Matilda of Bavaria, Margravine of Meissen

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Matilde of Bavaria
Margravine of Meissen
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Coat-of-arms of Bittelsbach
Bornaft. 21 June 1313
Bavaria, Germany
Died2 July 1346
Noble familyWittelsbach
Spouse(s)Frederick II, Margrave of Meissen
Elisabeth, Burgravine of Nuremberg
Frederick III, Landgrave of Thuringia
Balthasar, Landgrave of Thuringia
Louis, Archbishop of Magdeburg
William I, Margrave of Meissen
FatherLouis IV, Holy Roman Emperor
MotherBeatrice of Silesia

Matilde of Bavaria (aft. 21 June 1313 – 2 July 1346) Meißen) was the eldest daughter of Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor and his first wife Beatrix of Świdnica. Matilde was a member of the House of Wittelsbach.


Matilde's paternal grandparents were Louis II, Duke of Bavaria and his third wife Matilda of Habsburg. Her maternal grandparents were Bolko I the Strict and his wife Beatrice of Brandenburg. She had two brothers, Louis V, Duke of Bavaria and Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria. Matilde also had two sisters, Anna and Agnes, however they both died young so Matilde was the only surviving daughter.

In 1322, Matilde's mother died, so her father remarried to Margaret II, Countess of Hainault. Matilde gained ten half siblings off her stepmother, including: Louis VI the Roman, William I, Duke of Bavaria, Otto V, Duke of Bavaria, Albert I of Holland, Agnes of Bavaria and Beatrix of Bavaria.


Matilde married May 1323 in Nürnberg to Frederick II, Margrave of Meissen, son of Frederick I, Margrave of Meissen and had 9 children:

Of the nine children born to Frederick and Matilde, six of them survived infancy. Matilde and Frederick did not get to see any of their children live to adulthood, Matilde died in Meißen on 2 July 1346, aged thirty three. Her husband died three years later, in 1349, aged thirty eight.