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Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg; painting by Johannes Spilberg (c. 1648)
|Count Palatine of Neuburg|
|Reign||22 August 1614 -|
|Born||4 November 1578|
Neuburg an der Donau
|Died||14 September 1653 (aged 74)|
|Spouse||Magdalene of Bavaria|
Catharina Elisabeth Charlotte of Palatinate-Zweibrücken
Maria Franziska of Fürstenberg-Heiligenberg
|Father||Philip Louis, Count Palatine of Neuburg|
|Mother||Anna of Jülich-Cleves-Berg|
Wolfgang Wilhelm's parents were Philip Louis, Count Palatine of Neuburg, and Anna of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, a daughter of Wilhelm, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg. He was the winner of the War of the Jülich Succession (1609-1614), and became thus the first ruler of Palatinate-Neuburg, who was also Duke of Jülich and Duke of Berg. In 1615, he was made a Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece. Because he converted to Catholicism and practised a strict policy of neutrality in the Thirty Years' War, his territories escaped widespread destruction.
Wolfgang Wilhelm moved his residence to Düsseldorf in 1636.
Wolfgang Wilhelm married three times:
|Ancestors of Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg|