Landgravine Maria Eleonore of Hesse-Rotenburg

Landgravine Maria Eleonore of Hesse-Rotenburg
Maria Eleonore
Countess Palatine of Sulzbach
Spouse Theodore Eustace of Sulzbach
Count Palatine Joseph Charles
Francisca Christina, Abbess of Essen
Ernestine, Landgravine of Hesse-Rotenburg
John Christian, Count Palatine of Sulzbach
Anne Christine, Princess of Piedmont
Father William, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg
Mother Maria Anna of Löwenstein-Wertheim
Born 25 February 1675
Rheinfels, Hesse
Died 27 January 1720(1720-01-27) (aged 44)

Maria Eleonore of Hesse-Rotenburg (Maria Eleonore Amalia; 25 February 1675 – 27 January 1720) was Landgravine of Hesse-Rotenburg by birth and was the Countess Palatine of Sulzbach by marriage.[1] She is an ancestress of Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria.



Maria Eleonore was the second child of William, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg and is wife Maria Anna of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort. She was an older sister of Ernest Leopold of Hesse-Rotenburg, future ruler of her native Hesse-Rotenburg.[1]

Engaged to Theodore Eustace of Sulzbach, the heir of the ruling Count Palatine of Sulzbach Christian Augustus, the couple were married on 9 June 1692 in Lobositz, Bohemia. The couple had some nine children three of which would have further progeny.[1]

She died in Sulzbach[1] at the age of 44.


  1. Countess Palatine Amalia Auguste Maria Anna of Sulzbach (7 June 1693 – 18 January 1762) died unmarried.
  2. Count Palatine Joseph Charles of Sulzbach (2 November 1694 – 18 July 1729) married Elisabeth Auguste of Neuburg and had issue.
  3. Countess Palatine Francisca Christina of Sulzbach (16 May 1696 – 16 July 1776) Abbess of Essen.
  4. Countess Palatine Ernestine Elizabeth Johanna of Sulzbach (15 May 1697 – 14 April 1775) married William II, Landgrave of Hesse-Wanfried-Rheinfels, no issue.
  5. Count Palatine John William Philip of Sulzbach (3 June 1698 – 12 April 1699) died in infancy.
  6. John Christian, Count Palatine of Sulzbach (23 January 1700 – 20 July 1733) married Maria Henriette de La Tour d'Auvergne and had issue; married Eleonore of Hesse-Rotenburg, no issue.
  7. Countess Palatine Elisabeth Eleonore Auguste of Sulzbach (19 April 1702 – 10 February 1704) died in infancy.
  8. Countess Palatine Anne Christine of Sulzbach (5 February 1704 – 12 March 1723) married Charles Emmanuel, Prince of Piedmont and had issue.
  9. Count Palatine Johann Wilhelm August of Sulzbach (21 August 1706 – 28 August 1708) died in infancy.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 25 February 1675 – 9 June 1692 Her Serene Highness Princess Maria Eleonore of Hesse-Rotenburg
  • 9 June 1692 – 23 April 1708 Her Serene Highness The Hereditary Princess of Sulzbach
  • 23 April 17, 1708 – 27 January 1720 Her Serene Highness The Countess Palatine of Sulzbach


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