What is electoral palatinate?

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.

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Some articles on electoral palatinate:

Dunzweiler - Religion
... 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 ...
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 Electoral Mainz ... of the Imperial-Knightly holdings in the buffer zone between the two rival territories of Electoral Palatinate and Electoral Mainz ...
Altenkirchen, Kusel - History - Modern Times
... 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 ... of a territorial reorganization between Electoral Palatinate and the Duchy of Palatinate-Zweibrücken by way of exchange to the latter party for the villages of Duchroth and ... This was also a transfer from the Electoral Palatinate Oberamt of Kaiserslautern to the Zweibrücken Oberamt of Homburg ...
Jettenbach, Rhineland-Palatinate - History
... In 1444, Jettenbach ended up with the Dukes of Palatinate-Zweibrücken ... member died in 1694 in Strasbourg, and there then arose a dispute between the Duchy of Palatinate-Zweibrücken and Electoral Palatinate as to who the rightful heir to the now ... Electoral Palatinate troops quickly occupied the Amt of Lauterecken and the Schultheißerei of Reichenbach after the French had withdrawn in 1697 ...
Electoral Palatinate - Coat of Arms
... of emperor Frederick Barbarossa became count palatinate ... Hohenstaufen, 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 ...

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