Kingdom of Bavaria

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Kingdom of Bavaria

Königreich Bayern
Kenigreich Bayern
1805–1918
Flag of Bavaria
Flag
Coat of arms of Bavaria
Coat of arms
Anthem: Bayerische Königshymne
The Kingdom of Bavaria (green) within the German Confederation (dark grey) in 1815
The Kingdom of Bavaria (green) within the German Confederation (dark grey) in 1815
The Kingdom of Bavaria within the German Empire with the exclave of Palatinate
The Kingdom of Bavaria within the German Empire with the exclave of Palatinate
StatusElectorate of the Holy Roman Empire
(1805–1806)
State of the Confederation of the Rhine
(1806–13)
State of the German Confederation
(1815–66)
Federal State of the German Empire
(1871–1918)
CapitalMunich
Common languagesBavarian, Upper German dialects
Religion
Majority:
Roman Catholic
Minorities:
GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy
King 
• 1805–1825
Maximilian I Joseph
• 1825–1848
Ludwig I
• 1848–1864
Maximilian II
• 1864–1886
Ludwig II
• 1886–1913
Otto
• 1913–1918
Ludwig III
Prince Regent 
• 1886–1912
Leopold Charles
• 1912–1913
Ludwig Leopold
Minister-President 
• 1806–1817
Maximilian von Montgelas
• 1912–1917
Georg von Hertling
• 1917–1918
Otto Ritter von Dandl
LegislatureLandtag
• Upper Chamber
Kammer der Reichsräte
• Lower Chamber
Kammer der Abgeordneten
Historical eraNapoleonic Wars / World War I
26 December 1805
• Established
26 December 1805
8 October 1813
30 May 1814
18 January 1871
9 November 1918
12 November 1918
Area
191075,865 km2 (29,292 sq mi)
Population
• 1910
6,524,372
CurrencyBavarian gulden,
(1806–1873)
German gold mark,
(1873–1914)
German Papiermark
(1914–1918)
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Electorate of Bavaria
Bishopric of Würzburg
People's State of Bavaria
Bavarian Soviet Republic

The Kingdom of Bavaria (German: Königreich Bayern; Bavarian: Kenigreich Bayern) was a historic German state that existed from 1805–1918.