Rupert I , Elector Palatine
m. 1 Sep 1294
Facts and Events
He was the son of Rudolf I, Duke of Bavaria and Mechtild of Nassau, the daughter of King Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg. With the death of his brother Rudolf II in 1353, he inherited his domains and became sole Elector for the territory, whereas they had previously shared that privilege.
The Golden Bull of 1356 guaranteed the Palatinate the right of participating in the election of the Holy Roman Emperor. Previous Counts Palatine had participated in other Imperial elections.
Rupert was married twice to Elisabeth, Countess of Namur then to Beatrix of Julich-Berg. Neither marriage produced an heir.
He was succeeded by his nephew, Rupert II, Elector Palatine.