Prince Karl of Bavaria (1874–1927)

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Prince Karl
Karl of Bavaria.jpg
Born (1874-04-01)1 April 1874
Villa Amsee near Lindau, Bavaria
Died 9 May 1927(1927-05-09) (aged 53)
Munich, Bavaria
Burial Liebfrauendom, Munich, Bavaria
House Wittelsbach
Father Ludwig III of Bavaria
Mother Archduchess Maria Theresia of Austria-Este

Prince Karl of Bavaria (German: Karl Maria Luitpold Prinz von Bayern) (1 April 1874 – 9 May 1927) was a member of the Bavarian Royal House of Wittelsbach and a Major General in the Bavarian Army.

Early life and Military career[edit]

Karl was born at Villa Amsee near Lindau in Bavaria. He was the second son of King Ludwig III of Bavaria and his wife Archduchess Maria Theresia of Austria-Este. Like his older brother Crown Prince Rupprecht, Karl joined the Bavarian Army and eventually reached the rank of Major General.

Death[edit]

Karl died in Munich and is buried in the crypt of the famous Frauenkirche in the Bavarian capital.

References[edit]

  • Das Bayernbuch vom Kriege 1914-1918, Konrad Krafft von Dellmensingen, Friedrichfranz Feeser, Chr. Belser AG, Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart 1930
  • C. Arnold McNaughton, The Book of Kings: A Royal Genealogy, in 3 volumes (London, U.K.: Garnstone Press, 1973), volume 1, page 469.