Palatinate-Simmern and Zweibrücken

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

Counties Palatine of Simmern and Zweibrücken
Pfalzgrafschaft Simmern und Zweibrücken
StatusState of the Holy Roman Empire
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Partitioned from
    Electoral Palatinate
• Inherited Veldenz
• Inheritance partitioned
• Partitioned in twain on
    death of Stephen
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Electoral Palatinate Electoral Palatinate
County of Veldenz County of Veldenz
Palatinate-Simmern County Palatine of Simmern
Palatinate-Zweibrücken County Palatine of Zweibrücken

Palatinate-Simmern and Zweibrücken was created in 1410 out of the partition of the Palatinate after the death of King Rupert III for his son Stephen. In 1444 the County of Veldenz was added to the state but later in the year Stephen partitioned his territories between his sons Frederick (who received Simmern) and Louis (who received Zweibrücken and Veldenz). In 1448, Stephen inherited half the territories of Palatinate-Neumarkt but sold them to Palatinate-Mosbach.

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