Prince Karl of Bavaria (1874–1927)

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Prince Karl
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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.


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


  • 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.