kassel
Died30 December 1880(1880-12-30) (aged 84)
Neustrelitz, Mecklenburg-Strelitz
SpouseGeorge, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
IssueDuchess Luise
Frederick William, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Caroline, Crown Princess of Denmark
Duke Georg August
Marie Wilhelmine Friederike
FatherLandgrave Frederick of Hesse-Kassel
MotherPrincess Caroline of Nassau-Usingen

Princess and Landgravine Marie of Hesse-Kassel (German: Marie Wilhelmine Friederike von Hessen-Kassel; 21 January 1796 – 30 December 1880) was the consort of George, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Early life

Princess Marie of Hesse-Kassel, second daughter of Prince Frederick of Hesse-Kassel, and his wife, Princess Caroline of Nassau-Usingen, was born at Hanau, Hesse-Kassel. Through her father, she was a great-granddaughter of George II of Great Britain. Her father's older brother was the Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel. In 1803, her uncle's title was raised to Elector of Hesse — whereby the entire Kassel branch of the Hesse dynasty gained an upward notch in hierarchy.

Her sister Augusta married Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, the seventh son of George III of the United Kingdom.


On 12 August 1817 in Kassel, Marie married George, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, son of Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg. Together they had four children:



Princess Marie of Hesse-Kassel House of Hesse-KasselCadet branch of the House of HesseBorn: 21 January 1796 Died: 30 December 1880 German royalty VacantTitle last held byPrincess Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plönas Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1817–1860 Succeeded byPrincess Augusta of Cambridge