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Henrietta Maria von der Pfalz-Simmern (Wittelsbach, Pfalz-Simmern), Prinzessin von Siebenbürgen

Also Known As: "Pfalzi"
Birthplace: 's Gravenhage (Den Haag), Zuid Holland, Nederlande
Death: Died in Sárospatak, Zemplén, present Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary
Place of Burial: Gyulafehérvár (Alba Iulia, Weißenburg), Transylvania - Siebenbürgen, Hungary (present Romania)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Frederick V, King of Bohemia, Elector Palatine and Elizabeth of Bohemia
Wife of Rákóczi Zsigmond, Prince of Transylvania (Siebenbürgen)
Sister of Henry Frederick von der Pfalz-Simmern, Hereditary Prince Of Palatinate; Karl I Ludwig von der Pfalz (Elector Palatine); Elisabeth of Bohemia, Princess Palatine; Ruprecht von der Pfalz, Duke of Cumberland; Prince Maurice, Count Palatine of the Rhine and 7 others
Half sister of Sophia of Hanover MP

Occupation: Princess Consort of Siebenbuergen
Managed by: Hannelore Caulk Scheu
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About Princess Henrietta of the Palatinate

Komensky a nagy tudós és politikus eskette az ifju párt.


Pfgf Johann II von Simmern (1509-57), *Simmern 20.3.1492, +Simmern 18.5.1557, bur there; 1m: Trarbach 1508 Beatrix of Baden (*1492 +1535, bur Simmern); 2m: Schloss Dhaun 17.8.1554 Gfn Marie Jakobine von Öttingen (*1525 +13.12.1575); He had issue:

  • A1. Friedrich III "der Fromme", Kfst von der Pfalz (1559-76), *Simmern 14.2.1515, +Heidelberg 26.10.1576, bur there; 1m: Crailsheim 1537 Marie of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (*1519 +1567, bur Heidelberg); 2m: Heidelberg 1569 Amalie von Neuenahr (*ca 1540 +Alpen 1602/12, bur Heidelberg/Alpen)
    • B1. Kfst Ludwig VI von der Pfalz (1576-83), *Simmern 4.7.1539, +Heidelberg 22.10.1583, bur there; 1m: Marburg 1560 Elisabeth of Hesse (*Kassel 1539 +Heidelberg 1582, bur there); 2m: Heidelberg 12.7.1583 Gfn Anna von Ostfriesland (*26.6.1562 +21.4.1621)
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      • C4. Friedrich IV, Kfst von der Pfalz (1583-1610), *Amberg 5.3.1574, +Heidelberg 9.9.1610, bur there; m.Dillenburg 1593 Pss Luise Juliane of Orange-Nassau (*31.3.1576 +15.3.1644)
        • D1. Friedrich V, Kfst von der Pfalz (1610-23), King of Bohemia (26.8.1619-9.11.1620) -cr 2.11.1619 - dit Winterkönig, *Jagdschloß Deinschwang nr Amberg 16/26.8.1596, +Mainz 29.11.1632, bur Sedan (?); m.London 14.2.1613 Pss Elizabeth of England (*19.8.1596 +13.2.1662). NOTE: he agreed to accept the crown of Bohemia, as a Protestant, and thus started the 30 Years War. He lost his new kingdom quickly and in 1623 gave up the title of elector, which was assumed by his Bavarian cousins.
          • E1. Heinrich Friedrich, *Heidelberg 2.1.1614, +drowned in Haarlem Meer 7.1.1629, bur The Hague
          • E2. Karl I Ludwig, Kfst von der Pfalz (1650-80), *Heidelberg 1.1.1618, +nr Edingen 28.8.1680, bur Heidelberg; by the Treaty of Westphalia, he was awarded an extra electorate, but had to give up the Upper Palatinate (that area of Northern Bavaria including the town of Sulzbach). 1m: Kassel 12.2.1650 (div 1657) Charlotte of Hesse-Cassel (*Kassel 20.11.1627 +Heidelberg 16.3.1686); 2m: (morganatically) Frankenthal 6.1.1658 Marie Luise, Frn von Degenfeld (*Strassburg 28.11.1634 +Schloß Friedrichsburg, Mannheim 18.3.1677); the children of this 2m. were given the title "Raugraf"; 3m: Schloß Friedrichsburg 11.12.1679 Elisabeth Holländer von Bernau (*Schaffhausen 1659, +8.3.1702)
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          • E3. Ruprecht, the well-known Prince Rupert, who helped his English cousins in their wars, *Prague 17.12.1619, +London 29.11.1682, bur Westminster Abbey
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          • E4. Moritz, *Küstrin 6.1.1621, lost at sea 1653 !pter!/+1654
          • E5. Ludwig, *The Hague 21.8.1623, +The Hague 24.12.1624, bur The Hague
          • E6. Eduard von Pfalz-Simmern, *The Hague 6.10.1624, +Paris 13.3.1663, bur there; m.Paris 24.4./4.5.1645 Anna Gonzaga (*Mantua 1616 +Paris 6.7.1684)
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          • E7. Philipp, *The Hague 16.9.1627, +k.a.Rethel 16.12.1650, bur Heidelberg (?)
          • E8. Gustav Adolf, *The Hague 4.1.1632, +9.1.1641, bur The Hague
          • E9. Elisabeth, Abbess of Herford, *Heidelberg 26.12.1617, +Herford 11.2.1680, bur there
          • E10. Luise Hollandine, Abbess of Maubuisson, *The Hague 17.4.1622, +Maubuisson 11.2.1709, bur there
          • E11. Henriette Marie, *The Hague 17.7.1626, +Saróspatak 18.9.1651, bur Karlsburg (Alba Julia in Romania today); m.Saróspatak 4.4.1651 Sigismund Rákóczi, Pr of Siebenbürgen (*1622 +4.2.1652)
          • E12. Charlotte, *The Hague 19.12.1628, +23.1.1631, bur The Hague
          • E13. Sofie, *The Hague 14.10.1630, +Schloß Herrenhausen 8.6.1714, bur Herrenhausen; the succession to the British throne was fixed on her and her descendants, bypassing a lot of closer claimants who happened to be Catholic; she was the mother of King George I; m.Heidelberg 30.9.1658 Elector Ernst August of Hanover (*30.11.1629 +2.2.1698)
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Princess Henrietta of the Palatinate's Timeline

July 7, 1626
's Gravenhage (Den Haag), Zuid Holland, Nederlande
September 18, 1651
Age 25
Sárospatak, Zemplén, present Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary
Gyulafehérvár (Alba Iulia, Weißenburg), Transylvania - Siebenbürgen, Hungary (present Romania)