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Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria

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Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria
Dauphine of France
Portrait of Maria Anna Victoria painted after her death holding the coronet of a Dauphine by François de Troy
Born(1660-11-28)28 November 1660
Munich, Bavaria
Died20 April 1690(1690-04-20) (aged 29)
Palace of Versailles, France
SpouseLouis, Dauphin of France
IssueLouis, Dauphin of France
Philip V, King of Spain
Charles, Duke of Berry
Full name
Maria Anna Christine Victoria
HouseHouse of Bourbon
House of Wittelsbach
FatherFerdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria
MotherHenriette Adelaide of Savoy

Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria (28 November 1660 – 20 April 1690) was the wife of Louis, the Grand Dauphin. She had three sons including the father of Louis XV of France and a King of Spain. In France she was known as Dauphine Marie Anne Victoire. She was a sister of the Violante Beatrice of Bavaria, the last Medici Grand Princess of Tuscany. At court she was known simply as Madame la Dauphine.

She was a daughter of Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria and Henrietta Adelaide of Savoy.


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  1. Louis of France, Duke of Burgundy (16 August 1682 – 18 February 1712), Duke of Burgundy and later Dauphin of France; married second cousin Maria Adelaide of Savoy and had the future Louis XV of France;
  2. Philippe of France (19 December 1683 – 9 July 1746), "Duke of Anjou", (later King of Spain); became King of Spain in 1700; married second cousin Maria Luisa of Savoy and had issue; married again Elisabeth Farnese and had further children such as a future Dauphine of France;
  3. Charles of France, Duke of Berry (31 July 1686 – 5 May 1714); married his first cousin Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans and had children but none survived over a year.

Through her first two sons she is an ancestor of the present King of Spain as well as the present Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

Titles and styles

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Arms of Marie Anne Victoire of Bavaria as Dauphine of France.
  • 28 November 1660 – 7 March 1680 Her Serene Highness Duchess Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria
  • 7 March 1680 – 20 April 1690 Her Royal Highness the Dauphine of France (Son Altesse royale, "Madame la Dauphine".)