Maximilian I. Maria Michael Johann Baptist Franz de Paula Joseph Kaspar Ingatius Nepomuk König von Bayern
(27.05.1756 - 13.10.1825)
place of birth:  Schwetzingen bei Mannheim
Königreich Bayern:  Seine Majestät der König

                          

Maximilian I. of the House of Wittelsbach was the first ruler of the Kingdom of Bavaria. Known as King Max, he reigned in Munich from 1806 until his death in 1825. Maximilian was the son of Friedrich Michael von der Pfalz, Graf von Rappoltstein and Maria Franziska Dorothea Princess of Pfalz-Sulzbach. He grew up in Strasbourg, France and event served as a colonel in the French Army's Corps d'Alsace. After the Elector of Bavaria Karl Theodor died in 1799, Maximilian became his successor, known as Maximilian IV. Joseph, and ruling over all areas controlled by the House of Wittelsbach. After ruling as King of Bavaria for 19 years, Maximilian died in Nymphenberg Palace in October 1825, turning his throne over to his son Ludwig I.

     

König von Bayern ........... 01.01.1806  -  13.10.1825