Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler

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Christian I
Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler
Christian I. von Pfalz-Birkenfeld-Bischweiler.jpeg
Count Palatine by Rhine, Duke in Bavaria, Count to Sponheim etc.
Born (1598-11-03)3 November 1598
Birkenfeld
Died 6 September 1654(1654-09-06) (aged 55)
Neuenstein
Buried Bischwiller
Noble family House of Wittelsbach
Spouse(s) Magdalene Catherine, Countess Palatine of Zweibrücken
Maria Joanna of Helffenstein
Father Charles I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
Mother Dorothea of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Christian I (3 November 1598 – 6 September 1654) was the Duke of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler from 1600 until 1654.

Life[edit]

Christian was born in Birkenfeld in 1598 as the youngest son of Charles I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld. His father's lands were partitioned after his death and Christian received the territory around Bischwiller (German: Bischweiler) in Alsace. Christian died in Neuenstein in 1654 and was buried in Bischwiller.

Marriage[edit]

Christian married Magdalena Catherine of Palatinate-Zweibrücken (26 April 1607 – 20 January 1648), daughter of Duke John II, on 14 November 1630 and had the following children:

  1. unnamed son (13 September 1631)
  2. Gustavus Adolph (2 July 1632 – 4 August 1632)
  3. John Christian (16 June 1633 – 19 August 1633)
  4. Dorothea Catherine (3 July 1634 – 7 December 1715)
  5. Louise Sophie (16 August 1635 – 25 September 1691)
  6. Christian (1637 – 26 April 1717)
  7. John Charles (17 October 1638 – 21 February 1704)
  8. Anne Magdalena (14 February 1640 – 12 December 1693)
  9. Claire Sybille (20 February 1643 – 27 March 1644)

Christian married Maria Joanna of Helffenstein (8 September 1612 – 20 August 1665), daughter of Count Rudolph V, on 28 October 1648 and had the following son:

  1. unnamed son (1648)

Ancestors[edit]

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Charles I
Duke of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler
1600 – 1654
Succeeded by
Christian II
in Palatinate-Birkenfeld-Bischweiler
Succeeded by
John Charles
in Palatinate-Birkenfeld-Gelnhausen

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