House of Palatinate-Neumarkt

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Palatinate-Neumarkt (German: Pfalz-Neumarkt) was a subdivision of the Wittelsbach dynasty of the German Palatinate. Its capital was Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz.

First creation[edit]

This line divided after the death of Rupert of Germany in the year 1410 into four lines: Palatinate-Neumarkt, Palatinate-Simmern, Palatinate-Mosbach, and the electoral line with the capital in Heidelberg.

Palatinate-Neumarkt prospered under Rupert's son John (1383–1443). From his marriage with Catherine of Pomerania-Stolp, Christopher of Bavaria (1416–1448) was born, who governed the Kalmar union (Denmark, Sweden, and Norway).

With Christopher's death, Palatinate-Neumarkt line expired, and its possessions fell to the line Palatinate-Mosbach, which became Palatinate-Mosbach-Neumarkt.

Second creation[edit]

Neumarkt Castle

In 1524, a new apanage named Palatinate-Neumarkt was created for Wolfgang. When he died in 1558, it fell back to the Electoral Palatinate.

Name

Reign

John 1410–1443
Christopher 1443–1448
   
Wolfgang 1524–1558