Carl Georg Riedesel zu Eisenbach

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Carl Georg Riedesel Freiherr zu Eisenbach

Carl Georg Riedesel zu Eisenbach (also Karl ) (born November 21, 1746 in Wetzlar ; † January 28, 1819 in Stuttgart ) - from the Eisenbach branch of the Barons Riedesel - was President of Parliament and Hereditary Marshal of the Hessian Landgraves .


Caroline Luise von Seckendorf-Aberdar

Carl Georg was a son of the Reich Chamber Court Assessor Johann Wilhelm Riedesel zu Eisenbach (1705–1782) and his first wife Sophie Hedwig von Borcke (1705–1769). He had four brothers: Wilhelm Hermann (1735–1764), Friedrich Adolf (1738–1800), Ludwig Volprecht (1740–1758) and Johann Conrad (1742–1812), who was to become his predecessor in the office of the Hessian Hereditary Marshal.

In 1778 he married Caroline Luise Freiin von Seckendorf-Aberdar (1751-1805). The son Friedrich Franz August (1782-1853) and eleven other children were born from the marriage.


Like his father, Carl Georg Riedesel studied law and, after completing his studies, entered service in Württemberg . He was a government assessor in Stuttgart and then a court judge in Tübingen . From October 1, 1778 he was assessor at the Reich Chamber of Commerce . With the end of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806, the Imperial Court of Justice also ended, and Riedesel returned to the Württemberg service, where he received the title of Privy Councilor .

After the death of his brother Johann Conrad in 1812, the office and title of the Hessian Hereditary Marshal and the duties of the head of the family were transferred to him. The rule of Riedesel was mediatized in 1806 with the Rhine Federation Act . Carl Georg Riedesel zu Eisenbach was now a registrar .

Elector Wilhelm I of Hessen-Kassel convened an Electoral Hesse state parliament on March 1, 1815 by patent from December 27, 1814 . This was headed by Carl Georg Riedesel as hereditary marshal. He took the mandate from March 1, 1815 to July 2, 1815 personally. From February 15, 1816 to May 10, 1816 he was represented by Friedrich Wilhelm von Heywolff . The state parliament refused to accommodate the elector in financial matters and was initially postponed and then dissolved by a rescript of May 2, 1816.


  • Karl Siegmar von Galéra: The Riedesel zu Eisenbach. From the Empire to the Rhine Confederation 1713–1806. 1961, p. 191 (family tree), pp. 438-439
  • Jochen Lengemann : MdL Hessen. 1808-1996. Biographical index (= political and parliamentary history of the state of Hesse. Vol. 14 = publications of the Historical Commission for Hesse. Vol. 48, 7). Elwert, Marburg 1996, ISBN 3-7708-1071-6 , p. 310.

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. Art. 24 Rhine Confederation Act .
  2. ^ Georg Leopold von Zangen : The constitutional laws of German states in a systematic compilation: a handbook for businessmen , Volume 1, 1828, pp. 13-15, online