Susanna of Bavaria

Susanna of Bavaria
Margravine of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
Countess Palatine of Neuburg
Born 2 April 1502
Died 23 April 1543
Neuburg an der Donau
Spouse Casimir, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth 1518-1527
Otto Henry, Elector Palatine 1529-1543
Issue Marie, Electress Palatine
Albert Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
Kunigunde, Margravine of Baden-Durlach
House House of Wittelsbach
Father Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria
Mother Kunigunde of Austria

Susanna of Bavaria (2 April 1502 – 23 April 1543) was a German noblewoman. Born in Munich, she was the daughter of Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria, and Kunigunde of Austria, herself the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III and Eleanor of Portugal. Her paternal grandparents were Albert III, Duke of Bavaria, and Anna of Brunswick-Grubenhagen-Einbeck.


Susanna married Casimir, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, in 1518. On 14 October 1519, she gave birth to her first child, Marie of Brandenburg-Kulmbach. Via this daughter, Susanna became an ancestress of King George I of Great Britain and the House of Hanover. Susanna and Casimir had five children:

After Casimir's death in 1527, Susanna married Otto Henry, Count Palatine of Neuburg, on 16 October 1529. This second marriage produced no children.

Susanna died on 23 April 1543 in Neuburg an der Donau.[1] She was 41 years old. She never became Electress Palatine, since she died before her second husband acquired the electoral dignity.

Susanna of Bavaria
Born: 2 April 1502 Died: 23 April 1543
German nobility
Title last held by
Sophia of Poland
Margravine of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
25 August 1518 - 21 September 1527
Title next held by
Elisabeth of Brandenburg-Küstrin
New title Countess Palatine of Neuberg
16 October 1529 - 21 September 1527
Title next held by
Anna of Hesse


Susanna's ancestors in three generations
Susanna of Bavaria Father:
Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria
Paternal Grandfather:
Albert III, Duke of Bavaria
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Ernest, Duke of Bavaria
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Elisabetta Visconti
Paternal Grandmother:
Anna of Brunswick-Grubenhagen-Einbeck
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Erich I of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Elisabeth of Brunswick-Göttingen
Kunigunde of Austria
Maternal Grandfather:
Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Ernest, Duke of Austria
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Cymburgis of Masovia
Maternal Grandmother:
Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Edward of Portugal
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Leonor of Aragon


  1. Schreiber, KH. "Otto Heinrich". Genealogie Mittelalter (in German). self. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
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