Christian II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld

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Christian II Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
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Christian II Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
Spouse(s) Countess Katharina Agathe of Rappoltstein
Noble family House of Wittelsbach
Father Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler
Mother Countess Palatine Magdalene Catherine of Zweibrücken
Born (1637-06-22)22 June 1637
Bischwiller
Died 26 April 1717(1717-04-26) (aged 79)
Birkenfeld

Christian II (22 June 1637 – 26 April 1717) was the Duke of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler from 1654 until 1717, the Duke of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld from 1671 until 1717, and the Count of Rappoltstein from 1673 until 1699.

Life[edit]

Christian was born in Bischwiller in 1637 as the eldest surviving son of Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler. After his father's death in 1654 he succeeded him to his territories around Bischweiler. In 1671 he inherited Palatinate-Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld from his cousin Charles II Otto. Through the inheritance of his wife, he was also the Count of Rappolstein from 1673 until he granted that title to his son Christian III.

Marriage[edit]

Christian married Countess Catherine Agatha of Rappoltstein (15 June 1648 – 16 July 1683) on 5 September 1667 and had the following children:

  1. Magdalena Claudia (16 September 1668 – 9 December 1704)
  2. Louis (26 December 1669 – 2 April 1670)
  3. Elizabeth Sophie Augusta (2 August 1671 – 18 October 1672)
  4. Christina Catherine (2 August 1671 – 15 May 1673)
  5. Charlotte Wilhelmina (18 October 1672 – 29 May 1673)
  6. Christian (7 November 1674 – 3 February 1735)
  7. Louise (28 October 1679 – 3 May 1753)- married to Friedrich Anton Ulrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont

Ancestors[edit]

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Christian I
Duke of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler
1654 – 1717
Succeeded by
Christian III
Preceded by
Charles II Otto
Duke of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
1671 – 1717
Preceded by
Catherine Agatha
Count of Rappolstein
1673 – 1699
With: Catherine Agatha
(1673 – 1683)