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Prince Adalbert of Bavaria (1828–1875)

Prince Adalbert of Bavaria (1828–1875)

Prince Adalbert of Bavaria
The basics
Gender male
Birth July 19, 1828 (Munich)
Death September 21, 1875 (Neuhausen-Nymphenburg)
Mother: Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Father: Ludwig I of Bavaria
Siblings: Maximilian II of BavariaLuitpoldPrince Regent of BavariaOtto of GreecePrincess Mathilde Caroline of BavariaPrincess Adelgunde of BavariaPrincess Hildegard of BavariaPrincess Alexandra of Bavaria
Spouse: Infanta Amelia Philippina of Spain
Children: Princess Isabella of BavariaPrince Ludwig Ferdinand of BavariaPrince Alfons of BavariaElvira von Bayern
Authority VIAF id
The details

Prince Adalbert of Bavaria (German: Adalbert Wilhelm Georg Ludwig Prinz von Bayern) (Munich, 19 July 1828 – Nymphenburg Palace, 21 September 1875) was the ninth child and fourth son of Ludwig I of Bavaria and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.


In Madrid on 25 August 1856 he married Infanta Amelia Philippina of Spain (1834–1905), sister of King-Consort Francis, Duke of Cádiz, sixth daughter and eleventh child of Infante Francisco de Paula of Spain (a younger son of King Charles IV of Spain) and Princess Luisa Carlotta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. They had five children :

  • Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria (1859–1949); married Infanta María de la Paz of Spain.
  • Prince Alfons of Bavaria (1862–1933); married Princess Louise of Orleans, daughter of Ferdinand Philippe Marie, duc d'Alençon.
  • Princess Isabella of Bavaria (1863–1924); married Thomas, 2nd Duke of Genoa
  • Princess Elvira of Bavaria (1865–1943); married Rudolf von Wrbna-Kaunitz-Rietberg-Questenberg and Freudenthal.
  • Princess Clara of Bavaria (1867–1941); unmarried, 1109th Dame of the Order of Queen Maria Luisa.


Prince Adalbert of Bavaria died on 21 September 1875 in Munich and is buried in the Colombarium in the Michaelskirche in Munich, Bavaria.

Greek succession

It is often suggested that following his older brother Otto's death, Prince Adalbert became the heir presumptive to the throne of Greece. In fact, rights to the Greek succession were passed onto his other older brother Luitpold, who technically succeeded to the Greek throne in 1867. Due to the renunciation of all the rights to the Greek succession by King Ludwig III, at Luitpold's death the rights to the throne of Greece were inherited by his second son, Prince Leopold.

However, if it is proven that all legitimate descendants of Luitpold (barring those through King Ludwig III) are indeed extinct (discounting also the male descendants of prince Georg of Bavaria), Adalbert's male-line descendants could conceivably assume the claim to the throne of Greece.


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