Alexander, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken

Alexander of Zweibrücken (German: Pfalzgraf Alexander von Zweibrücken "der Hinkende") (26 November 1462 – 21 October 1514) was Count Palatine, Duke of Zweibrücken and Count of Veldenz in 1489–1514.

Alexander of Zweibrücken
Born(1462-11-26)26 November 1462
Died21 October 1514(1514-10-21) (aged 51)
Noble familyHouse of Wittelsbach
Spouse(s)Margarete of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein
FatherLouis I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
MotherJohanna of Croÿ
Alexanderskirche, built starting in 1493 by Alexander

Life edit

He was the son of Louis I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken and his wife Johanna of Croÿ.

Alexander's Church (Alexanderskirche [de]) is the oldest church in Zweibrücken, a late-Gothic Protestant hall church built from 1493 to 1514 as a gift from Alexander after his return from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.[1] Its crypt is the burial place of numerous counts/dukes of his house's line.[1]

Family edit

He was married in 1499 in Zweibrücken to Countess Margarete of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein, daughter of Count Kraft VI of Hohenlohe and Helene of Württemberg. They had the following children:

  1. Johanna (1499–1537), a nun in Trier.
  2. Louis II (1502–1532).
  3. George (1503–1537), a canon in Trier, Strassburg and Cologne.
  4. Margarete (1509–1522), a nun at Marienberg bei Boppard.
  5. Rupert (1506–1544).
  6. Katharina (1510–1542), married before 1 February 1541 to Count Otto IV of Rietberg.

Ancestors edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b Hudlet, Richard B. (1993). 500 Jahre Alexanderskirche Zweibrücken, 1493-1993 : Betrachtungen zur Geschichte einer Kirche und einer Stadt [500 years of Alexander's Church Zweibrücken, 1493-1993: Reflections on the history of a church and a city] (in German). Zweibrücken: Protestantische Kirchengemeinde Zweibrücken-Mitte [Protestant parish of Zweibrücken-Mitte]. ISBN 9783924171186. OCLC 34658300.

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Alexander, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
Born: 26 November 1462 Died: 21 October 1514
Preceded by Duke of Zweibrücken
Succeeded by
Count of Veldenz