Teilherzogtum Bayern-Ingolstadt
State of the Holy Roman Empire
The Duchy of Bavaria-Ingolstadt (1392–1447)
Capital Ingolstadt
Government Monarchy
Duke of Bavaria-Ingolstadt
   1392–1413 Stephan III
  1413–1447 Louis VII
  1443–1445 Louis VIII
Historical era Middle Ages
   Division of Bavaria-Landshut 1392
  Louis VII captured by his cousin, Henry XVI, duke of Bavaria-Landshut 1443
   Annexed by Bavaria-Landshut 1447 1447
Preceded by
Succeeded by

Bavaria-Ingolstadt (German: Bayern-Ingolstadt or Oberbayern-Ingolstadt) was a duchy which was part of the Holy Roman Empire from 1392 to 1447.


After the death of Stephen II in 1375, his sons Stephen III, Frederick, and John II jointly ruled Bavaria-Landshut. After seventeen years, the brothers decided to formally divide their inheritance. John received Bavaria-Munich, Stephen received Bavaria-Ingolstadt, while Frederick kept what remained of Bavaria-Landshut.

After Stephen's death in 1413, Louis VII assumed his father's throne. In 1429 parts of Bavaria-Straubing were united with Bavaria-Ingolstadt. Louis reigned until his own son, Louis VIII, usurped his throne in 1443 and delivered him to their enemy, Henry XVI, duke of Bavaria-Landshut. Louis VIII died two years later. Louis VII died in captivity. With no heir, Bavaria-Ingolstadt was returned to Bavaria-Landshut.


Bavaria-Ingolstadt was cobbled together from diverse, non-contiguous territories in Bavaria. The capital was Ingolstadt and included the territories around it: Schrobenhausen, Aichach, Friedberg, Rain am Lech and Höchstädt an der Donau. In addition, Bavaria Ingolstadt incorporated the following towns:

Southern Bavaria:

Eastern Bavaria:

Northern Bavaria:

Coordinates: 48°45′N 11°25′E / 48.750°N 11.417°E / 48.750; 11.417

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