Prince Manuel of Bavaria (German: Manuel Maria Alexander Leopold Jörg Prinz von Bayern) (born 27 December 1972) is a member of the deposed Bavarian Royal House of Wittelsbach, and a cardiology researcher at Columbia University.
Prince Manuel was born in Starnberg, Bavaria. He is the oldest child of Prince Leopold of Bavaria and his wife Ursula Möhlenkamp. Manuel was born out of wedlock, nearly five years before his parents were married. Even after his parents nuptials in 1977, Manuel and his siblings were excluded from the line in the Bavarian Succession as his parents' union was considered morganatic. However, this changed on 3 March 1999 when Franz, Duke of Bavaria recognized the marriage conditionally as dynastic in accordance with the Bavarian house laws. Since he has married dynastically, he is kept in line of succession.
Prince Manuel was awarded a PhD degree in biology from Columbia University where he is now a cardiology researcher.