Count Palatine Joseph Charles of Sulzbach

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Joseph Charles of Sulzbach
Joseph Karl von Pfalz Sulzbach a.jpg
Spouse(s) Countess Palatine Elizabeth Augusta Sophie of Neuburg
Noble family House of Wittelsbach
Father Theodore Eustace, Count Palatine of Sulzbach
Mother Landgravine Eleonore Maria Amalie of Hesse-Rotenburg
Born (1694-11-02)2 November 1694
Sulzbach
Died 18 July 1729(1729-07-18) (aged 34)
Oggersheim
Buried St. Michael's Church, Munich

Joseph Charles, Hereditary Prince of Sulzbach (German: Joseph Karl; Sulzbach, 2 November 1694 – Oggersheim, 18 July 1729) was the eldest son of Theodore Eustace, Count Palatine of Sulzbach.

Life[edit]

The Sulzbach line was related to the Palatinate-Neuburg line who were Electors Palatine. The Elector of the Palatinate Charles III Philip failed to produce a legitimate male heir, as did his brothers. Joseph Charles, the eldest son of the Count Palatine of Sulzbach, was the heir apparent. On 2 May 1717 Joseph Charles married Countess Palatine Elizabeth Augusta Sophie of Neuburg (1693–1728), the daughter of Charles III Philip, a match intended to unite the two lines and prevented another succession war.

However, all the sons fathered by the couple died in infancy and only three daughters survived. In 1728 Elizabeth Augusta died in childbirth and Joseph Charles died the following year in Oggersheim. Therefore, the inheritance of Palatinate-Sulzbach and the eventual inheritance passed to Joseph Charles' brother John Christian Joseph and his family.

Joseph Charles was buried in the St. Michael's Church, Munich.

Issue[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  • Die Familienzweige der Pfälzischen Wittelsbacher, Herausgeber staatliches Liegenschaftsamt Heidelberg, Oskar Klausner, 1995 erschienen im K. F. Schimper Verlag Schwetzigen
  • Hier Wittelsbach hier Pfalz – Die Geschichte der pfälzischen Wittelsbacher von 1214–1803, Pfälzische Verlagsanstalt, Landau 1986, ISBN 3-87629-094-5
  • Karl Lochner: Schloss und Garten Oggersheim, Verlag der Pfälzischen Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften, Speyer 1960