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Westphalia
Timeline: Principia Moderni III (Map Game)

OTL equivalent: Kingdom of Westphalia, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Duchy of Hesse, Landgraviate of Hesse
Westphalian Flag PM3 Coat of arms of Hesse
Flag Coat of Arms
Westphalia Map
1583: Westphalia in Blue, Vassals in Turquoise. HRE in Light Grey, Other Nations in Dark Grey.

Motto
Gott, Ehre, Vaterland

"God, Honour, Fatherland" (German)

Capital Ludwigsburg
Largest city Ludwigsburg
Other cities Marburg, Kassel, Wiesbaden, Frankfurt, Gottingen, Bremen, Lippe, Bruchhausen
Language
  official
 
German
  others Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Religion
  main
 
Ludwigist Christian
  others Roman Catholicism, Western Catholicism, Reformist Christian
Ethnic Groups
  main
 
German
  others Norse, Dutch
Demonym Westphalian
Government Kingdom
King Wilhelm IV
  von Hessen: House of Hesse
Population 4,600,000 Westphalians
Established 1264
Independence from Landgraviate of Thuringia
  declared 1264
  recognized 1292
Currency Hessian Strahlend
Organizations German Union (formerly), Holy Roman Empire, North Sea Trade League
 Westphalia is a Kingdom in the north-western Holy Roman Empire. Its capital is at Ludwigsburg, but other important cities include Frankfurt and Gottingen.

History

In the early Middle Ages the Hessengau territory, named after the Germanic Chatti tribes, as well as the adjacent Lahngau formed the northern parts of the German stem duchy of Franconia. Upon the extinction of the ducal Conradines, these Rhenish Franconian counties were gradually acquired by Landgrave Louis I of Thuringia and his successors.

After the War of the Thuringian Succession upon the death of Landgrave Henry Raspe in 1247, his niece Duchess Sophia of Brabant secured the Hessian possessions for her minor son Henry the Child, who would become the first Landgrave of Hesse and founder of the House of Hesse in 1246. The remaining Thuringian landgraviate fell to the Wettin margrave Henry III of Meissen. Henry I of Hesse was raised to princely status by King Adolf of Germany in 1292.

HESSIAN TIMES

Hermann II's Rule

In 1404, the Hessian army went under a re-organization and two forts were built on the border with Thuringia. Three thousand men were also recruited. A message asking for an alliance with the Saxon Federation is sent to them.

in 1405, Hesse entered an alliance with the Saxon Federation and planned to invade Mainz. Nobles are assigned to the new Hessian Army to lead it  Plans for a Hessian Reserve Regiment are made.

In 1406, plans to invade Mainz were scrapped. Hesse began trading with the Saxon Federation. One thousand men were recruited and made into the Hessian Reserve Regiment. Plans to invade Nassau-Weilburg are made and the Hessian Army positions itself for the attack. Holland-Hainaut warns not to attack.

In 1407, instead of invading Nassau-Weilburg, they are being vassalized. The army is prepared if Holland-Hainaut attempts to attack Hesse. Requests to Bohemia for an alliance and trade are sent out.

In 1408, trust in the Papacy falls tremendously. Landgrave Hermann II goes to the Saxon Federation in preparations of an invasion of Brandenburg, escorted by, and commanding the Hessian Reserve Regiment.

In 1409, no major actions occurred.

In 1410, Landgrave Hermann II reaches the Brandenburgische border and awaits the Saxon Army. He soon falls ill and is confined to bed. Prince Ludwig will lead the Army. A man named Claus Weniger begins selling higher quality pillows in Marburg.

In 1411, no major actions occurred.

In 1412, no major actions occurred.

Ludwig I's Rule

In 1413, Landgrave Hermann II dies on the Brandenburgische border. His son, Ludwig, takes over the Landgraviate. He leads the army back to Hesse to link up with the main group. Because of the current UNC incursion to the north, Landgrave Ludwig declares war on them and leads the army to Luneburg, the frontlines.

In 1414, Hesse officially broke away from the Roman Papacy and declared allegiance to the Avignon Papacy. Ludwig I plans to invade Brunswick-Gottingen.

In 1415, 200 pillows ordered by Oldenburg were made and sold to them.

In 1416, no major actions occurred.

In 1417, Nassau-Weilburg becomes an official vassal of Hesse. Required armed forces service is put into affect for males ages 14-45. The 2nd Regiments are established. Construction on a castle-town, Ludwigsburg, in the heart of Hesse begins. The castle of the Count of Weilburg is remodeled. A possible re-organization of the Hessian Army might come again. Claus Weniger accepts a request for 100 pillows annually from Oldenburg, and moves his headquarters to Ludwigsburg, where he founds the Weniger Merchants Guild. The name of the new pillows is changed to the 'Hessow' after popular use in Oldenburg.

in 1418, no major actions occurred.

In 1419, the invasion of Brunswick-Gottingen begins, the initial attacks taking 9% of the land bordering Hesse. Frankfurt begins to be vassalized. More Hessows are being produced. Army morale is high. Ludwigsburg is complete and the government moves there. The refit of Count von Weilburg's castle is complete.

In 1420, 4.5% more land is gained in the war. Ludwig I offers to marry an Oldenburgische noble lady. An offer to buy 2000 crossbows and 1000 hand cannons is sent out. Training of the 2nd Regiments are complete and are sent out. The army sets up its divisions as well.

In 1421, Ludwig I marries Louise, the younger sister of the new Count of Oldenburg, Dietrich. An alliance and trade agreement are accepted by Oldenburg.

In 1422, no major events occurred.

In 1423, no major events occurred.

In 1424, a breakthrough occurs by the Hessian army through the Gottingen lines, resulting in a mass territorial expansion. Ludwig I demands annexation, while he has a child with Louise, naming him Ludwig II.

In 1425, Gottingen is annexed, and a Count is installed to manage the region. The armies occupy the region to control stability.

In 1426, hand cannons and crossbows are researched, and multiple forts are built around the territory of Hesse.

In 1427, no major events occurred.

In 1428, no major events occurred.

In 1429, the Hessian armies invade the Saxon Federation along with Austria.

1430-1438 shows no major events occurring.

In 1439, Ludwig I becomes Duke, and Hesse is raised to a Duchy. Ludwig I has his second child, a daughter named Katharina. Ludwig II comes of age and is crowned Prince, giving him control over the Army. Wurzburg, Paderborn and Lippe begin to be vassalized.

In 1440, we entered an alliance with Hamburg. We think of the German Union and invite Oldenburg, Bavaria and Hamburg to it.

In 1441, no major events occurred.

In 1442, no major events occurred.

In 1443, no major events occurred.

In 1444, Paderborn is vassalized. Berg and Munster begin to be vassalized. Hessian fleets begin trading with Albion, Holland, and France. A naval base is established in Austrian-held Morocco. Twins, Heinrich III and Hermann IV are born. Reformist Peasants begin rebelling against the government. All living brothers and sisters of Ludwig I are killed in an arson. Funerals are prepared and Ludwig I locks himself away. The University of Marburg is created.

In 1445, Berg is vassalized. Preparations for the Bavarian Chancellor's term begins. More revolts occur.

In 1446, no major events occurred.

In 1447, the funeral is held. Ludwig I begins writing the principles of Ludwigism, known right now only to him and his advisors. Rebellions continue to be suppressed.

In 1448, no major events occurred.

In 1449, no major events occurred.

In 1450, we were invited to build the Hamburg-Copenhagen-Ludwigsburg-Landshut road. We are elected Chancellor of the German Union.

In 1451, we were invited again to build the road.

In 1452, we were called to arms by the UNC to go against the Austrians. We declare neutrality for the time being. Our armies prepare and forts are being constructed around the Duchy.

In 1453, no major events occurred.

In 1454, Prince Ludwig II arrives in the north with the Hessian Army. They march into Bremen to occupy the western half, under orders from Ludwig I. Ludwig I posts his now finished Ludwigism Principles to the door of the Cathedral of the Aliquam in Ludwigsburg. The now-Archbishop Victor Friedel opposes these principles. He rallies Catholics across Hesse to oppose Ludwigism. Ludwigism, however, becomes increasingly popular with the royal family, business men and the elderly.

In 1455, Reformism loses its momentum in the northern regions. Ludwigism continues expanding in the central regions, while the Western Church is confined to the Western regions. Everywhere else is Catholicism.

In 1456, we construct two new universities. Ludwigism expands to encompass most of the Hesse-Gottigen region. We begin seeking cultural richness, first taking a look at the Netherlands. A new fleet is constructed. They sail north after hearing of Oldenburg's Neu Baltrum. Munster is vassalized. We begin vassalizing Cleves-Mark. We accept the Hamburg-Copenhagen road network. We start connecting major cities with roads, and support revolts in Saxony.

In 1457, Thuringia rebels and we transfer our military to the region to settle things. We request help to quell the rebels. The exploration fleet finds a small island and claims it for Hesse, before returning. We tell the Oldenburgers about this.

Ludwig II's Rule

In 1458, Thuringia is not recognized as independent. Ludwig I commits suicide. Our nation grieves, Ludwig II is crowned Duke. Sophia of Hamburg, Ennis of Eire, and Hanna of Sweden are all sent marriage requests. Reforms are enacted. The economy is improved. The Strahlend becomes the national currency. Alliances are sent to nations.

In 1459, we have troubles with Berg and Munster. We de-throne local nobles and replace them with Hessian nobles. We annex our current vassals. We declare the Grand Duchy. Ludwig II is crowned Grand Duke. Cleves-Mark is vassalized.

In 1460, Wilhelm I and Eva are born to Ludwig II and Sophia. Hermann IV has a son with Hanna of Sweden, Friedrich I. Walls are built around Ludwigsburg. A palace is built on a hill overlooking Ludwigsburg. The palace is furnished with things from our colony of Schnee Insel. The Hamburger Bank is allowed to operate in Hesse.

In 1461, the Bank of Hesse opens. A painting is done of Ludwig II. The Royal Family moves into the new palace. We begin making instruments, harpsichords and clavierchords in particular. A harpsichord is sent to the palace. We name the hill which the palace was built as Silberberg. Instruments are shipped around. We receive the printing press. Production of Hessows stops. We begin making printing presses. We first print Ludwigism principles on the printing press. The issues in Munster and Berg are settled.

In 1462, Ludwig II writes 'Meine Liebe, Mein Land, Hessen.' He buys other instruments. Adolf I is born to Ludwig II and Sophia. Recruiting to fill holes in the Hessian army from the Thuringian rebellions stops as the armies are filled back up. More forts are built.

In 1463, more soldiers are recruited. Songs keep being wrote. Ludwig II writes 'Sieg von Gottingen'. 

In 1464, statues are built all around of Ludwig II. More Ludwigism principles are made. 90% of all Hessians adhere to Ludwigism. All revolts die out. More walls are built around Ludwigsburg. Walls are built around Silberberg. We continue making more ships. Ludwigism principles are put on signs on the Hamburg-Copenhagen highway. Koln and Westfalen begin to be vassalized.

In 1465, we continue writing songs, and Ludwigism continues to expand. The Strahlend is now being used in international trade. We continue to trade. Heinrich III has a baby with Ennis, Karl I.

In 1466, we offer Katharina to Oldenburg's Christian VI at his request for a wife. Hermann V and Gertraud are born to Ludwig II and Sophia. We accept a Mutual Defense Pact with Hamburg, but refuse to sell them back the land we were given by the UNC at the end of the Karelian War. We guarantee it will be back to Hamburg by 1500. We ask the UNC for a Mutual Defense Pact.

In 1467, Heinrich II von Brunswick-Luneburg has died, and leaves only one branch of the Hesse family tree still alive. Anna, Elisabeth, and Wilhelm II are born due to paranoia. Katharina considers becoming a Catholic nun, but is married to Christian VI von Oldenburg's cousin. Ludwig II's mother dies.

In 1468, Ludwig II begins eating due to paranoia about succession, and gains the nickname 'The Grand Fat Duke'. Songmaking becomes a national pastime. The materials from Neu Lippe become available largely on the general market in Hesse. We also agree to build a trading outpost in Africa with Oldenburg.

In 1469, Koln and Westfalen are vassalized. National laws are put in place in these areas and statues of Ludwig II are set up. Schnee Insel is made an official county, and Hermann IV is sent to govern it as Count. It's name is also changed to Neu Lippe. A dock-port, a fishery, hunting grounds, a small village of 15 or so houses that can support two people each, a mine or two, a look-out tower on the hill on the island, a farm or two and permanent homes are made on Neu Lippe. We also request a land purchase with Oldenburg, and instead are offered a land swap, a bit of Bremen for a bit of Friesland.

In 1470, the land swap is cancelled. The military is reformed. Ships are sent south to help create the trade post in Africa. New colonists and supplies are dropped off at Neu Lippe. Ludwigism spreads to Koln and Westfalen. Wilhelm I and Eva celebrate their 10th birthdays in Silberberg. A small, rich town develops outside of the Silberberg palace. Carola is born, but dies on a trip to Koln. Ludwig II rode back to Silberberg, locked himself up, and wrote a sad song in remembrance of her.

In 1471, the country is hit with the plague. All trade stops, and cities are closed to foreigners. The healthy are moved into the cities. the countryside and warmer areas are effected more prominently. Guards are placed around, and our port towns close. Mass graves are made in remote areas in the country. Everything is washed with water to prevent any chance of spreading disease. Doctors and medicine men around the country profit largely from the plague. The Royal Family, spread about the country, take shelter.

In 1472, Lucia will wed Wilhelm I of Hesse, Coletta shall marry Adolf I, second son of Ludwig. Christofo will marry Eva. A Corpse Keeper job is made, collecting and burying bodies. Ludwigist establishments help those infected. More autonomy is given to the vassalized regions, and Ludwig II falls ill. The Royal Family goes to Ludwigsburg at once.

Heinrich III's Rule

In 1473, Ludwig II dies. Heinrich III becomes Prince-Regent. The north-western states begin rebelling, resulting in threat of Hessian protection being recalled from the cities. We agree to marry the children after the plague is over. We call upon our allies in case of war.

In 1474, troops are on standby for war. The first children are married in the year. Heinrich III plots to take over Ludwig's line with his own.

In 1475, Hesse is hit with a very bad year of the plague, along with the majority of northern Europe. The rebellion war begins, with Venice, Hamburg, and Oldenburg helping Hesse.

In 1476, Hesse wins minor battles in the north, and almost win the Battle of Karben, north of Frankfurt, but are defeated when the rebels unite and win the battle. The Wettins in the east also invade Hesse.

Wilhelm I's Rule

In 1477, the war is lost, and Heinrich III steps down and lets his Wilhelm I lead. Reconstruction efforts begin. Many mass graves disappear. Focus on maintaining the plague begins to decline in favor for rebuilding.

In 1478, we send ships down to Africa to help build the outpost. Neu Lippe continues to grow, and mass recruiting is done to fill in depleted regiments.

In 1479, Prussia declares war on Hesse. Hamburg and Trier rush to Hesse's rescue. 

In 1480, we thank Trier for helping us, and ask for forgiveness. We win the war against Prussia, marching into it waving the Hessian flag. Wilhelm I commissions the Grand Duke's Body Guard. The Hessen Gloria Marsch is written.

In 1481, the Treaty of Rostock is signed. 

In 1482, whale harvesting begins. Neu Lippe continues growing under Hermann IV. Heinrich III continues planning to take over the Grand Duchy. Parades happen in the streets, with the Hessen Gloria Marsch being played, celebrating the Hessian victory over Prussia. Efforts to repair relations with Saxony and the revolting states begin.

In 1483, no major events occurred. 

Karl I's Rule

In 1484, we continue efforts to improve relations. Some old statues of the previous Grand Dukes are brought down. Wilhelm I is found dead in his bedroom, with a knife and a note saying 'Long live the Prince-Regent!'. The search for Heinrich III begins. The rest of the sons of Ludwig II are found dead in the following days. Karl I, son of Heinrich III, is appointed Grand Duke. He accepts and orders the city of Karlen to be built directly on the Trier-Hesse border. Royalty and the ruling class move there, except the top royals, who remain in Silberberg. 

In 1485, we continue improving relations and improving the military.

In 1486, no major events occurred.

In 1487, a ship with soldiers armed with arquebuses is moved down to the Oldenburger-Hessian colony in Africa. We ask Scandinavia if we could buy land in Bremen. Karl I gives himself the title 'His Grace, Karl of the Houses Hesse and FitzGerald, the First of His Name, Grand Duke of the Hessians, Lord of Frankfurt, Nassau, Gottingen, Lippe, Bruchhausen, Bremen, and Neu Lippe, and Protector of the Realm'. By peasants, he is regarded as the 'Vicious, Young, Idiot.'

1488-1499 shows no major events occurring.

Urban Areas

Note, this only accounts for large cities in Westphalia, or large cities close to the nation of Westphalia. This does not account for the general population of Westphalia scattered about.

Cities

Ludwigsburg: Capital and largest city of Westphalia  It is located deep in the center of Westphalia  Most people are in the trading or manufacturing industry. A small number manage livestock, farm, and are woodcutters.

Marburg: Second largest city of Westphalia  it is located near the center of the Kingdom. Most people here are in the trade or manufacturing industry, with a small minority being farmers and wood cutters.

Kassel: Third largest city in Westphalia (Tied with Wiesbaden). It is located in the Kassel region of Westphalia  Most people here are in the lumber industry, with a small minority of farmers due to the many forests in the region.

Wiesbaden: Third largest city in Westphalia (Tied with Kassel). It is located in the Nassau region of Westphalia  Most people here are farmers, hunters. or manage livestock. This is due to the flat, plain nature of the Nassau region.

Gottingen: It is located in the Gottingen region of Westphalia. Most people here are farmers, hunters, or manage livestock.

Sontra: It is located in the Kassel region of Westphalia. Most people here are in the lumber industry with a near equal minority of farmers.

Königstein: It is located in the Nassau region of Westphalia. Most people here are farmers, hunters, or manage livestock.

Frankfurt: A city of Westphalia.

Karlen: One time capital of Westphalia, built by Karl I on the Trier border. Abandoned after his rule.

East Cologne: After the war with Austria, Cologne was split in half and the Eastern half was given to Westphalia/Hesse.

Mainz: After the war with Austria, Mainz was gained.

Pfalz: The Palatinate was gained by vassalization.


Foreign Relations

Last Updated: 1572


Allied

These are nations that are extremely close to Hesse and are diplomatically allied with the nation.

UNC/Scandinavia -  While first we disliked them and fought them very minorly in Luneburg in the 1410s under Hermann II, Ludwig I helped repair these relations and since then we have been trading partners and we also bought land from them. They have also given us two port cities to operate our navy out of. We've also married one of their nobles.

Eire - With a royal marriage in the latter half of the century, Eire has proven to be a strong friend indeed, although truth be told we haven't communicated much. We have an alliance, and look forward to more communication. Eire does not exist anymore.

Albion/Britannia -  A major power in Europe, relations with Albion did not open up until the latter half of the 15th century. We have traded with them and Albion has been friendly and supporting to us through the past decades. We allied with them at the beginning of the 16th century. We look forward to continual friendliness.

France -  Although contacted only in first half of the 15th century, France has been friendly to us, and us to them. We allied with them at the beginning of the 16th century. We look forward to further diplomatic ties.

Bavaria -  Not being noticed much by us until the 1440s and later, Bavaria has been a friend for some time now, and their co-operation in the German Union has given them an alliance with the Grand Duchy. Bavaria invaded Hesse during the beginning of the 16th century. Towards the end of the 16th century, relations were repaired. We have an alliance and an NAP with them. We also are in a dynastic union.

Croatia - Since Croatia became independent, we have been good allies with them.

Friendly

These are nations who we like very much, but are not exactly allied yet.

Netherlands - Although having rocky relations in the 1410s over the rulership of Nassau, we later came to admire the Dutch for standing up to the Austrians. Our recent trade and friendly relations have healed past wounds, but neither of us are ready to become allies.

Trier - Originally, we didn't like them. Their help in wars has since changed our opinion of them. Trier does not exist anymore.

Rome -  At the beginning of the 16th century, we began trading with Rome and began having friendly relations. We look forward to strengthening our ties with them.

Neutral

For nations that have not done anything with or against Hesse. Nations who are indifferent towards us.

Oldenburg -  Being one of our first trade partners, Oldenburg has been offering to buy things no one else would. For the latter half of the 1400s, diplomatic relations have halted as not much has happened. Declared war on us in the beginning of the 16th century. They have tried to make it up to us, so we appreciate it.

Hamburg -  A long time friend, Hamburg has helped us in all of our wars and agreed with us on many things. Although when they invaded the UNC we were forced to sit idle as we watched two friends maul each other. We look to continue our alliance with Hamburg and perhaps further our relations. Princess Regent Eva invaded Hamburg at the beginning of the 16th century. Their attempts at improving relations are appreciated 

Prussia -  After not helping us against rebellions, which they agreed to help us with they declared war on us shortly after. Relations have since cooled to neutrality with lingering hostility.

Hostile

Nations who anger us in one way or another.

Hamburg - A long time friend, Hamburg has helped us in all of our wars and agreed with us on many things. Although when they invaded the UNC we were forced to sit idle as we watched two friends maul each other. We look to continue our alliance with Hamburg and perhaps further our relations. Princess Regent Eva invaded Hamburg at the beginning of the 16th century. In the later half, we invaded again. They have been a major nuisance for years now, ever since our split.

Saxony -  Although allies until the 1430s, Saxony was a good friend until they fought us in Luneburg. Our convincing of Austria to help us invade Saxony has lead to their demise, though recent rebellions have made Saxony independent again. Their blocking of our east-ward expansion, coupled with support of rebellions in the nation has caused a great dislike for the Saxons. Saxony was vassalized by Bavaria.

Austria -  At first, we disliked Austria due to warnings of other nations. Hermann II's rule saw these relations go through, but for the first half of Ludwig I's rule, we allied with Austria and helped them in a war or two. In the second half, he released the wrong he'd done and started stopping formal relations. Ludwig II's brought further cuts to diplomatic ties with Austria. Austria invaded Hesse at the beginning of the 16th century.

At War

N/A

Hessian Army

Leadership

Leadership of the Hessian army comes directly from the ruler at the time. The ruler will sometimes directly or indirectly lead the army. Other times, his son will lead always when he is not leading directly. The Prince will co-ordinate with the Counts, who lead the individual regiments. The Counts will then work with the Barons, who command the Battalions. From there, any leadership decisions are up to an individual soldier. He will command no one besides himself.

Army Division

There are three corps of two or more divisions, 1st Corps is 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2nd Corps is 4th and 5th, and 3rd Corps is 6th and 7th. Each division has two regiments. Each regiment has 2000 men and each battalion in the regiment has 1000 men. The last man not in a regiment is a regimental commander. Organization goes as this:

1611 Army Size: 92,000

1st Division

1st 'Totenkopf' Infanterie Regiment von Hessen (Infantry)

Led by Count Hans von Strom

1st Bataillon von Marburg 

Led by Baron Heinz von Schenkel

2nd Bataillon von Marburg 

Led by Baron Otto von Tief

2nd 'Wind Fahrer' Infanterie Regiment von Hessen (Infantry)

1st Bataillon von Ludwigsburg
2nd Bataillon von Ludwigsburg

2nd Division

3rd 'Flagge Lager' Infanterie Regiment von Hessen (Infantry)

Led by Count Friedrich von Berg

1st Bataillon von Kassel

Led by Baron Heinrich von Lakai

2nd Bataillon von Kassel 

Led by Baron Adolf von Sturm

4th 'Sontra's Eigen' Infanterie Regiment von Hessen (Infantry)

1st Bataillon von Sontra
2nd Bataillon von Sontra

3rd Division

5th 'Ludwig's Lancier' Mobilen Infanterie Regiment von Hessen (Infantry & Cavalry)

Led by Count Albert von Schliessen

1st Bataillon von Wiesbaden

Led by Baron Rudolph von Öffnung

2nd Bataillon von Wiesbaden

Led by Baron August von Fett

6th 'Zukunfts Tipps' Mobilen Infanterie Regiment von Hessen (Infantry & Cavalry)

1st Bataillon von Königstein
2nd Bataillon von Königstein

4th Division

7th 'Ludwigsburg's Garde' Infanterie Regiment von Hessen (Infantry)

Led by Count Gottfried von Hesse

1st Bataillon von Hesse

Led by Baron Engelbert von Hesse

2nd Bataillon von Hesse

Led by Baron Fritz von Hesse

8th 'Silber Geschmückt' Infanterie Regiment von Hessen (Infantry)

1st Bataillon von Hesse
2nd Bataillon von Hesse

5th Division

Led by Count Claus von Gottingen.

9th 'Sumpf-Besucher' Infanterie Regiment von Hessen (Infantry)

1st Bataillon von Hesse
2nd Bataillon von Hesse

10th 'Alte Garde' Infanterie Regiment von Hessen (Infantry)

1st Bataillon von Hesse
2nd Bataillon von Hesse

6th Division

Led by Count Helmuth von Lippe.

11th 'Feuerspucker' Infanterie Regiment von Hessen (Infantry)

1st Bataillon von Hesse
2nd Bataillon von Hesse

12th 'Gewehr Männer' Infanterie Regiment von Hessen (Infantry)

1st Bataillon von Hesse
2nd Bataillon von Hesse

7th Division

13th 'Berg Männer' Infanterie Regiment von Hessen (Infantry)

1st Bataillon von Hesse

Westphalian Navy

The Westphalian Navy consists of ten ships, with a 'UKS' designation. Meaning 'Unsere König Schiff' or 'Our King's Ship'.

Supply/Trade Ships

UKS Kiste (Hoy)

UKS Fass (Hoy)

UKS Flasche (Hoy)

UKS Platte (Hoy)

UKS Tasse (Hoy)

War/Exploration Ships

UKS Herzogs Faust (Caravel)

UKS Rechtmäßiger Krone (Caravel)

UKS Totenkopf (Caravel)

UKS Weinender Engel (Carrack)

UKS Heiliges Boniface (Carrack)

The Westphalian Navy is currently stationed in the two Westphalian port towns in North Germany/Denmark. They will be stationed here until Westphalia gets a coastline.

Royal Family

Note: This only details the royal family from game start to end. Any nobles before 1400 will not be on here. Everyone in Bold is (officially) a member of the Hessian Royal Family. Anyone in Italics was or is the current ruler, or heir to the throne, of Hesse. This also applies to their spouses. Peasant spouses will likely not be listed.

  • Landgrave Hermann II (b. 1341-1413) (Crowned 1376) -1383- Margaret of Hohenzollern-Nuremberg (b. 1367- d. 1406)
    • Landgrave (1413-1439) Duke (1439-1458) ​Ludwig I (b. 1402-1458) (Crowned 1413) -1421- Louise of Oldenburg (b. 1401- d. 1467)
      • Duke (1458) Grand Duke (1459-1473) Ludwig II (b. 1424-1473) (Crowned 1458) -1458- Sophia of Hamburg (b. 1437- d. 1513)
        • Grand Duke (1475-1484) ​Wilhelm I (b. 1460-1484) -1474- Lucia of Venice (b. 1456 - d. 1544)
        • Princess Regent (1500-1514) Eva (b. 1460 - d. 1544) -1474- Christofo of Venice (b. 1460 - d. 1544)
          • Ludwig III (b. 1544-)
        • Adolf I (b. 1462-1484) -1476- Coletta of Venice (b. 1462 - d. 1544)
        • Hermann V (b. 1466 - d. 1484)
        • Gertraud (b. 1466 - d. 1545)
        • Anna (b. 1467 - d. 1545)
        • Elisabeth (b. 1467 -d. 1545)
        • Wilhelm II (b. 1467 - d. 1484)
        • Carola (b. 1470 - d. 1470)
      • Katharina (b. 1439 - d. 1478) -1467- Conrad I of Oldenburg (b. ????-)
      • Count of Nassau (1459-1484) Prince Regent (1474) Heinrich III (b. 1444-) 1462-  Ennis of Eire (b. 1447-)
        • Grand Duke (1484-1500) ​Karl I (b. 1465-1500) -1500- Luise of Hesse (b. 1470 - d. 1546)
          • Grand Duke (1514-1567) ​Phillip I (b. 1500-1567) -1544- Jelena of Croatia (b. 1???-)
            • Grand Duke (1567-1569) King (1569-1592) Wilhelm IV (b.1545-) -1569- Adelaide von Wittelsbach (b.1543-)
              • King (1592-1627) Moritz I (b.1572-) 
                • ​King (1627-) Wilhelm V (b.1602-)
            • Ludwig IV (b.1549-)
              • ​Otto I (b. 1571-)
                • ​Annette (b.1603-)
              • Monika (b.1573-)
                • ​Frederick II (b.1600-)
            • Phillip II (b.1549-)
              • ​Angelika (b.1570-)
              • Hermann VI (b.1570-)
                • ​Adolf II (b.1601)
                  • ​Matthias (b.1620-)
              • Heinrich IV (b.1574-)
                • ​Heinrich V (b.1600-)
                  • ​Kathryn (b.1625-)
            • Eva (b.1549-)
              • Karl II (b.1568-)
                • ​Karl III (b.1600-)
                  • ​Eva (b.1624-)
              • Ludwig IV (b.1571-)
                • ​Ludwig V (b.1598-)
                  • ​Angel (b.1619-)
      • Count of Neu Lippe (1470-1513) Administrator of the Hessian Colonies (Honorary) Hermann IV (b. 1444 - d. 1544) - 1458 - Hanna of Sweden (b. 1442-1544)
        • Friedrich I (b. 1460 - d. 1544) -1544- Elina (b. 1470 - d. 1544)
          • Wilhelm III (b. 1544-)
    • Anna (b. 1385 - d. 1386)
    • Heinrich II (b. 1387 - d. 1394)
    • Elisabeth (b. 1388 - d. 1394)
    • Margarete (b. 1389 - d. 1444)-1409- Duke Heinrich I (b. 1355 - d. 1417) of Brunswick-Luneburg
      • William I (b. 1392 - d. 1462)
        • Sophia (b. 1437-)
        • Heinrich III (b. ????-)
        • Friedrich I (b. 1436 - d. 1505)
          • Friedrich II (b. ????-)
      • Catherine (b. 1395 - d. 1442)
      • Heinrich II (b. 1411 - d. 1473)
        • Margaret (b. 1450-)
    • Agnes (b. 1391 - d. 1444) -1408- Duke Otto II (b. 1380 - d. 1444) of Brunswick-Gottingen
      • Catherine Elizabeth (b. 140? - d. 1444)
      • Margaret (b. 140? - d. 1427) -1425- Count Henry IV (b. 1397 - d. 1427) of Schleswig
    • Count of Gottingen (1425 - 1444) Hermann III (b. 1396 - d. 1444) 
    • Frederick I (b. 1398 - d. 1444)

Universities

University Of Marburg - Houses 10,000 students.

University Of Ludwigsburg - Houses 7500 students.

University Of Frankfurt - Houses 5000 students.

Colonial Territories

Weiß Tod Insel/Schnee Insel/Neu Lippe

  • Size: 650 sq km
    Schnee Insel
  • Main Resources: Fish, Whales, Polar Bears, Walrus, Minerals
  • Average Temperature: -1.7 °C (28.8 °F)
  • Permanent Population: 345 (1505)
  • Discovered/Colonized: 1457 (Discovered & Colonized)
  • Natives?: No
  • Continent: Europe-Arctic

Neu Bruchhausen

  • Size: 500 sq km
    Neu Bruchhausen location 2
  • Main Resources: Ivory, Slaves, Gold
  • Average Temperature: 26.7 °C (80 °F)
  • Permanent Population: 100 (1505)
  • Discovered/Colonized: 1471 (Discovered & Colonized)
  • Natives?: Yes
  • ​Continent: Africa

Ludwig Insels

  • Size: 1100 sq km
    Ludwig Islands
  • Main Resources: Slaves, Lumber, Food Crops, Fish
  • Average Temperature: 27.17 °C (81 °F)
  • Permanent Population: 200 (1505)
  • Discovered/Colonized: 1505 (Discovered & Colonized)
  • Natives?: Yes
  • ​Continent: Africa

Neu Bremen

  • Size: 500 sq km
    Neu Bremen
  • Main Resources: Seals, Whales, Fish, Crabs, Gold, Minerals
  • Average Temperature: 1.1 °C (33.8 °F)
  • Permanent Population: 45 (1505)
  • Discovered/Colonized: 1505 (Discovered & Colonized)
  • Natives?: Yes
  • ​Continent: North America-Greenland


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