Ludwig I of Bavaria

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Ludwig I
Joseph Karl Stieler - King Ludwig I in his Coronation Robes - WGA21796.jpg
Portrait by Joseph Stieler, 1825
King of Bavaria
Reign13 October 1825 – 20 March 1848
PredecessorMaximilian I Joseph
SuccessorMaximilian II
Born(1786-08-25)25 August 1786
Strasbourg, Kingdom of France
Died29 February 1868(1868-02-29) (aged 81)
Nice, Second French Empire
SpouseTherese of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Full name
Ludwig Karl August
HouseWittelsbach
ReligionRoman Catholicism
SignatureLudwig I's signature

Ludwig I or Louis I (born 25 August 1786 – died 29 February 1868) was the King of Bavaria from 1825 until the 1848 revolutions. He was born in the Hôtel des Deux-Ponts in Strasbourg, his father Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria was an officer in the French army at Strasbourg.

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Crown Prince Ludwig, 1807 by Angelica Kauffman

Maximilian I became the Elector of Bavaria and Count Palatine of the Rhine on 16 February 1799 and the King of Bavaria on 1 January 1806.

Ludwig succeeded his father on the throne in 1825.

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