Princess Ludovika of Bavaria
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Princess Ludovika of Bavaria

Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (Marie Ludovika Wilhelmine; Mary Louise Wilhelmina; 30 August 1808 - 25 January 1892) was the sixth child of King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and his second wife, Karoline of Baden, and the mother of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. She was born and died in Munich.

Biography

Marriage

Princess Ludovika of Bavaria and Maximilian Joseph, Duke in Bavaria in a portrait from 1828.

Ludovika married Maximilian Joseph, Duke in Bavaria (4 December 1808 - 15 November 1888), whose father Duke Pius August in Bavaria was her cousin, on 9 September 1828, in Tegernsee. Ludovika was always frustrated that, unlike her elder sisters (who married kings and Austrian archdukes), she would not be marrying someone with a grand title, but rather a peculiar and childish duke who had a fondness for circuses. However, Ludovika was determined to create dynastic marriages for her daughters. She and her husband had ten children, including Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Queen Maria Sofia of the Two Sicilies.[1]

Children

Name Birth Death Notes
Ludwig Wilhelm, Duke in Bavaria ("Louis") 21 June 1831 6 November 1920(1920-11-06) (aged 89) married Henriette, Freiin von Wallersee (morganatically) on 28 May 1859. They had two children included Countess Marie Larisch von Moennich.
Wilhelm Karl, Duke in Bavaria 24 December 1832 13 February 1833(1833-02-13) (aged 0) died in childhood.
Helene Caroline Therese, Duchess in Bavaria ("Néné") 4 April 1834 16 May 1890(1890-05-16) (aged 56) married Maximilian Anton Lamoral, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis on 24 August 1858. They had four children.
Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie, Duchess in Bavaria (Sisi) 24 December 1837 10 September 1898(1898-09-10) (aged 60) married Franz Josef of Austria on 24 April 1854. They had four children.
Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria "Gackl" 9 August 1839 30 November 1909(1909-11-30) (aged 70) married Sophie of Saxony 11 February 1865. They had one daughter. He remarried Maria Josepha of Portugal on 29 April 1874. They had five children.
Marie Sophie Amalie, Duchess in Bavaria 4 October 1841 19 January 1925(1925-01-19) (aged 83) married Francis II of the Two Sicilies on 3 February 1859. They had one daughter.
Mathilde Ludovika, Duchess in Bavaria 30 September 1843 18 June 1925(1925-06-18) (aged 81) married Lodovico, Count of Trani, son of Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies on 5 June 1861. They had one daughter.
Maximilian, Duke in Bavaria 8 December 1845 8 December 1845(1845-12-08) (aged 0) stillborn.
Sophie Charlotte Augustine, Duchess in Bavaria 23 February 1847 4 May 1897(1897-05-04) (aged 50) married Ferdinand Philippe Marie, duc d'Alençon (1844-1910) on 28 September 1868. They had two children.
Duke Maximilian Emanuel in Bavaria "Mapperl" 7 December 1849 12 June 1893(1893-06-12) (aged 43) married Princess Amalie of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha on 20 September 1875. They had three sons.

Ancestry

Notes

  1. ^ See the biography of her son Karl-Theodor: Sexau, Richard. Fürst und Arzt, Dr. med. Herzog Carl Theodor in Bayern: Shicksal zwischen Wittelsbach und Habsburg. Graz: Verlag Styria, 1963.

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