Augustus, Count Palatine of Sulzbach

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Augustus, Count Palatine of Sulzbach
August, Pfalzgraf von Sulzbach.jpg
Spouse(s) Hedwig of Holstein-Gottorp
Noble family House of Wittelsbach
Father Philip Louis, Count Palatine of Neuburg
Mother Anna of Cleves
Born (1582-10-02)2 October 1582
Neuburg
Died 14 August 1632(1632-08-14) (aged 49)
Windsheim
Buried Lauingen

Augustus (German: August von Pfalz-Sulzbach; 2 October 1582 – 14 August 1632) was Count Palatine of Sulzbach from 1614 until 1632.

Life[edit]

Augustus was born in Neuburg in 1582 as the second son of Philip Louis of Palatinate-Neuburg and Anna of Cleves. After his father's death in 1614 his territories were partitioned between Augustus and his two brothers - Augustus received northern portions of the Duchy of Neuburg which were constituted as the Duchy of Sulzbach.

Augustus died in Windsheim in 1632 and was buried in Lauingen.

Marriage[edit]

Augustus married Hedwig of Holstein-Gottorp (23 December 1603 – 22 March 1657), daughter of Duke John Adolph and Princess Augusta of Denmark, on 17 July 1620 and had the following children:

  1. Anne Sophie (17 July 1621 – 25 May 1675)
  2. Christian Augustus (26 July 1622 – 23 April 1708)
  3. Adolph Frederick (31 August 1623 – 14 March 1624)
  4. Augusta Sophie (22 November 1624 – 30 April 1682), married Václav Eusebius František, Prince of Lobkowicz
  5. John Louis (22 December 1625 – 30 October 1649)
  6. Philip Florinus (20 January 1630 – 4 April 1703)
  7. Dorothea Susanne (17 August 1631 – 3 July 1632)

Ancestors[edit]

Preceded by:

Augustus

Succeeded by:

Philip Louis of Palatinate-Neuburg Count Palatine of Sulzbach
1614–1632
Christian Augustus