Prince Franz-Josef of Bavaria
|Prince Franz-Josef of Bavaria|
21 September 1957|
Schloss Leutstetten, Leutstetten, Bavaria, Germany
|Father||Prince Rasso of Bavaria|
|Mother||Archduchess Theresa of Austria|
Prince Franz-Josef of Bavaria (German: Franz-Josef Michael Maria Ignatius Prinz von Bayern) (born 21 September 1957) is a member of the Bavarian Royal House of Wittelsbach and a member of the Roman Catholic Order of Saint Benedict.
|Bavarian Royal Family|
HRH The Dowager Princess of Waldburg
The prince is a Benedictine monk, a member of the Roman Catholic Order of Saint Benedict. Until 1996, he lived under the name Pater Florian at the St. Ottilien Archabbey in Emming in southern Bavaria. Since 1996, Prince Franz-Josef has been living at the Peramiho Abbey in Tanzania and in Kenia he became prior administrator of the Prince of Peace Benedictine Monastery - Tigoni Limuru. He is currently working in Illeret, St. Peter the Fisherman parish, and a new Benedictine Monastery in the Diocese of Marsabit, northern part of Kenya.
|Ancestors of Prince Franz-Josef of Bavaria|
- Adalbert Prinz von Bayern. Die Wittelsbacher: Geschichte unserer Familie. München: Prestel Verlag, 1979.
- Pater Florian Prinz von Bayern. Weil es etwas Größeres gibt. Freiburg; Herder Verlag, 2012.
- Home page of the St. Ottilien Archabbey (in German): http://www.erzabtei.de/html/
- Home page of the St. Benedict's Abbey in Peramiho, Tanzania: http://www.inkamana.org/ohio/peramiho.htm
Prince Franz-Josef of BavariaBorn: 21 September 1957
|Titles in pretence|
Prince Karl of Bavaria
|Line of succession to the Bavarian throne
| Succeeded by|
Prince Wolfgang of Bavaria