John Christian, Count Palatine of Sulzbach
|John Christian, Count Palatine of Sulzbach|
|Spouse(s)||Marie Anne Henriëtte Leopoldine de La Tour d'Auvergne
Landgravine Eleonore of Hesse-Rotenburg
|Noble family||House of Wittelsbach|
|Father||Theodore Eustace, Count Palatine of Sulzbach|
|Mother||Eleonore Maria Amalia of Hesse-Rotenburg|
23 January 1700|
|Died||20 July 1733
He was the second and youngest surviving son of duke Theodore Eustace, Count Palatine of Sulzbach (1659–1732) with his consort Eleonore Maria Amalia of Hesse-Rotenburg (1675–1720). His elder brother was Joseph Charles, Count Palatine of Sulzbach.
After the death of his elder brother Joseph Charles, John Christian Joseph became the eventual designated heir of the Electoral Palatine. In 1732 he succeeded his father as Count Palatine of Sulzbach, but died in Sulzbach in 1733 before inheriting the Palatinate.
Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine, a member of the Palatine Neuburg line of Wittelsbach failed to produce a legitimate male heir, and his brothers also. By 1716 it was evident that the Neuburg line would become extinct and that the Sulzbach branch would succeed them.
John Christian was married with Marie Anne Henriëtte Leopoldine de La Tour d'Auvergne, marquise of Bergen op Zoom and a grandniece of Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne. Their son Charles Theodore succeeded John Christian in 1733, became Elector Palatine in 1742 and also Elector of Bavaria in 1777.
In 1731 he remarried his cousin Eleonore Philippina Christina Sophia of Hesse-Rotenburg but the marriage remained childless.
- Charles Theodore (11 December 1724 - 16 February 1799)
- Maria Anne (30 May 1728 - 25 June 1728)
John Christian, Count Palatine of SulzbachBorn: 23 January 1700 Died: 20 July 1733
|Count Palatine of Sulzbach