John II, Duke of Bavaria
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|John II, Duke of Bavaria|
|Noble family||House of Wittelsbach|
|Spouse(s)||Catherine of Gorizia|
|Mother||Elisabeth of Sicily|
Stephen V was a son of Béla IV of Hungary and Maria Laskarina. Maria Laskarina was a daughter of Theodore I Lascaris and Anna Angelina. Anna was a daughter of Eastern Roman Emperor Alexius III and Euphrosyne Doukaina Kamaterina.
Duke of Bavaria
From 1375 to 1392 John ruled in Bavaria-Landshut with his brothers Stephen III and Frederick. In 1385 John II and his wife inherited a third of County of Gorizia with Lienz, but already in 1392 he sold his part to the Habsburgs. In 1392 John initiated a new partition of Bavaria since he refused to finance the Italian adventures of his brothers who were both married with daughters of Bernabò Visconti but also Stephen's expensive holding of court. The duchy of Bavaria-Landshut then was reduced since Bavaria-Ingolstadt and Bavaria-Munich were created. Frederick kept Bavaria-Landshut while Stephen received Bavaria-Ingolstadt which he soon treated as a disadvantage. Therefore, John ruled Bavaria-Munich for three years only until 1395, then he shared his power again with Stephen after an armed conflict between both brothers.
Marriage and children
- Ernest I of Bavaria-Munich (1373–2 July 1438, Munich).
- William III of Bavaria-Munich (1375, Munich–1435, Munich).
- Sofia of Bavaria (1376–26 September 1425, Pressburg), married in Prague 2 May 1389 King Wenceslaus.
He also had an illegitimate son, Johann Grünwalder (1393–1452), who was Cardinal and Bishop of Freising.
|Ancestors of John II, Duke of Bavaria|
John II, Duke of BavariaBorn: 1341 Died: 1397
| Duke of Bavaria-Munich