1062964 | GERMAN STATES. Baden. Ottheinrich.
(Elector of the Palatinate, 1556-1559). (c.1959) No Date AR Medal. PCGS SP64.
Edge: 999 BADISCHE BANK. 34mm. 14.90gm. KURFURST OTTHEINRICH • 1502-1559 •. Portrait after original medal by Dietrich Schro (1559) /
SCHLOSS HEIDELBERG/ ERBAUT 13.-17.JH. Palace and grounds; date below. cf. Stemper 74 (portrait).
Silver commemorative portrait medal issued by the Badische Bank.
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Otto Henry became regent of the duchy of Palatinate-Neuburg after the Palatinate had lost the Landshut War of Succession. In 1541 elector Otto Henry converted to Lutheranism and his palace chapel at Neuburg Castle was the first newly built protestant church, consecrated on 25 April 1543 by the reformed theologian Andreas Osiander. Otto Henry inherited the Electoral Palatinate in 1556. He died in Heidelberg in 1559. He is buried in the Heiliggeistkirche in Heidelberg.