Maximilian Philipp Hieronymus, Duke of Bavaria-Leuchtenberg

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Maximilian Philipp Hieronymus, Duke of Bavaria-Leuchtenberg

Maximilian Philipp Hieronymus, Prince of Bavaria (30 September 1638, Munich - 20 March 1705, Turkheim) was a German nobleman. He was Duke of Bavaria-Leuchtenberg from 1650 until his death and regent of the Princedom of Bavaria from 1679 to 1680 during the minority of his nephew Maximilian II Emanuel.

He was the second of two sons born to Maximilian I and his wife Maria Anna. In 1650 his father exchanged the reichsgrafschaft of Haag for the landgrafschaft of Leuchtenberg with his brother Albert VI and invested Maximilian with Leuchtenberg and the herrschaft of Schwabegg. Maximilian also acquired the reichsritterschafts of Angelberg and Mattsie from the Fuggers.

In 1668 he married Maurita Febronia de la Tour d’Auvergne, daughter of Frédéric Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne, but the marriage remained childless and on his death he was succeeded by his nephew Maximilian II Emmanuel.

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  • This page is a translation of its German equivalent.
Preceded by
Albert VI
Duke of
Bavaria-
Leuchtenberg

1690-1705
Succeeded by
Maximilian II Emanuel
Preceded by
Ferdinand Maria
(Prince Elector)
Prince Administrator
(Kuradministrator)
of Bavaria

1679-1680
Succeeded by
Maximilian II Emanuel
(Prince Elector)