Joseph Charles, Count Palatine of Sulzbach, had issue Elizabeth Lee, Lady of Lichfield: 26 May 1693 29 Jan 1739 1. Francis Lee, had issue 2. Edward Young, had issue Charles William, Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt: 17 Jun 1693 17 May 1707 Sophia Wilhelmina of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Princess Consort of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt: 9 Aug 1693 4 Dec 1727
In 1670, Charles II's sister Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate married Philippe of Orléans, younger brother of Louis XIV; on this basis, Louis claimed half of the Palatinate for France. The direct heir to the Palatinate was Philip William, Catholic Count Palatine of Neuburg, Duke of Jülich and Berg.
Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken: 10. Louis Crato, Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken: 5. Countess Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken: 11. Countess Philippine Henriette of Hohenlohe-Langenburg: 1. Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria: 12. Theodore Eustace, Count Palatine of Sulzbach: 6. Count Palatine Joseph Charles of Sulzbach: 13.
Regency of John Frederick, Count Palatine of Sulzbach-Hilpoltstein (1632-1636) Reunited Sulzbach after John Frederick's death in 1644. Christian Augustus: 26 July 1622: 1632–1708: 23 July 1708: Palatinate-Sulzbach: Amalie of Nassau-Siegen 27 March 1649 five children Regency of George John II, Count Palatine of Lützelstein-Guttenberg (1634-1639)
On 17 January 1742, in Mannheim, he married Elisabeth Auguste, daughter of Count Palatine Joseph Charles of Sulzbach and his consort Countess Palatine Elizabeth Augusta Sophie of Neuburg. There was one child of this marriage who died in infancy, Francis Louis Joseph (28 – 29 June 1761).
Son of John Christian, Count Palatine of Sulzbach and Marie Anne Henriëtte Leopoldine de La Tour d'Auvergne. Distant cousin of Maximilian III; Elector Palatine from 1743. Charles Theodore was also childless, and was succeeded by a distant cousin, the Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Maximilian IV Joseph—later King Maximilian I. Maximilian IV ...
On 1 April 1795 his father succeeded Ludwig's uncle, Charles II, as duke of Zweibrücken, and on 16 February 1799 became Elector of Bavaria and Count Palatine of the Rhine, the Arch-Steward of the Empire, and Duke of Berg on the extinction of the Sulzbach line with the death of the elector Charles Theodore.