Prince Konrad of Bavaria

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Prince Konrad
Prince Konrad of Bavaria
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Spouse Princess Bona Margherita of Savoy-Genoa
Issue Princess Amalie Isabella of Bavaria
Prince Eugen of Bavaria
House House of Wittelsbach
Father Prince Leopold of Bavaria
Mother Archduchess Gisela of Austria
Born (1883-11-22)22 November 1883
Munich, Bavaria
Died 6 September 1969(1969-09-06) (aged 85)
Hinterstein, Bavaria
Burial Andechs Abbey cemetery, Bavaria

Prince Konrad of Bavaria (German: Konrad Luitpold Franz Joseph Maria Prinz von Bayern) (22 November 1883 – 6 September 1969) was a member of the Bavarian Royal House of Wittelsbach.

Early life[edit]

Konrad was born in Munich, Bavaria. He was the youngest child of Prince Leopold of Bavaria and his wife Archduchess Gisela of Austria. During World War I, like his older brother Georg, Konrad served in the Bavarian army mainly on the Eastern Front as a commander of the 2nd Royal Bavarian Heavy Cavalry “Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria” Konrad reached the rank of Major and resigned from the military on 6 February 1919.

Marriage[edit]

On 8 January 1921 Prince Konrad married Princess Bona Margherita of Savoy-Genoa, the daughter of Prince Tomaso of Savoy-Genoa and Princess Isabella of Bavaria.[1] The wedding took place at the Castello Agliè in Piedmont, Italy.

The couple had two children:

Name Birth Death Notes
Princess Amalie Isabella of Bavaria 1921 1985 married Umberto Poletti; had issue
Prince Eugen of Bavaria 16 July 1925[2] 1 January 1997 married Countess Helene von Khevenhüller-Metsch; no issue

Post World War II[edit]

At the end of the Second World War, Prince Konrad was arrested by the French military at Hinterstein, brought to Lindau and temporarily interned in the hotel Bayerischer Hof, together with among others the German Crown Prince Wilhelm and the former Nazi diplomat Hans Georg von Mackensen. Princess Bona who worked during the war as a nurse, stayed afterwards with her relatives in Savoy, prohibited from entering Germany, she was not reunited with her family until 1947. In the later years Prince Konrad worked on the Board of German auto-maker NSU.

Death[edit]

Prince Konrad of Bavaria died on 6 September 1969 at Hinterstein in the Oberallgäu region of Bavaria. He is buried at the Andechs Abbey cemetery in Bavaria.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Italian Princess to Wed Bavarian", The New York Times (Milan), 7 January 1921 
  2. ^ "Son to Princess Maria", The New York Times (Rome), 27 July 1925 

Sources[edit]

  • Schad, Martha,Kaiserin Elisabeth und ihre Töchter. München, Langen Müller, 1998
Prince Konrad of Bavaria
Born: 22 November 1883 Died: 6 September 1969