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Louis II the Younger (German: Ludwig II. der Jüngere) (14 September 1502 - 3 December 1532) was the Duke of Zweibrücken from 1514 until 1532.

LifeEdit

Louis was born in Zweibrücken in 1502 as the eldest son of Alexander, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, and succeeded his father in 1514. He became involved in the Reformation as it emerged and was influenced by Johannes Bader. At the Imperial Diet of Worms in 1521 he encountered Martin Luther. In 1523 he appointed Johann Schwebel the high chaplain of Zweibrücken. He failed in his attempts against the Abbeys of Hornbach and Wörschweiler. In 1529 he made possible the Swiss Marburg Colloquy by enabling German Protestant theologians the ability to bypass the territories of the Archbishopric of Mainz and the Bishoprics of Speyer and Worms.

Louis died of tuberculosis in Zweibrücken in 1532 and was buried in the Alexanderskirche. Due to the minority of his son and heir Wolfgang, the regency of Palatinate-Neuburg was passed to his younger brother Rupert.

MarriageEdit

Alexander married Eilzabeth of Hesse (4 March 1503 - 4 January 1563), daughter of Landgrave William I, on 16 October 1525 and had the following children:

  1. Wolfgang (26 September 1526 - 11 June 1569)
  2. Christina (2 February 1528 - 23 August 1534)



Preceded by:

Louis II

Succeeded by:

Alexander Duke of Zweibrücken
1514 - 1532
Wolfgang