Duke Pius August in Bavaria

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Duke Pius August
Duke Pius August in Bavaria
Herzog Pius August in Bayern.jpg
Born (1786-08-01)1 August 1786
Landshut, Electorate of Bavaria
Died 3 August 1837(1837-08-03) (aged 51)
Bayreuth, Kingdom of Bavaria
Spouse Princess Amélie Louise of Arenberg
Issue Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria
Full name
German: Pius August
House House of Wittelsbach
Father Duke Wilhelm in Bavaria
Mother Countess Palatine Maria Anna of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld

Duke Pius August in Bavaria,[1] full German name: Pius August Herzog in Bayern[1] (born 1 August 1786 in Landshut, Electorate of Bavaria;[1] died 3 August 1837 in Bayreuth, Kingdom of Bavaria[1]) was a Duke in Bavaria as a member of the Palatine Birkenfeld-Gelnhausen line of the House of Wittelsbach. Pius August was a grandfather of Empress Elisabeth of Austria through his son Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria.

Early life[edit]

Born in Landshut, Pius August was the third child of Duke Wilhelm in Bavaria and his wife Countess Palatine Maria Anna of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Pius August married Princess Amélie Louise of Arenberg, daughter of Duke Louis Marie of Arenberg and his wife Marie Adélaïde Julie de Mailly, dame d'Ivry-sur-Seine, on 26 May 1807 in Brussels.[1] Pius August and Amélie Louise had one son:[1]

Later life[edit]

In 1815, Pius August became an honorary member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He loved to travel.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 1 August 1786 – 16 February 1799: Count Palatine Pius August of Birkenfeld-Gelnhausen
  • 16 February 1799 – 3 August 1837: His Royal Highness Duke Pius August in Bavaria



  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (15 Jan 2003). "Pius August Herzog in Bayern". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-05-23.  External link in |publisher= (help)