Landgraf Wilhelm IX. von Hessen-Kassel

Uniform 1st Guard of Hessen-Kassel 1792

After Prince Wilhelm came to power in 1785 as the new Landgrave, he not only redesigned his father's palaces and gardens in the new style, he also changed the Hessian army and uniforms. The new design of the guard uniform corresponds to the colors of his former prince regiment.
In 1803 Landgraf Wilhelm IX became the first Elector of Hessen, as Wilhelm I.