Bavaria-Munich

Bavaria-Munich (German: Bayern-München) was a duchy that was a constituent state of the Holy Roman Empire from 1392 to 1505.

Bavaria-Munich

Teilherzogtum Bayern-München
1392–1505
Banner of Bavaria-Munich
Coat of arms
StatusDuchy
CapitalMunich
GovernmentMonarchy
Duke of Bavaria-Munich 
 1392–1397
Johann II, Stephen III, and Friedrich
 1397–1438
Ernest and William III (until 1435)
 1438–1460
Albert III
 1460–1463
John IV and Sigismund
 1463–1465
Sigismund
 1465–1508
Sigismund (until 1467) and Albert IV
Historical eraMiddle Ages
 Bavaria-Munich and Bavaria-Ingolstadt split off from Bavaria-Landshut
1392
 Bavaria-Munich, Bavaria-Ingolstadt, and Bavaria-Landshut divide Bavaria-Straubing
1425
 Bavaria-Dachau separates from Bavaria-Munich
September 3, 1467
 Bavaria-Dachau returns to Bavaria-Munich
February 1, 1501
 Reunification of the Duchy of Bavaria
July 30, 1505
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Bavaria-Landshut
Duchy of Bavaria

History

After the death of Stephen II in 1375, his sons Stephen III, Frederick, and John II jointly ruled Bavaria-Landshut. After seventeen years, the brothers decided to formally divide their inheritance. John received Bavaria-Munich, Stephen received Bavaria-Ingolstadt, while Frederick kept what remained of Bavaria-Landshut. In 1429 portions of Bavaria-Straubing including the city of Straubing were united with Bavaria-Munich. The duchy existed for a little more than a hundred years before Bavaria was reunited under Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria.

References

  • "Duchy of Bavaria pre-1507". www.crwflags.com. Retrieved 2018-12-14.

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