Person:Frederick III, Elector Palatine (1)

Friedrich III _____, Elector Palatine
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Name Friedrich III _____, Elector Palatine
Alt Name Friedrich van Pfalz Simmern
Gender Male
Birth[1] 14 Feb 1515 Simmern, Hessen-Nassau, Preußen, Germany
Marriage to Amalia of Neuenahr
Marriage 21 Oct 1537 Crailsheimto Marie of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
Death[1] 26 Oct 1576 Heidelberg, Baden, Germany
Reference Number? Q62171?

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Frederick III of Simmern, the Pious, Elector Palatine of the Rhine (14 February 1515 – 16 October 1576) was a ruler from the house of Wittelsbach, branch Palatinate-Simmern-Sponheim. He was a son of John II of Simmern and inherited the Palatinate from the childless Elector Otto-Henry, Elector Palatine (Ottheinrich) in 1559. He was a devout convert to Calvinism, and made the Reformed confession the official religion of his domain by overseeing the composition and promulgation of the Heidelberg Catechism. His support of Calvinism gave the German Reformed movement a foothold within the Holy Roman Empire.

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