Duke Pius August in Bavaria

Prince Pius August in Bavaria,[1] full German name: Pius August Herzog in Bayern[1] (born 1 August 1786 in Landshut, Electorate of Bavaria;[1] died 3 August 1837 in Bayreuth, Kingdom of Bavaria[1]) was a Duke in Bavaria as a member of the Palatine Birkenfeld-Gelnhausen line of the House of Wittelsbach. Pius August was a grandfather of Empress Elisabeth of Austria through his son Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria, as well as a great grandfather of Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians and an ancestor of the current generations of the Belgian and Italian Royal Families and the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg.

Prince Pius August in Bavaria
1800 Hauber Herzog Pius August in Bayern Historisches Museum Bamberg anagoria.jpg
Born(1786-08-01)1 August 1786
Landshut, Electorate of Bavaria
Died3 August 1837(1837-08-03) (aged 51)
Bayreuth, Kingdom of Bavaria
(m. 1807; died 1823)
IssueDuke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria
FatherDuke Wilhelm in Bavaria
MotherCountess Palatine Maria Anna of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld

Early lifeEdit

Born in Landshut, Pius August was the third child of Duke Wilhelm in Bavaria and his wife, Countess Palatine Maria Anna of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld, sister of King Maximilian I of Bavaria.

Marriage and issueEdit

Pius August married Princess Amélie Louise of Arenberg, daughter of Prince Louis Marie of Arenberg (1757-1795) and his wife, Marie Adélaïde Julie de Mailly-Nesle, dame d'Ivry-sur-Seine (1766-1789), on 26 May 1807 in Brussels.[1] Pius August and Amélie Louise had one son:[1]

Later lifeEdit

In 1815, Pius August became an honorary member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He loved to travel.



  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (15 Jan 2003). "Pius August Herzog in Bayern". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-05-23.