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John II the Younger (German: Johann II. der Jüngere) (26 March 1584 - 9 August 1635) was the Duke of Zweibrücken from 1604 until 1635.

LifeEdit

John was born in Bergzabern in 1584 as the eldest son of John I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken. He succeeded his father in 1604. In 1606 he acquired the County of Bischweiler in Alsace. From 1610 until 1612 he was the guardian of Frederick V, Elector Palatine. In this function he was briefly the deputy of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II in 1612, and he minted coins with the Imperial two-headed eagle on reverse to illustrate this point.

John died in 1635 in Metz and was buried in the Alexanderkirche in Zweibrücken.

MarriageEdit

John married Catherine de Rohan (20 June 1578 - 10 May 1607) on 26 August 1604 and had the following daughter:

  1. Magdalena Catherine (26 April 1607 - 20 January 1648)


John married Louise Juliana of the Palatinate (16 July 1594 - 28 April 1640), daughter of Frederick IV, Elector Palatine, on 13 May 1612 and had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth Louise Juliana (16 July 1613 - 29 March 1667)
  2. Catherine Elizabetrh Charlotte (11 January 1615 - 21 March 1651)
  3. Frederick (5 April 1616 - 9 July 1661)
  4. Anne Sybille (20 July 1617 - 9 November 1641)
  5. John Louis (22 July 1619 - 15 October 1647)
  6. Juliana Magdalena (23 April 1621 - 25 March 1672)
  7. Maria Amalie (19 October 1622 - 11 June 1641)



Preceded by:

John I

Succeeded by:

John I Duke of Zweibrücken
1604 - 1635
Frederick