Karl II August, Duke o Zweibrücken

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Karl II August
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Karl II, Duke o Zweibrücken
Duke o Zweibrücken
Ring5 November 1775 – 1 Aprile 1795
PredecessorChristian IV
SuccessorMaximilian
Born29 October 1746(1746-10-29)
Düsseldorf, Electoral Palatinate in the HRE
Dee'd1 Apryle 1795(1795-04-01) (aged 48)
Mannheim, Electoral Palatinate in the Haly Roman Empire
SpouseMaria Amalie o Saxony
IssueKarl August Friedrich
HoosePalatinate-Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
FaitherFrederick Michael, Coont Palatine o Birkenfeeld-Bishwiller-Rappolstein
MitherMaria Franziska o Sulzbach
ReleegionRoman Catholicism
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Karl II August Christian (Karl August Christian; 29 October 1746 – 1 Aprile 1795) wis Duke o Zweibrücken frae 1775 to 1795. A member o the Palatine House o Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld, a branch o the Hoose o Wittelsbach, he wis the aulder brither o the first Keeng o Bavarie, Maximilian I, an o Queen Amalia o Saxony.

Mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

He wanted tae mairy Airchduchess Maria Amalia o Austrick, a dochter o Empress Maria Theresa. He wis weel kent in the Austrick coort, an Maria Amalia wis also in luv with him. However, Maria Theresa deemed him o insufficient rank tae mairy an airchduchess. Moreover, she wanted tae strengthen Austrick's alliance with the Hoose o Bourbon bi mairying tae Ferdinand, Duke o Parma, a grandson o Louis XV. This wis tae be Maria Amalia, due tae the daith o anither dochter, Maria Josepha.

Maria Amalia's aulder brither, Emperor Joseph II, also favoured the mairiage o his sister tae the Duke o Parma, who was the younger brither o his beloved wife, Princess Isabella o Parma. So in 1769, Maria Amalia mairit tae Ferdinand against her will. This decision not anly permanently embittered Charles against the Empress an Austrick but also Maria Amalia against her mither. On 12 Februar 1774, he mairit Princess Maria Amalie o Saxony

Issue[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Karl August Friedrich, Hereditary Prince o Zweibrücken (2 Mairch 1776 - 21 August 1784) died in infancy.