Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler

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Christian I
Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler
Christian I. von Pfalz-Birkenfeld-Bischweiler.jpeg
Count Palatine by Rhine, Duke in Bavaria, Count to Sponheim etc.
Born(1598-11-03)3 November 1598
Birkenfeld
Died6 September 1654(1654-09-06) (aged 55)
Neuenstein
Buried Bischwiller
Noble family House of Wittelsbach
Spouse(s) Magdalene Catherine, Countess Palatine of Zweibrücken
Maria Joanna of Helffenstein
Father Charles I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
Mother Dorothea of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Christian I (3 November 1598 – 6 September 1654) was the Duke of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler from 1600 until 1654.

Palatinate-Birkenfeld-Bischweiler was a state of the Holy Roman Empire based around Bischwiller in the far northeast of France.

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Life

Christian was born in Birkenfeld in 1598 as the youngest son of Charles I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld. His father's lands were partitioned after his death and Christian received the territory around Bischwiller (German: Bischweiler) in Alsace. Christian died in Neuenstein in 1654 and was buried in Bischwiller.

Birkenfeld Place in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Birkenfeld is a town and the district seat of the Birkenfeld district in southwest Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is also the seat of the like-named Verbandsgemeinde.

Charles I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld

Charles I of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke in Bavaria, Count to Veldenz and Sponheim was the Duke of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld from 1569 until 1600.

Bischwiller Commune in Grand Est, France

Bischwiller is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in northeastern France just west of the Moder River.

Marriage

Christian married Magdalena Catherine of Palatinate-Zweibrücken (26 April 1607 – 20 January 1648), daughter of Duke John II, on 14 November 1630 and had the following children:

John II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken Count Palatine of Zweibrücken

John II the Younger was the Duke of Zweibrücken from 1604 until 1635.

  1. unnamed son (13 September 1631)
  2. Gustavus Adolph (2 July 1632 – 4 August 1632)
  3. John Christian (16 June 1633 – 19 August 1633)
  4. Dorothea Catherine (3 July 1634 – 7 December 1715)
  5. Louise Sophie (16 August 1635 – 25 September 1691)
  6. Christian (1637 – 26 April 1717)
  7. John Charles (17 October 1638 – 21 February 1704)
  8. Anne Magdalena (14 February 1640 – 12 December 1693)
  9. Claire Sybille (20 February 1643 – 27 March 1644)

Christian married Maria Joanna of Helffenstein (8 September 1612 – 20 August 1665), daughter of Count Rudolph V, on 28 October 1648 and had the following son:

  1. unnamed son (1648)

Ancestors

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Charles I
Duke of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler
1600 – 1654
Succeeded by
Christian II
in Palatinate-Birkenfeld-Bischweiler
Succeeded by
John Charles
in Palatinate-Birkenfeld-Gelnhausen

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