|Dorothea Susanne of Simmern|
|Duchess of Saxony and Saxe-Weimar; Landgravine of Thuringia|
November 1566 – 1572|
1572 – 2 March 1573
15 November 1544|
8 April 1592 (aged 47)|
|Spouse||John William, Duke of Saxe-Weimar|
Frederick William I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar|
John II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
Maria, Abbess of Quedlinburg
|House||House of Wittelsbach|
|Father||Frederick III, Elector Palatine|
|Mother||Marie of Brandenburg-Kulmbach|
She married on 15 June 1560 in Heidelberg Duke John William, of Saxe-Weimar (1530–1573). After their marriage, the couple lived mostly in Weimar. After the death of her husband Elector August, of Saxony acted as guardian of her children. This policy was meant to isolate the children from their mother's political and religious influence. She was assigned a new residence outside Weimar, appropriately named New House. The Red Castle in Weimar was built for her from 1574 to 1576. She used it as her widow seat after its completion Its Renaissance portal is decorated with an alliance coat of arms of Dorothea Susanne and her husband.
In 1581, the widowed Duchess turned to write to her brothers, Louis VI and John Casimir to induce the guardian of her eldest son, Elector August in Dresden, to promote the marry her eldest son with a Württemberg princess.
From her marriage, Dorothea Susanne had the following children: