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Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg

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 Succession War for the Duchies of Jülich and Cleves (1609–1614), and became thus the first ruler of Pfalz-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

Wolfgang William married three times:

  • In 1613 to Magdalene of Bavaria, who gave birth to Philip William, his successor.
  • In 1631 to Catharina Elisabeth Charlotte of Palatinate-Zweibrücken, daughter of John II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, who gave birth to Ferdinand Philip and Eleonore Franziska.
  • In 1651 to Countess Maria Franziska of Fürstenberg-Heiligenberg, daughter of Egon VIII of Fürstenberg-Heiligenberg, they had no children.


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Wolfgang William, 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
John William
Duke of Jülich and Berg
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