Prince Karl Theodor of Bavaria
|Prince of Bavaria|
7 July 1795|
16 August 1875 80) (aged|
|Father||Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria|
|Mother||Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt|
Charles was born in Munich, 7 July 1795. He is a son of King Maximilian I of Bavaria(1756–1825) and his first wife Wilhelmine Auguste of Hesse-Darmstadt.
Charles fought against Napoleon at the battle of Hanau (1813), became a general of division, and took part in the Campaign of 1814. His differences with Prince Wrede led to his retirement from 1822 till some time after the latter's death in 1838, when his brother King Ludwig I of Bavaria appointed him field marshal and general inspector of the army. In the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 he was commander-in-chief of the 7th and 8th corps of the Bavarian army, which coöperated with the Austrian, after which he retired from the public service.
He married morganatically in 1823 with Marie-Anne-Sophie Petin (1796–1838), with who he had three daughters:
- Caroline Sophie (16 October 1817 – 25 May 1889)
- Maximiliane Theodore (20 September 1823 – 19 March 1895)
- Franziska Sophie (10 October 1827 – 2 March 1912)
- Lundy, Darryl (20 Jan 2009). "Karl Prinz von Bayern". p. 10179 §101784.
- Louda, Jirí; MacLagan, Michael (1999). Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe (2nd ed.). London: Little, Brown and Company. table 97.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Ripley, George; Dana, Charles A., eds. (1879). "Charles (Bavaria)". The American Cyclopædia. p. 309.
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