Susanna of Bavaria

Susanna of Bavaria (2 April 1502 – 23 April 1543) was a German noblewoman. Born in Munich, she was the daughter of Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria, and Kunigunde of Austria, herself the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III and Eleanor of Portugal. Her paternal grandparents were Albert III, Duke of Bavaria, and Anna of Brunswick-Grubenhagen-Einbeck.

Susanna of Bavaria
Margravine of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
Countess Palatine of Neuburg
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Born2 April 1502
Died23 April 1543
Neuburg an der Donau
SpouseCasimir, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (1518–1527)
Otto Henry, Elector Palatine (1529–1543)
IssueMarie of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Electress Palatine
Catherine of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
Albert II Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
Kunigunde of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Margravine of Baden-Durlach
Frederick of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
HouseHouse of Wittelsbach
FatherAlbert IV, Duke of Bavaria
MotherKunigunde of Austria


Susanna married Casimir, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, in 1518. On 14 October 1519, she gave birth to her first child, Marie of Brandenburg-Kulmbach. Via this daughter, Susanna became an ancestress of King George I of Great Britain and the House of Hanover. Susanna and Casimir had five children:

After Casimir's death in 1527, Susanna married Otto Henry, Count Palatine of Neuburg, on 16 October 1529. This second marriage produced no children.

Susanna died on 23 April 1543 in Neuburg an der Donau.[1] She was 41 years old. She never became Electress Palatine, since she died before her second husband acquired the electoral dignity.


Susanna's ancestors in three generations
Susanna of Bavaria Father:
Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria
Paternal Grandfather:
Albert III, Duke of Bavaria
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Ernest, Duke of Bavaria
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Elisabetta Visconti
Paternal Grandmother:
Anna of Brunswick-Grubenhagen-Einbeck
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Erich I of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Elisabeth of Brunswick-Göttingen
Kunigunde of Austria
Maternal Grandfather:
Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Ernest, Duke of Austria
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Cymburgis of Masovia
Maternal Grandmother:
Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Edward of Portugal
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Leonor of Aragon


  1. ^ Schreiber, KH. "Otto Heinrich". Genealogie Mittelalter (in German). self. Archived from the original on 2010-09-29. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
Susanna of Bavaria
Born: 2 April 1502 Died: 23 April 1543
German nobility
Title last held by
Sophia of Poland
Margravine of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
25 August 1518 - 21 September 1527
Title next held by
Elisabeth of Brandenburg-Küstrin
New title Countess Palatine of Neuberg
16 October 1529 - 21 September 1527
Title next held by
Anna of Hesse