Augustus, Count Palatine of Sulzbach

Augustus (German: August von Pfalz-Sulzbach; 2 October 1582 – 14 August 1632) was Count Palatine of Sulzbach from 1614 until 1632.

Augustus, Count Palatine of Sulzbach
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Born(1582-10-02)2 October 1582
Neuburg
Died14 August 1632(1632-08-14) (aged 49)
Windsheim
BuriedLauingen
Noble familyHouse of Wittelsbach
Spouse(s)Hedwig of Holstein-Gottorp
Issue
FatherPhilip Louis, Count Palatine of Neuburg
MotherAnna of Cleves

LifeEdit

Augustus was born in Neuburg in 1582 as the second son of Philip Louis of Palatinate-Neuburg and Anna of Cleves. After his father's death in 1614 his territories were partitioned between Augustus and his two brothers - Augustus received northern portions of the Duchy of Neuburg which were constituted as the Duchy of Sulzbach.

Augustus died in Windsheim in 1632 and was buried in Lauingen.

MarriageEdit

Augustus married Hedwig of Holstein-Gottorp (23 December 1603 – 22 March 1657), daughter of Duke John Adolph and Princess Augusta of Denmark, on 17 July 1620 and had the following children:

  1. Anne Sophie (17 July 1621 – 25 May 1675)
  2. Christian Augustus (26 July 1622 – 23 April 1708)
  3. Adolph Frederick (31 August 1623 – 14 March 1624)
  4. Augusta Sophie (22 November 1624 – 30 April 1682), married Václav Eusebius František, Prince of Lobkowicz
  5. John Louis (22 December 1625 – 30 October 1649)
  6. Philip Florinus (20 January 1630 – 4 April 1703)
  7. Dorothea Susanne (17 August 1631 – 3 July 1632)

AncestorsEdit

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Philip Louis
Count Palatine of Sulzbach
1614 – 1632
Succeeded by
Christian Augustus