Stephen II

Male 1319 - 1375  (56 years)


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  • Name Stephen II   [1, 2
    Born 1319  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Fact Duke of Bavaria in Lower Bavaria, Landshut, and Upper Bavaria Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 13 May 1375  Landshut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • Duke Stephen II of Bavaria (1319?13 May 1375, Landshut) (German: Stephan II mit der Hafte, Herzog von Bayern), since 1347 Duke of Bavaria. He was the second son of Emperor Louis IV and Beatrix of Silesia-Glogau and a member of the Wittelsbach dynasty.

      His father reunited Bavaria in 1340 but in 1349 the country was divided for the emperor's six sons again in Upper Bavaria, Lower Bavaria-Landshut und Bavaria-Straubing. Stephen II ruled from 1349 to 1353 together with his brothers William I and Albert I in Holland and Lower Bavaria-Landshut, since 1353 only in Lower Bavaria-Landshut.

      After the temporary reconcilement of the Wittelsbach with Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, who had finally confirmed all Wittelsbach possessions, Stephen joined Charles' march into Italy in 1354. But already the Golden Bull of 1356 caused a new conflict since only the Palatinate branch of the Wittelsbach and his brother Louis VI the Roman as margrave of Brandenburg were invested with the electoral dignity. Stephen II was the last son of Emperor Louis IV absolved from the excommunication in 1362.

      When Duke Meinhard, the son of his older brother Louis V died in 1363, Stephen II succeeded also in Upper Bavaria and invaded Tyrol. To strengthen his position he confederated with BernabÚ Visconti. Stephen finally renounced Tyrol for Habsburg with the Peace of Sch‰rding against a huge compensation after the death of Margarete Maultasch in 1369.

      His conflict with his brother Louis VI the Roman on the heritage of Meinhard finally caused also the loss of Brandenburg for the Wittelsbach dynasty since Louis then made Charles IV his contracted heir. However Stephen accepted his brother Otto, the last Wittelsbach regent of Brandenburg, as his nominal co-regent when he returned to Bavaria in 1373. Stephen was succeeded by his three sons.
    Person ID I04478  Main Tree
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2016 

    Father Louis IV,   b. 1282,   d. 11 Oct 1347  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Beatrix of POLAND,   d. 1322 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1308/11  [2
    Family ID F17657  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Isabella Of SICILY,   d. 1349 
    Married 27 Jun 1328  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Stephen III Duke Of BAVARIA,   b. 1337,   d. 26 Sep 1413, Niederschonfeld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Natural]
     2. Agnes Of BAVARIA,   b. 1338  [Natural]
    +3. Friedrich,   b. Abt 1339,   d. 1393  (Age ~ 54 years)  [Birth]
     4. John II Of BAVARIA-MUNICH,   b. 1341,   d. 1397  (Age 56 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F17653  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margarete Of NUREMBERG 
    Married 14 Feb 1359  [1
    Family ID F17654  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S03581] Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

    2. [S5840] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonist Who Came to America before 1700, Frederick Lewis Weis.