Person:Rudolf II, Count Palatine of the Rhine (1)

Rudolf II , Count Palatine of the Rhine
d.4 Oct 1353
  • HRudolf II , Count Palatine of the Rhine
  • W.  Anna von Kärnten-Tirol (add)
m. 1328
  1. Anna of Bavaria
Facts and Events
Name Rudolf II , Count Palatine of the Rhine
Gender Male
Birth[1] 8 Aug 1306 Wolfratshausen, Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, Oberbayern, Bayern, Germany
Marriage 1328 to Anna von Kärnten-Tirol (add)
Death[1] 4 Oct 1353 Neustadt?
Reference Number? Q66594?

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Rudolf II "the blind" (8 August 1306 in Wolfratshausen – 4 October 1353 in Neustadt) was Count Palatine of the Rhine (see Palatinate) from 1329 to 1353.

He was the son of Rudolf I, Duke of Bavaria and Matilde of Nassau, daughter of King Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg. His uncle was Emperor Louis IV.

During his childhood, his father and his uncle fought over their inheritance. After the death of his father, his family was placed under the guardianship of Duke Johann von Nassau, who was a partisan of the Austrian cause.

His uncle, Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor had taken the Palatinate by force of arms. In August 1322, the war finally came to an end, but only after Mechthild's death in June 1323, were the three nephews finally able to make peace with their uncle. His sons inherited Bavaria and Rudolf I's sons inherited the Upper Palatinate and the Palatinate in line with the Treaty of Pavia.

He was blind only in the last years of his life.

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