King of Bavaria. He married Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1792-1854), the daughter of Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen. The wedding was the occasion of the first ever Oktoberfest. Ludwig studied in Landshut where he was taught by Johann Michael Sailer and in Göttingen.
Ludwig strongly rejected the alliance of his father with Napoleon I of France but in spite of his anti-French politics the crown prince had to join the emperor's wars with allied Bavarian troups. In 1817 Ludwig was involved in the fall of Prime Minister Count Max Josef von Montgelas. He succeeded his father on the throne in 1825. During the revolutions of 1848 he abdicated on March 20, 1848 in favor of his son, Maximilian. Even after his resignation Ludwig remained an important sponsor for the arts.
Auguste Amalia Ludovika von Bayern
Amalie Marie Auguste von Bayern
Karoline Charlotte Auguste von Bayern
Maximilian II Joseph von Bayern
Mathilde Karoline von Bayern
Otto of Bavaria
Theodolinde Charlotte Louise Von Bayern
Adelgunde - Princess of Bavaria
Hildegard von Bayern
Alexandra Amalia von Bayern
Adalbert Wilhelm von Bayern