Elisabeth Auguste Sofie of the Palatinate

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Elisabeth Auguste Sofie von der Pfalz , portrait by Pierre Goudreaux, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich
Sarcophagus in the St. Michaelskirche Munich.

Elisabeth Auguste Sofie von der Pfalz (* March 17, 1693 - January 30, 1728 ) was a daughter of the Palatinate Elector Karl Philipp from the Palatinate-Neuburg line and his first wife Luise Charlotte Radziwill .


Elisabeth Auguste was the elector's only legitimate child to reach adulthood. For dynastic reasons, she was married to Joseph Karl von Pfalz-Sulzbach by her father in 1717 , the designated successor to Karl Philip. Thus the two Wittelsbach lines Pfalz-Neuburg and Pfalz-Sulzbach were merged.

The eldest son from this connection would have become Elector Palatinate, but all of the couple's sons died in childhood. Elisabeth died in another stillbirth in 1728. Nevertheless, her line lived on through her two daughters Elisabeth Auguste and Maria Franziska Dorothea . Elisabeth Auguste was married to Karl Theodor and Maria Franziska became the founder of the Bavarian royal line up to 1918 and their descendants up to the present at the side of her husband Friedrich Michael von Pfalz-Birkenfeld .

Princess Elisabeth Auguste was buried in the Carmelite Church in Heidelberg , after the abolition of the monastery, her coffin was transferred to St. Michael's Church in Munich in 1805 .



Wolfgang Wilhelm von Pfalz-Neuburg (1578–1653)
Philipp Wilhelm Elector Palatinate (1615–1690)
Magdalene of Bavaria (1587–1628)
Charles III Philipp Elector Palatinate (1661–1742)
George II of Hessen-Darmstadt (1605–1661)
Elisabeth Amalie of Hessen-Darmstadt (1635–1709)
Sophie Eleonore of Saxony (1609–1671)
Elisabeth Auguste Sofie of the Palatinate
Janusz Radziwiłł (1579-1620)
Bogusław Radziwiłł (1620–1669)
Elisabeth Sophie of Brandenburg (1589–1629)
Luise Charlotte Radziwill (1667–1695)
Janusz Radziwiłł (1612–1655)
Anna Maria Radziwiłł (1640–1667)
Katarzyna Potocka (1616–1642)

Note: Her two great-grandfathers Januz Radziwill are two different people with the same name but who were related to each other.


  • Hans Rall : Wittelsbacher Life Pictures from Emperor Ludwig to the Present , Munich 1976

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