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  1. May 1, 2024 · Rupert was a German king from 1400 and, as Rupert III, elector Palatine of the Rhine from 1398. A member of the Wittelsbach dynasty, he was chosen king by the German ecclesiastical electors on Aug. 22, 1400, to succeed Wenceslas, who had been deposed the day before by the German princes.

  2. 2 days ago · The House of Wittelsbach (German: Haus Wittelsbach) is a former Bavarian dynasty, with branches that have ruled over territories including the Electorate of Bavaria, the Electoral Palatinate, the Electorate of Cologne, Holland, Zeeland, Sweden (with Swedish-ruled Finland), Denmark, Norway, Hungary, Bohemia, and Greece.

  3. 4 days ago · Rupert II 1325–1398 Elector Palatine Habsburg Wittelsbach: Sigismund 1427–1496 Archduke of Austria: Albert VI 1418–1463 Archduke of Austria: Frederick III the Peaceful 1415–1493 King of Germany r. 1440–1493 Holy Roman Emperor r. 1452–1493: Eleanor of Portugal 1434–1467: Margarete 1395–1447: Henry XVI 1386–1450 Duke of Bavaria ...

  4. May 8, 2024 · Rupert's father was Frederick V of the Palatinate, of the Palatinate-Simmern branch of the House of Wittelsbach. As Elector Palatine, Frederick was one of the most important princes of the Holy Roman Empire. He was also head of the Protestant Union, a coalition of Protestant German states.

  5. 1 day ago · The House of Nassau is a diversified aristocratic dynasty in Europe. It is named after the lordship associated with Nassau Castle, located in present-day Nassau, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

  6. Apr 26, 2024 · The rightful heir is the late Elector’s closest male relation in a male line of the House of Bavaria, namely a distant cousin, the Elector Palatine. Pictured: Maximilian III Joseph (1727-1777), Elector of Bavaria from 1745 until his death.

  7. May 10, 2024 · Elizabeth Stuart (19 August 1596 – 13 February 1662) was Electress of the Palatinate and briefly Queen of Bohemia as the wife of Frederick V of the Palatinate. The couple's selection for the crown by the nobles of Bohemia was part of the political and religious turmoil setting off the Thirty Years' War.

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