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Christian IV, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken

Christian IV, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken German noble

German noble
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Intro German noble
Gender male
Birth 16 September 1722 (Bischwiller, canton of Bischwiller, arrondissement of Haguenau-Wissembourg, Bas-Rhin)
Death 5 January 1775
Mother: Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken
Father: Christian IIICount Palatine of Zweibrücken
Spouse: Marianne Camasse
Children: Wilhelm of the Palatinate-ZweibrückenChristian of the Palatinate-Zweibrücken
The details

Christian IV, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld (6 September 1722 in Bischweiler – 5 November 1775 in Herschweiler-Pettersheim) was Duke of Zweibrücken from 1735 to 1775.

Early life and family

Christian IV was born in Bischweiler on 6 September 1722, the son of Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken and Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken.

Marriage and issue

In 1751 he married, morganatically, Maria Johanna Camasse (1734–1807, created Countess Forbach in 1757). They had six children, who were unable to succeed to their father's Duchy due to the morganatic nature of their parents' marriage at first, but in 1792 were allowed to carry the name Freiherr von Zweibrücken:

  • Christian, Count of Forbach, Marquis of Deux-Ponts (1752–1817), Royal Bavarian General der Infanterie
  • Philippe Guillaume (later renamed to Wilhelm), Count of Forbach, Viscount of Deux-Ponts (1754–1807)
  • Maria Anna Caroline von Zweibrücken (1756–1806)
  • Karl Ludwig, Baron of Zweybrücken (1759–63)
  • Elisabeth Auguste Friederike von Zweibrücken (1766–1836)
  • Julius August Maximilian, Baron of Zweybrücken (1771–73)

His grandson Christian Freiherr von Zweibrücken (1782–1859, son of Philipp Guillaume) was a Royal Bavarian General der Kavallerie and Generalkapitän of the Hartschiere.


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