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The following is a LIST OF RULERS during the history of Bavaria
Bavaria
. Bavaria
Bavaria
was ruled by several dukes and kings , partitioned and reunited, under several dynasties . Since 1949, Bavaria
Bavaria
has been a democratic state in the Federal Republic of Germany
Germany
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Dynastic overview

* 1.1 Agilolfing dynasty, 548–788 * 1.2 Carolingian dynasty, 788–911 * 1.3 Luitpolding dynasty, 911–947 * 1.4 German kings, 947–1070 * 1.5 Houses of Welf and Babenberg, 1070–1180

* 1.6 Wittelsbach dynasty, 1180–1918

* 1.6.1 First partition, 1253–1340 * 1.6.2 Second partition 1349–1503 * 1.6.3 Kings of Bavaria, 1806–1918

* 1.7 Post-monarchy

* 2 Table of rulers

* 2.1 Ducal Bavaria
Bavaria
(Old Stem duchy) * 2.2 Carolingian Bavaria
Bavaria
and Dominion from the Holy Roman Empire * 2.3 Ducal Bavaria
Bavaria
(New Stem duchy) * 2.4 Ducal Bavaria
Bavaria
(Territorial duchy) * 2.5 Duchy of Bavaria
Bavaria
* 2.6 Electorate of Bavaria
Bavaria
* 2.7 Kingdom of Bavaria
Bavaria

* 3 References * 4 External links

DYNASTIC OVERVIEW

AGILOLFING DYNASTY, 548–788

Agilolfing dynasty

Around 548 the kings of the Franks
Franks
placed the border region of Bavaria
Bavaria
under the administration of a duke — possibly Frankish or possibly chosen from amongst the local leading families — who was supposed to act as a regional governor for the Frankish king. The first duke we know of, and likely the first, was Gariwald, or Garibald I , a member of the powerful Agilolfing family . This was the beginning of a series of Agilolfing dukes that was to last until 788.

CAROLINGIAN DYNASTY, 788–911

Carolingian dynasty

The Kings (later Emperors) of the Franks
Franks
now assumed complete control, placing Bavaria
Bavaria
under the rule of non-hereditary governors and civil servants. They were not Dukes but rather Kings of Bavaria. The Emperor Louis the Pious
Louis the Pious
divided control of the Empire among his sons, and the divisions became permanent in the decades following his death in 840. The Frankish rulers controlled Bavaria
Bavaria
as part of their possessions.

LUITPOLDING DYNASTY, 911–947

Luitpolding dynasty

Luitpold, founder of the Luitpolding dynasty, was not a Duke
Duke
of Bavaria
Bavaria
but a Margrave of Carinthia under the rule of Louis the Child. Frankish power had waned in the region due to Hungarian attacks, allowing the local rulers greater independence. Luitpold's son, Arnulf, claimed the title of Duke
Duke
(implying full autonomy) in 911, and was recognized as such by the German King Henry the Fowler in 920.

GERMAN KINGS, 947–1070

Ottonian dynasty Salian dynasty

From 947 until the 11th century, the kings of Germany
Germany
repeatedly transferred Bavaria
Bavaria
into different hands (including their own), never allowing any one family to establish itself. Bavaria
Bavaria
was ruled by a series of short-lasting, mostly unrelated dynasties.

HOUSES OF WELF AND BABENBERG, 1070–1180

Houses of Welf and Babenberg

In 1070, Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor deposed duke Otto, granting the duchy instead to Welf I, Duke
Duke
of Bavaria
Bavaria
, a member of the Italo-Bavarian family of Este . Welf I subsequently quarreled with King Henry and was deprived of his duchy for nineteen years, during which it was directly administered by the German crown. Welf I recovered the duchy in 1096, and was succeeded by his sons Welf II and Henry IX — the latter was succeeded by his son Henry X, who also became Duke
Duke
of Saxony .

WITTELSBACH DYNASTY, 1180–1918

Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Bavaria
Bavaria
Wittelsbach dynasty

In 1180, Henry XII the Lion and Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor , fell out, and Frederick dispossessed the duke and gave his territory to Otto I Wittelsbach, Duke
Duke
of Bavaria
Bavaria
of the House of Wittelsbach . Bavaria
Bavaria
remained in the possession of various branches of the family until the First World War.

First Partition, 1253–1340

In 1253, on Otto II's death, Bavaria
Bavaria
was divided between his sons. Henry became Duke
Duke
of Lower Bavaria, and Louis of Upper Bavaria. From this point until the beginning of the 16th century, the territories were frequently divided between brothers, making the Dukes difficult to list.

In LOWER BAVARIA, Henry XIII was succeeded by his three sons, Otto III, Louis III, and Stephen I ruling jointly. Otto III's successor in the joint dukedom was his son Henry XV. Stephen's successors were his sons Otto IV and Henry XIV. Henry XIV's son was John I.

In UPPER BAVARIA, Louis II was succeeded by his sons Rudolf I and Louis IV. The latter was elected King of Germany
Germany
in 1314. After John I's death in 1340, Louis IV unified the Bavarian duchy.

The dukes of Upper Bavaria
Bavaria
served also as Counts Palatinate of the Rhine. In 1329 Louis IV released the Palatinate of the Rhine including the Bavarian Upper Palatinate to the sons of Rudolf I. The Upper Palatinate would be reunited with Bavaria
Bavaria
in 1623, the Lower Palatinate in 1777.

Second Partition 1349–1503

From 1349 until 1503 the second partition of Bavaria
Bavaria
took place. In 1349, the six sons of Louis IV partitioned Bavaria
Bavaria
into Upper and Lower Bavaria
Bavaria
again. In 1353, Lower Bavaria
Bavaria
was partitioned into Bavaria-Landshut and Bavaria-Straubing . Upper Bavaria
Bavaria
was partitioned between Bavaria-Straubing and Bavaria-Landshut in 1363. After the death of Stephan II in 1392, Bavaria-Landshut was broken into three duchies, John II, Duke
Duke
of Bavaria
Bavaria
gained Bavaria-Munich , Frederick, Duke
Duke
of Bavaria-Landshut received a smaller Bavaria-Landshut, and in Bavaria-Ingolstadt ruled Stephen III, Duke
Duke
of Bavaria
Bavaria
.

1349–1363 DUCHY OF LOWER BAVARIA In 1353, Lower Bavaria
Bavaria
was partitioned into Bavaria-Landshut and Bavaria-Straubing. DUCHY OF UPPER BAVARIA In 1363, Upper Bavaria
Bavaria
was annexed by Bavaria-Landshut.

DUCHY OF BAVARIA-LANDSHUT DUCHY OF BAVARIA-STRAUBING Also Counts of Holland, Zeeland and Hainaut

DUCHY OF BAVARIA-LANDSHUT DUCHY OF BAVARIA-STRAUBING

1363–1425/29 DUCHY OF BAVARIA-LANDSHUT In 1392, Bavaria-Landshut was broken into three duchies, Bavaria-Munich, a smaller Bavaria-Landshut, and Bavaria-Ingolstadt. DUCHY OF BAVARIA-STRAUBING In 1429, Bavaria-Straubing was partitioned among the other Bavarian duchies.

DUCHY OF BAVARIA-MUNICH DUCHY OF BAVARIA-LANDSHUT DUCHY OF BAVARIA-INGOLSTADT

DUCHY OF BAVARIA-MUNICH DUCHY OF BAVARIA-LANDSHUT DUCHY OF BAVARIA-INGOLSTADT

1429–1503 DUCHY OF BAVARIA-MUNICH Bavaria-Munich was partitioned into a smaller Bavaria-Munich and Bavaria-Dachau in 1467. DUCHY OF BAVARIA-LANDSHUT DUCHY OF BAVARIA-INGOLSTADT Bavaria-Ingolstadt was annexed by Bavaria-Landshut in 1447.

DUCHY OF BAVARIA-MUNICH DUCHY OF BAVARIA-DACHAU Bavaria-Dachau was reunited with Bavaria-Munich in 1501. DUCHY OF BAVARIA-LANDSHUT Bavaria-Landshut was annexed by Bavaria-Munich in 1503.

DUCHY OF BAVARIA-MUNICH

Following the Landshut War (1503–1505), the Duke
Duke
of Bavaria-Munich Albert IV the Wise became ruler of Bavaria. In 1506 Albert decreed that the duchy should pass according to the rules of primogeniture .

In 1623 Maximilian I was granted the title Prince-elector (German: Kurfürst) of the Rhenish Palatinate in 1623.

Kings Of Bavaria, 1806–1918

Main article: King of Bavaria
Bavaria

In 1805 under the Peace of Pressburg between the Napoleonic France and the Holy Roman Empire several duchies were elevated to kingdoms. The Wittelsbach rulers of Bavaria
Bavaria
held the title King of Bavaria
Bavaria
from 1806 until 1918. The prince-elector of Bavaria, Maximilian IV Joseph formally assumed the title King Maximilian I of Bavaria
Bavaria
on 1 January 1806. The well-known so called Märchenkönig (Fairy tale king) Ludwig II constructed Neuschwanstein Castle , Herrenchiemsee , and Linderhof Palace during his reign (1864–1886), bankrupting the country in the process. In 1918 Ludwig III lost his throne in the German Revolution of 1918–1919 .

POST-MONARCHY

Main article: List of Ministers-President of Bavaria
Bavaria

In 1918 — at the end of the First World War in the German Revolution of 1918–1919 Bavaria
Bavaria
became a democratic republic in the Weimar Republic
Weimar Republic
; the name for the period of Germany
Germany
from 1919 to 1933. Since then the rulers of Bavaria
Bavaria
are minister presidents .

TABLE OF RULERS

Agilolfing dynasty Carolingian dynasty Luitpolding dynasty Ottonian dynasty Salian dynasty Houses of Welf and Babenberg Wittelsbach dynasty

DUCAL BAVARIA (OLD STEM DUCHY)

NAME IMAGE TITLE START TERM END TERM HOUSE PART NOTE

Garibald I

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 555 (c.) 591 Agilolfings

Some sources call him "King of the Bavarians".

Tassilo I

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 591 (c.) 610 Agilolfings

Named rex (king) at his ascension.

Garibald II

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 610 (c.) 630 Agilolfings

Theodo

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 680 (c.) 716 (?) Agilolfings

By the time of Theodo, who died in 716 or 717, the Bavarian duchy had achieved complete independence from the Frankish kings. Theodo's sons divided the duchy, but by 719 the rule had returned to Grimoald .

Theodbert

Duke 702 (c.) 719 Agilolfings Salzburg
Salzburg
Son of Theodo.

Theobald

Duke 711 (c.) 719 Agilolfings Parts of Bavaria Son of Theodo.

Tassilo II

Duke 716 (c.) 719 Agilolfings Passau Son of Theodo.

Grimoald

Duke 716 (c.) 725 Agilolfings Freising
Freising
Son of Theodo, later ruling all of Bavaria.

Hugbert

Duke 725 737 Agilolfings

Son of Theudbert. In 725(?), Charles Martel
Charles Martel
, ruler in fact though not in name of the Frankish realm, reasserted royal supremacy over Bavaria, defeating and killing Grimoald and annexing portions of Bavaria
Bavaria
during the rule of Hugbert.

Odilo

737 748 Agilolfings

Son of Gotfrid .

Grifo

748 748 Carolingian

Usurper

Tassilo III

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 748 788 Agilolfings

In 757 Tassilo III recognized the suzerainty of the Frankish kings Pippin III and did homage to Charlemagne
Charlemagne
in 781, and again in 787, while pursued an independent policy. In 788, Charlemagne
Charlemagne
had Tassilo sentenced to death on a charge of treason. Tassilo, granted pardon, entered a monastery and formally renounced his duchy at Frankfurt am Main in 794.

CAROLINGIAN BAVARIA AND DOMINION FROM THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE

NAME IMAGE TITLE START TERM END TERM HOUSE PART NOTE

Charlemagne
Charlemagne

Emperor 788 794 Carolingian

Gerold of Vinzgouw

Prefect of Bavaria 794 799 Udalriching

Appointed Baioariæ præfectus by Charlemagne. Died in battle.

Charlemagne
Charlemagne

Emperor 794 814 Carolingian

Lothair I

Emperor 814 817 Carolingian

Louis I the Pious

Emperor 817 829 Carolingian

In 817, Louis bestowed Bavaria
Bavaria
upon his then-youngest son, Louis the German.

Louis II the German

King of Bavaria 817 865 Carolingian

Louis was to rule as King of Bavaria, subordinate to his father, until the latter's death in 840. From 843, Bavaria
Bavaria
was merged in Louis the German's Kingdom of East Francia. In 864, Louis the German gave control of Bavaria
Bavaria
to his son Carloman, and died in 876. Louis' two younger sons, Louis and Charles — the latter of whom briefly recovered control of all the Frankish possessions — ruled Bavaria
Bavaria
in succession after Carloman.

Carloman

King of Bavaria 864 880 Carolingian

Eldest son of Louis the German .

Louis III the Younger

King of Bavaria 880 882 Carolingian

Son of Louis the German .

Charles the Fat

King of Bavaria 882 887 Carolingian

Youngest son of Louis the German .

Carloman 's bastard son, Arnulf of Carinthia , rebelled against Charles and took power in eastern Francia shortly before Charles' death.

Arnulf of Carinthia

King of Bavaria 887 899 Carolingian

Son of Carloman .

Louis IV the Child

King of Bavaria 899 911 Carolingian

Son of Arnulf of Carinthia .

Engeldeo

Margrave of Bavaria 890 895

Deprived of his title marchio Baioariorum and replaced by Luitpold.

DUCAL BAVARIA (NEW STEM DUCHY)

NAME IMAGE TITLE START TERM END TERM HOUSE PART NOTE

Luitpold

Margrave of Bavaria 895 907 Luitpolding

Arnulf the Bad

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 907 920 Luitpolding

Son of Luitpold .

Arnulf the Bad claimed the title of Duke
Duke
— implying full autonomy — in 911, and was recognized as such by the German King Henry the Fowler , in 920.

Eberhard

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 937 938 Luitpolding

Berthold

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 938 947 Luitpolding

Younger son of Luitpold .

The German King Otto I reasserted central authority, banishing Arnulf's son Eberhard and re-granting the title to Berthold, a younger son of Luitpold.

Henry I

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 947 955 Ottonian

Son of Henry the Fowler .

On Berthold's death, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor , gave the duchy to his own brother Henry (I), who was also Arnulf the Bad's son-in-law.

Henry II the Quarrelsome

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 955 976 Ottonian

Henry II made war upon his cousin, Emperor Otto II , and was deprived of his duchy in 976 in favor of his cousin Otto, Duke
Duke
of Swabia (who now acquired two dukedoms).

Otto I

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 976 982 Ottonian

Henry III the Younger

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 983 985 Luitpolding

Bavaria
Bavaria
was given to Berthold 's son Henry III, briefly restoring the Luitpolding dynasty. Henry III exchanged Bavaria
Bavaria
for Carinthia, and Henry II received Bavaria
Bavaria
again.

Henry II the Quarrelsome

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 985 995 Ottonian

Restored

Henry IV

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 995 1004 Ottonian

Son of Henry II the Quarrelsome .

Henry IV was elected as Holy Roman Emperor Henry II, who gave Bavaria to his brother-in-law Henry V , Count of Luxemburg in 1004.

Henry V

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1004 1009 Luxemburg

Son of Siegfried of Luxembourg .

Henry IV

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1009 1017 Ottonian

Henry IV reasserted direct control.

Henry V

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1017 1026 Luxemburg

Son of Siegfried of Luxembourg .

Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor , King of Germany, gave Bavaria
Bavaria
to his son Henry VI after the death of Henry V in 1026.

Henry VI the Black

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1026 1042 Salian

Son of Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor .

Later Henry was elected as Holy Roman Emperor Henry III, and became King of Germany
Germany
in 1039.

Henry VII

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1042 1047 Luxemburg

Son of Frederick of Luxembourg .

In 1042, Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor , granted the duchy to Henry VII, Count of Luxemburg, nephew of Henry V.

Conrad I (Kuno)

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1049 1053 Ezzonen

Son of Liudolf of Lotharingia .

After Henry VII's death, the dukedom was vacant for a couple of years. Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor , then gave the duchy to Kuno, Count of Zütphen, in 1049. Kuno was deposed in 1053.

Henry VIII

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1053 1054 Salian

Son of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor .

During his reign in Bavaria
Bavaria
Henry VIII was a minor (born 1050). In 1056 he became King of Germany
Germany
and Holy Roman Emperor as Henry IV in 1084.

Conrad II

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1054 1055 Salian

(minor, born 1052, died 1055) Son of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor

Henry VIII

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1055 1061 Salian

(minor: born 1050) Son of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor . Henry VIII became King of Germany
Germany
(1056) and Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor in 1084.

Otto II

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1061 1070 Northeim

In 1061 Empress Agnes — the 11-year-old King Henry IV 's mother and regent — entrusted the duchy to Otto of Nordheim.

Welf I

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1070 1077 Welf

Welf I subsequently quarreled with Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor and was deprived of his duchy for nineteen years, during which it was directly administered by the German crown.

Henry VIII

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1077 1096 Salian

(minor: born 1050) Son of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor . Henry VIII became King of Germany
Germany
(1056) and Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor in 1084.

Welf I

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1096 1101 Welf

Welf I recovered the duchy in 1096.

Welf II

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1101 1120 Welf

Son of Welf I

Henry IX the Black

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1120 1126 Welf

Son of Welf I .

Abdicated.

Henry X the Proud

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1126 1138 Welf

Son of Henry IX the Black .

In a power struggle with King Conrad III of Germany
Germany
, Henry X lost his duchy to the King, who granted it to his follower Leopold Margrave of Austria .

Leopold I

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1139 1141 Babenberg

When Leopold died, Conrad III of Germany
Germany
resumed the duchy and granted it to Leopold's brother Henry XI.

Henry XI Jasomirgott

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1143 1156 Babenberg

Brother of Leopold.

Henry XII the Lion

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1156 1180 Welf

When Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor , became king of Germany, he restored Bavaria
Bavaria
to the Welf line in the person of Henry X's son, Henry XII the Lion, Duke
Duke
of Saxony.

DUCAL BAVARIA (TERRITORIAL DUCHY)

NAME IMAGE TITLE START TERM END TERM HOUSE PART NOTE

Otto III the Redhead

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1180 1183 Wittelsbach

In 1180 Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor gave Bavaria
Bavaria
to Otto I Wittelsbach, Duke
Duke
of Bavaria
Bavaria
of the House of Wittelsbach .

Agnes of Loon (regent) Regent of Bavaria 1183 1191 Wittelsbach

Regent on behalf of her son, Louis I. She managed to secure the inheritance of her son.

Louis I the Kelheimer

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1183 1231 Wittelsbach

Son of Otto III .

Louis obtained the Palatinate of the Rhine in 1214. So Louis I served also as Count Palatine of the Rhine. He was assassinated 1231.

Otto IV the Illustrious

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1231 1253 Wittelsbach

Otto IV served also as Count Palatine of the Rhine. On Otto IV's death, Bavaria
Bavaria
was divided between his sons. Henry became duke of Lower Bavaria, and Louis of Upper Bavaria. From this point until the beginning of the 16th century, the territories were frequently divided between brothers.

Henry XIII

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1253 1290 Wittelsbach Lower Bavaria Son of Otto II (co-ruler) named Henry I, Duke
Duke
of Lower Bavaria

Louis II the Strict

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1253 1294 Wittelsbach Upper Bavaria Son of Otto II (co-ruler) named Ludwig I, Duke
Duke
of Upper Bavaria

Louis III

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1290 1296 Wittelsbach Lower Bavaria Son of Henry XIII (co-ruler) named Ludwig I, Duke
Duke
of Lower Bavaria

Stephen I

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1290 1309 Wittelsbach Lower Bavaria Son of Henry XIII (co-ruler) named Stephen I, Duke
Duke
of Lower Bavaria

Otto V

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1290 1312 Wittelsbach Lower Bavaria Son of Henry XIII (co-ruler) named Otto I, Duke
Duke
of Lower Bavaria. King of Hungary 1306–08.

Matilda of Habsburg (regent) Regent of Bavaria 1294 1296 Wittelsbach

Regent on behalf of her son, Rudolf.

Rudolf I the Stammerer

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1294 1317 Wittelsbach Upper Bavaria Son of Louis II (co-ruler) named Rudolf I, Duke
Duke
of Upper Bavaria

Louis IV the Bavarian

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1294 1347 Wittelsbach Lower Bavaria
Bavaria
(as regent) Upper Bavaria United Bavaria
Bavaria
(1340–1347) Son of Louis II .

Co-ruled with his brother Rudolf I until 1317 — then alone. Louis IV was elected King of Germany
Germany
in 1314. In the Treaty of Pavia (1329) Louis IV released the Palatinate of the Rhine including the Bavarian Upper Palatinate to the sons of Rudolf I. After John I the Child 's death in 1340, Louis IV unified the Bavarian duchy.

Otto VI

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1309 1334 Wittelsbach Lower Bavaria Son of Stephen I (co-ruler)

Henry XIV the Elder

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1309 1339 Wittelsbach Lower Bavaria Son of Stephen I (co-ruler)

Henry XV the Natterberger

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1312 1333 Wittelsbach Lower Bavaria Son of Otto III (co-ruler)

John I the Child

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1339 1340 Wittelsbach Lower Bavaria Son of Henry XIV the Elder (co-ruler). After John I's death in 1340, Louis IV unified the Bavarian duchy (1340–1347).

Louis V the Brandenburger

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1347 1361 Wittelsbach Bavaria
Bavaria
and 2nd partition Son of Louis IV .

* United Bavaria
Bavaria
(1347–1349): Co-ruler with Stephan II , Louis VI the Roman , William I , Albert I , Otto V * Upper Bavaria
Bavaria
(1349–1361): Co-ruler with Louis VI the Roman and Otto V

Stephan II

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1347 1375 Wittelsbach Bavaria
Bavaria
and 2nd partition Son of Louis IV .

* United Bavaria
Bavaria
(1347–1349): Co-ruler with Louis V the Brandenburger , Louis VI the Roman , William I , Albert I , Otto V * Lower Bavaria
Bavaria
(1349–1353): Co-ruler with Albert I and William I * Bavaria-Landshut (1353–1375)

Louis VI the Roman

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1347 1351 Wittelsbach Bavaria
Bavaria
and 2nd partition Son of Louis IV .

* United Bavaria
Bavaria
(1347–1349): Co-ruler with Louis V the Brandenburger , Stephan II , William I , Albert I , Otto V * Upper Bavaria
Bavaria
(1349–1351): Co-ruler with Louis V the Brandenburger and Otto V

William I

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1347 1388 Wittelsbach Bavaria
Bavaria
and 2nd partition Son of Louis IV .

* United Bavaria
Bavaria
(1347–1349): Co-ruler with Louis V the Brandenburger , Stephan II , Louis VI the Roman , Albert I , Otto V * Lower Bavaria
Bavaria
(1349–1353): Co-ruler with Albert I and Stephan II

* Bavaria-Straubing (1353–1388): Co-ruler with Albert I and Albert II

Albert I

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1347 1404 Wittelsbach Bavaria
Bavaria
and 2nd partition Son of Louis IV .

* United Bavaria
Bavaria
(1347–1349): Co-ruler with Louis V the Brandenburger , Stephan II , Louis VI the Roman , William I , Otto V * Lower Bavaria
Bavaria
(1349–1353): Co-ruler with Stephan II and William I * Bavaria-Straubing (1353–1404): Co-ruler with William I and Albert II (Since 1397 alone)

Otto VII the Lazy

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1347 1351 Wittelsbach Bavaria
Bavaria
and 2nd partition Son of Louis IV .

* United Bavaria
Bavaria
(1347–1349): Co-ruler with Louis V the Brandenburger , Stephan II , Louis VI the Roman , William I , Albert I

* Upper Bavaria
Bavaria
(1349–1351): Co-ruler with Louis VI the Roman and Louis V the Brandenburger * Bavaria-Landshut (1375–1379): Co-ruler with John II , Frederick the Wise and Stephen III the Magnificent

Meinhard

1361 1363 Wittelsbach Upper Bavaria Son of Louis V the Brandenburger . Margrave of Tyrol. After his death in 1363, Upper Bavaria
Bavaria
was partitioned between Bavaria-Straubing and Bavaria-Landshut.

John II

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1375 1397 Wittelsbach Bavaria-Landshut Bavaria-Munich Son of Stephan II

* Bavaria-Landshut (1375–1392): Co-ruler with Otto VII , Frederick , Stephen III * Bavaria-Munich (1392–1397)

Frederick the Wise

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria-Landshut 1375 1393 Wittelsbach Bavaria-Landshut Son of Stephan II

* Bavaria-Landshut (1375–1392): Co-ruler with Otto VII , John II , Stephen III * 1392–1392 alone

Stephen III the Magnificent

1375 1413 Wittelsbach Bavaria-Landshut Bavaria-Ingolstadt Son of Stephan II

* Bavaria-Landshut (1375–1392): Co-ruler with Otto VII , John II , Frederick * Bavaria-Ingolstadt (1392–1413)

Albert II

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria-Straubing 1389 1397 Wittelsbach Bavaria-Straubing Son of Albert I . Co-ruler with Albert I .

Henry XVI the Rich

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria-Landshut 1392 1450 Wittelsbach Bavaria-Landshut Son of Frederick , annexed Bavaria-Ingolstadt in 1447.

William III

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria-Munich 1397 1435 Wittelsbach Bavaria-Munich Son of John II . Co-ruler with Ernest

Ernest

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria-Munich 1397 1438 Wittelsbach Bavaria-Munich Son of John II . Co-ruler with William III (Alone from 1435)

William II

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria-Straubing 1404 1417 Wittelsbach Bavaria-Straubing Son of Albert I

Louis VII the Bearded

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria-Ingolstadt 1413 1443 Wittelsbach Bavaria-Ingolstadt Son of Stephen III

Jacqueline

Duchess of Bavaria-Straubing 1417 1432 Wittelsbach Bavaria-Straubing Daughter of William II, Duke
Duke
of Bavaria-Straubing . Until 1425 contested by John III the Pitiless . In 1432 Bavaria-Straubing was partitioned among the other Bavarian duchies.

John III the Pitiless

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria-Straubing 1418 1425 Wittelsbach Bavaria-Straubing Son of Albert I . Contested Jacqueline until his death 1425.

Albert III

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria-Munich 1438 1460 Wittelsbach Bavaria-Munich Son of Ernest

Louis VIII the Younger

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria-Ingolstadt 1443 1445 Wittelsbach Bavaria-Ingolstadt Son Louis VII the Bearded . Bavaria-Ingolstadt was annexed by Bavaria-Landshut in 1447.

Louis IX the Rich

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria-Landshut 1450 1479 Wittelsbach Bavaria-Landshut Son of Henry XVI the Rich

John IV

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1460 1463 Wittelsbach Bavaria-Munich Son of Albert III . Co-ruler with Sigismund and Albert IV the Wise

Sigismund

1460 1501 Wittelsbach Bavaria-Munich Bavaria-Dachau Son of Albert III

* Bavaria-Munich (1460–1467): Co-ruler with John IV and Albert IV the Wise * Bavaria-Dachau (1467–1501)

Bavaria-Dachau was reunited with Bavaria-Munich in 1501.

George the Rich

Duke
Duke
of Bavaria-Landshut 1479 1503 Wittelsbach Bavaria-Landshut Son of Louis IX the Rich .

Bavaria-Landshut was annexed by Bavaria-Munich.

DUCHY OF BAVARIA

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Bavaria

NAME IMAGE TITLE START TERM END TERM HOUSE PART NOTE

Albert IV Albrecht IV Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1463 18 March 1508 Wittelsbach Bavaria-Munich Son of Albert III , he became ruler of the greater part of Bavaria following the Landshut War (1503–1505). In 1506 Albert decreed that the duchy should pass according to the rules of primogeniture . Called "the Wise."

* Bavaria-Munich (1463–1467): Co-ruler with Sigismund and John IV .

Bavaria-Munich was partitioned into a smaller Bavaria-Munich and Bavaria-Dachau in 1467.

William IV Wilhelm IV Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 18 March 1508 6 March 1550 Wittelsbach

Son of Albert IV the Wise . Co-ruler with Louis X

Louis X Ludwig X Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 1516 22 April 1545 Wittelsbach

Son of Albert IV the Wise . Co-ruler with William IV

Albert V Albrecht V Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 6 March 1550 24 October 1579 Wittelsbach

Son of William IV

William V Wilhelm V Duke
Duke
of Bavaria 24 October 1579 15 October 1597 Wittelsbach

Son of Albert V , abdicated, died 1626.

Maximilian I

Prince-elector of Bavaria 23 December 1597 25 February 1623 Wittelsbach

Son of William V . Maximilian I, was an ally of Emperor Ferdinand II in the Thirty Years\' War . When the Elector of the Palatinate , Frederick V , head of a senior branch of the Wittelsbachs, became involved in the war against the Emperor, he was stripped of his Imperial offices and the Prince-elector title. Maximilian I was granted the Electorate of the Palatinate in 1623.

ELECTORATE OF BAVARIA

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Bavaria

NAME IMAGE TITLE START TERM END TERM HOUSE NOTE

Maximilian I

Prince-elector of Bavaria 25 February 1623 27 September 1651 Wittelsbach In 1648, Frederick of the Palatinate's heir was restored to his Rhenish territory — but not to the Oberpfalz ceded to Bavaria
Bavaria
— together with a new Electorate; Maximilian retained the Electorate granted him in 1623.

Ferdinand Maria

Prince-elector of Bavaria 27 September 1651 26 May 1679 Wittelsbach Son of Maximilian I . 1651-1654 under regency of his uncle Albert VI of Bavaria
Bavaria
.

Maximilian II Emanuel

Prince-elector of Bavaria 26 May 1679 26 February 1726 Wittelsbach Son of Ferdinand Maria and Princess Henriette Adelaide of Savoy . Maximilian II took part in the War of the Spanish Succession
War of the Spanish Succession
on the side of France, against the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I . He was accordingly forced to flee Bavaria
Bavaria
following the Battle of Blenheim and deprived of his Electorate on 29 April 1706. He regained his Electorate in 1714 by the Peace of Baden and ruled until 1726.

Charles Albert Karl Albrecht Prince-elector of Bavaria 26 February 1726 20 January 1745 Wittelsbach Son of Maximilian II Emanuel .

Charles Albert once again took on the House of Habsburg in the War of the Austrian Succession , again in combination with France, succeeding so far as to be elected Holy Roman Emperor in 1742 (as Charles VII). However, the Austrians occupied Bavaria
Bavaria
(1742–1744), and the Emperor died shortly after returning to Munich.

Maximilian III Joseph

Prince-elector of Bavaria 20 January 1745 30 December 1777 Wittelsbach Son of Charles Albert . Maximilian III, who had no children, was the last of the direct Bavarian Wittelsbach line descended from Louis IV . He was succeeded by the Elector of the Palatinate , Charles Theodore , who thereby regained their old titles for the senior Wittelsbach line — descended from Louis IV's older brother Rudolf I .

Charles Theodore Karl Theodor Elector of the Palatinate 30 December 1777 16 February 1799 Wittelsbach Son of John Christian, Count of Palatinate-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 Joseph

Elector of the Palatinate 16 February 1799 6 August 1806 Wittelsbach Son of Count Palatine Frederick Michael of Zweibrücken . Distant cousin of Charles Theodore ; Count Palatine of Zweibrücken from 1795.

In the chaos of the wars of the French Revolution
French Revolution
, the old order of the Holy Roman Empire collapsed. In the course of these events, Bavaria
Bavaria
became once again the ally of France, and Maximilian IV Joseph became King Maximilian I of Bavaria
Bavaria
— whilst remaining Prince-Elector and Arch-steward of the Holy Roman Empire until 6 August 1806, when the Holy Roman Empire was abolished.

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Electors of the Holy Roman Empire from 1356 to 1806

SPIRITUAL Mainz Trier Cologne SECULAR Bohemia Palatine Saxony Brandenburg ADDED IN THE 17TH CENTURY Bavaria
Bavaria
(1623) Brunswick-Lüneburg (1692) ADDED IN THE 19TH CENTURY Regensburg Salzburg
Salzburg
(1803–1805) Würzburg (1805–1806) Württemberg Baden Hesse

KINGDOM OF BAVARIA

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Bavaria

NAME IMAGE TITLE START TERM END TERM HOUSE NOTE

Maximilian I

King of Bavaria
Bavaria
1 January 1806 13 October 1825 Wittelsbach see above

Ludwig I
Ludwig I

King of Bavaria
Bavaria
13 October 1825 20 March 1848 Wittelsbach Son of Maximilian I Joseph .

Abdicated in the Revolutions of 1848

Maximilian II

King of Bavaria
Bavaria
20 March 1848 10 March 1864 Wittelsbach Son of Ludwig I