Countess Palatine Maria Anna of Zweibrucken-Birkenfeld
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Countess Palatine Maria Anna of Zweibrucken-Birkenfeld
Maria Anna of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
Countess Palatine of Birkenfeld-Gelnhausen
Duchess in Bavaria
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Born(1753-07-18)18 July 1753
Died4 February 1824(1824-02-04) (aged 70)
SpouseDuke Wilhelm in Bavaria
IssueMaria Elisabeth, Princess of Neûchatel
Duke Pius August
Full name
Maria Amalie Auguste
HouseHouse of Wittelsbach
FatherFrederick Michael of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
MotherCountess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Countess Palatine Maria Anna of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld-Bischweiler (18 July 1753 – 4 February 1824) was Countess Palatine of Birkenfeld-Gelnhausen and Duchess in Bavaria, through her marriage to Duke Wilhelm in Bavaria. Maria Anna was a great-grandmother of Empress Elisabeth of Austria through his son Duke Pius August in Bavaria


Maria Anna was born in Schwetzingen, as the second daughter of Count Palatine Frederick Michael of Palatinate-Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld-Bischweiler and his wife, Countess Palatine Maria Francisca of Palatinate-Sulzbach. She was the sister of Maximilian Joseph, later King of Bavaria and Amalie, the last Electress and first Queen of Saxony.

Marriage and issue

Maria Anna married Duke Wilhelm in Bavaria, a son of John, Count Palatine of Gelnhausen and his wife Sophie Charlotte of Salm-Dhaun, on 30 January 1780 in Mannheim. Wilhelm and Maria Anna had two children:



  1. ^ Genealogie ascendante jusqu'au quatrieme degre inclusivement de tous les Rois et Princes de maisons souveraines de l'Europe actuellement vivans [Genealogy up to the fourth degree inclusive of all the Kings and Princes of sovereign houses of Europe currently living] (in French). Bourdeaux: Frederic Guillaume Birnstiel. 1768. p. 94.

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