Prince Adalbert of Bavaria (1828–1875)

Prince Adalbert
Born (1828-07-19)19 July 1828
Munich, Bavaria
Died 21 September 1875(1875-09-21) (aged 47)
Munich, Bavaria
Burial Michaelskirche, Munich
Spouse Infanta Amelia Philippina of Spain
(m. 1856)
Issue Prince Ludwig Ferdinand
Prince Alfons
Isabella, Duchess of Genoa
Princess Elvira
Princess Clara
House Wittelsbach
Father Ludwig I of Bavaria
Mother Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen

Prince Adalbert of Bavaria (German: Adalbert Wilhelm Georg Ludwig Prinz von Bayern) (Munich, 19 July 1828 Nymphenburg Palace, 21 September 1875) was the ninth child and fourth son of Ludwig I of Bavaria and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.


In Madrid on 25 August 1856 he married Infanta Amelia Philippina of Spain (1834–1905), sister of King-Consort Francis, Duke of Cádiz, sixth daughter and eleventh child of Infante Francisco de Paula of Spain (a younger son of King Charles IV of Spain) and Princess Luisa Carlotta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. They had five children :


Prince Adalbert of Bavaria died on 21 September 1875 in Munich and is buried in the Colombarium in the Michaelskirche in Munich, Bavaria.

Greek succession

It is often suggested that following his older brother Otto's death, Prince Adalbert became the heir presumptive to the throne of Greece. In fact, rights to the Greek succession were passed onto his other older brother Luitpold, who technically succeeded to the Greek throne in 1867. Due to the renunciation of all the rights to the Greek succession by King Ludwig III, at Luitpold's death the rights to the throne of Greece were inherited by his second son, Prince Leopold.

However, if it is proven that all legitimate descendants of Luitpold (barring those through King Ludwig III) are indeed extinct (discounting also the male descendants of prince Georg of Bavaria), Adalbert's male-line descendants could conceivably assume the claim to the throne of Greece.



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