Philip Ludwig von Pfalz-Neuburg

Philip Ludwig von Pfalz-Neuburg

Birth
Death 22 Aug 1614 (aged 66)
Burial Landkreis Dillingen an der Donau, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Memorial ID 67502436 · View Source
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He was the Duke of Palatinate-Neuburg from 1569 until 1614.

Philip Louis was born in Zweibrücken in 1547 as the eldest son of Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken. After his father's death in 1569, his lands were partitioned between Philip Louis and his four brothers - Philip Louis received the Duchy of Neuburg. He married Anna (1552–1632), daughter of Duke William IV "the Rich" of Jülich-Cleve-Berg, in 1574 and used the marriage as the basis of his claim to inherit the duchies in the succession controversy against the Elector of Brandenburg after William IV died without heirs. The controversy threatened to spark a war, but the murder of King Henry IV of France defused the situation. In 1613 Philip Louis's eldest son converted to Catholicism and gained the support of Spain and the Catholic League while Brandenburg received the support of the Netherlands. The conversion of his son and heir was very difficult for the staunchly Lutheran Philip Louis. By the Treaty of Xanten in 1614 the duchies were was partitioned without war: Philip Louis received the Duchies of Jülich and Berg.
Philip Louis died in Neuburg in 1614 and was buried in Lauingen.
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Siblings:
Otto Heinrich von Pfalz-Sulzbach (1556-1604)



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  • Created by: Frank K.
  • Added: 26 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67502436
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Philip Ludwig von Pfalz-Neuburg (2 Oct 1547–22 Aug 1614), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67502436, citing Stadtpfarrkirche St. Martin in Lauingen, Landkreis Dillingen an der Donau, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .