John I, Duke of Bavaria

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John I, Duke of Bavaria
Born29 November 1329
Died20 December 1340(1340-12-20) (aged 11)
Noble familyHouse of Wittelsbach
FatherHenry XIV, Duke of Bavaria
MotherMargaret of Bohemia

John I of Bavaria (29 November 1329 – 20 December 1340), (German: Johann I das Kind, Herzog von Niederbayern), he was the Duke of Lower Bavaria since 1339.

John I was the son of Henry XIV, Duke of Lower Bavaria, and Margaret of Bohemia. His maternal grandparents were John I of Bohemia and Elisabeth of Bohemia


He married Anna of Bavaria (1326 - 3 June 1361), daughter of Louis IV of Bavaria. Still a minor, John I was the last duke of Lower Bavaria for one year only. After his early death in 1340 the duchy of Lower Bavaria passed to Louis IV, who then reunited the duchy of Bavaria in January 1341. His mother Margaret of Bohemia, as a member of the Luxemburg dynasty, then had to return to Bohemia.


John I, Duke of Bavaria
Born: 1329 Died: 1340
German royalty
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Henry XIV
Duke of Lower Bavaria
Succeeded by
Louis IV of Upper Bavaria

External links[edit]

  • Cawley, Charles, His listing along with his wife . The project "involves extracting and analysing detailed information from primary sources, including contemporary chronicles, cartularies, necrologies and testaments.", Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy
  • A listing of descendants of Otto I, Count of Scheyern, including Henry XIII and his children