Louis VIII, Duke of Bavaria

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Louis VIII of Bavaria (German: Ludwig VIII der Höckrige, Louis the Hunchback) (1 September 1403 – 7 April 1445) was Duke of Bavaria-Ingolstadt from 1443 until his death. He was born in Paris, a son of Louis VII and his first wife Anne de Bourbon-La Marche, a daughter of John I, Count of La Marche. He died in 1445 at Ingolstadt.

Biography[edit]

He married Margarete of Brandenburg (1410 - July 27, 1465), daughter of Frederick I of Brandenburg, on July 20, 1441. Since 1438 Louis had been feuding with his father Louis VII, who gave undue preference to another (illegitimate) son. Louis allied with Henry XVI of Bavaria-Landshut against his father, who was finally taken prisoner in 1443, but Louis VIII died two years later. When Louis VII also died in 1447, Henry finally succeeded in Bavaria-Ingolstadt.

Louis VIII, Duke of Bavaria
Born: 1 September 1403 Died: 7 April 1445
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Louis VII
Duke of Bavaria-Ingolstadt
1443–1445
Succeeded by
Henry XVI