Prince Bavaria
Bavarian prince
Prince Bavaria
Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria, was a member of the Bavarian Royal House of Wittelsbach and a General of Cavalry. Following his marriage to Infanta Maria da Paz of Spain, he also became Spanish infante.
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  • 1949
    Age 89
    Died on November 23, 1949.
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  • 1883
    Age 23
    Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria was married in 1883 to his maternal first cousin, Infanta Maria da Paz of Spain (1862–1946), the second-youngest daughter of his uncle King Francis and Queen Regnant Isabella II of Spain (reigned from 1833 up to 1868 when deposed, abdicated 1870 and died 1904) and the 845th Dame of the Royal Order of Queen Maria Luisa.
    More Details Hide Details The wedding took place in Madrid, during her brother Alfonso XII's reign. In 1885 the young couple returned to Bavaria, resided chiefly in Nymphenburg Palace. They established the so-called Spanish branch of the Bavarian royal family, started with Ludwig Ferdinand's parents' marriage but strengthened by successive Spanish marriages in altogether three generations. They had following children: Both Ludwig Ferdinand and then Ferdinand died during the Franco regime, the former in Nymphenburg, Bavaria, and the latter in Madrid, Spain. Ludwig Ferdinand's sisters were Isabella, Duchess of Genoa; Elvira, Countess Kaunitz; and Clara, Abbess of St. Anna; and his younger brother was Prince Alphonse of Bavaria, husband of Louise of Orléans, daughter of Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon and Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria. Alphonse's son Prince Joseph Clemens of Bavaria lived 1902–90 and died childless and unmarried. A daughter, Elisabeth, became Countess Kageneck.
  • 1859
    Born on October 22, 1859.
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