Adolf, Count Palatine of the Rhine

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Adolf of the Rhine (German: Adolf der Redliche von der Pfalz) (27 September 1300, Wolfratshausen–29 January 1327, Neustadt) from the house of Wittelsbach was formally Count Palatine of the Rhine in 1319–1327.

He was the second son of Rudolf I, Duke of Bavaria and his wife Mechtild of Nassau. He didn’t really rule because his uncle Louis IV occupied the Palatinate until an agreement with Adolf’s brothers and his son Rupert II, Elector Palatine of the Rhine was concluded in Pavia in 1329.

Family and children[edit]

He was married in 1320 to Countess Irmengard von Öttingen (d. 1399), daughter of Count Ludwig VI of Oettingen. They had the following children:

  1. Rupert II, Elector Palatine of the Rhine (12 May 1325, Amberg–6 January 1398, Amberg).
  2. Adolf.
  3. Friedrich.
  4. a daughter (d. 1389), married Count Meinhard I of Ortenburg.

He was buried in the Cistercians monastery Schönau near Heidelberg.

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Adolf, Count Palatine of the Rhine
Born: 1300 Died: 1327
German royalty
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Rudolf I (formally)
(Titular) Elector Palatine of the Rhine
1319–1327
Succeeded by
Louis (IV)