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Prince Ludwig of Bavaria
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Born June 14, 1982 (1982-06-14) (age 27)
Birthplace Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria
Royal House House of Wittelsbach
Father Prince Luitpold of Bavaria
Mother Beatrix Wiegand

Prince Ludwig of Bavaria (German: Ludwig Heinrich Prinz von Bayern) (b. June 14, 1982) is a member of the Bavarian Royal House of Wittelsbach.


Descent and early life

Ludwig is the eldest son of Prince Luitpold of Bavaria and of his wife Beatrix Wiegand. He is the grandson of Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and his wife Princess Irmingard of Bavaria, and a great-great-grandson of the last King of Bavaria Ludwig III.

Ludwig was born at Landsberg am Lech and was raised at his parents' castle Schloss Kaltenberg. He attended the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich where he received a degree in economics and history. He is presently continuing his studies in law.

Succession rights

When Ludwig's parents were married in 1979, their marriage did not conform with the laws of the House of Wittelsbach. Ludwig was born with the surname Prinz von Bayern, but was actually not officially recognised as a prince by the royal house - although he was frequently styled as if he were. On March 3, 1999, the laws of the House of Wittelsbach were changed, the marriage of Ludwig's parents was recognised as dynastic, and Ludwig was officially recognised as a Prince of Bavaria by the royal house.

Ludwig is presently third in line of succession to be head of the house of Wittelsbach - after Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria (younger brother of the current head Franz, Duke of Bavaria) and Ludwig's father Luitpold.

As a great-great-grandson of Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, Ludwig is also in line of succession to the Jacobite thrones of England, Scotland, France and Ireland.


  • Ludwig Prinz von Bayern
  • His Royal Highness Prince Ludwig of Bavaria


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Prince Ludwig of Bavaria (b.1982)
Born: 14 June 1982
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Prince Luitpold of Bavaria
Line of succession to the Bavarian throne
3rd position
Succeeded by
Prince Heinrich of Bavaria


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