Prince Arnulf of Bavaria

Prince Arnulf of Bavaria (German: Franz Joseph Arnulf Adalbert Maria Prinz von Bayern; 6 July 1852 – 12 November 1907) was a member of the Bavarian Royal House of Wittelsbach and a General of Infantry.

Prince Arnulf
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Born(1852-07-06)6 July 1852
Munich, Bavaria
Died12 November 1907(1907-11-12) (aged 55)
Venice, Italy
SpousePrincess Therese of Liechtenstein
IssuePrince Heinrich
FatherLuitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria
MotherArchduchess Augusta of Austria

Early lifeEdit

Arnulf was born in Munich, Bavaria. He was the youngest son of Prince Regent Luitpold of Bavaria and his wife Archduchess Augusta of Austria.

Military careerEdit

As his older brothers, Arnulf joined the Bavarian army and became a regimental commander, reaching the rank Generaloberst. He fought with the Russian army in the Russo-Turkish War (1877–78) and was present at the Siege of Plevna.[1] From 1892 to 1903 he commanded the First Bavarian Army Corps.[1]

In 1901 Arnulf represented his father Prince Regent Luitpold at the funeral of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.[2]

Marriage and familyEdit

On 12 April 1882 Arnulf married Princess Therese of Liechtenstein, the daughter of Prince Alois II of Liechtenstein and Countess Franziska Kinsky. The wedding took place in the Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna, Austria.[3] The couple had a son:


Arnulf died on 12 November 1907 in Venice, Italy. He is buried in the crypt of the Theatinerkirche in Munich, Bavaria.


He received the following orders and decorations:[4]



  1. ^ a b "Prince Arnulf of Bavaria", The Times (November 14, 1907): 12.
  2. ^ "The Funeral of the Queen", The Times (February 4, 1901): 5.
  3. ^ "Austria", The Times (April 13, 1882): 5.
  4. ^ Hof- und - Staatshandbuch des Königreichs Bayern (1906), "Landtag des Königreiches: Mitglieder der Kammer der Reichsräte". p. 149
  5. ^ "Ritter-Orden", Hof- und Staatshandbuch der Österreichisch-Ungarischen Monarchie (in German), 1905, pp. 51, 56, retrieved 24 June 2020
  6. ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Großherzogtum Baden (1896), "Großherzogliche Orden" pp. 62, 77
  7. ^ Albert I;Museum Dynasticum N° .21: 2009/ n° 2.
  8. ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Großherzogtum Hessen (1879), "Großherzogliche Orden und Ehrenzeichen" pp. 12, 130
  9. ^ Italia : Ministero dell'interno (1898). Calendario generale del Regno d'Italia. Unione tipografico-editrice. p. 54.
  10. ^ Staatshandbuch für das Großherzogtum Sachsen / Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach (1900), "Großherzogliche Hausorden" p. 16
  11. ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Königreich Württemberg (1907), "Königliche Orden" p. 28

Further readingEdit

  • Jirí Louda and Michael MacLagan, Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, 2nd edition (London: Little, Brown and Company, 1999)
  • Konrad Krafft von Dellmensingen and Friedrichfranz Feeser. Das Bayernbuch vom Weltkriege, 1914-1918. Chr. Belser AG, Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart 1930.
  • Die Wittelsbacher: Geschichte unserer Familie. Prestel Verlag, München, 1979.