Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt Ernest Louis (1667 - 1678)
Ernest Louis of Hesse-Darmstadt (German: Ernst Ludwig) (15 December 1667, Gotha 12 September 1739, Einhausen) was Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt from 1678 to 1739. His parents were Landgrave Louis VI of Hesse-Darmstadt and Elisabeth Dorothea of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (16401709).
Ernest Louis's desire to emulate the French court under Louis XIV ran his country into debt. Among those patronized in this cultural milieu was Baroque composer Christoph Graupner; also bringing into his service architect Louis Remy de la Fosse for his extensive building program. Upon his death in 1739, his country's debt was 4 million gulden, ten times the annual revenue. Text source : Wikipedia (Hide extended text) ... (Read all)