Ferdinand Maria Innocenz of Bavaria

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Ferdinand Maria Innocenz of Bavaria
Spouse(s) Countess Palatine Maria Anna of Neuburg
Noble family House of Wittelsbach
Father Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria
Mother Therese Kunigunde Sobieska
Born (1699-08-05)5 August 1699
Died 9 December 1738(1738-12-09) (aged 39)
Buried Theatine Church, Munich

Ferdinand Maria Innocenz Michael Joseph of Bavaria (5 August 1699 in Brussels – 9 December 1738 in Munich) was a Bavarian prince and an Imperial Field marshal.


Ferdinand Maria Innocent was a son of Elector Maximilian II Emanuel of Bavaria (1662-1726) from his marriage to Therese Kunigunde Sobieska (1676-1730 ), a daughter of King John III Sobieski of Poland.

He served as a general in the imperial army. In 1738, he was promoted to Field marshal and imperial Feldzeugmeister.[1]

He died in 1738 and was buried in the Theatine Church in Munich.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Ferdinand Maria Innocent married on 5 February 1719 in Zákupy to Maria Anna Carolina, a daughter of Philip William August, Count Palatine of Neuburg. He had the following children:

married in 1742 Countess Palatine Maria Anna of Sulzbach (1722-1790)
  • Therese Emmanuel (1723-1743)

Ferdinand also had a son from his extra-marital affaire with Countess Marie Adelaide Fortunata Spaur (1694-1781):

  • Joseph Ferdinand (1718-1805), Duke of Salern, married:
    1. in 1753 to Countess Marie Mechthildis of Törring (1734-1764)
    2. in 1766 to Countess Josepha of La Rosee (d. 1772)


  • Johannes Erichsen and Katharina Heinemann (Hrsg.): Die Schlacht von Höchstädt. Brennpunkt Europas 1704, Jan Thorbecke, Ostfildern, 2004, ISBN 3-7995-0214-9


  1. ^ Kunstwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft in München, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, München and Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in München: Münchner Jahrbuch der bildenden kunst, Prestel Verlag, 1963, p. 171