Sabina of Bavaria
|Sabina of Bavaria|
|Duchess consort of Württemberg|
Portrait by Barthel Beham, 1530
|Born||24 April 1492|
|Died||30 August 1564(aged 72)|
|Spouse||Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg|
Christoph, Duke of Württemberg|
Anna of Württemberg
|House||House of Wittelsbach|
|Father||Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria|
|Mother||Kunigunde of Austria|
Sabina of Bavaria-Munich (24 April 1492 – 30 August 1564) was Duchess consort of Württemberg by marriage to Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg.
Duchess consort of Württemberg
Sabina was promised at the age of six years for strategic reasons by her uncle, King Maximilian I, to Ulrich of Württemberg to whom she was married 15 years later. This marriage was unhappy because of Ultich's tendency to violence, so that Sabina was ultimately forced to flee from Württemberg without her two children and seek shelter with her brothers in Munich.
When in 1551 her son Christoph inherited the throne of Württemberg, Sabina moved to Nürtingen, which was then the official widow's residence of the Württembergs. There she led a small court and being an educated woman turned it into a meeting place for Württemberg Protestantism.
With Ulrich of Württemberg she had two children: Christoph, Duke of Württemberg (12 May 1515 – 28 December 1568), and Anna (30 January 1513 – 29 June 1530).
|Sabina of Bavaria||Father:
Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria
Albert III, Duke of Bavaria
Ernest, Duke of Bavaria
Anna of Brunswick-Grubenhagen-Einbeck
Erich I of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
Elisabeth of Brunswick-Göttingen
Kunigunde of Austria
Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor
Ernest, Duke of Austria
Cymburgis of Masovia
Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress
Edward of Portugal
Leonor of Aragon
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