The English name "Hesse" originates in the Hessian dialects.
The variant "Hessia" comes from the medieval Latin Hassia.
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Until the formation of the German Reich in 1871, Hesse was an independent country ruled by a Grand Duke (Grand Duchy of Hesse).
The term "Hesse" ultimately derives from a Germanic tribe called the Chatti, who settled in the region in the first century B. An inhabitant of Hesse is called a Hessian (German: Hesse (masculine) or Hessin (feminine)).
) is a federal state (Land) of the Federal Republic of Germany, with just over six million inhabitants.
The state capital is Wiesbaden; the largest city is Frankfurt am Main.
The Züschen tomb (German: Steinkammergrab von Züschen, sometimes also Lohne-Züschen) is a prehistoric burial monument, located between Lohne and Züschen, near Fritzlar, Hesse, Germany.
The synthetic element hassium, number 108 on the periodic table, is named after the state of Hesse.
As early as the Danne's period, the Central Hessian region was inhabited.