Philip William August, Count Palatine of Neuburg

Philip William August, Count Palatine of Neuburg (born 19 November 1668 in Neuburg an der Donau; died: 5 April 1693 in Zákupy (German: Reichstadt)) was a Prince and Count Palatine of Neuburg.

Philip William August, Count Palatine of Neuburg
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Count Palatine Philip William August of Neuburg, painted c. 1690, probably by Pieter van der Werff
Born(1668-11-19)19 November 1668
Neuburg an der Donau
Died5 April 1693(1693-04-05) (aged 24)
Noble familyHouse of Wittelsbach
Spouse(s)Anna Maria Franziska of Saxe-Lauenburg
FatherPhilip William, Elector Palatine
MotherElisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt


Philip William August was the 13th from a total of 17 children of Elector Palatine Philip William (1615-1690) from his second marriage to Elisabeth Amalie (1635-1709), a daughter of Landgrave George II of Hesse-Darmstadt.

His oldest sister, Eleonor Magdalene married Emperor Leopold I in 1676. In August 1689, after he had visited his brother in Breslau and his sister in Vienna, Philip William began his Grand Tour to Italy.

Philip William August chose a secular career and entered into active military service. He died at the age of 24 after suffering for seven days from a "malignant fever" and was buried in the parish church of Zákupy. His heart lies in the Court Church in Neuburg on the Danube.

Marriage and issueEdit

He married on 29 October 1690 in Raudnitz Anna Maria Franziska (1672–1741), a daughter of Duke Julius Francis of Saxe-Lauenburg. The wedding ceremony, which had to be postponed due to the illness and death of Philip William August's father, was carried out "plainly". His marriage brought Philipp Wilhelm August the following children:



  • F. A. Förch: Neuburg und seine fürsten: ein historischer versuch als beitrag zur geschichte des fürstenthums Pfalz-Neuburg, A. Prechter, 1860, p. 95

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