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Ruprecht II von der Pfalz (von Wittelsbach), Pfalzgraf und Kurfürst von der Pfalz

Also Known As: "Rupert"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Amberg, Pfalz-Neuburg, Deutschland(HRR)
Death: Died in Amberg, Pfalz-Neuburg, Deutschland(HRR)
Place of Burial: Kloster Schonau, Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Adolf, Pfalzgraf von der Rhein and Irmengard of von Öttingen
Husband of Beatrix di Sicilie
Father of Anna von der Pfalz, Herzogin zu Jülich; Ruprecht, King of Germany; Friedrich von der Pfalz; Johann von der Pfalz; Mechthild von der Pfalz and 2 others

Occupation: Pfgf bei Rhein (1390-98) u.in der Oberpfalz 1329, Kurfürste von der Pfalz 1390-1398
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About Ruprecht II, Pfalzgraf und Kurfürst von der Pfalz

Rupert II of the Rhine (German: Ruprecht II., der Harte (der Ernste)) (12 May 1325, Amberg – 6 January 1398, Amberg). He was the Elector Palatine of the Rhine from the house of Wittelsbach in 1390–1398.

He was the elder son of Adolf, Count Palatine of the Rhine and Countess Irmengard von Öttingen. On 13 February 1338 the Palatinate was divided between Rupert II and his uncle Rudolf II, Duke of Bavaria.[citation needed] After the death of his other uncle, the Elector Rupert I (who had succeeded Rudolf II), on 16 February 1390 he was proclaimed Elector Palatine with the consent of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans. In 1391 he banished Jews and prostitutes from the Palatinate, confiscated their property, and bequeathed it to the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg. In 1395 he promulgated the so-called Rupertinische Konstitution which was intended to provide for unity of the Palatinate. Among other provisions, he incorporated to his realm the former Imperial Free City Neckargemünd.

He was buried in a Cistercian cloister in Heidelberg.

Family and children

He was married in 1345 to Beatrix of Sicily and Aragon, daughter of King Peter II of Sicily. They had the following children:

Anna (1346 – 30 November 1415), married in 1363 to Duke Wilhelm VII of Jülich and Berg. Friedrich (1347 – ca. 1395). Johann (1349 – ca. 1395). Mechthild (b. 1350), married to Landgrave Sigost of Leuchtenberg. Elisabeth (ca. 1351 – 1360). King Rupert of Germany (1352 – 1410). Adolf (1355 – 1 May 1358).

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Ruprecht II., der Harte oder der Ernste

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_II,_Elector_Palatine

Rupert II, Elector Palatine

Rupert II of the Rhine (German: Ruprecht II., der Harte (der Ernste)) (12 May 1325, Amberg – 6 January 1398, Amberg). He was the Elector Palatine of the Rhine from the house of Wittelsbach in 1390–1398.

He was the elder son of Adolf, Count Palatine of the Rhine and Countess Irmengard von Öttingen. On 13 February 1338 the Palatinate was divided between Rupert II and his uncle Rudolf II, Duke of Bavaria.[citation needed] After the death of his other uncle, the Elector Rupert I (who had succeeded Rudolf II), on 16 February 1390 he was proclaimed Elector Palatine with the consent of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans. In 1391 he banished Jews and prostitutes from the Palatinate, confiscated their property, and bequeathed it to the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg. In 1395 he promulgated the so-called Rupertinische Konstitution which was intended to provide for unity of the Palatinate. Among other provisions, he incorporated to his realm the former Imperial Free City Neckargemünd.

  • He was buried in a Cistercian cloister in Heidelberg.

Family and children

He was married in 1345 to Beatrix of Sicily and Aragon, daughter of King Peter II of Sicily. They had the following children:

  1. Anna (1346 – 30 November 1415), married in 1363 to William VII of Jülich, 1st Duke of Berg.
  2. Friedrich (1347 – ca. 1395).
  3. Johann (1349 – ca. 1395).
  4. Mechthild (b. 1350), married to Landgrave Sigost of Leuchtenberg.
  5. Elisabeth (ca. 1351 – 1360).
  6. King Rupert of Germany (1352 – 1410).
  7. Adolf (1355 – 1 May 1358).
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Ruprecht II, Pfalzgraf und Kurfürst von der Pfalz's Timeline

1325
May 12, 1325
Amberg, Pfalz-Neuburg, Deutschland(HRR)
1345
May 14, 1345
Age 20
Corneto,Viterbo,Italy
1346
1346
Age 20
Deutschland(HRR)
1347
1347
Age 21
Germany
1349
1349
Age 23
Germany
1350
1350
Age 24
Germany
1351
1351
Age 25
Germany
1352
May 5, 1352
Age 27
Amberg, Pfalz-Neuburg, Deutschland (HRR)
1355
1355
Age 29
Germany
1398
January 6, 1398
Age 72
Amberg, Pfalz-Neuburg, Deutschland(HRR)