Philipp Ludwig, Count Palatine of Neuburg
Philip Louis, Count Palatine of Neuburg
|Born||2 October 1547|
|Died||22 August 1614 (aged 66)|
Neuburg an der Donau
|Noble family||House of Wittelsbach|
|Spouse(s)||Anna of Cleves|
|Father||Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken|
|Mother||Anna of Hesse|
Philipp Ludwig of Neuburg (2 October 1547 - 22 August 1614) was the Duke of Palatinate-Neuburg from 1569 until 1614.
Philipp Ludwig was born in Zweibrücken in 1547 as the eldest son of Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken. After his father's death in 1569, his lands were partitioned between Philipp Ludwig and his four brothers - Philipp Ludwig received the Duchy of Neuburg. He married Anna (1552-1632), daughter of Duke Wilhelm IV "the Rich" of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, in 1574 and used the marriage as the basis of his claim to inherit the duchies in the succession controversy against the Elector of Brandenburg after William IV's only son, John William, died without heirs. In 1613 Philip Louis's eldest son converted to Catholicism and gained the support of Spain and the Catholic League while Brandenburg received the support of the Netherlands.
The conversion of his son and heir was very difficult for the staunchly Lutheran Philipp Ludwig. By the Treaty of Xanten in 1614 the duchies were was partitioned without war: Philipp Ludwig received the Duchies of Jülich and Berg. He died in Neuburg in 1614 and was buried in Lauingen.
|Ancestors of Philipp Ludwig, Count Palatine of Neuburg|
Philipp Ludwig, Count Palatine of NeuburgBorn: 1547 Died: 1614
| Count Palatine of Neuburg
| Duke of Jülich and Berg|
| Count Palatine of Sulzbach