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Re: Bavarian royals
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One should add that the original line of the Duke's in Bavaria has died out in the male line. But it's last member Duke Ludwig Wilhelm in Bavaria adopted his great-nephew Prince Max Emanuel of Bavaria to continue this line and he passed on to him his vast property including Tegernsee Castle and Brewery, Wildbad Kreuth and more. But then Duke Max Emanuel has 5 daughters but no son to continue the Title.
On occasion in this site, I've noticed Bavarian royals being mentioned as "of Bavaria" or even as "in Bavaria". What is the significance of this, if any?
Every member of the House of Wittelsbach had the title Duke in/of Bavaria (both prepositions were used but ‘of’ is more common in English).
By the time Bavaria became a kingdom, there were only two lines of Bavarian dukes: the Counts Palatine of Zweibrücken and the Counts Palatine of Gelnhausen.
The Zweibrücken branch became the kings and princes of Bavaria; the Gelnhausen branch were made Royal Highnesses with the principal title of Duke *in* Bavaria because Bavaria was no longer a duchy. They did, however, follow the princes of Bavaria in succession to the kingdom.