William died on 20 November 1847 and was succeeded by his eldest surviving son, Frederick William, the last Elector of Hesse. Descendants. Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark, the wife of Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark, is a descendant of William II, through her mother's side. Honours
William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel: 4. Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel: 9. Dorothea Wilhelmine of Saxe-Zeitz: 2. Prince Frederick of Hesse-Kassel: 10. George II of Great Britain: 5. Princess Mary of Great Britain: 11. Caroline of Ansbach: 1. Prince William of Hesse-Kassel: 12. Charles, Prince of Nassau-Usingen: 6. Charles William ...
Frederick William II (German: Friedrich Wilhelm II.; 25 September 1744 – 16 November 1797) was King of Prussia from 1786 until his death in 1797. He was in personal union the Prince-elector of Brandenburg and (via the Orange-Nassau inheritance of his grandfather) sovereign prince of the Canton of Neuchâtel.
William the Silent (24 April 1533 – 10 July 1584), also known as William the Taciturn (translated from Dutch: Willem de Zwijger), or, more commonly in the Netherlands, William of Orange (Dutch: Willem van Oranje), was the main leader of the Dutch Revolt against the Spanish Habsburgs that set off the Eighty Years' War (1568–1648) and resulted in the formal independence of the United ...
Philipp, Prince and Landgrave of Hesse (6 November 1896 – 25 October 1980) was head of the Electoral House of Hesse from 1940 to 1980. He joined the Nazi Party in 1930, and, when they gained power with the appointment of Adolf Hitler as Chancellor in 1933, he became Oberpräsident of the Prussian Province of Hesse-Nassau .
Frederick William III of Prussia: 10. Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt: 5. Princess Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt: 11. Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken: 1. Frederick William IV of Prussia: 12. Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz: 6. Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz: 13.
Prince Donatus and Floria Franziska are 6th cousins, as both descended from Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel and his first wife Princess Mary of Great Britain. The couple's religious wedding ceremony took place on 17 May 2003, attended by royalty and aristocrats.