Christian Augustus (German: Christian August) ( 26 July 1622 – 23 April 1708 ) was the Count Palatine of Sulzbach from 1632 until 1708.
Christian Augustus, Count Palatine of Sulzbach
|Born||26 July 1622|
|Died||23 April 1708 (aged 85)|
|Noble family||House of Wittelsbach|
|Spouse(s)||Amalie of Nassau-Siegen|
|Father||Augustus, Count Palatine of Sulzbach|
|Mother||Hedwig of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp|
Christian Augustus was born in Sulzbach in 1622 as the eldest son of Augustus, Count Palatine of Sulzbach. He succeeded his father in August 1632, at the age of 10. Christian Augustus was a tolerant ruler. He granted his citizens the right to choose their Christian denomination and introduced the Simultaneum, whereby churches had both Protestant and Catholic services. In 1666 he permitted Jews to settle in the Duchy of Sulzbach. Under his rule, Sulzbach also became an intellectual centre and the site of a regionally significant printing industry.
Christian Augustus died in Sulzbach in 1708 and was buried in the Church of Sancta Maria in Sulzbach.
Marriage and issueEdit
- Hedwig of the Palatinate-Sulzbach (15 April 1650 – 23 November 1681), married on 9 April 1668 Duke Julius Francis of Saxe-Lauenburg
- Amalie (31 May 1651 – 11 December 1721) Nun in Cologne, St. Maria Monastery
- John Augustus Hiel (11 December 1654 – 14 April 1658)
- Christian (14 August 1656 – 9 November 1657)
- Theodore Eustace (14 February 1659 – 11 July 1732) married Landgravine Maria Eleonore of Hesse-Rotenburg and had issue
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