palatine of the Rhine, only surviving son of the elector
See also:Louis VI., was
See also:born at
See also:Amberg on the 5th of
See also:March 1594 . His
See also:father died in
See also:October 1583, when the
See also:young elector came under the guardianship of his
See also:John Casimir, an ardent Calvinist, who, in spite of the wishes of the
See also:late elector, a Lutheran, had his
See also:nephew educated in his own
See also:form of faith . In
See also:January 1592, on the
See also:death of John Casimir,
See also:Frederick undertook the
See also:government of the
See also:Palatinate, and continued the policy of his uncle, hostility to the Catholic
See also:Church and the Habsburgs, and co-operation with
See also:foreign Protestants . He was often in communication with
See also:Henry of
See also:Navarre, afterwards Henry IV. of France, and like him was unremitting in his efforts to conclude a
See also:league among the German Protestants, while he sought to weaken the Habsburgs by refusing aid for the
See also:Turkish War . After many delays and disappointments the Union of Evangelical Estates was actually formed in May 1603, under the leadership of the elector, and he took a prominent
See also:part in directing the operations of the union until his death, which occurred on the 19th of
See also:September 1610 . Frederick was very extravagant, and liked to surround himself with pomp and luxury . He married in 1593 Louise, daughter of
See also:William the Silent,
See also:prince of Orange, and was succeeded by Frederick, the elder of his two sons . See M . Ritter, Geschichte der deutschen Union (Schaffhausen, 1867-'873); and L .
See also:Hausser, Geschichte der rheinischen Pfalz (
See also:Heidelberg, 1856) .
FREDERICK LOUIS (1707-1751)
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