- William IV ( German: Wilhelm IV; 13 November 1493 – 7 March 1550) was Duke of Bavaria from 1508 to 1550, until 1545 together with his younger brother Louis X, Duke of Bavaria . He was born in Munich to Albert IV and Kunigunde of Austria, a daughter of Emperor Frederick III .
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia William IV (German: Wilhelm IV; 13 November 1493 – 7 March 1550) was Duke of Bavaria from 1508 to 1550, until 1545 together with his younger brother Louis X, Duke of Bavaria. He was born in Munich to Albert IV and Kunigunde of Austria, a daughter of Emperor Frederick III.
Duke William. Duke William II of Bavaria-Straubing KG (5 April 1365—31 May 1417) was also count William VI of Holland, count William IV of Hainaut and count William V of Zeeland. He ruled from 1404 until 1417, when he died from an infection caused by a dog bite. William was a son of Albert I and Margaret of Brieg .
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William IV of Bavaria (German: Wilhelm IV, Herzog von Bayern), (13 November 1493 – 7 March 1550) was Duke of Bavaria from 1508 to 1550, until 1545 together with his younger brother Louis X, Duke of Bavaria.He was born in Munich to Albert IV and Kunigunde of Austria, a daughter of Emperor Frederick III.
William IV of Bavaria (German: Wilhelm IV, Herzog von Bayern) (13 November 1493 – 7 March 1550) was Duke of Bavaria from 1508 to 1550, until 1545 together with his younger brother Louis X, Duke of Bavaria.
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William I, Duke of Bavaria-Straubing, was the second son of Emperor Louis IV and Margaret II of Hainaut. He was also known as William V, Count of Holland, as William III, Count of Hainaut and as William IV, Count of Zeeland.
In 1345 William's father was conferring Hainaut, Holland, Zeeland and Friesland upon his wife Margaret, and shortly later also upon their son William. After his father's death in 1347 William ruled Bavaria, Holland and Hainaut together with his five brothers until 1349. With the first division of the Wittelsbach possessions in 1349 he received Hainaut, Holland and Lower Bavaria together with his brothers Stephen II and Albert I. After the next division of Bavaria in 1353 he ruled together with h
He married Matilda of Lancaster, daughter of Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster and Isabel de Beaumont in London in 1352. They had only one daughter, who died in 1356. Also, he had illegitimate children: Wilhelm, married 1398 Lisbeth Hughe. Elisabeth, married Brustijn van Herwijnen, lord of Stavenisse. He was succeeded by his brother Albert in 1389.
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William V, called the Pious, was Duke of Bavaria from 1579 to 1597.
William V was born in Landshut, the son of Albert V and Archduchess Anna of Austria. He received a Jesuit education and showed keen attachment to the Jesuit Counter Reformation tenets. His title 'the Pious' was given to him because he devoted his daily routine to masses, prayer, contemplation, and devotional reading. He took part in public devotions, processions, and pilgrimages. William V's residence as crown prince was the ancient fortified Wittelsbach seat Trausnitz Castle in Landshut. Its up
Like his Wittelsbach father and grandfather, William V was a strong supporter of the counter-reformation. He secured the archbishopric of Cologne for his brother Ernest with his campaign in 1583; his brother Ferdinand commanded the Bavarian army in the first 18 months of the Cologne War in an effort to secure the Electorate. Eventually, the Spanish army, under the command of Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma expelled the Calvinist contender for the Electorate, Gebhard Truchsess von Waldburg, and
Already as crown prince in Landshut, William V patronised the arts. His court architect Friedrich Sustris was in charge of the decoration and remodelling of Trausnitz Castle in Landshut. Later when he ascended to rule, Sustris also undertook the expansion of the Munich Residenz, the construction of the adjoining college, the palace Wilhelminische Veste in Munich, and St. Michael's Church. In 1589, William V built the Hofbräu Brewery. The Old Schleissheim Palace was founded by William V in ...
Married Renata of Lorraine in Munich on 22 February 1568. They had: 1. Christoph. 2. Christine. 3. Maximilian I, future Duke and Elector of Bavaria 4. Maria Anna of Bavaria, 1574–1616, married Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor in 1600 5. Philipp Wilhelm, Bishop of Regensburg from 1595, Cardinal from 1597 6. Ferdinand, Archbishop and prince-elector of Cologne 7. Eleonore Magdalene. 8. Karl. 9. Albert VI, in 1612 married Mechthilde v. Leuchtenberg 10. Magdalene of Bavaria. Her tomb is in ...
Nevertheless, his oldest son and successor William IV, Duke of Bavaria had to share his power from 1516 onwards with his younger brother Louis X, Duke of Bavaria. After the death of Louis X in 1545, the edict became effective until the end of Bavarian monarchy in 1918.
William IV (William Alexander; French: Guillaume Alexandre; 22 April 1852 – 25 February 1912) reigned as the Grand Duke of Luxembourg from 17 November 1905 until his death. He succeeded his father, Adolphe . William was a Protestant, the religion of the House of Nassau.