Albert VI, Duke of Bavaria

Duke Albert VI

Albert VI of Bavaria (German: Albrecht VI., der Leuchtenberger, Landgraf von Bayern-Leuchtenberg; 26 February 1584 – 5 July 1666) son of William V, Duke of Bavaria and Renata of Lorraine, born and died in Munich.


Albert was 1651–1654 the regent for his young nephew Elector Ferdinand Maria. Through Mechthilde, Albrecht came into possession of the landgraviate of Leuchtenberg, which he exchanged in 1650 for the Reichsgrafschaft (county) Haag. After the death of his son Maximilian Heinrich, Haag reverted to Bavaria. Albert's successor in Leuchtenberg was Maximilian Philipp Hieronymus of Bavaria, the second son of Elector Maximilian I. After his death also Leuchtenberg was united with Bavaria.


In 1612 married Mechthilde v. Leuchtenberg (24 October 1588 - 1 June 1634), place of burial: Wallfahrtkirche Altötting. They had 5 children:

  1. Maria Renata, Duchess of Bayern-Leuchtenberg (3 August 1616 - 1 March 1630)
  2. Karl Johann Franz, Duke of Bayern-Leuchtenberg (10 November 1618 - 19 May 1640)
  3. Ferdinand Wilhelm, Duke of Bayern-Leuchtenberg (25 August 1620 - 23 October 1629)
  4. Maximilian Heinrich, Archbishop and prince-elector of Cologne (1621–1688)
  5. Sigmund Albrecht, Bishop of Freising and Regensburg 1668 (5 August 1623 - 4 November 1685)


Albert's ancestors in three generations
Albert VI of Bavaria Father:
William V, Duke of Bavaria
Paternal Grandfather:
Albert V, Duke of Bavaria
Paternal Great-grandfather:
William IV, Duke of Bavaria
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Jakobaea of Baden
Paternal Grandmother:
Anna of Austria
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Anna of Bohemia and Hungary
Renata of Lorraine
Maternal Grandfather:
Francis I, Duke of Lorraine
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Antoine, Duke of Lorraine
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Renée of Bourbon-Montpensier
Maternal Grandmother:
Christina of Denmark
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Christian II of Denmark
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Isabella of Burgundy

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