Bavaria-Ingolstadt (German: Bayern-Ingolstadt or Oberbayern-Ingolstadt) was a duchy which was part of the Holy Roman Empire from 1392 to 1447.


Teilherzogtum Bayern-Ingolstadt
The Duchy of Bavaria-Ingolstadt (1392–1447)
The Duchy of Bavaria-Ingolstadt (1392–1447)
Duke of Bavaria-Ingolstadt 
• 1392–1413
Stephan III
• 1413–1447
Louis VII
• 1443–1445
Louis VIII
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Division of Bavaria-Landshut
• Louis VII captured by his cousin, Henry XVI, duke of Bavaria-Landshut
• Annexed by Bavaria-Landshut
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Bavaria-Landshut Bavaria-Landshut
Bavaria-Landshut Bavaria-Landshut


After the death of Stephen II in 1375, his sons Stephen III, Frederick, and John II jointly ruled Bavaria-Landshut. After seventeen years, the brothers decided to formally divide their inheritance. John received Bavaria-Munich, Stephen received Bavaria-Ingolstadt, while Frederick kept what remained of Bavaria-Landshut.

After Stephen's death in 1413, Louis VII assumed his father's throne. In 1429 parts of Bavaria-Straubing were united with Bavaria-Ingolstadt. Louis reigned until his own son, Louis VIII, usurped his throne in 1443 and delivered him to their enemy, Henry XVI, duke of Bavaria-Landshut. Louis VIII died two years later. Louis VII died in captivity. With no heir, Bavaria-Ingolstadt was returned to Bavaria-Landshut.


Bavaria-Ingolstadt was cobbled together from diverse, non-contiguous territories in Bavaria. The capital was Ingolstadt and included the territories around it: Schrobenhausen, Aichach, Friedberg, Rain am Lech and Höchstädt an der Donau. In addition, Bavaria Ingolstadt incorporated the following towns:

Southern Bavaria:

Eastern Bavaria:

Northern Bavaria:

Coordinates: 48°45′N 11°25′E / 48.750°N 11.417°E / 48.750; 11.417