Friedrich Michael von der Pfatz-Zweibrucken-Birkenfeld, Pfalzgraf

Schwetzingen, Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

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About Friedrich Michael von der Pfatz-Zweibrucken-Birkenfeld, Pfalzgraf ; ;

Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken

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Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld (born Ribeauvillé, Alsace, February 27, 1724; died Schwetzingen, August 15, 1767) was a member of the Wittelsbach dynasty. He was the father of Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria. He was the son of Christian III of Palatinate-Zweibrücken and Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken and a member of the House of Palatinate-Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld, a branch of the House of Wittelsbach.

Frederick Michael was Palatine Fieldmarshal, Governor of Mannheim and finally in 1758 as Fieldmarshal of the Holy Roman Empire commander-in-chief of the Reichsarmee in the Seven Years' War against Frederick the Great.

He married Maria Franziska of Sulzbach and had 5 children :

-1. Karl III August Christian (1746-1795)

-2. Klemens August Joseph Friedrich (1749-1750)

-3. Maria Amalie Auguste (1752-1828), Married Frederick Augustus I, King of Saxony

-4. Maria Anna (1753-1824), Married Duke Wilhelm in Bavaria.

-6. Maximilian I (1756-1825), King of Bavaria

He also had an illegitimate son by his mistress, Louise Cheveau :

Karl Friedrich Stephan (1767-1834), Baron of Schönfeld (1813), Count of Otting and Fünfstetten (1817). His daughter Luise married August von Senarclens de Grancy.

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Friedrich Michael von Wittelsbach

Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken and von Birkenfeld

Born on 27 February 1724 - Rappoltsweiler

Died on 15 August 1767 - Schwetzingen

Age at death: 43 years old


Christian III von Wittelsbach, Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld 1674-1735

Caroline, Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken 1704-1774

Marriages and children

Married in 1746 to Maria Franziska, Pfalzgräfin von Sulzbach 1724-1794, with

-1. Karl II 1746-1795

-2. Maria Amalia 1752-1828

-3. Maria Anna 1753-1824

-4. Maximilian I Joseph (Vater Max) 1756-1825;lang=en;i=36873

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Friedrich Michael von der Pfatz-Zweibrucken-Birkenfeld, Pfalzgraf's Timeline

February 27, 1724
Ribeauvillé, Alsace, France
April 12, 1724
Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France
October 29, 1746
Age 22
Düsseldorf, Berg, Deutschland(HRR)
Age 24
May 10, 1752
Age 28
Mannheim, Pfalz, Deutschland(HRR)
July 18, 1753
Age 29
Schwetzingen, Mannheim, Pfalz, Deutschland(HRR)
May 27, 1756
Age 32
Schwetzingen, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland (HRR)
August 15, 1767
Age 43
Schwetzingen, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland(HRR)
Age 42