Encyclopedia > Wittelsbach

  Article Content

Wittelsbach

The Wittelsbach family were the ruling dynasty of the German state of Bavaria from 1180 to 1918 and of the Rhine Palatinate from 1214 until 1805; in 1815 the latter territory was incorporated into Bavaria, which had been a kingdom since 1806.

The family provided two Holy Roman Emperors: Louis IV (1328-1347) and Charles VII (1742-1745), and for half a century until 1373 controlled Brandenburg to the north-east.

Other members of the family include:



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
997

...     Contents 997 Centuries - 9th century - 10th century - 11th century Decades: 940s 950s 960s 970s 980s - 990s - 1000s 1010s 1020s 1030s ...