Alexander, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken

Alexander of Zweibrücken
Born(1462-11-26)26 November 1462
Died21 October 1514(1514-10-21) (aged 51)
Noble familyHouse of Wittelsbach
Spouse(s)Margarete of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein
FatherLouis I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
MotherJohanna of Croÿ
Alexanderskirche, built starting in 1493 by Alexander

Alexander of Zweibrücken (German: Pfalzgraf Alexander von Zweibrücken "der Hinkende") (26 November 1462 – 21 October 1514) was Count Palatine, Duke of Zweibrücken and Count of Veldenz in 1489–1514.


He was the son of Louis I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken and his wife Johanna of Croÿ.

Alexander's Church (Alexanderskirche [de]) is the oldest church in Zweibrücken, a late-Gothic Protestant hall church built from 1493 to 1514 as a gift from Alexander after his return from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Its crypt is the burial place of numerous counts/dukes of his house's line.


He was married in 1499 in Zweibrücken to Countess Margarete of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein, daughter of Count Kraft VI of Hohenlohe and Helene of Württemberg. They had the following children:

  1. Johanna (1499–1537), a nun in Trier.
  2. Louis II (1502–1532).
  3. George (1503–1537).
  4. Margarete (1509–1522), a nun at Marienberg bei Boppard.
  5. Rupert, a canon in Trier, Strassburg and Cologne, then count Palatine of Veldenz (1506–1544).
  6. Katharina (1510–1542), married before 1 February 1541 to Count Otto IV of Rietberg.


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