Reichard, Count Palatine of Simmern-Sponheim

Reichard (25 July 1521 – 13 January 1598) was the Count Palatine of Simmern-Sponheim from 1569 until 1598.

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Reichard was born in Simmern in 1521 to Johann II, Count Palatine of Simmern. In 1569 he succeeded his brother Georg as Count Palatine of Simmern-Sponheim. Reichard died in Simmern in 1598. Without any surviving children, Simmern-Sponheim was inherited by his great-nephew Frederick IV.

MarriageEdit

Reichard married Juliane of Wied (c. 1545 - 30 April 1575, daughter of Count Johann IV of Wied, on 30 July 1569 and had several children:

  1. Juliana (21 November 1571 – 4 February 1592)
  2. Katherine (10 May 1573 – 12 October 1576)
  3. unnamed son (1574)
  4. unnamed son (30 April 1575)

Reichard married Emilie of Württemberg (19 August 1550 - 4 June 1589), daughter of Christoph, Duke of Württemberg, on 26 March 1578.

Reichard married Anne Margaret of Palatinate-Veldenz (17 January 1571 - 1 November 1621), daughter of Count Palatine Georg Johann I, on 14 December 1589.

Regnal titles
Preceded by Count Palatine of Simmern-Sponheim
1569 – 1598
Succeeded by