Ludwig III, King of Bavaria

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Ludwig III, King of Bavaria Gender: M
Ludwig Luitpold Josef Maria Aloys Alfried
born on 7 January 1845 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Munich, Germany, 48n08, 11e34
Timezone LMT m11e34 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 17°06' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 05°24 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 03°48'

King of Bavaria Ludwig III


German royalty, the last king of Bavaria, reigning from 5 November 1913 to 13 November 1918. As the eldest son of Prince Luitpold of Bavaria and of his wife, Archduchess Augusta of Austria (daughter of Grand Duke Leopold II of Tuscany), he was a direct descendant of both Louis XIV of France and William the Conqueror. On 20 February 1868, at Vienna, Ludwig married Maria Theresa, Archduchess of Austria-Este. Their happy marriage resulted in thirteen children. He died 18 October 1921, aged 76, in Sárvár, Hungary.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Ludwig III. von Bayern, 1845-1921: ein König auf der Suche nach seinem Volk" by Alfons Beckenbauer (F. Pustet, 1987), p. 12: "Am 7. Januar 1845 gegen Mittag war er in die Welt getreten und am Tag danach wurde er von dem Erzbischof von München-Freising Lothar Anselm von Gebsattel getauft."

Translation: On January 7, 1845 at noon he had come into the world and the day after he was baptized by the Archbishop of Munich-Freising Lothar Anselm von Gebsattel.

Scholfield also quotes "Liebeshimmel und Ehehöllen: Heiraten zwischen Habsburgern und Wittelsbachern" by Friedrich Weissensteiner (Pustet, 1999), p. 207: "Der königliche Großvater freute sich unbändig über jedes Enkelkind. „Seit gestern Mittag 12 Uhr bin ich endlich Großvater und das von einem Enkel", schrieb er am Tag nach der Geburt Ludwigs an seinen Sohn Otto von Griechenland."

Translation: The royal grandfather rejoiced uncontrollably about each grandchild. "Since yesterday at 12 o'clock noon I'm finally a grandfather to a grandson," he wrote to his son Otto of Greece the day after the birth of Ludwig.

Scholfield later noted that the 8 January 1845 editions of the Munich newspapers Münchener politische Zeitung and Allgemeine Zeitung report his time of birth respectively as "halb 12 Uhr Mittags" (11:30 AM) and "Mittag gegen 12 Uhr" (around 12 Noon) on the 7th.


  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Thirteen)
  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Wittelsbach)