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Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg
Duke of Jülich and Berg

Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg

Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg
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Intro Duke of Jülich and Berg
Was Noble
Field Royals
Gender male
Birth 4 November 1578, Neuburg an der Donau
Death 20 March 1653, Düsseldorf (aged 74 years)
Family
Mother: Anna of Cleves
Father: Philip LouisCount Palatine of Neuburg
Siblings: John FrederickCount Palatine of Sulzbach-HilpoltsteinAugustusCount Palatine of Sulzbach
Spouse: Magdalene of BavariaCatherine Elizabeth Charlotte of Palatinate-ZweibrückenMaria Franziska von Fürstenberg-Heiligenberg
Children: Philip WilliamElector Palatine
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Biography

Wolfgang Wilhelm (4 November 1578 in Neuburg an der Donau – 14 September 1653 in Düsseldorf) was a German Prince. He was Count palatine of Neuburg and Duke of Jülich and Berg.

Life

His parents were Philip Louis, Count Palatine of Neuburg, and Anna of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, a daughter of Wilhelm, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg. He was the winner of the War of the Jülich Succession (1609–1614), and became thus the first ruler of Palatinate-Neuburg, who was also Duke of Jülich and Duke of Berg. In 1615, he was made a Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece. Because he converted to Catholicism and practised a strict policy of neutrality in the Thirty Years' War, his territories escaped widespread destruction.

He moved his residence to Düsseldorf in 1636.

Marriage and issue

Wolfgang Wilhelm married three times:

  • In 1613 to Magdalene of Bavaria, who gave birth to
    • Philip William, his successor.
  • In 1631 to Catharina Charlotte of Palatinate-Zweibrücken, daughter of John II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, who gave birth to Ferdinand Philip and Eleonore Franziska. Both children died young.
  • In 1651 to Countess Maria Franziska of Fürstenberg-Heiligenberg, daughter of Egon VIII of Fürstenberg-Heiligenberg, they had no children.

Ancestry

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