Prince Alfons of Bavaria
|Prince Alfons of Bavaria|
|Spouse||Princess Louise Victoire d'Orléans-Alençon|
|Issue||Prince Joseph Clemens
Princess Elisabeth Maria
|House||House of Wittelsbach|
|Father||Prince Adalbert of Bavaria|
|Mother||Infanta Amalia of Spain|
24 January 1862|
|Died||8 January 1933
|Burial||Michaelskirche, Munich, Bavaria|
Prince Alfons of Bavaria (German: Alfons Maria Franz von Assisi Klemens Max Emanuel Prinz von Bayern) ( 24 January 1862 – 8 January 1933) was a member of the Bavarian Royal House of Wittelsbach and a General of Cavalry.
Alfons was born in Munich, Bavaria. He was the second son of Prince Adalbert of Bavaria and his wife Infanta Amalia of Spain. In 1880, as so many young men of his age, Alfons joined the army and in 1892 became commander of the Bavarian Schweren-Reiter-Regiment. In 1905 he reached the rank General of Cavalry, finishing his career as the commander of 7 K.B. Chevaulegers-Regiment.
On 15 April 1891 Prince Alfons married Princess Louise Victoire d'Orléans-Alençon, the daughter of Duke Ferdinand of Alençon and Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria. The wedding took place at the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich, Bavaria. The couple had two children:
Decorations and awards
- This article incorporates information from the Italian Wikipedia.
- Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece
- Iron Cross, 2nd class
- Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Wendish Crown with gems (22 July 1904)
- Das Bayernbuch vom Kriege 1914-1918. Konrad Krafft von Dellmensingen, Friedrichfranz Feeser, Chr. Belser AG, Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart 1930
- Die Wittelsbacher. Geschichte unserer Familie. Prestel Verlag, München, 1979