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Bavaria-Munich (German: Bayern-München) was a duchy that was a constituent state of the Holy Roman Empire from 1392 to 1505.


Teilherzogtum Bayern-München
Flag of Bavaria-Munich
Banner of Bavaria-Munich
Duke of Bavaria-Munich 
• 1392–1397
Johann II, Stephen III, and Friedrich
• 1397–1438
Ernest and William III (until 1435)
• 1438–1460
Albert III
• 1460–1463
John IV and Sigismund
• 1463–1465
• 1465–1508
Sigismund (until 1467) and Albert IV
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Bavaria-Munich and Bavaria-Ingolstadt split off from Bavaria-Landshut
• Bavaria-Munich, Bavaria-Ingolstadt, and Bavaria-Landshut divide Bavaria-Straubing
• Bavaria-Dachau separates from Bavaria-Munich
September 3, 1467
• Bavaria-Dachau returns to Bavaria-Munich
February 1, 1501
• Reunification of the Duchy of Bavaria
July 30, 1505
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Bavaria-Landshut Bavaria-Landshut
Duchy of Bavaria


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. In 1429 portions of Bavaria-Straubing including the city of Straubing were united with Bavaria-Munich. The duchy existed for a little more than a hundred years before Bavaria was reunited under Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria.

Bavaria-Munich (green) with Bavaria-Landshut (orange), Bavaria-Ingolstadt (brown) and Bavaria-Straubing (grey).
The Old Court in Munich


  • "Duchy of Bavaria pre-1507". Retrieved 2018-12-14.

Coordinates: 48°8′N 11°34′E / 48.133°N 11.567°E / 48.133; 11.567