Maximilian Joseph “Herzog Max” in Bayern

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Maximilian Joseph “Herzog Max” in Bayern

Death 15 Nov 1888 (aged 79)
Burial Landkreis Miesbach, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Plot inner crypt
Memorial ID 44897376 · View Source
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Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria was a member of a junior branch of the House of Wittelsbach and a promoter of Bavarian folk-music. He is most famous today as the father of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Maximilian Joseph was one of the most prominent promoters of Bavarian folk-music in the 19th century. Under his influence the zither started to be used in court circles and eventually became identified as the national musical instrument of Bavaria. Because of his interest he received the nickname Zither-Maxl. He himself played the zither and also composed music for it.


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  • Added: 28 Nov 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 44897376
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maximilian Joseph “Herzog Max” in Bayern (4 Dec 1808–15 Nov 1888), Find a Grave Memorial no. 44897376, citing Sankt Quirinus Kirche Tegernsee, Landkreis Miesbach, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .