John IV, Duke of Bavaria

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John IV. of Bavaria-Munich (German: Johann IV., Herzog von Bayern), (Munich, 4 October 1437 – 18 November 1463 in Munich) was duke of Bavaria-Munich from 1460 until his death.

Biography[edit]

John IV was a son of Albert III, Duke of Bavaria and ruled as duke of Bavaria-Munich from 1460 in a time of constant unrest of the nobility and strife with the cities. He was known as an avid hunter and died of plague in 1463. He was succeeded by his brothers Sigismund (already co-regent since 1460) and Albert IV. John IV is buried in the Frauenkirche in Munich.

Ancestors[edit]

John's ancestors in three generations
John IV, Duke of Bavaria Father:
Albert III, Duke of Bavaria
Paternal Grandfather:
Ernest, Duke of Bavaria
Paternal Great-grandfather:
John II, Duke of Bavaria
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Catherine of Gorizia
Paternal Grandmother:
Elisabetta Visconti
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Bernabò Visconti
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Beatrice della Scala
Mother:
Anna of Brunswick-Grubenhagen-Einbeck
Maternal Grandfather:
Eric I, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Agnes of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Maternal Grandmother:
Elisabeth of Brunswick-Göttingen
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Otto I, Duke of Brunswick-Göttingen
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Margareta of Berg
John IV, Duke of Bavaria
Born: 4 October 1437 Died: 18 November 1463
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Albert III
Duke of Bavaria-Munich
1460–1463
Succeeded by
Sigismund and Albert IV