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Philip William August, Count Palatine of Neuburg

Philip William August, Count Palatine of Neuburg

Eighth son of Elector Palatine Philip William
Philip William August, Count Palatine of Neuburg
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Eighth son of Elector Palatine Philip William
Was Noble
From Czech Republic
Type Royals
Gender male
Birth 19 November 1668, Neuburg an der Donau, Neuburg-Schrobenhausen, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria
Death 5 April 1693, Zákupy, Česká Lípa District, Liberec Region, Czech Republic (aged 24 years)
Mother: Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt
Father: Philip WilliamElector Palatine
Siblings: Frederick Wilhelm von Pfalz-NeuburgCount Palatine Francis Louis of NeuburgCharles III PhilipElector PalatineJohann WilhelmElector PalatineLudwig Anton von Pfalz-NeuburgWolfgang George Frederick von Pfalz-NeuburgAlexander Sigismund von der Pfalz-NeuburgEleonor Magdalene of NeuburgMaria Anna of NeuburgCountess Palatine Dorothea Sophie of NeuburgMaria Sofia of NeuburgCountess Palatine Hedwig Elisabeth of NeuburgLeopoldine Eleonore von der Pfalz
Spouse: Anna Maria Franziska of Saxe-Lauenburg
Children: Countess Palatine Maria Anna of Neuburg
The details


Philip William August, Count Palatine of Neuburg (born 19 November 1668 in Neuburg an der Donau; died: 5 April 1693 in Zákupy (German: Reichstadt)) was a Prince and Count Palatine of Neuburg.


Philip William August was the 13th from a total of 17 children of Elector Palatine Philip William (1615-1690) from his second marriage to Elisabeth Amalie (1635-1709), a daughter of Landgrave George II of Hesse-Darmstadt.

His oldest sister, Eleonor Magdalene married Emperor Leopold I in 1676. In August 1689, after he had visited his brother in Breslau and his sister in Vienna, Philip William began his Grand Tour to Italy.

Philip William August chose a secular career and entered into active military service. He died at the age of 24 after suffering for seven days from a "malignant fever" and was buried in the parish church of Zákupy. His heart lies in the Court Church in Neuburg on the Danube.

Marriage and issue

He married on 29 October 1690 in Raudnitz Anna Maria Franziska (1672-1741), a daughter of Duke Julius Francis of Saxe-Lauenburg. The wedding ceremony, which had to be postponed due to the illness and death of Philip William August's father, was carried out "plainly". His marriage brought Philipp Wilhelm August the following children:

  • Leopoldine Eleanor (1691-1693).
  • Maria Anna Carolina (1693-1751), married in 1719 Prince Ferdinand of Bavaria (1699-1738).


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