Elisabeth of Nuremberg

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Elisabeth of Nuremberg
Electress Palatine of the Rhine
Queen of the Romans
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Elisabeth and her husband, Rupert of Germany
Spouse Rupert of Germany, Elector Palatine of the Rhine, King of the Romans
Issue Rupert Pipan
Margaret of the Palatinate
Frederick of the Palatinate
Louis III, Count Palatine of the Rhine
Agnes of the Palatinate
Elisabeth of the Palatinate
John, Count Palatine of Neumarkt
Stefan, Count Palatine of Simmern-Zweibrücken
Otto I, Count Palatine of Mosbach
House House of Hohenzollern
Father Frederick V, Burgrave of Nuremberg
Mother Elisabeth of Meissen
Born 1358
Died 26 July 1411 (aged 53)

Elisabeth of Nuremberg (1358 – 26 July 1411) was the daughter of Frederick V, Burgrave of Nuremberg and Elisabeth of Meissen. She was a member of the House of Hohenzollern, and the wife of Rupert of Germany. In 1398, she became the Electress Palatine of the Rhine, and in 1400 she became Queen of the Romans.

Marriage and children[edit]

She was born in 1358, and on 27 June 1374 married Rupert, then heir to the Elector Palatine, Rupert II. Elisabeth became Electress Palatine when Rupert succeeded to his father's estate 6 January 1398, and Queen of the Romans when Rupert was elected King of the Romans on 21 August 1400. Rupert died on 18 May 1410; Elisabeth died a little over a year later on 26 July 1411.

Elisabeth and Rupert had nine children, six sons and three daughters, who survived to adulthood:

  1. Rupert Pipan (20 February 1375, Amberg – 25 January 1397, Amberg).
  2. Margaret (1376 – 27 August 1434, Nancy), married in 1394 to Charles II, Duke of Lorraine.
  3. Frederick (ca. 1377, Amberg – 7 March 1401, Amberg).
  4. Louis (23 January 1378 – 30 December 1436, Heidelberg).
  5. Agnes (1379 – 1401, Heidelberg), married in Heidelberg shortly before March 1400 to Duke Adolf of Kleve.
  6. Elisabeth (27 October 1381 – 31 December 1408, Innsbruck), married in Innsbruck 24 December 1407 to Duke Frederick IV of Austria.
  7. John (1383, Neunburg vorm Wald – 13–14 March 1443).
  8. Stephen (23 June 1385 – 14 February 1459, Simmern).
  9. Otto (24 August 1390, Mosbach – 5 July 1461).


16. Frederick III, Burgrave of Nuremberg
8. Frederick IV, Burgrave of Nuremberg
17. Helene of Saxony
4. John II, Burgrave of Nuremberg
18. Albrecht of Kaernten-Tyrol
9. Margarete of Görz
19. Agnes of Hohenberg
2. Frederick V, Burgrave of Nuremberg
20. Berthold V of Henneberg-Schleusingen
10. Berthold VII of Henneberg-Schleusingen
21. Sophie of Schwarzbourg-Blankenbourg
5. Elisabeth of Henneberg
22. Henry I, Landgrave of Hesse
11. Adelaide of Hessen
23. Adelheid of Brunswick-Luneburg
1. Elisabeth of Nuremberg
24. Albert II, Margrave of Meissen
12. Frederick I, Margrave of Meissen
25. Margaret of Sicily
6. Frederick II, Margrave of Meissen
26. Hartmann XI of Lobdaburg-Arnshaug
13. Elisabeth von Lobdeburg-Arnshaugk
27. Elisabeth of Orlamünde
3. Elisabeth of Meissen
28. Louis II, Duke of Bavaria
14. Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor
29. Matilda of Habsburg
7. Mathilde of Bavaria
30. Bolko I the Strict
15. Beatrice of Silesia
31. Beatrice of Brandenburg
Preceded by
Sofia of Bavaria
German Queen
Succeeded by
Barbara of Celje
Preceded by
Beatrice of Berg
Electress Palatine
Succeeded by
Matilda of Savoy