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George John I, Count Palatine of Veldenz

George John I, Count Palatine of Veldenz

German noble
George John I, Count Palatine of Veldenz
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Intro German noble
A.K.A. Georg Johann Pfalzgraf von Veldenz
Was Noble
From Germany
Type Royals
Gender male
Birth 11 April 1543, Merzalben, Germany
Death 18 April 1592, La Petite-Pierre, France (aged 49 years)
Star sign AriesAries
Family
Mother: Ursula of Salm-Kyrburg
Father: Rupert, Count Palatine of Veldenz
Siblings: Anna of Veldenz
Spouse: Princess Anna Maria of Sweden
Children: George Gustavus, Count Palatine of VeldenzJohn Augustus, Count Palatine of LützelsteinLouis Philip, Count Palatine of GuttenbergGeorge John II, Count Palatine of Lützelstein-GuttenbergUrsula of Palatinate-Veldenz
The details

Biography

George John I (German: Georg Johann I.; sometimes called George Hans) (11 April 1543 – 18 April 1592) was the Duke of Veldenz from 1544 until 1592.

Life

George John was born in 1543 as the only son of Rupert, Count Palatine of Veldenz. By the Marburg Contract in 1443 his father obtained the County of Veldenz from the line of Palatinate-Zweibrücken. The following year his father died and the one-year-old George John succeeded him. In 1563 he married Anna of Sweden, the daughter of King Gustav I of Sweden, beginning a long-running connection between the Electorate of the Palatinate and Sweden. In 1553 after the Heidelberg War of Succession which regulated the mutual inheritance of all the lines of the House of Wittelsbach, George John obtained the County of Lützelstein. He attempted to develop his Alsatian territories to be the focus of his state, which led to him building the city of Phalsbourg (Pfalzburg) in 1570 and populating it with Protestant refugees from the Duchy of Lorraine. The project was so grand and unaffordable that in 1583 he was forced to sell the city and half the County of Lützelstein to Lorraine.

George John died in Lützelstein in 1592 and was buried in the cities' church.

Marriage

George John married Anna of Sweden (1545–1610), daughter of King Gustavus I, in 1563 and had the following children:

  1. George Gustavus (1564 – 3 June 1634)
  2. Anne Margaret (28 April 1565 – 2 October 1566)
  3. John Rupert (9 September 1566 – 1 October 1567)
  4. Anne Margaret (17 January 1571 – 1 November 1621)
  5. Ursula (24 February 1572 – 5 March 1635), second wife of Louis III, Duke of Württemberg
  6. Joanna Elizabeth (2 October 1573 – 28 July 1601)
  7. John Augustus (26 November 1575 – 18 September 1611)
  8. Louis Philip (24 November 1577 – 24 October 1601)
  9. Maria Anne (9 June 1579 – 10 October 1579)
  10. Catherine Ursula (3 August 1582 – 22 January 1595)
  11. George John (24 June 1586 – 29 September 1654)

Ancestors

16. Stefan, Count Palatine of Simmern-Zweibrücken
16. Stefan, Count Palatine of Simmern-Zweibrücken
8. Louis I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
17. Anna of Veldenz
4. Alexander, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
18. Antoine I of Croÿ
9. Johanna of Croÿ
19. Margaret of Lorraine-Vaudémont
2. Rupert, Count Palatine of Veldenz
20. Kraft V of Hohenlohe-Weikersheim
10. Kraft VI, Count of Hohenlohe-Weikersheim
21. Margaret of Oettingen
5. Margarete of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein
22. Ulrich V, Count of Württemberg
11. Helen of Württemberg
23. Margaret of Savoy
1. George John I, Count Palatine of Veldenz
24. John V, Wild- and Rhinegrave of Dhaun-Kyrburg
12. John VI, Wild- and Rhinegrave of Dhaun-Kyrburg
25. Johanette of Salm
6. John VII, Wild- and Rhinegrave of Dhaun-Kyrburg
26. Nicholas of Moers-Saarwerden
13. Joanna of Moers-Saarwerden
27. Barbara of Vinstingen-Schwanenhals
3. Ursula of Salm-Kyrburg
28. Louis II, Count of Isenburg-Büdingen
14. Philip, Count of Isenburg-Ronneburg
29. Maria of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
7. Amma of Isenburg-Büdingen
30. Philip II, Count of Rieneck
15. Amalia of Rieneck
31. Anna of Wertheim
16. Stefan, Count Palatine of Simmern-Zweibrücken
8. Louis I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
17. Anna of Veldenz
4. Alexander, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
18. Antoine I of Croÿ
9. Johanna of Croÿ
19. Margaret of Lorraine-Vaudémont
2. Rupert, Count Palatine of Veldenz
20. Kraft V of Hohenlohe-Weikersheim
10. Kraft VI, Count of Hohenlohe-Weikersheim
21. Margaret of Oettingen
5. Margarete of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein
22. Ulrich V, Count of Württemberg
11. Helen of Württemberg
23. Margaret of Savoy
1. George John I, Count Palatine of Veldenz
24. John V, Wild- and Rhinegrave of Dhaun-Kyrburg
12. John VI, Wild- and Rhinegrave of Dhaun-Kyrburg
25. Johanette of Salm
6. John VII, Wild- and Rhinegrave of Dhaun-Kyrburg
26. Nicholas of Moers-Saarwerden
13. Joanna of Moers-Saarwerden
27. Barbara of Vinstingen-Schwanenhals
3. Ursula of Salm-Kyrburg
28. Louis II, Count of Isenburg-Büdingen
14. Philip, Count of Isenburg-Ronneburg
29. Maria of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
7. Amma of Isenburg-Büdingen
30. Philip II, Count of Rieneck
15. Amalia of Rieneck
31. Anna of Wertheim
8. Louis I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
17. Anna of Veldenz
4. Alexander, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
18. Antoine I of Croÿ
9. Johanna of Croÿ
19. Margaret of Lorraine-Vaudémont
2. Rupert, Count Palatine of Veldenz
20. Kraft V of Hohenlohe-Weikersheim
10. Kraft VI, Count of Hohenlohe-Weikersheim
21. Margaret of Oettingen
5. Margarete of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein
22. Ulrich V, Count of Württemberg
11. Helen of Württemberg
23. Margaret of Savoy
1. George John I, Count Palatine of Veldenz
24. John V, Wild- and Rhinegrave of Dhaun-Kyrburg
12. John VI, Wild- and Rhinegrave of Dhaun-Kyrburg
25. Johanette of Salm
6. John VII, Wild- and Rhinegrave of Dhaun-Kyrburg
26. Nicholas of Moers-Saarwerden
13. Joanna of Moers-Saarwerden
27. Barbara of Vinstingen-Schwanenhals
3. Ursula of Salm-Kyrburg
28. Louis II, Count of Isenburg-Büdingen
14. Philip, Count of Isenburg-Ronneburg
29. Maria of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
7. Amma of Isenburg-Büdingen
30. Philip II, Count of Rieneck
15. Amalia of Rieneck
31. Anna of Wertheim
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https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb155196133
https://data.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb155196133
https://d-nb.info/gnd/119683970
http://isni.org/isni/0000000061303102
https://viaf.org/viaf/3285804
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/viaf-3285804
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