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Georg, Count Palatine of Simmern-Sponheim
German noble

Georg, Count Palatine of Simmern-Sponheim

Georg, Count Palatine of Simmern-Sponheim
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Intro German noble
Was Noble
From Germany
Field Royals
Gender male
Birth 20 February 1518
Death 17 May 1569 (aged 51 years)
Mother: Beatrice of Baden
Father: John IICount Palatine of Simmern
Siblings: SabinaDuchess of BavariaElisabeth von Pfalz-SimmernKatharina von Pfalz-SimmernJohanna von Pfalz-SimmernBrigitta von Pfalz-SimmernCountess Palatine Helena of Simmern
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Georg (20 February 1518 – 17 May 1569) was the Count Palatine of Simmern-Sponheim from 1559 until 1569.
George was born in 1518 to Johann II, Count Palatine of Simmern. In 1559 his elder brother Frederick inherited the Electorate of the Palatinate and gave George his old territories inherited from his father in 1557. George married Elisabeth of Hesse, daughter of Landgrave Wilhelm I, on 9 January 1541. George died in 1569 and was succeeeded in Simmern by his younger brother Reichard.


With Elisabeth of Hesse (4 March 1503 - 4 January 1563)

  1. John (c. 7 October 1541 – 28 January 1562)

George also had a mistress in Elisabeth of Rosenfeld and fathered two illegitimate children with her

  1. Adam (c.1565–1598)
  2. George (c.1566–1598)

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