Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria

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Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria Gender: M
Luitpold Karl Joseph Wilhelm Ludwig
born on 12 March 1821 at 01:53 (= 01:53 AM )
Place Würzburg, Germany, 49n48, 9e56
Timezone LMT m9e56 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 21°11' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 05°23 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 18°31'

Prince Regent of Bavaria Luitpold


Prince Regent of Bavaria from 10 June 1886 until his death on 12 December 1912. He was the de facto ruler due to the incapacity of his nephews, King Ludwig II and King Otto. Luitpold was the third son of King Ludwig I of Bavaria and his wife, Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. He was the younger brother of King Maximilian II of Bavaria and of King Otto of Greece. At the age of fourteen Luitpold joined the Bavarian Army and was promoted Captain of the Artillery in 1835. He followed a military career and in 1876 was appointed Field Marshal. On 1 April 1844, in Florence, Luitpold married Archduchess Augusta of Austria. They had four children.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes the German biography "Der Prinzregent: ein Lebensbild aus Stimmen seiner Zeit" [The Prince Regent] by Ludwig Schrott (Süddeutscher Verlag, 1962), p. 8: "Ein dritter Sohn erblickt am 12. März 1821, früh 1 Uhr 53 Minuten, zu Würzburg das Licht der Welt und erhält am gleichen Tage abends 6 Uhr in der Taufe die Namen Luitpold Karl Joseph Wilhelm Ludwig."

Translation: A third son saw the light of day on 12 March 1821 at 1 o'clock 53 minutes in the morning at Würzburg, and the same day at 6 o'clock in the evening was baptized with the names Luitpold Karl Joseph Wilhelm Ludwig.


  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Field Marshal)