Elisabeth Johanna of Veldenz

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Elisabeth Johanna of Veldenz
Spouse(s) John XI of Salm-Kyrburg
Noble family House of Wittelsbach
Father Leopold Louis, Count Palatine of Veldenz
Mother Agatha Christine of Hanau-Lichtenberg
Born (1653-02-22)22 February 1653
Lauterecken
Died 5 February 1718(1718-02-05) (aged 64)
Mörchingen
Buried Diemeringen

Countess Palatine Elisabeth Johanna of Veldenz (22 February 1653 in Lauterecken – 5 February 1718 in Mörchingen), was a Countess Palatine of Veldenz by birth and by marriage Wald- and Rhinegravine of Salm-Kyrburg.

Life[edit]

Elisabeth Johanna was a daughter of Count Palatine Leopold Louis of Veldenz (1625-1694) and his wife Agatha Christine (1632-1681), the daughter of Count Philip Wolfgang of Hanau-Lichtenberg.

She married on 27 December 1669 to Wild- and Rhinegrave John XI of Salm-Kyrburg (1635-1688). The marriage remained childless. After John's death in 1689, Elisabeth Johanna received Mörchingen Castle and the Lordships of Diemeringen and Helfingen[1] as her Wittum. After Elisabeth Johanna's death, the County of Mörchingen was claimed by the female descendants of John Casimir, Count Palatine of Kleeburg and George Frederick, Wild- and Rhinegrave of Salm-Kyrburg. In 1729, a Lotharingian court ruled in their favour[2]

References[edit]

  • Winfried Dotzauer: Geschichte des Nahe-Hunsrück-Raumes von den Anfängen bis zur Französischen Revolution, Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart, 2001, ISBN 3-515-07878-9, p. 364

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The Lordship of Helfingen consisted of Château d'Helfedange in Guinglange and several adjacent villages
  2. ^ Emanuel Prinz zu Salm-Salm: Die Entstehung des fürstlich Salm-Salm’schen Fideikommisses unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der vor den höchsten Reichsgerichten geführten Prozesse bis zum Pariser Brüdervergleich vom 5. Juli 1771, thesis, Münster, 1996, ISBN 3-8258-2605-8, p. 220 Online