The Info List - Palatinate-Neuburg

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(German: Herzogtum Pfalz-Neuburg) was a territory of the Holy Roman Empire, founded in 1505 by a branch of the House of Wittelsbach. Its capital was Neuburg an der Donau. Its area was about 2,750 km², with a population of some 100,000.


1 History 2 Dukes of Palatinate-Neuburg

2.1 House of Palatinate-Zweibrücken-Neuburg 2.2 House of Palatinate-Sulzbach 2.3 House of Palatinate-Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld

3 See also 4 References


Timeline of Palatine Neuburg

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1500 — – 1520 — – 1540 — – 1560 — – 1580 — – 1600 — – 1620 — – 1640 — – 1660 — – 1680 — – 1700 — – 1720 — – 1740 — – 1760 — – 1780 — – 1800 — –

1505 - Duchy was created

1557 - Ceded to another family

1608 - Joined the Protestant Union

1808 - Duchy was abolished

The Duchy of Palatinate-Neuburg
was created in 1505 as the result of the Landshut War of Succession
Landshut War of Succession
and existed until 1799 or 1808. After the so-called Kölner Spruch (Verdict of Cologne) the duchy was created from the territories north of the Danube
for Otto Henry and Philipp, the sons of Ruprecht of the Palatinate. While they were minors, their grandfather Philip, Elector Palatine, ruled the duchy until his death in 1508, followed by Elector Frederick II. In 1557 Otto Henry ceded his duchy (the so-called Young Palatinate) to Count Palaine Wolfgang of Zweibrücken. The eldest son of Wolfgang, Philipp Louis, founded in 1569 the elder line of Palatine Zweibrücken-Neuburg, from which the Palatine Sulzbach lineage was separated in 1614. Palatinate-Neuburg
joined the Protestant Union
Protestant Union
in 1608. In 1800, the duchy was invaded by the France and on June 26, 1800, the Habsburg, Württemberg and Bavarian armies fought a battle there. After fighting for most of a day, the Coalition armies withdrew. Neuburg was occupied by the French, and General Ney established his headquarters in the castle there.[1] The Duchy of Palatinate-Neuburg
was abolished in 1808. In the partition of Bavaria
in 1837 Palatinate-Neuburg
was joined with Swabia but became a part of Upper Bavaria
in the 1970s. Dukes of Palatinate-Neuburg[edit]

Two brothers, first under regency of Frederick II, Elector Palatine

Otto Henry, 1505–57 ( Elector Palatine from 1556 until death) Philipp, 1505–41

House of Palatinate-Zweibrücken-Neuburg[edit]

Wolfgang, 1557–69 Philipp Ludwig, 1569–1614 (also Duke of Jülich and Berg in 1614) Wolfgang Wilhelm, 1614–53 (also Duke of Jülich and Berg from 1614) Philip William, 1653–90 (also Duke of Jülich and Berg from 1653 and Elector Palatine from 1685) Johann Wilhelm, 1690–1716 (also Duke of Jülich and Berg from 1679 and Elector Palatine from 1690) Charles Philip, 1716–42 (also Duke of Jülich and Berg and Elector Palatine from 1716)

With the death of Elector Charles Philip in 1742 all his territories including the state of Palatinate-Neuburg
passed to the Palatinate-Sulzbach
line of the Wittelsbach dynasty. Charles Theodor of the Sulzbach line was a descendant of Augustus, Count Palatine of Sulzbach, a brother of Wolfgang Wilhelm. House of Palatinate-Sulzbach[edit]

Charles Theodore, 1742–99 ( Elector Palatine from 1742, Elector of Bavaria
from 1777)

House of Palatinate-Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld[edit]

Maximilian Joseph, 1799-1808, (Elector of Bavaria
from 1799)

See also[edit]



^ Marceau, p 105.

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 240328