Julius Frederick, Duke of Württemberg-Weiltingen

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Julius Frederick, Duke of Württemberg-Weiltingen
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Julius Frederick, Duke of Württemberg-Weiltingen
Spouse(s) Anna Sabina von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
Noble family House of Württemberg
Father Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg
Mother Sibylla of Anhalt
Born (1588-06-03)3 June 1588
Montbéliard
Died 25 April 1635(1635-04-25) (aged 46)
Strasbourg

Duke Julius Frederick of Württemberg-Weiltingen (3 June 1588 in Montbéliard – 25 April 1635 in Strasbourg), was the first duke of Württemberg-Weiltingen.

Life[edit]

Julius Frederick

Julius Frederick was the third son of the Duke Frederick I of Württemberg and his wife Sibylla of Anhalt. He grew up with his parents and siblings in Montbéliard. After his father took up government of Württemberg in 1593, Julius Frederick live in Stuttgart. He participated in military operations in the Alsace and in the War of the Jülich Succession. He travelled extensively, including journeys to Asia Minor, Malta and Ephesus and in 1615 to Lapland.

On 28 May 1617, he was awarded the Lordships of Weiltingen and Brenz an der Brenz and a share of Heidenheim plus an annual allowance of 15000guilders. He chose Weiltingen as his residence. On 24 November 1617, he was engaged to Anna Sabina von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (1593-1659). He married her on 11 December 1618 in Sønderborg. After the marriage, they lived in Brenz for a while, then moved to Weiltingen.

In 1631, he led the regency for his nephew Eberhard III. That same year, he joined the League of Leipzig. After the bloodless Cherry War later that year, he had to leave the League under the terms of the Peace of Tübingen. When King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden advance into southern Germany, he raised troops again and joined Gustavus Adolphus. This led to a dispute with the Government, the Estates and his co-regent Barbara Sophie of Brandenburg, the mother of Eberhard III.

In 1633 he renounced the regency in Württemberg. After the Battle of Nördlingen, the whole ducal family, including Julius Frederick, fled to Strasbourg, where he died the following year.

Children[edit]

The children from his marriage to Julius Frederick Anna Sabina were:

  • Roderick (1618-1651), Duke of Württemberg-Weiltingen
  • Julia Felicitas (1619-1661)
married in 1640 with Duke John X of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp (1606-1655)
married in 1647 with Duchess Elisabeth Marie of Münsterberg-Oels (1625-1686)
  • Floriana Ernestine (1623-1672)
married in 1657 with Count Frederick Kraft of Hohenlohe-Pfedelbach (1623-1681)
  • Faustina Marianna (1624-1679)
  • Manfred I (1626-1662), Duke of Württemberg-Weiltingen
married in 1652 with Countess Juliane of Oldenburg (1615-1691)
  • Julius Peregrinatius (1627-1645)
  • Sueno Martialis Edenolph (1629-1656)
  • Amadea Fredonia (1631-1633)

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