Duke LUDWIG IV "der Bayer" of Bavaria in Upper Bavaria (1294-47) in Lower Bavaria (1340-47), King of Italy (1327-47), German King (25.11.1314-1347), Emperor (14.1.1328-1347), *1.4.1282, +Puch bei Fürstenfeldbruck 11.10.1347, bur Munich; 1m: ca 1309 Beatrix of Schweidnitz (*ca 1292 +24.8.1322); 2m: Köln 25.2.1324 Margaret of Hainault, Css of Hainault, Holland and Seeland (*1311 +23.6.1356); (NOTE) His issue: NOTE: He set out to aggrandize his branch of the family. He invested his eldest son with the Margravate of Brandenburg when the Ascanian house became extinct. He saw to it that the sons by his 2d marriage (to Margaret of Holland) succeeded to the county of Holland. However, when Ludwig died his sons began a process of dividing Bavaria into individual fiefs. This continued until it was pretty much re-united in 1506.
Rulers of
Bavaria, Holland and Tyrol
Last updated 6th June 2003