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Charles II Otto, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld

Charles II Otto, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld

Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
A.K.A. Charles II von Birkenfeld
Was Noble Count
From Germany
Type Royals
Gender male
Birth 5 September 1625, Birkenfeld, Germany
Death 30 March 1671, Birkenfeld, Germany (aged 45 years)
Star sign VirgoVirgo
Family
Mother: Dorotea de Solms-Sonnenwalde
Father: George William, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
Siblings: Anna Sophia I, Abbess of QuedlinburgMaria Magdalena de Birkenfeld
Spouse: Margarethe Hedwig zu Hohenlohe-Neuenstein
The details
Biography

Charles II Otto (German: Karl II. Otto) (5 September 1625 – 30 March 1671) was the Duke of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld from 1669 until 1671.

Life

Charles Otto was born in Birkenfeld in 1625 as the only son of George William, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld. He succeeded his father in 1669. Charles Otto died in Birkenfeld in 1671 and was buried in Meisenheim.

Marriage

Charles Otto married Margaret Hedwig of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein (1 January 1625 – 24 December 1676), daughter of Count Kraft VII, on 30 November 1616 and had the following children:

  1. Charles William (22 August 1659 – 18 April 1660)
  2. Charlotte Sophie (14 April 1662 – 14 August 1708)
  3. Hedwig Eleanore (17 August 1663 – 12 April 1721)

Ancestors

16. Louis II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
16. Louis II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
8. Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
17. Elisabeth of Hesse
4. Charles I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
18. Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse
9. Anna of Hesse
19. Christine of Saxony
2. George William, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
20. Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
10. William VI, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
21. Sophia of Brandenburg
5. Dorothea of Brunswick-Lüneburg
22. Christian III of Denmark
11. Dorothea of Denmark
23. Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg
1. Charles II Otto, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
24. Otto I of Solms-Laubach
12. Frederick Magnus I, Count of Solms-Laubach
25. Anna of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
6. Otto, Count of Solms-Sonnenwalde
26. John III, Count of Wied
13. Agnes of Wied
27. Elisabeth of Nassau-Dillenburg
3. Dorothea of Solms-Sonnenwalde
28. Philip III, Count of Nassau-Weilburg
14. Albert, Count of Nassau-Weilburg
29. Anna of Mansfeld-Hinterort
7. Anna Amalia of Nassau-Weilburg
30. William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg
15. Anna of Nassau-Dillenburg
31. Juliana of Stolberg
16. Louis II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
8. Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
17. Elisabeth of Hesse
4. Charles I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
18. Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse
9. Anna of Hesse
19. Christine of Saxony
2. George William, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
20. Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
10. William VI, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
21. Sophia of Brandenburg
5. Dorothea of Brunswick-Lüneburg
22. Christian III of Denmark
11. Dorothea of Denmark
23. Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg
1. Charles II Otto, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
24. Otto I of Solms-Laubach
12. Frederick Magnus I, Count of Solms-Laubach
25. Anna of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
6. Otto, Count of Solms-Sonnenwalde
26. John III, Count of Wied
13. Agnes of Wied
27. Elisabeth of Nassau-Dillenburg
3. Dorothea of Solms-Sonnenwalde
28. Philip III, Count of Nassau-Weilburg
14. Albert, Count of Nassau-Weilburg
29. Anna of Mansfeld-Hinterort
7. Anna Amalia of Nassau-Weilburg
30. William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg
15. Anna of Nassau-Dillenburg
31. Juliana of Stolberg
8. Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
17. Elisabeth of Hesse
4. Charles I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
18. Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse
9. Anna of Hesse
19. Christine of Saxony
2. George William, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
20. Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
10. William VI, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
21. Sophia of Brandenburg
5. Dorothea of Brunswick-Lüneburg
22. Christian III of Denmark
11. Dorothea of Denmark
23. Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg
1. Charles II Otto, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
24. Otto I of Solms-Laubach
12. Frederick Magnus I, Count of Solms-Laubach
25. Anna of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
6. Otto, Count of Solms-Sonnenwalde
26. John III, Count of Wied
13. Agnes of Wied
27. Elisabeth of Nassau-Dillenburg
3. Dorothea of Solms-Sonnenwalde
28. Philip III, Count of Nassau-Weilburg
14. Albert, Count of Nassau-Weilburg
29. Anna of Mansfeld-Hinterort
7. Anna Amalia of Nassau-Weilburg
30. William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg
15. Anna of Nassau-Dillenburg
31. Juliana of Stolberg
Regnal titles
Preceded by
George William
Duke of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
1669 – 1671
Succeeded by
Christian II
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https://d-nb.info/gnd/1020268379
https://viaf.org/viaf/232174593
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/232174593
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