Bavaria-Ingolstadt

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Bavaria-Ingolstadt
Teilherzogtum Bayern-Ingolstadt
State of the Holy Roman Empire
Bavaria-Landshut
1392–1447 Bavaria-Landshut
The Duchy of Bavaria-Ingolstadt (1392–1447)
Capital Ingolstadt
Government Monarchy
Duke of Bavaria-Ingolstadt
 -  1392–1413 Stephan III
 -  1413–1447 Louis VII
 -  1443–1445 Louis VIII
Historical era Middle Ages
 -  Division of Bavaria-Landshut 1392
 -  Louis VII captured by his cousin, Henry XVI, duke of Bavaria-Landshut 1443
 -  Annexed by Bavaria-Landshut 1447 1447

Bavaria-Ingolstadt (German: Bayern-Ingolstadt or Oberbayern-Ingolstadt) was a duchy which was part of the Holy Roman Empire from 1392 to 1447.

History[edit]

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.

After Stephen's death in 1413, Louis VII assumed his father's throne. In 1429 parts of Bavaria-Straubing were united with Bavaria-Ingolstadt. Louis reigned until his own son, Louis VIII, usurped his throne in 1443 and delivered him to their enemy, Henry XVI, duke of Bavaria-Landshut. Louis VIII died two years later. Louis VII died in captivity. With no heir, Bavaria-Ingolstadt was returned to Bavaria-Landshut.

Geography[edit]

Bavaria-Ingolstadt was cobbled together from diverse, non-contiguous territories in Bavaria. The capital was Ingolstadt and included the territories around it: Schrobenhausen, Aichach, Friedberg, Rain am Lech and Höchstädt an der Donau. In addition, Bavaria Ingolstadt incorporated the following towns:

Southern Bavaria:

Eastern Bavaria:

Northern Bavaria:

Coordinates: 48°45′N 11°25′E / 48.750°N 11.417°E / 48.750; 11.417