Christian IV, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken

Christian IV, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld (6 September 1722 in Bischweiler – 5 November 1775 in Herschweiler-Pettersheim) was Duke of Zweibrücken from 1735 to 1775.

Christian IV
Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfield
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Christian IV, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
Born(1722-09-06)6 September 1722
Died5 November 1775(1775-11-05) (aged 53)
SpouseMaria Johanna Camasse
IssueChristian von Zweibrücken, Count of Forbach
Wilhelm von Zweibrücken, Count of Forbach
Maria Anna Caroline von Zweibrücken
Karl Ludwig, Baron of Zweibrücken
Elisabeth von Zweibrücken
Julius, Baron of Zweibrücken
FatherChristian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
MotherCaroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken

Early life and familyEdit

Christian IV was born in Bischweiler on 6 September 1722, the son of Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken and Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken.

Marriage and issueEdit

In 1751 he married, morganatically, Maria Johanna Camasse (1734–1807, created Countess Forbach in 1757). They had six children, who were unable to succeed to their father's Duchy due to the morganatic nature of their parents' marriage at first, but in 1792 were allowed to carry the name Freiherr von Zweibrücken:[1]

His grandson Christian Freiherr von Zweibrücken (1782–1859, son of Philipp Guillaume) was a Royal Bavarian General der Kavallerie and Generalkapitän of the Hartschiere.[1]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Zweibrücken (German), Pierer's Universal-Lexikon.
  2. ^ Christian IV., Pfalzgraf und Herzog von der Pfalz, Geneanet.
  3. ^ Genealogie ascendante jusqu'au quatrieme degre inclusivement de tous les Rois et Princes de maisons souveraines de l'Europe actuellement vivans [Genealogy up to the fourth degree inclusive of all the Kings and Princes of sovereign houses of Europe currently living] (in French). Bourdeaux: Frederic Guillaume Birnstiel. 1768. p. 93.
Christian IV, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
Cadet branch of the House of Wittelsbach
Born: 6 September 1722 Died: 5 November 1775
Preceded by
Christian III
Duke of Zweibrücken
Succeeded by
Charles II August