Maria Anna of Bavaria (1574–1616)
|Maria Anna of Bavaria|
Portrait by Joseph Heintz the Elder, 1604
|Archduchess consort of Inner Austria|
|Reign||23 April 1600 – 8 March 1616|
|Born||8 December 1574|
Munich, Bavaria, Holy Roman Empire
|Died||8 March 1616 (aged 41)|
Graz, Austria, Holy Roman Empire
|Spouse||Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor|
|Issue||Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor|
Maria Anna, Electress of Bavaria
Cecilia Renata, Queen of Poland
Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria
|Father||William V, Duke of Bavaria|
|Mother||Renata of Lorraine|
On 23 April 1600, Maria Anna married her first-cousin Ferdinand, Archduke of Inner Austria at Graz Cathedral. This marriage reaffirmed the alliance between the Habsburgs and Wittelsbach. Without interfering in politics, Maria Anna lived in her husband's shadow.
Maria Anna died in Graz aged 41, three years before the coronation of her husband as King of Bohemia and King of Hungary and his elevation to Holy Roman Emperor. She was buried in the Mausoleum near the Cathedral, Graz.
- Archduchess Christine (25 May 1601 – 12/21 June 1601).
- Archduke Charles (born and died 25 May 1603).
- Archduke John-Charles (1 November 1605 – 28 December 1619).
- Ferdinand III (13 July 1608 – 2 April 1657), Holy Roman Emperor, King of Hungary and Bohemia, married:
- Archduchess Maria Anna (13 January 1610 – 25 September 1665), married on 15 July 1635 to Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (her uncle).
- Archduchess Cecilia Renata (16 July 1611 – 24 March 1644), married on 9 August 1637 to Wladyslaw IV, King of Poland (her cousin).
- Archduke Leopold Wilhelm (6 January 1614 – 20 November 1662), Bishop of Passau and Strasbourg (1625–37), Olmütz (1637–55), Breslau (1655–62), Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (1647–56), Grand Master of the Teutonic Order (1641–62).
|Ancestors of Maria Anna of Bavaria (1574–1616)|
- Ferdinand's mother was Maria Anna of Bavaria. sister of William V.
- WITTELSBACH KURFÜRSTEN OF BAVARIA in: royaltyguide.nl Archived 2016-09-05 at the Wayback Machine [retrieved 8 April 2015].
- Constantin von Wurzbach: Habsburg, Maria Anna von Bayern in: Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich, vol 7, ed L. C. Zamarski, Vienna 1861, p. 23 on-line [retrieved 8 April 2015].
- Hellmut Andics: Die Frauen der Habsburger. Heyne, Munich 1997.
- Richard Reifenscheid: Die Habsburger in Lebensbildern. Piper, 2007.