Albrecht V. von Bayern


Albrecht V. von Bayern

Munich (München), Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 24 Oct 1579 (aged 51)
Munich (München), Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Burial Altstadt, Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Memorial ID 23012769 View Source

Albrecht V von Wittelsbach, Herzog von Bayern. (Duke of Bavaria)

Anna von Österreich = Anna of Habsburg, Archduchess of Austria (1528–1590)

They had seven children.

Albert was educated at Ingolstadt under strict Catholic doctrins. In 1547 he married Anne Habsburg of Austria, a daughter of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor and Anna of Bohemia and Hungary (1503–1547), daughter of King Ladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary and his wife Anne de Foix, the union ending the political rivalry between Austria and Bavaria.

Albert was now free to devote himself to the task of establishing Catholic conformity in his dominions. A strict catholic, Albert was a leader of the German Counter-Reformation. Incapable by nature of passionate adherence to any religious principle, and given rather to a life of idleness and pleasure, he pursued the work of repression because he was convinced that the cause of Catholicism was inseparably connected with the fortunes of the house of Wittelsbach. He took little direct share in the affairs of government and easily lent himself to the plans of his advisers, among whom during the early part of his reign were two sincere Catholics, Georg Stockhammer and Wiguleus Hundt. The latter took an important part in the events leading up to the treaty of Passau (1552) and the peace of Augsburg (1555). For the first time since the 13th century the Jesuites were called again to Munich.

Duke Albert made strenuous efforts to procure for his son, Ernest of Bavaria, election as Archbishop-elector of Cologne. These efforts would not pay off until after Albert's death; however, a member of the house of Bavaria would be Archbishop of Cologne for almost two centuries thereafter.

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  • Added: 20 Nov 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 23012769
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Albrecht V. von Bayern (29 Feb 1528–24 Oct 1579), Find a Grave Memorial ID 23012769, citing Frauenkirche Cathedral, Altstadt, Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .