Alexander, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken

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Alexander of Zweibrücken
Born(1462-11-26)26 November 1462
Died21 October 1514(1514-10-21) (aged 51)
Noble familyHouse of Wittelsbach
Spouse(s)Margarete of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein
FatherLouis I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
MotherJohanna of Croÿ

Alexander of Zweibrücken (German: Pfalzgraf Alexander von Zweibrücken "der Hinkende") (26 November 1462 – 21 October 1514) was Count Palatine and Duke of Zweibrücken and of Veldenz in 1489–1514.

He was the son of Louis I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken and his wife Johanna of Croÿ. Alexander promised to establish a church after the successful return from a crusade, and it was kept in 1489 with the building of the Alexanderskirche in Zweibrücken.

Family and children[edit]

He was married in 1499 in Zweibrücken to Countess Margarete of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein, daughter of Count Kraft VI of Hohenlohe and Helene of Württemberg. They had the following children:

  1. Johanna (1499–1537), a nun in Trier.
  2. Louis II (1502–1532).
  3. George (1503–1537), a canon in Trier, Strassburg and Cologne.
  4. Margarete (1509–1522), a nun at Marienberg bei Boppard.
  5. Rupert (1506–1544).
  6. Katharina (1510–1542), married before 1 February 1541 to Count Otto IV of Rietberg.


Alexander, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
Born: 26 November 1462 Died: 21 October 1514
Preceded by
Louis I
Duke of Zweibrücken
Succeeded by
Louis II
Count of Veldenz
Succeeded by

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