George, Count Palatine of Simmern-Sponheim

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George (German: Georg) (20 February 1518 – 17 May 1569) was the Count Palatine of Simmern-Sponheim from 1559 until 1569.

George was born in 1518 to John II, Count Palatine of Simmern. In 1559 his elder brother Frederick inherited the Electorate of the Palatinate and gave George his old territories inherited from his father in 1557. George married Elisabeth of Hesse, daughter of Landgrave William I, on 9 January 1541. George died in 1569 and was succeeeded in Simmern by his younger brother Richard.

Children[edit]

With Elisabeth of Hesse (4 March 1503 - 4 January 1563)

  1. John (c. 7 October 1541 - 28 January 1562)

George also had a mistress in Elisabeth of Rosenfeld and fathered two illegitimate children with her

  1. Adam (c. 1565 - 1598)
  2. George (c. 1566 - 1598)

See also[edit]

Preceded by:

Frederick I

Succeeded by:

Frederick II of Palatinate-Simmern Count Palatine of Simmern-Sponheim
1559 - 1569
Richard