Palatinate-Simmern-Sponheim

Palatinate-Simmern-Sponheim
Pfalz-Simmern-Sponheim
1559 - 1598

Capital
Circle
Bench
Simmern
Upper Rhenish
Council of Princes
Established 1559
Extinct; to the Palatinate 1598

Palatinate-Simmern-Sponheim (German: Pfalz-Simmern-Sponheim) was a state of the Holy Roman Empire based in the County Palatine of Simmern and the Palatinian portion of the County of Sponheim in modern Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Palatinate-Simmern-Sponheim was created in 1559 when Frederick II of Palatinate-Simmern inherited the Electoral Palatinate and gave both Simmern and Sponheim to his younger brother George. George died in 1569 and was succeeded by another younger brother, Richard. After Richard's death in 1598, Palatinate-Simmern-Sponheim passed back to the Elector Palatine.

See alsoEdit

List of Counts Palatine of the Rhine

Name

Notes

George 1559 - 1569
Richard 1569 - 1598