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Teilherzogtum Bayern-München
State of the Holy Roman Empire

Banner of Bavaria-Munich

Capital Munich
Government Monarchy
Duke of Bavaria-Munich
 •  1392-1397 Johann II, Stephen III, and Friedrich
 •  1397-1438 Ernest and William III (until 1435)
 •  1438-1460 Albert III
 •  1460-1463 John IV and Sigismund
 •  1463-1465 Sigismund
 •  1465-1508 Sigismund (until 1467) and Albert IV
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  Bavaria-Munich and Bavaria-Ingolstadt split off from Bavaria-Landshut 1392 1392
 •  Bavaria-Munich, Bavaria-Ingolstadt, and Bavaria-Landshut divide Bavaria-Straubing 1425
 •  Bavaria-Dachau separates from Bavaria-Munich September 3, 1467
 •  Bavaria-Dachau returns to Bavaria-Munich February 1, 1501
 •  Reunification of the Duchy of Bavaria July 30, 1505 1505
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Bavaria-Landshut Bavaria-Landshut
Duchy of Bavaria

Bavaria-Munich (German: Bayern-München) was a duchy which was part of the Holy Roman Empire from 1392 to 1505.


After the death of Stephen II in 1375, his sons Stephen III, Frederick, and John II jointly ruled Bavaria-Landshut. After seventeen years, the brothers decided to formally divide their inheritance. John received Bavaria-Munich, Stephen received Bavaria-Ingolstadt, while Frederick kept what remained of Bavaria-Landshut. In 1429 portions of Bavaria-Straubing including the city of Straubing were united with Bavaria-Munich. The duchy existed for a little more than a hundred years before Bavaria was reunited under Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria.

Bavaria-Munich (green) with Bavaria-Landshut (orange), Bavaria-Ingolstadt (brown) y Bavaria-Straubing (grey).
The Old Court in Munich