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Princess Hildegard of Bavaria

Princess Hildegard of Bavaria

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Hildegard of Bavaria
Duchess of Teschen
Tenure 30 April 1847 – 2 April 1864
Born (1825-06-10)10 June 1825
Died 2 April 1864(1864-04-02) (aged 38)
Burial Imperial Crypt
Spouse Archduke Albert, Duke of Teschen
Issue Maria Theresa, Duchess of Württemberg
Archduke Karl
Archduchess Mathilda
Full name
Hildegard Luise Charlotte Theresia Friederike
House Wittelsbach
Father Ludwig I of Bavaria
Mother Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Religion Roman Catholicism

Princess Hildegard of Bavaria (German: Hildegard Luise Charlotte Theresia Friederike von Bayern; 10 June 1825 – 2 April 1864) was the seventh child and fourth daughter of Ludwig I of Bavaria and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.



On 1 May 1844 in Munich, Hildegard married Archduke Albert of Austria, eldest son of Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen and Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg. She thereafter became known as Archduchess Hildegard. She and her husband had 3 children:


Name Birth Death Notes
Archduchess Maria Theresia of Austria 15 July 1845 8 October 1927 married Duke Philipp of Württemberg (1838–1917)
Archduke Karl of Austria 3 January 1847 19 July 1848 died of smallpox at an early age.
Archduchess Mathilda of Austria 25 January 1849 6 June 1867 died in an accident at the age of 18.

During her stay in Munich for the funeral of her brother King Maximilian II (1811-1864) in March 1864, Archduchess Hildegard became ill with a lung inflammation and pleurisy, and died.[citation needed]


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