ALEKSANR Ludwig-Georg-Friedrich Emil( Prince of Hesse)
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Biography ALEKSANR Ludwig-Georg-Friedrich Emil
1823 - 1888, . the third son of Grand Duke Ludwig II of Hesse-Darmstadt, . brother of Empress Maria Alexandrovna, . wife of Emperor Alexander II, . been since 1845 on a Russian military service, . under the command of Prince Vorontsov commanded the cavalry in the war against the Caucasian mountaineers,
. In 1851 he left the Russian service and joined the left-handed marriage with Countess Julia von Goeke (1825 - 95), . daughter of the Russian artillery general and Polish Defense Minister Moritz von Goeke, . which, . together with their offspring, . received the title of Countess of (and since 1858 the Princess) of Battenberg,
In 1853 A. joined the Austrian military service as a brigadier general distinguished himself at the Battle of Montebello (1859) and was elevated to the rank of Field Marshal Lieutenant. A. also took part in the Battle of Solferino.
In the war of 1866 the union requested the Prince And Diet. command of the Allied Eighth Army Corps, . consisted of troops Wц╪rttemberg, . Baden and Hessen, . that, . together with the Austrian division, . were to unite with the Bavarian Corps, . but first, . What is the connection could take place, . And troops,
. were defeated by the Prussians in a number of battles.
And his campaign. described in the writings of "Feldzugsjournal des Oberbefehlshabers des 8. deutschen Bundesarmeekorps im Feldzuge des J. 1866 in Westdeutschland "(Darmstadt and Leipzig, 1867). A. founded in Geyligenberge extensive Numismatic Museum, which was described by him in the book "Das heiligenberger Munzkabinett" (Graz and Darmstadt, 1854 - 56). - His son, Alexander, Prince of Battenberg, was elected in 1879, the Bulgarian prince.