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John of Palatine-Neumarkt (Wittelsbach), Count in Bavaria

Polish: Jan Wittelsbach of Palatine-Neumarkt (Wittelsbach), książę, German: Johann von Pfalz-Neumarkt, Herzog in Bayern
Also Known As: "Johann Wittelsbach", "Johann der Oberpfälzer", "Johann die Hussitengeißel"
Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Neunburg vorm Wald, D
Death: March 13, 1443 (60)
Benediktiner Kloster,Kastel,Oberpfalz,Bavaria
Place of Burial: Saint Georg,Neunburg Vorm Wald,Oberpfalz,Bavaria
Immediate Family:

Son of Ruprecht, King of Germany and Burggravine Elisabeth von Nürnberg
Husband of Catharina and Beatrix von Bayern-München, Pfalzgräfin zu Pfalz-Neumarkt
Father of Margaretha von Pfalz-Neumarkt; Adolf von Pfalz-Neumarkt; Otto von Pfalz-Neumark; Johann II von Pfalz-Neumarkt; Friedrich von Pfalz-Neumarkt and 2 others
Brother of Ruprecht Pipan, Prinz von der Pfalz; Margarethe von der Pfalz, duchesse de Lorraine; Friedrich von der Pfalz, Pfalzgraf; Ludwig III "le Barbu", Elector of the Palatinate; Agnes von der Pfalz, Gräfin zu Kleve und der Mark and 5 others

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About John of Palatine-Neumarkt, Count in Bavaria

John (German: Johann von Pfalz-Neumarkt; 1383 – 14 March 1443) was the Count Palatine of Neumarkt from 1410 until 1443.* Pfoto Statue in Stadt Neumarkt.


John was born in Neunburg vorm Wald in 1383 as the second surviving son of Rupert III of the Palatinate, King of Germany. In 1407 he married Catherine of Pomerania-Stolp, daughter of Duke Warcislaw VII. In 1410 after the death of his father, the territories of the Palatinate were divided between his four sons; John received the Upper Palatinate, a territory he had governed since 1404, with its capital at Neumarkt. John immediately began the construction of a new castle and several churches, and the economic boom caused by the establishment of his government at Neumarkt lead the town to have its golden age. Other cities were not neglected, and both Sulzbach and Neunburg were fortified.

John was an ardent supporter of King Sigismund and used his support to try and further his territories. He came into conflict with his brother Louis, the Elector Palatine, who ruled some territories of the Upper Palatinate around Amberg. In 1415 he joined the Parakeet Society against Duke Louis VIII of Bavaria-Ingolstadt, and remained a member after it transformed into the League of Constance. He was emroiled in the Hussite Wars from 1419 until 1434. He became a long-standing member of the court of Denmark against the influence of the Margraves of Nuremberg, a fact which lead to the eventual crowning of his son Christopher as the King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

John died in Kastl in 1443 and was buried in Neunburg vorm Wald.


John married Catherine of Pomerania-Stolp (c. 1390 - 12 March 1426) on 15 August 1407 and had the following children:

Margaret (1408)

Adolph (1409 - 1409)

Otto (1410)

John (1411)

Frederick (1412)

John (1413)

Christopher (26 February 1416 - 5 January 1448)

Johan av Pfalz, född i Neunburg 1383, död i Kloster Kastl i Oberpfalz 14 mars 1443, begravd i St Georg i Neunburg, pfalzgreve i Neuburg[förtydliga] och Neumarkt 1410-1443. Son till tyske kung Ruprecht III av Pfalz och Elisabeth av Hohenzollern.

Johan gifte sig i Köpenhamn 15 augusti 1407 med Katarina av Pommern (omkring 1390-1426). Paret fick följande barn: 1.Kristofer av Bayern (1416-1448), nordisk unionskung

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Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Bayern, Deutschland(HRR)