Carl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria
|born on||9 August 1839 at 14:15 (= 2:15 PM )|
|Place||Possenhofen, Germany, 47n57, 11e18|
|Timezone||LMT m11e18 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||16°13' 18°20 Asc. 29°27'|
Duke in Bavaria, a member of the House of Wittelsbach, and a professional oculist. He was the brother of the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, and father of Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians.
Carl-Theodor was the third son of Duke Maximilian in Bavaria and of his wife, Princess Ludovika of Bavaria.
At the age of fourteen Carl-Theodor joined the Bavarian Army. In 1866 he fought in the Austro-Prussian War. In the Franco-Prussian War he served as a proprietary colonel of the 3rd Bavarian Light Horse.
On 11 February 1865, at Dresden, Carl-Theodor married his first cousin Princess Sophie of Saxony (1845–1867), daughter of King Johann of Saxony and his maternal aunt Princess Amalie Auguste of Bavaria. They had one child: Duchess Amalie in Bavaria (1865–1912) who married Wilhelm, Duke of Urach.
On 29 April 1874, at Kleinheubach, Carl-Theodor married Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal (1857–1943), daughter of exiled King Miguel I of Portugal and Princess Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg. They had five children.
In 1877 Carl-Theodor began practising medicine in Mentone on the Côte d'Azur, often assisted by his second wife Maria Josepha. In 1880 he opened an eye-clinic in his castle at Tegernsee. In 1895 he founded the Augenklinik Herzog Carl Theodor (English: Duke Karl Theodore Eye Clinic) in Munich; the clinic in the Nymphenburger Strasse remains one of the most respected eye clinics in Bavaria to the present day. Between 1895 and 1909 Carl Theodor personally carried out more than 5,000 cataract operations as well as treating countless other eye disorders.
Carl-Theodor died on 30 November 1909, aged 70, in Kreuth, Bavaria.
- parent->child relationship with Amalie, Duchess in Bavaria (born 24 December 1865)
- parent->child relationship with Elisabeth, Queen of Belgium (born 25 July 1876)
- parent->child relationship with Franz Joseph, Duke in Bavaria (born 23 March 1888)
- parent->child relationship with Ludwig Wilhelm, Duke in Bavaria (1884) (born 17 January 1884)
- parent->child relationship with Marie Gabriele, Duchess in Bavaria (born 9 October 1878)
- parent->child relationship with Sophie Adelheid, Duchess in Bavaria (born 22 February 1875)
- child->parent relationship with Ludovika, Princess of Bavaria (born 30 August 1808)
- child->parent relationship with Max Joseph, Duke in Bavaria (born 4 December 1808)
- spouse relationship with Sophie, Princess of Saxony (born 15 March 1845). Notes: 1865-1867
- sibling relationship with Elisabeth "Sissi", Empress of Austria (born 24 December 1837)
- sibling relationship with Helene, Duchess in Bavaria (born 4 April 1834)
- sibling relationship with Ludwig Wilhelm, Duke in Bavaria (1831) (born 21 June 1831)
- sibling relationship with Maria Sophie of Bavaria (born 4 October 1841)
- sibling relationship with Mathilde Ludovika, Duchess in Bavaria (born 30 September 1843)
- sibling relationship with Max Emanuel, Duke in Bavaria (born 7 December 1849)
- sibling relationship with Sophie Charlotte, Duchess in Bavaria (born 22 February 1847)
Sy Scholfield quotes from "Supplement zu der im Jahre 1834 erschienenen Genealogie des Königlichen Hauses Bayern" [Supplement to the Genealogy of the Royal House of Bavaria published in 1834] (1845), p. 36: "Carl Theodor, geb. den 9. August 1839 um 2 1/4 Uhr Nachmittags im Lustschlosse zu Possenhofen, k. Landgerichts Starnberg" [Carl Theodor, born 9 August 1839, at 2:15 in the afternoon, in the Lustschlosse, at Possenhofen].
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Six)
- Vocation : Medical : Surgeon (Oculist)
- Vocation : Military : Military career
- Vocation : Military : Military career
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Wittelsbach)