Duke Ludwig Wilhelm in Bavaria (1884–1968)

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Duke Ludwig Wilhelm
Ludwig Wilhelm, Duke in Bavaria.jpg
Duke in Bavaria
Period 30 November 1909 – 5 November 1968
Predecessor Karl Theodor
Successor Max Emanuel
Spouse Princess Eleonore Anna Lucie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
House House of Wittelsbach
Father Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria
Mother Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal
Born (1884-01-17)17 January 1884
Schloss Tegernsee, Bavaria
Died 5 November 1968(1968-11-05) (aged 84)
Wildbad Kreuth, Germany
Burial Tegernsee Abbey

Duke Ludwig Wilhelm Karl Norbert Theodor Johann in Bavaria (17 January 1884 Schloss Tegernsee – 5 November 1968 Wildbad Kreuth) was a member of the Kingdom of Bavaria's ruling dynasty, the House of Wittelsbach. He was the head since 1909 of the Wittelsbachs' cadet branch, the Dukes in Bavaria, heirs of the Counts Palatine of Birkenfeld-Gelnhausen.


Ludwig Wilhelm was the eldest son of Duke Karl Theodor in Bavaria and his second wife Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal.

He married on 19 March 1917 in Kreuth with Princess Eleonore Anna Lucie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, daughter of Prince Franz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Julia Cavalcanti d'Albuquerque de Villeneuve.

When his wife died on 20 February 1965 he adopted the grandson of his sister Marie Gabrielle, Max Emanuel.

Ludwig Wilhelm died on 5 November 1968 in Wildbad Kreuth.