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Edward of the Palatinate-Simmern

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Edward, Count Palatine of Simmern (The Hague, 5 October 1625 – 10 March 1663, Paris) was a son of Frederick V, Elector Palatine and Elizabeth of Bohemia.

On 24 April 1645, Edward married Anna Gonzaga (1616–1684). She was a daughter of Carlo I, Duke of Mantua and Catherine of Lorraine. Under her influence he converted to Catholicism.

Edward and Anna Gonzaga were parents of three children:

  1. Louisa Mary (23 July 1647 – 11 March 1679). Married Charles Theodore, Prince of Salm.
  2. Anne Henriette (23 July 1648 – 23 February 1723). Married Henry III, Prince of Condé.
  3. Benedicta-Henrietta (14 March 1652 – 12 August 1730). Married John Frederick, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.



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