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  Prince Rupert, count palatine of the Rhine and duke of Bavaria - LoveToKnow 1911
Prince Rupert, count palatine of the Rhine and duke of Bavaria - LoveToKnow 1911
Prince Rupert, count palatine of the Rhine and duke of Bavaria
PRINCE RUPERT, COUNT PALATINE OF THE RHINE AND Duke Of Bavaria (1619-1682), third son of the elector palatine and "winter king" of Bohemia, Frederick V., and of Elizabeth, daughter of James I.
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 Palatine - LoveToKnow 1911
Instead of remaining near the person of the king, some of the counts palatine were sent to various parts of his empire to act as judges and governors, the districts ruled by them being called palatinates.
We hear of a count palatine in Saxony, and of others in Lorraine, in Bavaria and in Swabia, their duties being to administer the royal estates in these duchies.
The exception was the count palatine of the Rhine, who became one of the four lay electors and the most important lay official of the empire.
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 Early Germans
The Palatinate was originally a feudal district whose ruler, the Count Palatine, a prince of the Holy Roman Empire, exercised all prerogatives of a king.
The first Count Palatine ruled from 945 until 996, and although the office was not hereditary it appears to have been held mainly by his descendants until the death of Count Herman III in 1155.
In 1214, on the death of the reigning count, the Palatinate was given by the German King Frederick II to Otto, the infant son of Louis I, Duke of Bavaria.
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  Bio - Count Wikipedia RSS Feed comte   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
From the start the count was in military charge, not of a roving warband, but settled in a locality, a countship, his main rival for power being the bishop, whose diocese was often coterminous.
In many Germanic and Frankish kingdoms in the early Middle Ages, the count might also be a count palatine, whose authority derived directly from the royal household, the "palace" in its original sense of the seat of power and administration.
Count is one of the nobiliary titles granted by the Pope of Rome as temporal sovereign (of the Papal State), and is thus often known as Roman count.
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 700000 people connected with European Royalty
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for palatine
Born in Prague, he was the son of Frederick the Winter King, elector palatine and king of Bohemia, and Elizabeth, daughter of James I of England.
paladin one of the Twelve Peers of Charlemagne's court, of whom the Count Palatine was the foremost; (hence) knightly champion or hero.
The region was once under the jurisdiction of the counts palatine (secular princes), who in the 14th century became elector s of the Holy Roman Empire.
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The family of Count Palatine Ezzo and Princess Mathilde is known in considerable detail through the Brunwilarensis monasterii fundatorum actus, a history of the Ezzonen and their foundation of the monastery of Brauweiler south of Cologne.
His son, Count Palatine Henry I, retired to a monastery in 1060 leaving a young son in the care of Archbishop Anno II of Cologne: this was the later Count Palatine Hermann II.
One is Count Palatine Henry II (of Laach), who died in 1095 and whose inheritance was distributed among a wide variety of heirs: he identifies readily as his predecessor’s first cousin.
www.personal.psu.edu /users/d/c/dcj121/prosop/counts/countyA/county48.htm   (886 words)

  
 HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF WITTELSBACH - ROYAL HOUSE OF BAVARIA AND PRINCELY HOUSE OF LÖWENSTEIN
son Otto II, Count of Dachau acquired the castle of Wittelsbah, and was father of Otto IV, Count Palatine in Bavaria (d 1156), whose son Otto V was invested with the Duchy of Bavaria as Otto I, after the fall of Henry the Lion, 16 Sep 1180.
Maximilian was elevated to the dignity of Elector of the Empire with the deprivation of that title from the Elector Palatine 25 Feb 1623 (this title restored by the Treaty of Westphalia 1648, increasing the number of Electors).
The achievement is borne on a mantle purpure, fringed and tasselled or, doubled ermine and surmounted by the Royal Crown of Bavaria.
www.chivalricorders.org /royalty/gotha/bavarhis.htm   (1463 words)

  
 COUNT (Lat. comes, gen... - Online Information article about COUNT (Lat. comes, gen...
Graf) which in English are represented by " count," itself never used as the synonym of " earl." Conversely old English writers had no hesitation in translating as " earl " foreign titles which we now render " count." (count of the private estates) was called K6/27)S Tand P 7p.tMTc, v.
From the 16th 3 " Count of the Lateran Palace " (Comes Sacri Lateranensis Palatii) was later the title usually bestowed by the popes in creating counts palatine.
Spanish counts of old creation, some of whom are grandees and members of the Upper House, naturally take the highest rank; but the title, still bestowed for eminent public services or other reasons, is of value.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /COR_CRE/COUNT_Lat_comes_gen_comitis_Fr_.html   (4128 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Rhenish Palatinate
In the Carlovingian period the count palatine was merely the representative of the king in the high court of justice.
Otto the Great in 937 appointed a count palatine for Bavaria–and subsequently for other duchies also–who also had supervision of the crown lands situated in the duchy, as well as of the imperial revenues payable there, and had to see that the duke did not extend his powers at the king's expense.
For the Palatinate little was gained by the war, which lasted until 1505; only the city of Neuburg on the Danube with its environs was ceded to the sons of Rupprecht, who had fallen in battle, as the "New Palatinate", while the rest was given to Upper Bavaria.
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 A Glossary of European Noble, Princely, Royal and Imperial Titles
He is counted as King Charles I of France and as Holy Roman Emperor Charles (or Karl) I. Napoleon I was vested with "the imperial dignity" by a law of the French Senate in May 1804.
The son of Napoleon I by Marie-Louise of Austria is counted as Napoleon II.
The Counts-Palatine of the Rhineland Palatinate (in German, "Pfalzgraf, Pfalzgräfin"), were one of the premier noble houses of the Holy Roman Empire, and were electors, i.e., the Elector-Palatine.
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 The Imperial Diet
During the Thirty Years war (1618-1648) the Count Palatine of Rhine was deprived of his status of Elector which was conferred on his distant cousin the Duke of Bavaria.
With the end of the War settled by the Treaty of Westphalia (1638), an 8th Electorate was created and given to the Count Palatine of the Rhine (1648).
In 1777, the dynasty of Bavaria died out and the Count Palatine of the Rhine inherited Bavaria, whereupon the Electoral voices (votes) of Bavaria and Palatinate were merged.
www.chivalricorders.org /nobility/holyroman/hrediet.htm   (138 words)

  
 Die Geschichte der Reichsburg Cochem
It is generally assumed that Cochem Castle was built around the year 1000 by count palatine Ezzo, son and successor to count palatine Hermann Pusilius.
The castle was first mentioned in a document in 1051 when Richeza, Ezzo's oldest daughter and former Queen of Poland, gave the castle to her nephew count palatine Henry I. Even when Ezzo's family ceased to be count palatines, Cochem remained connected to the title of count palatine.
When the troupes of king Louis XIV (called Sun King) invaded the Rhine and the Moselle area in the war of succession of the Palatinate, Cochem castle, too, was occupied in 1688.
www.reichsburg-cochem.de /engl_html/history.html   (488 words)

  
 palatine
of or pertaining to a count palatine, earl palatine, or county palatine.
a vassal exercising royal privileges in a province; a count or earl palatine.
) a native or inhabitant of the Palatinate.
www.infoplease.com /dictionary/palatine   (74 words)

  
 Prince Rupert, count palatine of the Rhine, duke of Bavaria, duke of Cumberland, earl of Holderness (1619-1682)
Prince Rupert, count palatine of the Rhine, duke of Bavaria, duke of Cumberland, earl of Holderness (1619-1682)
The third son of Frederick V, elector Palatine and his wife Elizabeth, the sister of Charles I, and thus a nephew of Charles I, perhaps the best known Royalist general of the Civil War.
Rickard, J. (26 April 2001) Rupert, Prince, count palatine of the Rhine, duke of Bavaria, duke of Cumberland, earl of Holderness (1619-1682), http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/people_prince_rupert.html
www.historyofwar.org /articles/people_prince_rupert.html   (2208 words)

  
 Sammarinese Nobility Titles
For purposes of precedence, there is no contemporary distinction between a feudal count and a count palatine; the latter was usually a court officer who lacked a territorial designation attached to his title.
The younger son of a count, and the heir before succession to the title, is a nobile dei conti di (seat), namely a "noble of the counts of" some place.
Counts palatine were created by certain sovereigns and by the Popes and usually bore no territorial designations attached to their surnames The heraldic coronet of a count is a jewelled circlet of gold surmounted by nine visible pearls, supported by stems or set directly upon the rim.
valdausa.tripod.com /corpodellanobiltasammarinese/id12.html   (820 words)

  
 Stahleck   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
His father, Count Goswin of Stahleck, who founded the monastery of Münchaurach in eastern Franconia, bore a name that appears to enter the Ezzoner consanguinity through the wife of Gerhard Flamens, who in all probability was an agnatic nephew of Count Palatine Ezzo, and whose son was undoubtedly Gerhard I of Hochstaden.
In the literature Goswin is often referred to as ‘count of Höchstadt’, yet the cognomen was first used in his family by Hermann in 1137, essentially at Gerhard II of Hochstaden’s death.
The counts of Stahleck are not so well documented that a clear idea can be had of the distribution of the inheritance at their extinction.
www.personal.psu.edu /users/d/c/dcj121/prosop/counts/countyA/county28.htm   (886 words)

  
 Bar
The eldest son, Count Dietrich II of Bar, Mömpelgard, Verdun, etc (also called Thierry; c1045-1105), married about 1065 Ermentrude, daughter of Guillaume I "the Great," Count Palatine of Burgundy.
Count Henry II of Bar (1190-1239, killed in the Crusades at Gaza) married Philippa of Dreux (1192-1242), daughter of Robert II, comte de Dreux et de Braine (son of King Louis VI, see Capet) by Yolande de Coucy.
Count Thibaut II of Bar (died 1291) has many descendants, via Bar, Montferrat, Spain, Savoy, etc, but as far as I can tell he is not our ancestor.
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 Palatine Counts at the Rhine
A palatine count (Pfalzgraf) was originally an office in the Frankish kingdom and later the Holy Roman Empire, which administered the royal palaces.
The palatine count of Lorraine in Aachen was 1093 granted a fief at the middle Rhine, which would evolve into one of Germany's most prominent principalities with the status of an electorate.
When the Palatinate was partitioned 1410 became the part that had the status of electorate known as the Electoral Palatinate in English and Kurpfalz in German.
www.tacitus.nu /historical-atlas/regents/germany/pfalz1.htm   (396 words)

  
 The German Palatinate
The Palatinate or German PFALZ, was, in German history, the land of the Count Palatine,
The first Count Palatine of the Rhine was Hermann I, who received the office in 945.
It defines "Palatinate" as: the territory of a Palatine".
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 Medieval Heraldry and Knighthood
This included the Count of Württemberg, the Burgrave of Nuremberg, the Margrave of Baden and the Count of Palatine of the Rhine.
Elector Frederick, the Count Palatine of the Rhine, confronted the Margrave of Baden, Count Ulrich of Württemberg, the Bishop of Metz, and the Bishop of Speyer, who were laying waste to his territories.
The Margrave of Baden, the Count of Württemberg and the Bishop of Metz fell into captivity, the Margrave and the Bishop both badly wounded.
www.angelfire.com /empire/medheraldry/webpage3.html   (1969 words)

  
 German Genealogy: Rheinland-Pfalz/Rhineland-Palatinate, the History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In legend, the Palatine Hill in Rome was said to be the one on whose foot the twins Romulus and Remus were deposited when they escaped the flood of the Tiber River.
This territory, called the Rhenish or Lower Palatinate [German, Pfalz], was gathered on both sides of the Rhine River between the Main and the Neckar, with its capital at Heidelberg until the 18th century.
After this event, the Palatinate's power grew and it became the leading state in the empire, a fact which was recognized by making its ruler an hereditary elector in 1356.
www.genealogienetz.de /reg/RHE-PFA/rhein-p-his.html   (1235 words)

  
 count
From the start the count was in military charge, not of a roving warband, but settled in a locality, a county, his main rival for power being the bishop, whose diocese was often coterminous.
Only after the Partitions of Poland did the title of "count" resurface in the German-derived title ''hrabia.''The title of Count was often conferred by the monarch as an honorific title for special services rendered.
In the UK a count or earl is often a courtesy title for the eldest son of a duke.
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 Palatines of the Rhine
The Palatines have played so important a part in the settlement and development of the Mohawk Valley, to which they came about 1720, from the Hudson River settlements and the Schoharie Valley, and because they almost wholly made up the Committee -of Safety of Tryon County and the forces that won the.
The term "Palatine" (in use in America over three centuries) in English and early colonial history meant a "lord" or "proprietor." In the times of the Merovingian Kings, the first Frankish dynasty in Gaul (fifth to eighth centuries) was an officer called "comespaltii," who was the master of the royal household.
And it came to pass that many of the Palatines of the Rhine, tenacious of personal liberty, as their Teutonic forefathers were, and emulating their Puritan predecessors, who a century before fled the violence of persecution in the old land, began to dream of liberty and freedom to worship God in' another land.
www.threerivershms.com /Palatines.htm   (1549 words)

  
 Frederick III, The Pious (1515-1576)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
(1515-1576), called “the Pious,” elector palatine of the Rhine, eldest son of John II., count palatine of Simmern, was born at Simmern on the 14th of February 1515.
This aroused the ire of the German princes, however this form of faith was quickly established in the Palatinate; in its interests the “Heidelberg Catechism “ was drawn up in 1563; and Catholics and Lutherans were persecuted alike, while the churches were denuded of all their ornaments.
The Lutheran princes wished to root out Calvinism in the Palatinate, but were not willing to exclude the elector from the benefits of the religious peace of Augsburg, which were confined to the adherents of the confession of Augsburg, and the matter came before the diet in 1566.
www.creeds.net /bios/frederick3.htm   (507 words)

  
 Die Geschichte der Reichsburg Cochem
It is generally assumed that Cochem Castle was built around the year 1000 by count palatine Ezzo, son and successor to count palatine Hermann Pusilius.
The castle was first mentioned in a document in 1051 when Richeza, Ezzo's oldest daughter and former Queen of Poland, gave the castle to her nephew count palatine Henry I. Even when Ezzo's family ceased to be count palatines, Cochem remained connected to the title of count palatine.
When the troupes of king Louis XIV (called Sun King) invaded the Rhine and the Moselle area in the war of succession of the Palatinate, Cochem castle, too, was occupied in 1688.
www.burg-cochem.de /engl_html/history.html   (488 words)

  
 Tigges Lightsey Family History
Our ancestors were called Palatines because they were from The Palatinate or Germany PFalz area, which was an area held by the Count Palatine, a title held by a leading secular prince of the Holy Roman Empire.
The War of the Palatinate (as it was called in Germany) also known as The War of The League of Augsburg, began in 1688 when Louis claimed the Palatinate.
The land of the Palatinate was good for its inhabitants, many of whom were farmers, fishermen, and vineyard operators, its location was also subject to invasion by the armies of Britain, France, and Germany.
www.tigges-lightsey-genealogy.com   (586 words)

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