Christian IV, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken

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Christian IV
Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfield
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Christian IV, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
Born (1722-09-06)6 September 1722
Bischweiler
Died 5 November 1775(1775-11-05) (aged 53)
Herschweiler-Pettersheim
Spouse Maria Johanna Camasse
Issue Christian von Zweibrücken, Count of Forbach
Wilhelm von Zweibrücken, Count of Forbach
Maria Anna Caroline von Zweibrücken
Karl Ludwig, Baron of Zweibrücken
Elisabeth von Zweibrücken
Julius, Baron of Zweibrücken
House Palatinate-Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
Father Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
Mother Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken

Christian IV, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld (6 September 1722 in Bischweiler – 5 November 1775 in Herschweiler-Pettersheim) was Duke of Zweibrücken from 1735 to 1775.

Early life and family[edit]

Christian IV was born in Bischweiler on 6 September 1722, the son of Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken and Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken.

Marriage and issue[edit]

In 1751 he married, morganatically, Maria Johanna Camasse (1734–1807, created Countess Forbach in 1757). They had six children, who were unable to succeed to their father's Duchy due to the morganatic nature of their parents' marriage at first, but in 1792 were allowed to carry the name Freiherr von Zweibrücken:[1]

His grandson Christian Freiherr von Zweibrücken (1782–1859, son of Philipp Guillaume) was a Royal Bavarian General der Kavallerie and Generalkapitän of the Hartschiere.[1]

Ancestry[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Zweibrücken (German), Pierer's Universal-Lexikon.
  2. ^ Christian IV., Pfalzgraf und Herzog von der Pfalz, Geneanet.
Christian IV, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
Cadet branch of the House of Wittelsbach
Born: 6 September 1722 Died: 5 November 1775
Preceded by
Christian III
Duke of Zweibrücken
1735–1775
Succeeded by
Charles II August