Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria

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Adelgunede of Bavaria
Duchess of Modena and Reggio
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Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria
Spouse Francis V, Duke of Modena
Issue Princess Anna Beatrice Theresia Maria
Full name
Adelgunde Auguste Charlotte Caroline Elisabeth Amalie Marie Sophie Luise
House House of Wittelsbach
House of Austria-Este
Father Ludwig I of Bavaria
Mother Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Born (1823-03-19)19 March 1823
Würzburg
Died 28 October 1914(1914-10-28) (aged 91)
Munich

Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria (German: Adelgunde Auguste Charlotte Caroline Elisabeth Amalie Marie Sophie Luise von Bayern; 19 March 1823 – 28 October 1914) was a daughter of Ludwig I of Bavaria and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. She was Duchess consort of Modena by her marriage to Francis V, Duke of Modena.

Family[edit]

Adelgunde was the sixth child and fourth daughter of Ludwig I of Bavaria and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. She was born in Würzburg on 19 March 1823. Included among her siblings were Maximilian II of Bavaria, Mathilde, Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine, King Otto of Greece and Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria.

Marriage[edit]

On 20 March 1842 in Munich, Adelgunde married Archduke Francis of Austria-Este (1819–75), eldest son of Francis IV, Duke of Modena and Maria Beatrice of Savoy. The couple had only one child, Princess Anna Beatrice Theresia Maria (October 19, 1848 in Gries, Bolzano – July 8, 1849 in Modena). Francis acceded to the dukedom on his father's death in 1846 as Francis V. After the Italian Unification, Francis was deposed and he and his wife were exiled to Vienna where he died fifteen years later.

Death[edit]

Adelgunde survived her husband for many years and died in Munich at the age of 91. She never remarried and is interred in Vienna.

A pearl brooch formerly owned by her was auctioned at Sotheby's in 2012. [1]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria
Born: 19 March 1823 Died: 28 October 1914
Italian royalty
Vacant
Title last held by
Maria Beatrice of Savoy
Duchess consort of Modena
20 March 1842 – 11 June 1859
Duchy abolished in 1859