Wolfgang of the Palatinate (1494-1558), Count Palatine of Neumarkt (1524). Governor of the Upper Palatinate (1544), 1525
Wolfgang of the Palatinate (German: Wolfgang von der Pfalz; 31 October 1494 in Heidelberg – 2 April 1558 in Neumarkt) was a German nobleman from the House of Wittelsbach. He was Count Palatine of Neumarkt and governor of the Upper Palatinate. Wolfgang was a son of the Elector Palatine Philip (1448-1508) from his marriage to Margaret (1456-1501), the daughter of Duke Louis IX of Bavaria-Landshut. His parents intended Wolfgang to have a religious career. He was a canon in Augsburg, Würzburg and Speyer, and from 1515 Rector Magnificus of the University of Wittenberg. In 1524, Wolfgang returned to the lay state. In 1522, Wolfgang became a member of the Teutonic Knights and in 1524; he received Neumarkt as an apanage. In 1544, he was appointed governor of the Upper Palatinate at Amberg. He was considered a friend and patron of the sciences. Wolfgang died in 1558, unmarried and childless. He was buried in the Church of the Holy Spirit in Heidelberg.
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