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Stephan III von Bayern
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Birth: 1337
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death: Sep. 26, 1413
Donau-Rieser Landkreis
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany

Duke Stephen III of Bavaria was a Duke of Bavaria since 1375. He was the eldest son of Stephan II von Bayern and Elisabeth von Sizilien.
From 1375 to 1392, Stephen ruled Bavaria with his brothers Frederick and John II. However, in 1392, Bavaria was split into three separate Duchies, now consisting of Bavaria-Landshut, Bavaria-Ingolstadt and Bavaria-Munich. John II partitioned Bavaria as the result of his refusal to finance his brothers' expensive ambitions in the Italian court. After the division of Bavaria, Stephen retained Bavaria-Ingolstadt, although he soon came to regard his share to be inferior to the other two Duchies. From 1395 to 1397, he also jointly held Bavaria-Munich with John II, after an armed conflict between the brothers.
After the deaths of both of his brothers, Stephen attempted to extend his Duchy, this time causing conflict with his nephews. In opposition to them, Stephen also supported King Rupert against the Luxemburg. In 1402 Stephen was forced by his nephew Ernest to confine his reign to Bavaria-Ingolstadt. In 1403, he supported the citizens' uprising in Munich, although that failed. His final attempt in 1410 to reconquer Tyrol, which his father had ceded to the Grand Duchy of Habsburg was likewise unsuccessful.
He was married twice. First, he was married on 13 October 1364 to Taddea Visconti, daughter of Bernabò Visconti and Beatrice della Scala. Second, he was married in Cologne on 16 January 1401 to Elisabeth of Cleves, daughter of Count Adolf III of Cleves. His second marriage was childless.
He had, from his first marriage, a son, Louis VII the Bearded, who succeeded him in Bavaria-Ingolstadt, and a daughter, who became the French queen, Isabeau of Bavaria.
His illegitimate son, Johann von Moosburg was Bishop of Regensburg until 1409.
Stephan III died on the 25 September 1413 at the monastery Niederschönenfeld, where he was also buried. Stephen's son Louis VII had his father moved around 1430 to Ingolstadt where he built a new Cathedral over Stephan's remains. 
Family links: 
  Stephan II von Bayern (1316 - 1375)
  Elisabeth von Sizilien (1309 - 1349)
  Taddea Visconti (1350 - 1381)
  Ludwig VII von Bayern (1368 - 1447)*
  Isabeau de Baviere (1371 - 1435)*
  Stephan III von Bayern (1337 - 1413)
  Friedrich von Bayern-Landshut (1339 - 1393)*
  Johann II von Bayern-München (1341 - 1397)*
*Calculated relationship
Münster Zur Schönen Unserer Lieben Frau
Ingolstädter Stadtkreis
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
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Record added: Aug 14, 2013
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