Louis II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken

Louis II
Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
Born(1502-09-14)14 September 1502
Died3 December 1532(1532-12-03) (aged 30)
BuriedAlexander's Church (Alexanderskirche [de]) in Zweibrücken
Noble familyHouse of Wittelsbach
Spouse(s)Elisabeth of Hesse
FatherAlexander, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
MotherMargarete of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein

Louis II of Zweibrücken (German: Pfalzgraf Ludwig II. von Zweibrücken-Neuburg "der Jüngere") (14 September 1502 – 3 December 1532) was Count Palatine and Duke of Zweibrücken from 1514 to 1532.[citation needed]

Early life

He was the son of Alexander, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (1462–1514) and his wife Countess Margarete of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein (1480–1522).

Louis II with his brother Rupert, wife Elisabeth and children, by Peter Gertner

Marriage and issue

He was married in 1525 to Elisabeth of Hesse, daughter of William I, Landgrave of Lower Hesse, and they had two children. His son Wolfgang inherited the title and his daughter Christine died young in 1534.[citation needed]


Alexanderskirche, burial place of Louis II

Louis II died on 3 December 1532 and was buried in the crypt of Alexanderskirche (a church named for his father, who funded the original construction) in Zweibrücken.


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