Rupert (German: Ruprecht) (1506 – 28 July 1544) was the Count of Veldenz from 1543 until 1544.
|Count Palatine of Veldenz
|28 July 1544
Gräfenstein Castle, Merzalben
|House of Wittelsbach
|Ursula of Salm-Kyrburg
|Alexander, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
|Margarete of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein
Rupert was born in Zweibrücken in 1506 as the youngest son of Alexander, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken. As a younger son, Rupert was designated by his father into a church career, while his older brother Louis became the next Count Palatine of Zweibrücken. In 1517 he became a member of the Cathedral of Strasbourg, a position he held until early 1533, after his brother Louis had died in December 1532. Rupert then served as regent and guardian for Louis' young son Wolfgang, the new Count Palatine of Zweibrücken.
When Wolfgang reached majority in 1543, one of his first actions was to enact the Marburger Contract, granting his uncle Rupert the County of Veldenz. Rupert died the following year and was succeeded as Count of Veldenz by his son, George John.