Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg

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Wolfgang William, Count Palatine of Neuburg
Wolfgang Wilhelm.jpg
Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg on an engraving by Lucas Vorsterman
Spouse(s) Magdalene of Bavaria
Catharina Elisabeth Charlotte of Palatinate-Zweibrücken
Maria Franziska of Fürstenberg-Heiligenberg
Noble family House of Wittelsbach
Father Philip Louis, Count Palatine of Neuburg
Mother Anna of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
Born (1578-11-04)4 November 1578
Neuburg an der Donau
Died 20 March 1653(1653-03-20) (aged 74)
Düsseldorf

Wolfgang Wilhelm (Neuburg an der Donau, 4 November 1578 – 20 March 1653 Düsseldorf) was a German Prince. He was Count palatine of Neuburg and Duke of Jülich and Berg.

Life[edit]

His parents were Philip Louis, Count Palatine of Neuburg, and Anna of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, a daughter of Wilhelm, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg. He was the winner of the War of the Jülich Succession (1609–1614), and became thus the first ruler of Palatinate-Neuburg, who was also Duke of Jülich and Duke of Berg. In 1615, he was made a Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece. Because he converted to Catholicism and practised a strict policy of neutrality in the Thirty Years' War, his territories escaped widespread destruction.

He moved his residence to Düsseldorf in 1636.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Wolfgang Wilhelm married three times:

Ancestry[edit]

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Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg
Born: 1578 Died: 1653
German royalty
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Philipp Ludwig
Count Palatine of Neuburg
1614–1653
Succeeded by
Philipp Wilhelm
Vacant
Title last held by
Johann Wilhelm
Duke of Jülich and Berg
1614–1653