Bavaria in History

Bavaria: Munich - Nuremberg

Historical Events

  • 0976-07-21 Emperor Otto II gives earl Leopold I, East Bavaria
  • 1156-09-08 Henry II Jasormigott leaves Bavaria
  • 1313-11-09 Louis the Bavarian defeats his cousin Frederick I of Austria at the Battle of Gammelsdorf
  • 1322-09-28 Battle of Muhldorf: the Duchy of (Upper) Bavaria defeats Austrian forces
  • 1346-01-15 Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria gives his wife Margaretha, Holland and Zealand
  • 1346-04-13 Pope Clemens VI declares German emperor Louis of Bavaria, envoy
  • 1349-01-05 Margaretha of Bavaria names her son Willem V Earl of Holland and Zealand
  • 1354-12-07 Margaretha van Bavarian's son earl Willem V signs peace treaty
  • 1417-05-31 Jacoba of Bavaria becomes countess of Holland/Zealand/Henegouwen
  • 1420-08-05 Duke John VI of Bavaria visits Dutch mystic Lidwina (Christ's bride)
  • 1425-08-25 Countess Jacoba of Bavaria escapes from jail

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1428-06-29 Jacoba of Bavaria signs cease fire with Philip the Good

Duke of Burgundy Philip the Good
Duke of Burgundy
Philip the Good
  • 1428-07-03 Treaty of Delft between Jacoba of Bavaria & Philip the Good of Burgundy
  • 1440-04-09 Christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark (1440-48)
  • 1450-10-05 Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Ludwig IX

GermanyGerman Beer Purity Law

1487-11-30 The first German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot), is promulgated in Munich by Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria stating beer should be brewed from only three ingredients – water, malt and hops

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The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot)
The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot)
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  • 1498-06-21 Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian
  • 1504-04-23 King Maximilian I routes troops to Bavaria
  • 1516-04-23 Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria endorses "The German Beer Purity Law" (Reinheitsgebot) and adds to it standards for the sale of beer in Bavaria, ensuring beer is only brewed from three ingredients – water, malt and hops
  • 1531-10-24 Bavaria joins Schmalkaldic League
  • 1623-02-25 Duke Maximilian I of Bavaria becomes monarch of Palts
  • 1631-05-30 The Treaty of Fontainebleau signed between Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria, and the Kingdom of France, establishing a secret alliance between them during the Thirty Years' War.

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1634-08-26 Battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II and Spanish forces defeat a force of Swedish and German protestants

Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
Holy Roman Emperor
Ferdinand II
  • 1645-08-03 Battle of Allersheim: French defeat Bavarians
  • 1647-03-14 Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
  • 1648-05-17 Emperor Ferdinand III defeats Maximilian I of Bavaria
  • 1658-08-15 France, Sweden, Bavarian, Brunswick, Munster and Hessen-Kassel form Confederation of the Rhine
  • 1670-02-17 France and Bavaria sign military assistance treaty
  • 1701-03-09 France, Cologne & Bavaria sign alliance
  • 1702-09-16 Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne & Bavaria

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1704-08-13 Battle of Blenheim (Second Battle of Höchstädt): A combined British, German and Dutch army led by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, decisively beats the French and Bavarians

  • 1706-04-29 Emperor Jozef I becomes monarch of Cologne and Bavaria
  • 1712-05-17 Maximilian Emanuel of Bavaria honored as "sovereign of Netherlands"
  • 1727-11-12 France & Bavaria renew secret treaty
  • 1741-05-08 France & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg
  • 1741-05-28 Spain and Bavaria sign treaty

  • 1741-07-31 Charles Albert of Bavaria invades Upper Austria and Bohemia.

Battle of InterestBattle of Dettingen

1743-06-27 War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: in Bavaria, King George II of Britain personally leads troops into battle. The last time a British monarch commanded troops in the field.

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King George II with the Duke of Cumberland at the Battle of Dettingen
King George II with the Duke of Cumberland at the Battle of Dettingen
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  • 1745-04-22 Austria & Bavaria sign Peace Treaty of Füssen, ending Bavaria's participation (on the French side) in the War of the Austrian Succession
  • 1779-05-13 War of Bavarian Succession ends

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1809-04-20 Napoleon I and French forces defeat Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1813-10-08 Treaty of Ried between Bavaria & Austria
  • 1816-08-08 Bavaria joins Holy Alliance
  • 1832-05-07 Greece becomes independent, Otto of Bavaria is chosen as king
  • 1835-12-07 Bavarian Ludwig railway opens - first German steam railway
  • 1871-04-22 All German Jews emancipated after the German Constitution adopted by its last state Bavaria
  • 1913-11-05 Ludwig III crowned king of Bavaria
  • 1914-08-20 Bavarian troops kill 50 inhabitants of Nomeny, France
  • 1918-11-07 Kurt Eisner overthrows the Wittelsbach dynasty in the Kingdom of Bavaria as a revolutionary uprising spreads throughout Germany
  • 1919-04-06 Bavaria proclaims itself a soviet republic
  • 1923-03-20 Bavarian minister of interior refuses to forbid Nazi Sturm Abteilung
  • 1924-03-29 Bavaria & Vatican reach accord
  • 1924-04-06 Völkische Block (Nazis) receives 17.8% of vote in Bavaria
  • 1925-02-14 State of emergency crisis in Bavaria ends, NSDAP re-allowed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1927-03-10 Bavaria lifts ban on Adolf Hitler's speeches

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1945-05-04 German forces in Bavaria surrender unconditionally to American commander Jacob L. Devers
  • 2015-06-07 -8 41st G7 summit held in Schloss Elmau, Bavaria
  • 2016-02-09 Two German passenger trains collide near Bad Aibling, Bavaria, killing 10 and seriously injuring 18
  • 2019-11-07 Humans 1st walked upright 12 million years ago (not 6 million as previously thought), according to study a new species of ape found in Bavaria, Germany, published in "Nature"

Famous Birthdays

  • 0973-05-06 Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (1014-24) and King of Germany (1002-24), born in Abbach, Bavaria, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1024)
  • 1173-12-23 Louis I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1231)
  • 1229-04-13 Louis II, Duke of Bavaria, ruler of upper Baveria, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1294)
  • 1283-04-01 Ludwig IV of Baveria, Roman Catholic Bavarian emperor (1314-47)
  • 1328-05-07 Louis VI the Roman, Duke of Bavaria and Elector of Brandenburg, born in Rome (d. 1365)
  • 1329-09-26 Anna of Bavaria, Queen of the Romans (d. 1353)
  • 1336-07-25 Albert I, Duke of Bavaria and third son of Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, born in Munich (d. 1404)
  • 1342-08-19 Catharine of Bohemia, Duchess of Bavaria, born in Prague, Bohemia (d. 1395)
  • 1460-05-08 Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1486-1536), born in Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1536)
  • 1477-01-16 Johannes Schöner, German polymath, astronomer and cartographer (Schöner globes), born in Karlstadt am Main, Lower Franconia, Bavaria (d. 1547)
  • 1484-01-17 George Spalatin, German humanist, reformer and important figure in the Reformation, born in Spalt, Bavaria (d. 1545)
  • 1487-02-14 Henry II of Bavaria, Bishop of Utrecht (1524-29), Worms (1523-52) and Freising (1541-52), born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1552)
  • 1501-01-17 Leonhard Fuchs, German physician and botanist (Notable Commentaries on the History of Plants) for which the flowering plants and color Fuchsia is named after, born in Wemding, Bavaria (d. 1566)
  • 1528-03-01 Albrecht V von Wittelsbach [the Generous], duke of Bavaria
  • 1528-07-07 Anna of Austria, Duchess of Bavaria, daughter of Ferdinand I (d. 1590)
  • 1548-09-29 William V, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1626)
  • 1554-12-17 Ernest of Bavaria, Prince-elector-archbishop of the Archbishopric of Cologne, born in Munich (d. 1612)
  • 1569-11-11 Martin Ruland the Younger, German physician and alchemist, born in Lauingen, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1611)
  • 1573-04-17 Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1651)
  • 1574-12-08 Maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire, born in Munich, Bavaria, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1616)
  • 1584-04-13 Albert VI, Duke of Bavaria, born in Munich (d. 1666)
  • 1594-05-29 Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal, born in Treuchtlingen, Bavaria (d. 1632)
  • 1597-11-19 Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Electress consort of Brandenburg as the wife of George William, born in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Bavaria (d. 1660)
  • 1610-01-13 Maria Anna of Austria, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1665)
  • 1632-04-02 Georg Caspar Weckler, German organist and composer, baptized in Nuremberg, Bavaria (d. 1695)
  • 1636-10-31 Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (1651-79), born in Schleissheim Palace, Bavaria (d. 1679)
  • 1637-09-27 Hieronymus Gradenthaler, German composer, born in Regensburg, Bavaria (d. 1700)
  • 1645-11-21 Johann Löhner, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1705)
  • 1662-07-11 Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria and governor of the Spanish Netherlands (1691-1714), born in Munich (d. 1726)
  • 1664-08-06 Johann Christoph Schmidt, German composer, born in Ansbach, Bavaria (d. 1728)
  • 1668-12-03 Casimir Schweizelsperg, German composer, born in Rosenheim, Upper Bavaria
  • 1669-06-30 Mauritius Vogt, German composer, born in Königshofen, Bavaria (d. 1730)
  • 1675-02-21 Franz Xaver Josef von Unertl, Bavarian politician (d. 1750)
  • 1685-06-30 Dominikus Zimmermann, Bavarian Baroque architect and painter (Liebfrauenkirche), born in Gaispoint, Germany (d. 1766)
  • 1689-09-01 Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, Bavarian master builder (Prague)
  • 1691-04-09 Johann Matthias Gesner, German classical scholar, born in Roth, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1761)
  • 1692-08-13 Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, German organist and composer, baptized in Kötzting, Electorate of Bavaria (now Bad Kötzting, Germany) (d. 1746)
  • 1692-11-15 Eusebius Amort, German Roman Catholic theologian, born in Bibermuehle, Bavaria (d. 1775)
  • 1700-11-28 Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Queen consort of Denmark and Norway (1730-46), born in Castle Schonberg, Bavaria (d. 1770)
  • 1702-07-17 Johann Schneider, German composer and pupil of Bach, born in Coburg, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1788)
  • 1703-01-29 Carlmann Kolb, German composer and priest, born in Kösslarn, Lower Bavaria (d. 1765)
  • 1703-09-03 Johann Theodor of Bavaria, Prince-Bishop of Regensburg, Freising and Liège, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1763)
  • 1705-04-20 Balthasar Schmid, German composer and printer, born in Nuremberg, Bavaria (d. 1749)
  • 1708-11-04 Robert Praelisauer, German composer, music director, and priest, baptized in Kötzting, Electorate of Bavaria (now Bad Kötzting, Germany) (d. 1771)
  • 1710-04-30 Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general, born in Arlon, Province of Luxembourg, Belgium (d. 1795)
  • 1718-08-09 Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher, German composer, born in Murnau, Bavaria (d. 1782)
  • 1727-08-15 Johann Georg Holzbogen, German violinist and composer, born in Schwandorf, Bavaria (d. 1775)
  • 1728-08-29 Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, Electress of Bavaria, born in Dresden Castle, Dresden, Germany (d. 1797)
  • 1731-12-06 Sophie von Laroche, German writer (History of Lady Sophia Sternheim), born in Kaufbeuren. Bavaria (d. 1807)
  • 1735-07-23 Johannes Herbst, German composer, born in Kempten, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1812)
  • 1744-11-26 Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff, German composer, born in Erlangen, Bavaria (d. 1785)
  • 1746-03-27 Augustin Ullinger, German composer, born in Ranoldsberg, Upper Bavaria (d. 1781)
  • 1747-07-06 Coelestin Jungbauer, German composer, born in Grattersdorf, Bavaria (d. 1823)
  • 1748-02-06 Adam Weishaupt, German philosopher & founder of the Order of the Illuminati, born in Ingolstadt, Germany (d. 1811)
  • 1748-08-06 Bernhard Haltenberger, German composer, born in Schongau, Bavaria (d. 1780)
  • 1748-09-24 Philipp Meissner, German composer, born in Burgpreppach, Bavaria (d. 1816)
  • 1748-11-01 Christoph Rheineck, German composer, born in Memmingen, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1797)
  • 1750-04-28 Paul Ignaz Kürzinger, Bavarian composer, born in Mergentheim, Württemberg
  • 1756-05-27 Maximilian I Joseph, King of Bavaria, born in Schwetzingen, Baden (d. 1825)
  • 1756-06-20 Joseph Martin Kraus, German composer, born in Miltenberg am Main, Bavaria (d. 1792)
  • 1758-01-24 Johann Chrysostomus Drexel, German composer, born in Epfenhausen, Bavaria (d. 1801)
  • 1761-07-25 Charlotte von Kalb, German writer, born in Saal an der Saale, Electorate of Bavaria (d. 1843)
  • 1763-06-14 Johann "Giovanni" Simon Mayr, German composer and music director (Cathedral of Bergamo, 1802-45), born in Mendorf, Bavaria (d. 1845)
  • 1767-09-08 Karl August von Lichtenstein, German composer, born in Lahm, Bavaria (d. 1845)
  • 1776-07-13 Caroline of Baden, Queen of Bavaria, born in Karlsruhe, Margraviate of Baden (d. 1841)
  • 1778-07-29 Carl Borromaus Neuner, German composer, born in Munich, Bavaria (d. 1830)
  • 1780-05-28 Franz Joseph Fröhlich, German composer, born in Würzburg, Bavaria (d. 1862)
  • 1783-02-15 Johann Nepomuk Poissl, Bavarian composer, born in Rattiszell, Bavaria (d. 1865)
  • 1783-03-26 Johann Baptist Weigl, German composer and clergyman, born in Hahnbach, Bavaria (d. 1852)
  • 1786-08-25 Ludwig I, King of Bavaria (1825-48), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1868)
  • 1787-11-27 Christian Rummel, German conductor and composer, born in Gollachostheim, Bavaria (d. 1849)
  • 1788-06-21 Princess Augusta of Bavaria, born in Strasbourg (d. 1851)
  • 1789-03-16 Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician (Ohm's law), born in Erlangen, Bavaria (d. 1854)
  • 1792-02-08 Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, queen of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1873)
  • 1792-07-08 Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, queen of Bavaria (d. 1854)
  • 1799-08-20 Heinrich von Gagern, German liberal politician, born in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1880)
  • 1800-07-09 Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German pathologist, born in Fürth, Bavaria (d. 1885)
  • 1801-11-13 Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Queen consort of Prussia (1840-61), born in Munich (d. 1873)
  • 1801-11-13 Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, Queen of Saxony, born in Munich (d. 1877)
  • 1805-01-27 Sophie of Bavaria, archduchess of Austria (d. 1872)
  • 1805-01-27 Maria Anna of Bavaria, queen consort of Saxony (d. 1877)
  • 1806-10-25 Max Stirner [Johann Kaspar Schmidt], German philosopher (Der Einzige), born in Bayreuth, Bavaria (d. 1856)
  • 1807-09-11 Ignaz Lachner, German composer, born in Rain, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1895)
  • 1808-06-24 Anna Caroline Oury, German pianist and composer, born in Landshut, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1880)
  • 1808-08-30 Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, Mother of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, born in Munich (d. 1892)
  • 1811-07-19 Vincenz Lachner, German composer, born in Rain am Lech, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1893)
  • 1811-11-28 Maximilian II of Bavaria, King of Bavaria (1848-64), born in Munich (d. 1864)
  • 1813-08-30 Princess Mathilde Caroline of Bavaria, eldest daughter of Ludwig I of Bavaria, born in Augsburg, Germany (d. 1862)
  • 1814-05-09 Adolf von Henselt, German composer, born in Schwabach, Bavaria (d. 1889)
  • 1815-06-01 Otto of Greece, King of Greece (1832-62), born in Salzburg, Bavaria (d. 1862)
  • 1821-05-17 Sebastian Kneipp, Bavarian priest and naturopathist (known for "Kneipp Cure" form of hydrotherapy), born in Stephansried, Germany (d. 1897)
  • 1822-12-06 John Eberhard Faber, German-American pencil manufacturer and built 1st large-scale pencil factory in US, born in Stein Bavaria, Germany (d. 1879)
  • 1823-03-19 Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria d. 1914
  • 1825-06-10 Princess Hildegard of Bavaria, seventh child and fourth daughter of Ludwig I of Bavaria and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, born in Würzburg, Bavaria (d. 1864)
  • 1825-10-15 Marie of Prussia, Queen consort of Bavaria (1848-64), born in Berlin City Palace, Prussia (d. 1889)
  • 1826-08-26 Princess Alexandra of Bavaria (d. 1875)

Person of interestLevi Strauss

1829-02-26 Levi Strauss, German-born American clothing designer who founded the 1st company to manufacture blue jeans (Levi Strauss & Co.), born in Buttenheim, Bavaria (d. 1902)

Fashion Designer Levi Strauss
Fashion Designer
Levi Strauss
  • 1832-02-26 John George Nicolay, German-American author (Abe Lincoln's biographer), born in Essingen, Rhenish Bavaria (d. 1901)
  • 1836-12-13 Franz von Lenbach, German painter, born in Schrobenhausen, Bavaria (d. 1904)
  • 1840-04-12 Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest and musicologist (Magister choralis), born in Mallersdorf-Pfaffenberg, Bavaria (d. 1910)

Famous Weddings

  • 1385-04-12 Duke of Burgundy, John the Fearless, marries Margaret of Bavaria in political double wedding with his sister
  • 1385-04-12 Willem van Oostervant of Bavaria weds Philip the Bold's daughter Marguerite (10)
  • 1810-10-12 First Oktoberfest: The Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
  • 1993-07-03 Prince Alois of Liechtenstein weds Duchess Sophie of Bavaria
  • 2005-08-05 Bavaria's Prince Leopold's son Prince Manuel von Bayern (31) weds Prince Ludwig-Ferdinand's daughter Princess Anna of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg in Sweden
  • 2007-09-08 Duchess Maria-Anna Henriette Gabrielle Julie in Bavaria (32) weds investment banker Klaus Runow near Munich, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • 0907-07-04 Luitpold, Margrave of Bavaria
  • 0937-07-14 Arnulf, Duke of Bavaria
  • 0947-11-23 Berthold, Duke of Bavaria
  • 0955-11-01 Henry I, Duke of Bavaria, dies from an illness at 34 or 36
  • 1083-01-11 Otto of Nordheim, Duke of Bavaria (c. 1020)
  • 1120-09-24 Welf II, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1072)
  • 1126-12-13 Henry IX, the Black, Duke of Bavaria (1120-26), dies
  • 1183-07-11 Otto I Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria
  • 1253-11-29 Otto II Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1206)
  • 1273-10-09 Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany
  • 1294-02-02 Louis II, Duke of Bavaria, ruler of Upper Bavaria, dies at 64
  • 1356-01-23 Margaretha of Bavaria, Emperess of Germany, dies
  • 1365-05-17 Louis VI the Roman, Duke of Bavaria and Elector of Brandenburg, dies at 37
  • 1392-09-22 Aleid van Poelgeest, lover of earl Albrecht of Bavaria, murdered at 22
  • 1404-12-13 Albert I, Duke of Bavaria and third son of Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, dies at 74
  • 1404-12-16 Albrecht of Bavaria, duke of Bavaria, dies at about 74
  • 1417-04-04 John van Touraine, 1st husband of Jacoba of Bavaria, dies
  • 1425-01-05 John of Bavaria/Bayern, liege of Holland/Zealand/Dordrecht, poisoned
  • 1425-01-06 Jan of Bavaria, liege of Holland/bishop/duke, dies
  • 1435-09-24 Isabeau of Bavaria, Queen and wife of Charles VI of France, who ruled during her husband's periods of insanity, dies at about 65
  • 1436-10-09 Jacoba van Bavarian, countess of Holland/Zealand, dies at 35
  • 1447-05-01 Louis VII, Duke of Bavaria (1413-43), dies at around 79
  • 1448-01-05 Christopher of Bavaria, King of Denmark (1440-48), Norway (1441-48) and Sweden (1442-48), dies suddenly at 31
  • 1552-01-03 Henry II of Bavaria, Bishop of Utrecht (1524-29), Worms (1523-52) and Freising (1541-52), dies at 64
  • 1579-10-24 Albrecht V von Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria, dies at 51
  • 1612-02-17 Ernest of Bavaria, Prince-elector-archbishop of the Archbishopric of Cologne, dies at 57
  • 1616-03-08 Maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire, dies at 41
  • 1624-12-26 Simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54
  • 1626-02-07 William V, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1548)
  • 1632-11-17 Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal, dies at 38
  • 1651-09-27 Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria, dies at 78
  • 1665-09-25 Maria Anna of Austria, Electress of Bavaria (b. 1610)
  • 1666-07-05 Albert VI, Duke of Bavaria, dies at 82
  • 1679-05-26 Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (1651-79), dies at 42
  • 1682-04-01 Franz Egon of Fürstenberg, Bavarian Catholic archbishop (b. 1625)
  • 1699-02-06 Jozef Ferdinand of Bavaria, heir of Spanish king Carlos II, dies
  • 1726-02-26 Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria and governor of the Spanish Netherlands (1691-1714), dies at 63
  • 1750-01-22 Franz Xaver Josef von Unertl, Bavarian politician (b. 1675)
  • 1763-01-27 Johann Theodor of Bavaria, Prince-Bishop of Regensburg, Freising and Liège, dies at 59
  • 1766-11-16 Dominikus Zimmermann, Bavarian Baroque architect and painter (Liebfrauenkirche), dies at 81
  • 1795-04-12 Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general, dies at 84
  • 1810-01-28 Andrew Hofer, Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead
  • 1825-10-13 Maximilian I Joseph, King of Bavaria, dies at 69
  • 1841-11-13 Caroline of Baden, Queen of Bavaria, dies at 65
  • 1864-03-10 Maximilian II of Bavaria, King of Bavaria (1848-64), dies at 52
  • 1864-04-02 Princess Hildegard of Bavaria, seventh child and fourth daughter of Ludwig I of Bavaria and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, dies at 38
  • 1868-02-29 Ludwig I, King of Bavaria (1825-48), dies at 81
  • 1881-04-26 Ludwig Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen, Bavarian general, dies at 65
  • 1886-06-13 King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Builder of palace of Neuschwanstein, patron of Wagner, found dead in Lake Starnberg, near Munich at 11:30 PM at 40
  • 1889-05-17 Marie of Prussia, Queen consort of Bavaria (1848-64), dies at 63
  • 1897-06-17 Sebastian Kneipp, Bavarian priest and naturopathist (known for "Kneipp Cure" form of hydrotherapy), dies at 76
  • 1919-02-03 Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, Queen of Bavaria, dies at 69
  • 1921-10-18 King Ludwig III of Bavaria (b. 1845)
  • 1924-09-06 Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, 4th and last child of Franz Joseph I of Austria and Elisabeth of Bavaria, dies at 56
  • 1925-01-19 Maria Sophie of Bavaria, Queen consort of the Two Sicilies, dies at 83
  • 1934-06-30 Gustav Ritter von Kahr, Prime Minister of Bavaria killed in the Night of the Long Knives murders (b. 1862)
  • 1942-08-18 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech-Russian composer and pianist (Ogelala), dies of tuberculosis at 48 in a German concentration camp in Wülzburg, Bavaria
  • 1948-02-09 Karl Valentin, Bavarian comedian and film producer, dies at 65
  • 1955-03-11 Oscar Mayer, Bavarian-born American meat packer (b. 1859)
  • 1996-07-07 Albrecht Luitpold Ferdinand Michael, duke of Bavaria, dies at 91