Prince Karl Theodor of Bavaria

Prince Karl Theodor of Bavaria

Prince Karl Theodor of Bavaria ( _de. Karl Theodor Maximilian August von Bayern) (born Munich, July 7, 1795; died Tegernsee, August 16, 1875) was a member of the Wittelsbach dynasty. He was the second son and fifth child of Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756-1825) and Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt (1765-96).

Prince Karl joined the Bavarian Army and rose to be Field Marshal in 1841. At the age of 71, he commanded the Bavarian forces in the Austro-Prussian War with General Ludwig von der Tann. It was not a success, as troops under their command often found themselves in the wrong location, or were slaughtered by the Prussians. In one incident, the German Confederation Union Army 7th Corps received orders to join up with the retreating Hanoverian army at Hersfeld. Prince Karl did not know his allies' location and simply waited, until it was too late.

Prince Karl also resided in the Prinz-Carl-Palais in Munich.

Prince Karl married twice, both times morganatically:

* On October 1, 1823 - Marie Anna Sophie de Pétin (1796-1838) (created (1823) Baroness von Bayrstorff). They had three children :
**Caroline Sophie, (1816-89)
**Maximiliane Theodore, (1823-85)
**Franziska Sophie, (1827-1912)

* On May 7, 1859 - Henriette Schoeller (1815-66). There were no children from this marriage.


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1= 1. Prince Karl Theodor of Bavaria
2= 2. Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria
3= 3. Landgravine Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt
4= 4. Count Palatine Frederick Michael of Zweibrücken
5= 5. Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach
6= 6. Landgrave George William of Hesse-Darmstadt
7= 7. Countess Marie Luise Leiningen-Dagsburg-Heidesheim
8= 8. Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
9= 9. Countess Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken
10= 10. Joseph Karl Emanuel August, Count Palatine of Sulzbach
11= 11. Countess Palatine Elizabeth Augusta Sophie of Neuburg
12= 12. Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
13= 13. Countess Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg
14= 14. Christian Karl Reinhard, Count of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Heidesheim
15= 15. Countess Katherine Polyxene of Solms-Rödelheim-Assenheim
16= 16. Christian II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
17= 17. Countess Katharina Agathe of Rappoltstein
18= 18. Ludwig Kraft, Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken
19= 19. Countess Philippine Henriette of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
20= 20. Theodore, Count Palatine of Sulzbach
21= 21. Marie Eleonore of Hessen-Rheinfels
22= 22. Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine
23= 23. Ludwika Karolina Radziwiłł
24= 24. Ernest Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
25= 25. Margravine Dorothea Charlotte of Brandenburg-Ansbach
26= 26. Johann Reinhard III, Prince of Hanau-Lichtenberg
27= 27. Margravine Dorothea Friederike of Brandenburg-Ansbach
28= 28. Johann Karl August, Count of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Heidesheim
29= 29. Countess Johanna Magdalene of Hanau-Lichtenberg
30= 30. Ludwig, Count of Solms-Rödelheim
31= 31. Countess Charlotte Sibylla of Ahlefeld


* Genealogy of the Wittelsbachs - []
* "The Mad King - A Biography of Ludwig II of Bavaria by Greg King" ISBN 1-85410-464-0

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