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Maximilian II Joseph von Bayern
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Birth: Nov. 28, 1811
Death: Mar. 10, 1864

Maximilian II was king of Bavaria from 1848 until 1864. He was the son of Ludwig I of Bavaria and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.

After studying at Göttingen and Berlin and travelling in Germany, Italy and Greece, he was introduced by his father into the council of state (1836). From the first he showed a studious disposition, declaring on one occasion that had he not been born in a royal cradle his choice would have been to become a professor. As crown prince, in the chateau of Hohenschwangau near Füssen, which he had rebuilt with excellent taste, he gathered about him an intimate society of artists and men of learning and devoted his time to scientific and historical study.

Maximilian was a man of amiable qualities and of intellectual attainments far above the average, but as a king he was hampered by constant ill health, which compelled him to be often abroad, and when at home to live much in the country. By his wife, Marie Friederike Franziska Hedwig, daughter of Prince William of Prussia, whom he married in 1842, he had two sons, Ludwig II of Bavaria and Otto I of Bavaria.

Maximilian II died suddenly at Munich, on March 10, 1864. He is buried in the Theatinerkirche in Munich.

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Family links: 
  Ludwig I. von Bayern (1786 - 1868)
  Therese Charlotte Luise von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (1792 - 1854)
  Marie Of Prussia (1825 - 1889)
  Otto Wilhelm Luitpold Adalbert Waldemar Von Wittelsbach (1848 - 1916)*
  Maximilian II Joseph von Bayern (1811 - 1864)
  Mathilde Karoline von Bayern (1813 - 1862)*
   Otto of Bavaria (1815 - 1867)*
  Theodolinde Charlottte Louise Von Bayern (1816 - 1817)*
  Luitpold Karl Joseph Wilhelm Ludwig Von Bayern (1821 - 1912)*
  Adelgunde Of Bavaria (1823 - 1914)*
  Adelgunde - Princess of Bavaria (1823 - 1914)*
  Hildegard von Bayern (1825 - 1864)*
  Alexandra Amalia von Bayern (1826 - 1875)*
  Adalbert Wilhelm von Bayern (1828 - 1875)*
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Munich (München)
Münchener Stadtkreis
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
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Maximilian II Joseph von Bayern
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