Rupert, Count Palatine of Veldenz
|Rupert, Count Palatine of Veldenz|
|Spouse(s)||Ursula of Salm-Kyrburg|
|Noble family||House of Wittelsbach|
|Father||Alexander, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken|
|Mother||Margarete of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein|
|Died||28 July 1544
Gräfenstein Castle, Merzalben
Rupert (German: Ruprecht) (1506 – 28 July 1544) was the Duke of Veldenz from 1543 until 1544.
Rupert was born in Zweibrücken in 1506 as the youngest son of Alexander, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken. As a younger son, Rupert was designated by his father into a church career. In 1517 he became a member of the Cathedral of Strasbourg, a position he held until 1533. By the Marburger Contract of 1543 Rupert was granted the County of Veldenz, a territory ruled by his nephew Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken. Rupert died the following year and was succeeded by his son George John.
Marriage and issue
- Anne (12 May 1540 – 28 July 1586)
- George John (11 April 1543 – 18 April 1592)
- Ursula (born 3 October 1543, date of death unknown)
|Wolfgang of Palatinate-Zweibrücken||Duke of Veldenz
|George John I|