Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg

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Wolfgang William, Count Palatine of Neuburg
Wolfgang Wilhelm.jpg
Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg on an engraving by Lucas Vorsterman
Spouse(s) Magdalene of Bavaria
Catharina Elisabeth Charlotte of Palatinate-Zweibrücken
Maria Franziska of Fürstenberg-Heiligenberg
Noble family House of Wittelsbach
Father Philip Louis, Count Palatine of Neuburg
Mother Anna of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
Born (1578-11-04)4 November 1578
Neuburg an der Donau
Died 20 March 1653(1653-03-20) (aged 74)
Wolfgang Wilhelm

Wolfgang Wilhelm (Neuburg an der Donau, 4 November 1578 – 20 March 1653 Düsseldorf) was a German Prince. He was Count palatine of Neuburg and Duke of Jülich and Berg.


His parents were Philip Louis, Count Palatine of Neuburg, and Anna of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, a daughter of Wilhelm, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg. He was the winner of the War of the Jülich Succession (1609–1614), and became thus the first ruler of Palatinate-Neuburg, who was also Duke of Jülich and Duke of Berg. In 1615, he was made a Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece. Because he converted to Catholicism and practised a strict policy of neutrality in the Thirty Years' War, his territories escaped widespread destruction.

He moved his residence to Düsseldorf in 1636.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Wolfgang Wilhelm married three times:


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Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg
Born: 1578 Died: 1653
German royalty
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Philipp Ludwig
Count Palatine of Neuburg
Succeeded by
Philipp Wilhelm
Title last held by
Johann Wilhelm
Duke of Jülich and Berg