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Albert III, Duke of Bavaria

Albert III, Duke of Bavaria Duke of Bavaria-Munich

Duke of Bavaria-Munich
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Intro Duke of Bavaria-Munich
A.K.A. Albert III de Baviera
Was Monarch Noble Sovereign
From Germany
Type Royals
Gender male
Birth 27 March 1401, Munich, Germany
Death 29 February 1460, Munich, Germany (aged 58 years)
Star sign AriesAries
Family
Mother: Elisabetta Visconti
Father: Ernest, Duke of Bavaria
Siblings: Elisabeth von BayernBeatrix of Bavaria
Spouse: Anna of Brunswick-Grubenhagen-EinbeckAgnes Bernauer
Children: John IV, Duke of BavariaSigismund, Duke of BavariaMargaret of Bavaria, Marchioness of MantuaElisabeth of Bavaria, Electress of SaxonyAlbert IV, Duke of BavariaChristoph the StarkeWolfgang von BayernBarbara von Bayernestekhdam Sigismund Herzog von Oberbayern-München
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Biography

Albert III the Pious of Bavaria-Munich (German: Albrecht III. der Fromme, Herzog von Bayern-München; 27 March 1401 – 29 February 1460), since 1438 Duke of Bavaria-Munich. He was born in Wolfratshausen to Ernest, Duke of Bavaria and Elisabetta Visconti, daughter of Bernabò Visconti.

Life

Albert was first engaged in 1429 to Elisabeth, the daughter of Eberhard III, Count of Württemberg, but she eloped and married Count John IV of Werdenberg, who had been a page at her father's court.

In 1432, while Albert was administrator on behalf of his father Ernest, Duke of Bavaria-Munich in the former duchy of Bavaria-Straubing, he secretly married Agnes Bernauer, a maid from Augsburg. His father was against this marriage. In 1435, when Agnes lived in Straubing, Duke Ernest ordered her to be murdered. She was accused of witchcraft, thrown into the Danube River and drowned while Albert was away hunting. After his first wife's death, Albert remained with Louis VII, Duke of Bavaria-Ingolstadt at Ingolstadt, but he reconciled with his father that November.

After reconciliation with his father, Albert married princess Anna of Brunswick-Grubenhagen-Einbeck as his second wife and had ten children with her.

In 1438, Albert succeeded his father as duke of Bavaria-Munich. Around 1438-39, he built Blutenburg Castle between two arms of the River Würm into a hunting lodge. The castle was later extended by his third son Sigismund. In 1440, Albert refused the offered Bohemian crown. In 1442, he expelled the Jews from all Upper Bavarian territories. It was not until 250 years later that Jewish settlement was allowed again. In 1444 and 1445, he initiated two campaigns against the Robber barons. After the extinction of the dukes of Bavaria-Ingolstadt, Albert released this duchy to his father's cousin Henry XVI of Bavaria-Landshut in 1447.

In 1455, Albert founded the Benedictine monastery in Andechs. He died in Munich in 1460 and was buried in Andechs.

Ancestors

16. Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor
16. Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor
8. Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria
17. Beatrice of Silesia
4. John II, Duke of Bavaria
18. Frederick III of Sicily
9. Elisabeth of Sicily
19. Eleanor of Anjou
2. Ernest, Duke of Bavaria
20. Albert II of Gorizia
10. Meinhard VI of Gorizia
21. Euphemia of Mätsch
5. Catherine of Gorizia
22. Ulrich V, Count of Pfannberg
11. Katharina of Pfannberg
23. Margaret of Werdenberg
1. Albert III, Duke of Bavaria
24. Matteo I Visconti
12. Stefano Visconti
25. Bonacossa Borri
6. Bernabò Visconti
26. Bernabò Doria
13. Valentina Doria
27. Eliana Fieschi
3. Elisabetta Visconti
28. Alboino I della Scala
14. Mastino II della Scala
29. Beatrice da Correggio
7. Beatrice della Scala
30. Jacopo I da Carrara
15. Taddea da Carrara
31. Anna Gradenigo
16. Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor
8. Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria
17. Beatrice of Silesia
4. John II, Duke of Bavaria
18. Frederick III of Sicily
9. Elisabeth of Sicily
19. Eleanor of Anjou
2. Ernest, Duke of Bavaria
20. Albert II of Gorizia
10. Meinhard VI of Gorizia
21. Euphemia of Mätsch
5. Catherine of Gorizia
22. Ulrich V, Count of Pfannberg
11. Katharina of Pfannberg
23. Margaret of Werdenberg
1. Albert III, Duke of Bavaria
24. Matteo I Visconti
12. Stefano Visconti
25. Bonacossa Borri
6. Bernabò Visconti
26. Bernabò Doria
13. Valentina Doria
27. Eliana Fieschi
3. Elisabetta Visconti
28. Alboino I della Scala
14. Mastino II della Scala
29. Beatrice da Correggio
7. Beatrice della Scala
30. Jacopo I da Carrara
15. Taddea da Carrara
31. Anna Gradenigo
8. Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria
17. Beatrice of Silesia
4. John II, Duke of Bavaria
18. Frederick III of Sicily
9. Elisabeth of Sicily
19. Eleanor of Anjou
2. Ernest, Duke of Bavaria
20. Albert II of Gorizia
10. Meinhard VI of Gorizia
21. Euphemia of Mätsch
5. Catherine of Gorizia
22. Ulrich V, Count of Pfannberg
11. Katharina of Pfannberg
23. Margaret of Werdenberg
1. Albert III, Duke of Bavaria
24. Matteo I Visconti
12. Stefano Visconti
25. Bonacossa Borri
6. Bernabò Visconti
26. Bernabò Doria
13. Valentina Doria
27. Eliana Fieschi
3. Elisabetta Visconti
28. Alboino I della Scala
14. Mastino II della Scala
29. Beatrice da Correggio
7. Beatrice della Scala
30. Jacopo I da Carrara
15. Taddea da Carrara
31. Anna Gradenigo

Family and children

On 22 January 1437, in Munich, he married Anna of Brunswick-Grubenhagen-Einbeck, daughter of Duke Eric I of Brunswick-Grubenhagen and Elisabeth of Brunswick-Göttingen and they had the following children:

  1. John IV, Duke of Bavaria (4 October 1437, Munich–18 November 1463, Haidhausen).
  2. Ernest (26 August 1438, Munich–29 February 1460, Straubing).
  3. Sigismund of Bavaria (1439, Straubing–1 February 1501, Blutenburg Castle).
  4. Albert (24 December 1440–1445, Straubing).
  5. Margaret (1 January 1442, Munich–14 October 1479, Mantua), married in Mantua 10 May 1463 to Federico I Gonzaga.
  6. Elisabeth (2 February 1443–5 March 1486, Leipzig), married in Leipzig 19 November 1460 to Elector Ernst of Saxony.
  7. Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria (15 December 1447, Munich–10 March 1508, Munich).
  8. Christoph, Duke of Bavaria (6 January 1449–8 August 1493, Rhodes).
  9. Wolfgang (1 November 1451–24 May 1514, Landsberg am Lech), a canon in Passau, Augsburg and Köln.
  10. Barbara (9 June 1454, Munich–24 June 1472, Munich), a nun in Munich.

Also he had at least three illegitimate children.

Albert III, Duke of Bavaria
House of Wittelsbach
Born: 27 March 1401 Died: 29 February 1460
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ernest
Duke of Bavaria-Munich
1438–1460
Succeeded by
John IV
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