Louis V, Elector Palatine
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|Louis V, Elector Palatine|
Elector Palatine Louis V
|Born||2 July 1478|
|Died||16 March 1544 (aged 65)|
|Noble family||House of Wittelsbach|
|Spouse(s)||Sibylle of Bavaria|
|Father||Philip, Elector Palatine|
|Mother||Margaret of Bavaria, Electress Palatine|
|Religion||Lutheran (from 1530s)|
Roman Catholic (until 1530s)
Louis V, Count Palatine of the Rhine (German: Ludwig V. von der Pfalz) (2 July 1478, in Heidelberg – 16 March 1544, in Heidelberg), also Louis the Pacific, was a member of the Wittelsbach dynasty was prince elector of the Palatinate. His parents were Philip, Elector Palatine, and Margaret, a daughter of Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria-Landshut.
He converted to Lutheranism in the 1530s.
Louis succeeded his father in 1508 and had to cope with the consequences of the lost Landshut War of Succession against Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria. With the Imperial Diet of Augsburg in 1518 Louis achieved the annulment of the Imperial Ban against the Palatinate. In 1519 Louis voted for Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.
|Ancestors of Louis V, Elector Palatine|
Louis V, Elector PalatineBorn: 1478 Died: 1544
| Elector Palatine
- Durant, Will (1957). The Reformation. The Story of Civilization. 6. Simon and Schuster. p. 389.