Rupert I, Elector Palatine
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|Rupert I "the Red"|
Rupert I, Elector Palatine, with his wives.
|Reign||10 January 1356 - 16 February 1390|
|Spouse(s)||Elisabeth, Countess of Namur
Beatrix of Jülich-Berg
|Noble family||House of Wittelsbach|
|Father||Rudolf I, Duke of Bavaria|
|Mother||Mechtild of Nassau|
|Born||9 June 1309
|Died||16 February 1390
Neustadt an der Weinstraße
Rupert I "the Red", Elector Palatine (German: Ruprecht der Rote; 9 June 1309, Wolfratshausen – 16 February 1390, Neustadt an der Weinstraße) was Count Palatine of the Rhine from 1353 to 1356, and Elector Palatine from 10 January 1356 to 16 February 1390.
He was the son of Rudolf I, Duke of Bavaria and Mechtild of Nassau, the daughter of King Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg. With the death of his brother, Rudolf II, on 4 October 1353, he inherited his domains and became sole Count for the territory, whereas they had previously shared that privilege.
Rupert was married twice: firstly to Elisabeth, Countess of Namur (daughter of John I, Marquis of Namur), secondly to Beatrix of Jülich-Berg. Neither marriage produced an heir.
Rupert I, Elector PalatineBorn: 9 June 1309 Died: 16 February 1390
|Count Palatine of the Rhine
Palatinate recognized as a secular electorate
|New title||Elector Palatine