Sabina of Bavaria

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Sabina of Bavaria
Duchess consort of Württemberg
Sabine of Bavaria-Munich.jpg
Portrait of Duchess Sabina of Bavaria by Barthel Beham, 1530
Tenure 1511–1550
Spouse Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg
Issue Christoph, Duke of Württemberg
Anna of Württemberg
House House of Wittelsbach
Father Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria
Mother Kunigunde of Austria
Born 24 April 1492
Died 30 August 1564

Sabina of Bavaria-Munich (24 April 1492 – 30 August 1564) was born Duchess of Bavaria and became wife of Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg.

Biography[edit]

Family[edit]

Sabina was the daughter of Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria and his wife Kunigunde of Austria, daughter of Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor and Leonor of Portugal.

Marriage[edit]

Sabina was promised at the age of six years for strategic reasons by her uncle, King Maximilian I, to Ulrich of Württemberg to whom she was married 15 years later. This marriage was unhappy because of Ultich's tendency to violence, so that Sabina was ultimately forced to flee from Württemberg without her two children and seek shelter with her brothers in Munich.

When in 1551 her son Christoph inherited the throne of Württemberg, Sabina moved to Nürtingen, which was then the official widow's residence of the Württembergs. There she led a small court and being an educated woman turned it into a meeting place for Württemberg Protestantism.

With Ulrich of Württemberg she had two children: Christoph, Duke of Württemberg (12 May 1515 – 28 December 1568), and Anna (30 January 1513 – 29 June 1530).

Ancestors[edit]

Sabina's ancestors in three generations
Sabina of Bavaria Father:
Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria
Paternal Grandfather:
Albert III, Duke of Bavaria
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Ernest, Duke of Bavaria
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Elisabetta Visconti
Paternal Grandmother:
Anna of Brunswick-Grubenhagen-Einbeck
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Erich I of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Elisabeth of Brunswick-Göttingen
Mother:
Kunigunde of Austria
Maternal Grandfather:
Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Ernest, Duke of Austria
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Cymburgis of Masovia
Maternal Grandmother:
Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Edward of Portugal
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Leonor of Aragon

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