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Christian II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld

Christian II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld

Duke of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler from 1654 until 1717, Duke of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld from 1671 until 1717, and Count of Rappoltstein from 1673 until 1699
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Date of birth Bischwiller, canton of Bischwiller, arrondissement of Haguenau-Wissembourg, Bas-Rhin
Date of death Apr 26, 1717 Birkenfeld, Birkenfeld, Birkenfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate
Family
Children: Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken Louise of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld Countess Palatine Magdalena Claudia of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld-Bischweiler
Father: Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler
Brother(s): John Charles Count Palatine of Gelnhausen
Mother: Countess Palatine Magdalene Catherine of Zweibrücken
Sister(s): Countess Palatine Dorothea Catherine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler Countess Palatine Anna Magdalena of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler
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Biography

Christian II (22 June 1637 – 26 April 1717) was the Duke of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler from 1654 until 1717, the Duke of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld from 1671 until 1717, and the Count of Rappoltstein from 1673 until 1699.

Life

Christian was born in Bischwiller in 1637 as the eldest surviving son of Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler. After his father's death in 1654 he succeeded him to his territories around Bischweiler. In 1671 he inherited Palatinate-Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld from his cousin Charles II Otto. Through the inheritance of his wife, he was also the Count of Rappolstein from 1673 until he granted that title to his son Christian III.

Marriage

Christian married Countess Catherine Agatha of Rappoltstein (15 June 1648 – 16 July 1683) on 5 September 1667 and had the following children:

  1. Magdalena Claudia (16 September 1668 – 9 December 1704)
  2. Louis (26 December 1669 – 2 April 1670)
  3. Elizabeth Sophie Augusta (2 August 1671 – 18 October 1672)
  4. Christina Catherine (2 August 1671 – 15 May 1673)
  5. Charlotte Wilhelmina (18 October 1672 – 29 May 1673)
  6. Christian (7 November 1674 – 3 February 1735)
  7. Louise (28 October 1679 – 3 May 1753)- married to Friedrich Anton Ulrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont

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