Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria
|Princess Mathilde Ludovika|
|Countess of Trani|
|Mathilde Ludovika photographed circa 1870|
|Spouse||Prince Louis, Count of Trani|
|Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies|
|House||House of Wittelsbach
House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
|Father||Maximilian Joseph, Duke in Bavaria|
|Mother||Princess Ludovika of Bavaria|
30 September 1843|
Possenhofen, Kingdom of Bavaria
|Died||18 June 1925
Mathilde Ludovika, Duchess in Bavaria (30 September 1843 – 18 June 1925) was the fourth daughter of Maximilian, Duke in Bavaria and Princess Ludovika of Bavaria. Her mother was the youngest daughter King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria by his second wife Margravine Karoline of Baden.
Born and raised at Possenhofen Castle, Mathilde was a younger sister of (among others) Duke Karl-Theodor in Bavaria, Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria and Duchess Marie Sophie in Bavaria. She was an older sister of (among others) Duchess Sophie in Bavaria.
Marriage & Family
On 5 June 1861, Mathilde married Lodovico, Count of Trani. He was Heir Presumptive to his older half-brother Francis II of the Two Sicilies. Francis was married to her older sister Marie Sophie. The bride was seventeen years old and the groom was twenty-two. They had a single daughter:
- Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (15 January 1867 - 1 May 1909). She married Prince Wilhelm of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.
Two Sicilies Revolution
Lodovico was still the heir of Francis as head of a deposed Royal House. He retained this position for the rest of his life but predeceased Francis on 8 June 1886. Francis was eventually succeeded by their younger brother Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta. Mathilde survived her husband by thirty-nine years but never remarried.
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 30 September 1843 – 5 June 1861: Her Royal Highness Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria
- 5 June 1861 – 8 June 1886: Her Royal Highness The Countess of Trani, Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess in Bavaria
- 8 June 1886 – 18 June 1925: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Countess of Trani, Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess in Bavaria
- "The Book of Kings: A Royal Genealogy" by C. Arnold McNaughton.
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