Charles I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
Charles I of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld (4 September 1560 – 16 December 1600), Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke in Bavaria, Count to Veldenz and Sponheim was the Duke of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld from 1569 until 1600.
|Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld|
|Born||4 September 1560|
Neuburg an der Donau
|Died||16 December 1600 (aged 40)|
|Noble family||House of Wittelsbach|
|Spouse(s)||Dorothea of Brunswick-Lüneburg|
|Father||Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken|
|Mother||Anna of Hesse|
Charles was born in Neuburg in 1560 as the youngest son of Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken. After his father's death in 1569, Charles and his brothers partitioned his territories: Charles received the Palatine share on the Rear County of Sponheim, a small territory around Birkenfeld. Charles is the founder of the House of Palatinate-Birkenfeld.
- Jahresbericht [afterw.] Trierer Jahresberichte, 1858, p. 50 (Digitalised)