Adolf, Count Palatine of the Rhine

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Count Palatine of the Rhine
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Coat of arms of Count Palatine of Rhine
Reign1319 – 1327
PredecessorRudolf I (formally)
SuccessorLouis (IV)
Born(1300-09-27)27 September 1300
Died29 January 1327(1327-01-29) (aged 26)
Noble familyWittelsbach
Spouse(s)Irmengard of Oettingen
FatherRudolf I, Duke of Bavaria
MotherMechtild of Nassau
ReligionRoman Catholic

Adolf of the Rhine (German: Adolf der Redliche von der Pfalz) (27 September 1300, Wolfratshausen – 29 January 1327, Neustadt) from the house of Wittelsbach was formally Count Palatine of the Rhine in 1319–1327.

He was the second son of Rudolf I, Duke of Bavaria and his wife Mechtild of Nassau. He didn't really rule because his uncle Louis IV occupied the Palatinate until an agreement with Adolf's brothers and his son Rupert II, Elector Palatine of the Rhine was concluded in Pavia in 1329.

Family and children[edit]

He was married in 1320 to Countess Irmengard of Oettingen (d. 1399), daughter of Count Louis VI of Oettingen. They had the following children:

  1. Rupert II, Elector Palatine of the Rhine (12 May 1325, Amberg–6 January 1398, Amberg).
  2. Adolf.
  3. Friedrich.
  4. a daughter (d. 1389), married Count Meinhard I of Ortenburg.

He was buried in the Cistercian monastery Schönau near Heidelberg.


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Adolf, Count Palatine of the Rhine
Born: 1300 Died: 1327
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Rudolf I (formally)
(Titular) Elector Palatine of the Rhine
Succeeded by
Louis (IV)