Rupert, Count Palatine of Veldenz

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Rupert, Count Palatine of Veldenz
Rupprecht von Pfalz-Veldenz.jpg
Born 1506
Died (1544-07-28)28 July 1544
Gräfenstein Castle, Merzalben
Noble family House of Wittelsbach
Spouse(s) Ursula of Salm-Kyrburg
Father Alexander, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
Mother Margarete of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein

Rupert (German: Ruprecht) (1506 – 28 July 1544) was the Duke of Veldenz from 1543 until 1544.


Rupert was born in Zweibrücken in 1506 as the youngest son of Alexander, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken. As a younger son, Rupert was designated by his father into a church career. In 1517 he became a member of the Cathedral of Strasbourg, a position he held until 1533. By the Marburger Contract of 1543 Rupert was granted the County of Veldenz, a territory ruled by his nephew Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken. Rupert died the following year and was succeeded by his son George John.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Rupert married Ursula of Salm-Kyrburg (c. 1515 – 24 July 1601), daughter of Wild- and Rhinegrave John VII, on 23 June 1537 and had the following children:

  1. Anne (12 May 1540 – 28 July 1586)
  2. George John (11 April 1543 – 18 April 1592)
  3. Ursula (born 3 October 1543, date of death unknown)
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Duke of Veldenz
1543 – 1544
Succeeded by
George John I