Max Joseph, Duke in Bavaria

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Max Joseph, Duke in Bavaria Gender: M
Maximilian Joseph
born on 4 December 1808 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Bamberg, Germany, 49n53, 10e53
Timezone LMT m10e53 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 11°45' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 21°16 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 28°18'

Duke in Bavaria Max Joseph


Duke in Bavaria, known informally as Max in Bayern, who was a member of a junior branch of the House of Wittelsbach and a promoter of Bavarian folk-music. He is most famous today as the father of Empress Elisabeth of Austria ("Sisi") and Great-grandfather of King Leopold III of Belgium.

On 9 September 1828, at Tegernsee, Maximilian Joseph married Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, daughter of King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria. They had ten children.

In 1834 he purchased Possenhofen Castle on Lake Starnberg; this was his major residence for the rest of his life. He died on 15 November 1888, aged 79.

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  • Relationship : Marriage 9 September 1828 (Princess Ludovika of Bavaria)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded news report from "Vriesche courant," 20 December 1808, p. 2: "BAMBERG den 5 December. Gisteren morgen om 1 uur, is haare Koninglyke Hoogheid de Hertoginne Amalia van Beyeren, geborene Herroginnt van Aremberg, gelukkig Van eeren Prins in het Kraamhedde bevallen, die des nademiddags in tegenwoordigheid van de Prinfesfe van Neufchatel en van het geheele Hof, by den Doop de Naamen van Maximiliaan Jofeph, ontving."

[BAMBERG, 5 December. Yesterday morning at 1 AM, Her Royal Highness the Duchess Amalia of Bavaria, born Duchess of Arenberg, happily gave birth to a Prince and in the afternoon he was baptised with the names Maximilian Joseph].


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Ten)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Wittelsbach)