Karl III Philipp, Elector Palatine

Karl III Philipp, Elector Palatine (4 November 1661, in Neuburg – 31 December 1742, in Mannheim) was a ruler frae the hoose o Wittelsbach. He wis Elector Palatine, Coont o Palatine o Neuburg, an Duke o Jülich an Berg frae 1716 tae 1742. Until 1728 Karl III Philipp wis aa Coont o Megen.

Karl III Philipp
Elector Palatine
Karl Philipp, Kurfürst (1716-1742).jpg
Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine
Elector Palatine
Ring8 Juin 1716 – 31 December 1742
PredecessorJohn William
SuccessorCharles Theodore
Born4 November 1661(1661-11-04)
Neuburg an der Donau
Dee'd31 December 1742(1742-12-31) (aged 81)
SpouseLudwika Karolina Radziwiłł
Teresa Lubomirska
Violente Theresia o Thurn an Taxis
IssueLeopoldyna Eleonora o Neuberg
Maria Anna o Neuberg
Elisabeth Auguste, Coontess Palatine o Neuburg
Theophila Elisabeth Franziska Felicitas o Neuberg
Anna Elisabeth Theophila o Neuberg
FaitherPhilip William, Elector Palatine
MitherElisabeth Amalie o Hesse-Darmstadt
Coat of Arms of Philip William, Johann Wilhelm and Charles III Philip, Electors Palatine (Order of the Golden Fleece).svg


First mairiageEedit

In Berlin on 10 August 1688 he mairit Princess 'Ludwika Karolina Radziwiłł, dowager margravine o Brandenburg an a wealthy heiress in Lithuanie. They haed 4 bairn although anly a single dochter Elisabeth Auguste, lived to adulthood.

  1. Leopoldine Eleonore Josephine (27 December 1689 – 8 Mairch 1693).
  2. Maria Anna (b. 7 December 1690 – 1692) died young.
  3. Elisabeth Auguste Sophie (17 Mairch 1693 – 30 Januar 1728), mairit Coont Palatine Joseph Karl o Sulzbach
  4. Stillbirth son (born an died 22 Mairch 1695). The mither, Ludwika, died a few days later due tae complications giving birth tae him.

Second mairiageEedit

In Kraków on 15 December 1701 he mairit secondly Princess Teresa Lubomirska, heiress o Ostroh. They haed twa daughters, neither o which though lived beyond the age o 3.

  1. Theophila Elisabeth Franziska Felicitas (13 November 1703 – 31 Januar 1705).
  2. Anna Elisabeth Theophila (9 Juin 1709 – 10 Februar 1712).

Third mairiageEedit

In 1728 he mairit thirdly Coontess Violente Theresia, (1683–1734), dochter o Coont Philipp Wilhelm o Thurn an Taxis, an his wife, Coontess Marie Adelheid von Aham zu Wildenau. This childless union wis morganatic, as the Augsburg branch o the wealthy Thurn an Taxis faimily haed only been elevated tae baronial rank in 1657 an made coonts o the Empire in 1701. But Violente received the honorar teetle o Princess frae Charles VI, Haly Roman Emperor in 1733.

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