Christian of the Palatinate-Zweibrücken (1782–1859)

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Christian Marianne Wilhelm August Franz Freiherr[1] von Zweibrücken,[2] before 1792 Graf von Forbach, (August 30, 1782 – April 25, 1859) was a Bavarian General der Kavallerie, and later Generalkapitän of the Leibgarde der Hartschiere.[3] He may not be confused with his uncle Christian Freiherr von Zweibrücken (aka Christian Graf von Forbach, 1752–1817), who was a Bavarian General der Infanterie.[4]

Christian von Zweibrücken, grandson of Christian IV Herzog von Pfalz-Zweibrücken, was born as son of the officer Philippe Guillaume (later renamed to Wilhelm) Freiherr von Zweibrücken (born Graf von Forbach, 1754–1807) and Adelheid (Adélaïde) Gräfin von Polastron (1760–1795) in Forbach.[5] He had three siblings.[6] When he was born, he had the last name of his grandmother Maria Johanna Camasse Gräfin von Forbach like his father, uncles and aunts. They were allowed to wear the name Freiherr von Zweibrücken in 1792.[3]

He was married two times. At first he was married to Christiane Freiin von Guttenberg-Steinenhausen (1798–1817) on July 24, 1798, and after her death to Karoline Friederike Walpurga Marie von Rechberg und Rothenlöwen (1798–1878) on August 4, 1818.[6] He had a baby with his first wife, named Karoline Therese, who was born in February 1817 and died in October 1818.[7] Christian von Zweibrücken died in Munich.[5]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron). In Germany since 1919, it forms part of family names. The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin.
  2. ^ also findable under Zweybrücken
  3. ^ a b Zweibrücken (German), Pierer's Universal-Lexikon.
  4. ^ Eberhard Weis: Montgelas: Der Architekt des modernen Bayerischen Staates 1799- 1838 (German), 2005, p. 470. ISBN 978-3-406-03567-8
  5. ^ a b Marek, Miroslav. "von Rechberg". Genealogy.EU. [self-published source][better source needed]
  6. ^ a b Christian, Graf von Forbach, Geneanet
  7. ^ Baroness Karoline of Zweibrücken, RootsWeb.