Person:John II, Count Palatine of Simmern (1)

John II _____, Count Palatine of Simmern
b.20 Mar 1492
d.18 May 1557
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Name John II _____, Count Palatine of Simmern
Gender Male
Birth[1] 20 Mar 1492
Marriage 1508 to Beatrix of Baden
Death[1] 18 May 1557
Reference Number? Q67712?

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John II (21 March 1492 – 18 May 1557) was the Count Palatine of Simmern from 1509 until 1557.

John II was born in Simmern in 1492 as the eldest surviving son of John I, Count Palatine of Simmern. In 1508 he married Beatrix of Baden, daughter of Margrave Christoph I. He succeeded his father in 1509. John II allowed printing to be established in Simmern and was a patron of sculpture. He introduced the Reformation into Simmern which led to increased tensions with his neighbours, the Archbishoprics of Trier and Mainz.

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