Electoral Palatinate

The County Palatine of the Rhine (German: Pfalzgrafschaft bei Rhein), later the Electoral Palatinate (German: Kurpfalz), was a historical territory of the Holy Roman Empire, a palatinate administered by a count palatine. Its rulers served as prince-electors of the Holy Roman Empire from "time immemorial", were noted as such in a papal letter of 1261, and were confirmed as electors by the Golden Bull of 1356.

The Electoral Palatinate was a much larger territory than what later became known as the Rhenish Palatinate (Rheinpfalz), on the left bank of the Rhine, and is now the modern region of the Palatinate in the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate and parts of the French region of Alsace (bailiwick of Seltz from 1418 to 1766). The Electoral Palatinate also included territory lying on the east bank of the Rhine, containing the cities of Heidelberg and Mannheim.

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Electoral Palatinate - Coat of Arms
... Conrad of Hohenstaufen, brother of emperor Frederick Barbarossa became count palatinate ... the single lion, became coat of arms of the palatinate ... By marriage, the Palatinate's arms also became quartered with those of Welf and later Wittelsbach ...
History - History of The Schornsheim Ganerbschaft
... Electoral Palatinate, Electoral Mainz, Waldgrave, Rhinegrave, Nassau and knightly landholding rights all overlapped each other in this area ... If Electoral Palatinate wanted to assert itself as the foremost power in this region, then it had about as much success at forging an exclusive territorial zone as ... buffer zone between the two rival territories of Electoral Palatinate and Electoral Mainz ...
Dunzweiler - Religion
... the Ohmbacher Pfarr, an ecclesiastical district that included not only Palatinate-Zweibrücken-held villages, but also some Electoral Palatinate ones ... In 1561, though, the Electoral Palatinate villages were split away from the parish of Ohmbach, leaving Dunzweiler, as a Zweibrücken village, in the parish ...
Jettenbach, Rhineland-Palatinate - History
... In 1444, Jettenbach ended up with the Dukes of Palatinate-Zweibrücken ... and there then arose a dispute between the Duchy of Palatinate-Zweibrücken and Electoral Palatinate as to who the rightful heir to the now defunct House’s domains was ... Electoral Palatinate troops quickly occupied the Amt of Lauterecken and the Schultheißerei of Reichenbach after the French had withdrawn in 1697 ...
Altenkirchen, Kusel - History - Modern Times
... the presence of, among others, the Landschreiber (in Electoral Palatinate, this was an official at the Oberamt level who had certain accounting and legal responsibilities), Job Weidenkopf from Lichtenberg ... it the village of Altenkirchen, passed in the course of a territorial reorganization between Electoral Palatinate and the Duchy of Palatinate-Zweibrücken by way of ... This was also a transfer from the Electoral Palatinate Oberamt of Kaiserslautern to the Zweibrücken Oberamt of Homburg ...

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    Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850)