Mechthild Of BAVARIA

Female 1532 - 1565  (33 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Mechthild Of BAVARIA was born 12 Jul 1532 (daughter of William IV Duke Of BAVARIA and Jakobaea Of BADEN); died 02 Nov 1565.

    Mechthild married Philibert Of BADEN 1557. Philibert was born 1536; died 1569. [Group Sheet]

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William IV Duke Of BAVARIA was born 13 Nov 1493, Munich (son of Albert IV Duke Of BAVARIA and Kunigunde Of AUSTRIA); died 07 Mar 1550.

    William — Jakobaea Of BADEN. Jakobaea was born 1507; died 1580. [Group Sheet]

  2. 3.  Jakobaea Of BADEN was born 1507; died 1580.
    1. Albert V Duke Of BAVARIA was born 29 Feb 1528; died 24 Oct 1579.
    2. Wilhelm Of BAVARIA was born 17 Feb 1529; died 22 Oct 1530.
    3. Theodo Of BAVARIA was born 10 Feb 1526; died 08 Jul 1534.
    4. 1. Mechthild Of BAVARIA was born 12 Jul 1532; died 02 Nov 1565.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Albert IV Duke Of BAVARIA was born 15 Dec 1447, Munich (son of Albert III Duke Of BAVARIA and Anna Of BRUNSWICK-GRUBENHAGEN-EINBECK); died 18 Mar 1508, Munich.

    Albert married Kunigunde Of AUSTRIA 03 Jan 1487. Kunigunde (daughter of Frederick III Holy Roman EMPEROR and Eleonora Of PORTUGAL) was born 1465; died 1520. [Group Sheet]

  2. 5.  Kunigunde Of AUSTRIA was born 1465 (daughter of Frederick III Holy Roman EMPEROR and Eleonora Of PORTUGAL); died 1520.
    1. Ernest Of BAVARIA was born 13 Jun 1500; died 1560.
    2. Louis X Duke Of BAVARIA was born 18 Sep 1495; died 22 Apr 1545.
    3. Sibylle Of BAVARIA was born 16 Jun 1489; died 18 Apr 1519.
    4. Susanne Of BAVARIA was born 1499; died 1500.
    5. 2. William IV Duke Of BAVARIA was born 13 Nov 1493, Munich; died 07 Mar 1550.
    6. Sabina Of BAVARIA was born 24 Apr 1492; died 30 Apr 1564.
    7. Susanne Of BAVARIA was born 02 Apr 1502; died 23 Apr 1543.
    8. Sidonie Of BAVARIA was born 01 May 1488; died 27 Mar 1505.

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Albert III Duke Of BAVARIA was born 27 Mar 1401, Munich (son of Ernest Duke Of BAVARIA and Elisabetta VISCONTI); died 29 Feb 1460.

    Albert married Anna Of BRUNSWICK-GRUBENHAGEN-EINBECK 22 Jan 1437, Munich. [Group Sheet]

  2. 9.  Anna Of BRUNSWICK-GRUBENHAGEN-EINBECK (daughter of Albert I Duke Of BRUNSWICK-LUNEBURG and Adelheid Of MONTFERRAT).
    1. Barbara Of BAVARIA was born 09 Jun 1454, Munich; died 24 Jan 1472, Munich.
    2. Albrecht Of BAVARIA was born 24 Dec 1440; died 1445, Straubing.
    3. Ernest Of BAVARIA was born 26 Aug 1438, Munich; died 29 Feb 1460, Straubing.
    4. Elisabeth Of BAVARIA was born 02 Feb 1443; died 05 Mar 1486, Leipzig.
    5. Christoph Duke Of BAVARIA was born 06 Jan 1449; died 08 Aug 1493, Rhodos.
    6. Wolfgang Of BAVARIA was born 01 Nov 1451; died 24 May 1514, Landsberg am Lech.
    7. John IV Duke Of BAVARIA was born 04 Oct 1437, Munich; died 18 Nov 1463, Haidhausen.
    8. 4. Albert IV Duke Of BAVARIA was born 15 Dec 1447, Munich; died 18 Mar 1508, Munich.
    9. Sigismund Of BAVARIA was born 1439, Straubing; died 01 Feb 1501, Blutenburg Castle.
    10. Margarete Of BAVARIA was born 01 Jan 1442, Munich; died 14 Oct 1479, Mantua.

  3. 10.  Frederick III Holy Roman EMPEROR was born 21 Sep 1415 (son of Ernest The Iron Duke Of AUSTRIA and Cymburgis Of MASOVIA); died 19 Aug 1493.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Holy Roman Emperor
    • Name: Frederick III King Of The Germans


    Frederick III of Habsburg (Innsbruck, September 21, 1415 ? August 19, 1493 in Linz) was elected as German King as the successor of Albert II in 1440. He was the son of Duke Ernest the Iron from the Leopoldinian line of the Habsburg family ruling Inner Austria, i.e. Styria, Carinthia, and Carniola, and of his wife Cymburgis of Masovia. As an Austrian Habsburg Duke, he became Frederick V in 1424, and Frederick IV as Geman king, and then Frederick III with his coronation as Holy Roman Emperor. He married in 1452, at age 37, the 18-year-old Princess Eleonor of Portugal, whose dowry helped him to alleviate his debts and cement his power.

    In 1442, Frederick allied himself with Rudolf St¸ssi, burgomaster of Z¸rich, against the Old Swiss Confederacy in the Old Z¸rich War (Alter Z¸richkrieg).

    In 1446, he entered into the Vienna Concordat with the Holy See, which remained in force until 1806 and regulated the relationship between the Habsburgs and the Holy See.

    Frederick was the last Emperor to be crowned in Rome, being crowned in 1452 by Pope Nicholas V. He opposed the reform of the Holy Roman Empire at that time and was barely able to prevent the electors from electing another king.

    His politics were hardly spectacular but still successful. His first major opponent was his brother Albert VI, who challenged his rule. He did not manage to win a single conflict on the battlefield, and thus resorted to more subtle plans. He held his nephew Ladislaus Posthumus, the ruler of the Archduchy of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia, (born in 1440) as a prisoner and attempted to extend his guardianship over him in perpetuity to maintain his control over Lower Austria. Ladislaus was freed in 1452 by the Lower Austrian estates. He acted similarly towards his nephew Sigismund of the Tyrolian line of the Habsburg family. Despite those efforts, he failed to gain control over Hungary and Bohemia, and was even defeated by the Hungarian King Matthias Corvinus in 1485, who managed to reside in Vienna until his death later that year. Ultimately, Frederick prevailed in all those conflicts by outliving his opponents and sometimes inheriting their lands from, such as in the case of his nephew Ladislaus Posthumus, from whom he gained Lower Austria in 1457, and his brother Albert VI, whom he succeeded in Upper Austria. These conflicts forced him to an anachronistic itinerant existence, as he had to move his court between various places through the years, residing in Graz, Linz and Wiener Neustadt. Wiener Neustadt owes him its castle and the "New Monastery".

    Still, in some ways his policies were astonishingly successful. In the Siege of Neuss, he could force Charles the Bold of Burgundy to give his daughter Mary of Burgundy as wife to Frederick's son Maximilian. With the inheritance of Burgundy, the House of Habsburg began to rise to predominance in Europe. This gave rise to the saying "Let others wage wars, but you, happy Austria, shall marry", which became a motto of the dynasty.

    The marriage of his daughter Kunigunde of Austria to Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria, was another result of intrigues and deception, but rather a defeat for Frederick. Albert had illegally taken control over some imperial fiefs, asked to marry Kunigunde (who lived in Innsbruck, far from her father) and offered the Emperor to give the fiefs to the daughter as a dowry. Frederick agreed, but withdrew his approval when Albert also took control of Regensburg. Before the daughter learned of this, Albert had married her on January 2, 1487. A war could be prevented only by intermediation by the Emperor's son, Maximilian.

    In some smaller issues, Frederick was quite successful: in 1469 he managed to establish bishoprics in Vienna and Wiener Neustadt, in which all previous Dukes of Austria had failed over the centuries.

    Frederick died in a failed attempt to have his left leg amputated. His grave, built by Niclaes Gerhaert van Leyden, in the Stephansdom in Vienna is one of the most important works of sculptural art of the late middle ages.

    For the last ten years of Frederick's life, he and Maximilian ruled jointly.

    Frederick married Eleonora Of PORTUGAL 08 Mar 1452, Naples. Eleonora (daughter of Duarte I King Of PORTUGAL and Leonor Of ARAGON) was born 18 Sep 1434; died 01 Sep 1467. [Group Sheet]

  4. 11.  Eleonora Of PORTUGAL was born 18 Sep 1434 (daughter of Duarte I King Of PORTUGAL and Leonor Of ARAGON); died 01 Sep 1467.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Leonor of Portugal

    1. John Archduke Of AUSTRIA was born 1466; died 1467.
    2. 5. Kunigunde Of AUSTRIA was born 1465; died 1520.
    3. Cristopher Archduke Of AUSTRIA was born 1454; died 1455.
    4. Maximilian I Holy Roman EMPEROR was born 23 Mar 1459; died 12 Jan 1519.
    5. Helen Archduchess Of AUSTRIA was born 1460; died 1461.