Henry III, Landgrave of Upper Hesse

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Henry III, Landgrave of Upper Hesse, called "the Rich" (15 October 1440[1] 13 January 1483) was the second son of Louis I of Hesse and his wife Anna of Saxony.

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Henry III
Landgrave of Upper Hesse
Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg
Effigy of Henry III, Landgrave of Upper-Hesse in St. Elizabeth's Church.
Born15 October 1440
Died13 January 1483
BuriedSt. Elizabeth's Church, Marburg , Germany
Noble familyHouse of Hesse
Spouse(s)Anna of Katzenelnbogen
Ludwig III
Elisabeth of Hesse-Marburg
William III, Landgrave of Hesse
Mathilde of Hesse
FatherLouis I, Landgrave of Hesse
MotherAnna of Saxony

Upon the death of his father Louis I in 1458, Henry received Upper Hesse and his brother Louis II received Lower Hesse. He succeeded to the title of Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg in 1458.[1] His nickname "the Rich" is indicative of his fortune in territory and tolls on the Rhine received by his marriage to Anna, daughter and heir of Philipp, the last Count of Katzenelnbogen and his wife Anne of Württemberg.