Today in History / OnThisDay - April 16th. 1663 - Alexander Sigismund von der Pfalz - Neuburg

April 16th. 1663 marks the birth of Alexander Sigismund von der Pfalz-Neuburg.
This took place in Neuburg an der Donau (Germany).


His parents were Philip William, Elector Palatine and
Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt.

Alexander Sigismund was their fifth son.


From an early age it became clear that Alexander Sigismund was destined for
Clergy. Therefore he was sent to the Jesuits in Neuburg an der Donau and
later in Düsseldorf.


On February 10th. 1681 Alexander Sigismund von der Pfalz - Neuburg was
appointed as coadjutor (assistant) bishop of Ausburg.

On April 1st. 1690 he succeeded Johann Christoph von Freyberg-Allmendingen
as Prince Bishop of Ausburg.

In 1714 Alexander Sigismund suffered from mental illness and he had to give
up his duties in 1718.


On January 24th. 1737 Alexander Sigismund von der Pfalz-Neuburg died in

Source picture: Wikipedia

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