House of Palatinate-Neumarkt


House of Palatinate-Neumarkt

Palatinate-Neumarkt (German: Pfalz-Neumarkt) was a subdivision of the Wittelsbach dynasty of the German Palatinate. Its capital was Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz.

This line divided after the death of Rupert of Germany in the year 1410 into four lines: Palatinate-Neumarkt, Palatinate-Simmern, Palatinate-Mosbach, and the electoral line with the capital in Heidelberg.

Palatinate-Neumarkt prospered under Rupert's son Johann von Pfalz Neumarkt (1383-1443). With his marriage with Katharina von Pommern-Stolp, Christopher of Bavaria (1416-1448) followed, which governing the Kalmar union (Denmark, Sweden, and Norway).

With Christopher's death, Palatinate-Neumarkt line expired, and it's possessions fell to the line Palatinate-Mosbach, which became Palatinate-Mosbach-Neumarkt.


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