Frederick III of the Palatinate

Frederick III Of The Palatinate (called the Pious), was born February 14, 1525, succeeded his father, John II, in 1556, as palatine of Simmern, and Otto Henry as elector-palatine in 1559. In 1537 he married a Lutheran princess, and adopted the Reformed faith, which in 1560 he introduced into his dominions, despite an effort in 1566 to secure an imperial edict against him. He died October 26, 1576. See the literature in Plitt-Herzog's Real-Encyklop. s.v. SEE REFORMATION.

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