John Augustus, Count Palatine of Lützelstein

John Augustus (German: Johann August) (26 November 1575 – 18 September 1611) was the co-Duke of Veldenz from 1592 until 1598 and the Duke of Lützelstein from 1598 until 1611.


John Augustus was born in 1575 as the second surviving son of George John I, Count Palatine of Lützelstein. His father died in 1592, and John Augustus and his brothers succeeded him under the regency of their mother Anna Maria of Sweden. In 1598 the brothers partitioned the territories; John Augustus received the County of Lützelstein. John Augustus died in Castle Lemberg in 1611 and was buried in Lützelstein. He was succeeded by his younger brother George John.


John Augustus married Anne Elizabeth of the Electorate of the Palatinate (23 June 1549 – 20 September 1609), daughter of the Elector Frederick III, in 1599. The marriage remained childless.

Regnal titles
Preceded by
George John I
Duke of Veldenz
1592 – 1598
With: George Gustavus, Louis Philip & George John II
Duchy divided
New title Duke of Lützelstein
1598 – 1611
Succeeded by
George John II
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