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Christian II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld

Christian II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld

Duke of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler from 1654 until 1717, Duke of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld from 1671 until 1717, and Count of Rappoltstein from 1673 until 1699
Christian II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
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Intro Duke of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler from 1654 until 1717, Duke of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld from 1671 until 1717, and Count of Rappoltstein from 1673 until 1699
A.K.A. Christian II. von Pfalz-Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
Was Military personnel
From Germany
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 22 June 1637, Bischwiller, France
Death 26 April 1717, Birkenfeld, Germany (aged 79 years)
Star sign CancerCancer
Family
Mother: Countess Palatine Magdalene Catherine of Zweibrücken
Father: Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler
Siblings: John Charles, Count Palatine of GelnhausenCountess Palatine Dorothea Catherine of Birkenfeld-BischweilerCountess Palatine Anna Magdalena of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler
Spouse: Caterina Àgata de Rappoltstein
Children: Christian III, Count Palatine of ZweibrückenLouise of Zweibrücken-BirkenfeldCountess Palatine Magdalena Claudia of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld-Bischweiler
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Biography

Christian II (22 June 1637 – 26 April 1717) was the Duke of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler from 1654 until 1717, the Duke of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld from 1671 until 1717, and the Count of Rappoltstein from 1673 until 1699.

Life

Christian was born in Bischwiller in 1637 as the eldest surviving son of Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler. After his father's death in 1654 he succeeded him to his territories around Bischweiler. In 1671 he inherited Palatinate-Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld from his cousin Charles II Otto. Through the inheritance of his wife, he was also the Count of Rappolstein from 1673 until he granted that title to his son Christian III.

Marriage

Christian married Countess Catherine Agatha of Rappoltstein (15 June 1648 – 16 July 1683) on 5 September 1667 and had the following children:

  1. Magdalena Claudia (16 September 1668 – 9 December 1704)
  2. Louis (26 December 1669 – 2 April 1670)
  3. Elizabeth Sophie Augusta (2 August 1671 – 18 October 1672)
  4. Christina Catherine (2 August 1671 – 15 May 1673)
  5. Charlotte Wilhelmina (18 October 1672 – 29 May 1673)
  6. Christian (7 November 1674 – 3 February 1735)
  7. Louise (28 October 1679 – 3 May 1753)- married to Friedrich Anton Ulrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont

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. Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler
20. Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
10. William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
21. Sophia of Mecklenburg
5. Duchess Dorothea of Brunswick-Lüneburg
22. Christian III of Denmark
11. Dorothea of Denmark
23. Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg
1. Christian II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
24. Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (= 8)
12. John I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
25. Anna of Hesse (= 9)
6. John II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
26. William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
13. Magdalene of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
27. Maria of Austria
3. Countess Palatine Magdalene Catherine of Zweibrücken
28. René I, Viscount of Rohan
14. René II, Viscount of Rohan
29. Isabella of Navarre, Viscountess of Rohan
7. Catherine de Rohan
30. fr:Jean V de Parthenay
15. fr:Catherine de Parthenay
31. fr:Antoinette d'Aubeterre
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. Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler
20. Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
10. William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
21. Sophia of Mecklenburg
5. Duchess Dorothea of Brunswick-Lüneburg
22. Christian III of Denmark
11. Dorothea of Denmark
23. Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg
1. Christian II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
24. Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (= 8)
12. John I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
25. Anna of Hesse (= 9)
6. John II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
26. William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
13. Magdalene of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
27. Maria of Austria
3. Countess Palatine Magdalene Catherine of Zweibrücken
28. René I, Viscount of Rohan
14. René II, Viscount of Rohan
29. Isabella of Navarre, Viscountess of Rohan
7. Catherine de Rohan
30. fr:Jean V de Parthenay
15. fr:Catherine de Parthenay
31. fr:Antoinette d'Aubeterre
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. Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler
20. Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
10. William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
21. Sophia of Mecklenburg
5. Duchess Dorothea of Brunswick-Lüneburg
22. Christian III of Denmark
11. Dorothea of Denmark
23. Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg
1. Christian II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
24. Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (= 8)
12. John I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
25. Anna of Hesse (= 9)
6. John II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
26. William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
13. Magdalene of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
27. Maria of Austria
3. Countess Palatine Magdalene Catherine of Zweibrücken
28. René I, Viscount of Rohan
14. René II, Viscount of Rohan
29. Isabella of Navarre, Viscountess of Rohan
7. Catherine de Rohan
30. fr:Jean V de Parthenay
15. fr:Catherine de Parthenay
31. fr:Antoinette d'Aubeterre
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https://books.google.com/books?id=njhEAAAAcAAJ&hl=de&pg=PA184#v=onepage&q&f=false
https://d-nb.info/gnd/120188651
https://viaf.org/viaf/3295251
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/viaf-3295251
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