Duke Pius August in Bavaria

Duke Pius August in Bavaria
Duke Pius August
Duke Pius August in Bavaria
Spouse Princess Amélie Louise of Arenberg
Duke Maximilian Joseph
Full name
German: Pius August
House House of Wittelsbach
Father Duke Wilhelm in Bavaria
Mother Countess Palatine Maria Anna of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
Born 1 August 1786(1786-08-01)
Landshut, Electorate of Bavaria
Died 3 August 1837(1837-08-03) (aged 51)
Bayreuth, Kingdom of Bavaria

Duke Pius August in Bavaria,[1] full German name: Pius August Herzog in Bayern[1] (born 1 August 1786 in Landshut, Electorate of Bavaria;[1] died 3 August 1837 in Bayreuth, Kingdom of Bavaria[1]) was a Duke in Bavaria as a member of the Palatinate-Birkenfeld-Gelnhausen line of the House of Wittelsbach. Pius August was a grandfather of Empress Elisabeth of Austria through his son Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria.


Early life

Born in Landshut, Pius August was the third child of Duke Wilhelm in Bavaria and his wife Countess Palatine Maria Anna of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld.

Marriage and issue

Pius August married Princess Amélie Louise of Arenberg, daughter of Duke Louis Marie of Arenberg and his wife Marie Adélaïde Julie de Mailly, dame d'Ivry-sur-Seine, on 26 May 1807 in Brussels.[1] Pius August and Amélie Louise had one son:[1]

Later life

In 1815, Pius August became an honorary member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He loved to travel.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 1 August 1786 – 16 February 1799: Count Palatine Pius August of Birkenfeld-Gelnhausen
  • 16 February 1799 – 3 August 1837: His Royal Highness Duke Pius August in Bavaria



  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (15 Jan 2003). "Pius August Herzog in Bayern". thePeerage.com. http://thepeerage.com/p92.htm#i916. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 

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