Princess Hildegard of Bavaria

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Hildegard of Bavaria
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Duchess of Teschen
Tenure30 April 1847 – 2 April 1864
Born(1825-06-10)10 June 1825
Died2 April 1864(1864-04-02) (aged 38)
SpouseArchduke Albert, Duke of Teschen
IssueMaria Theresa, Duchess of Württemberg
Archduke Karl
Archduchess Mathilda
Hildegard Luise Charlotte Theresia Friederike
FatherLudwig I of Bavaria
MotherTherese of Saxe-Hildburghausen
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Princess Hildegard of Bavaria (German: Hildegard Luise Charlotte Theresia Friederike von Bayern; 10 June 1825 – 2 April 1864) was the seventh child and fourth daughter of Ludwig I of Bavaria and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.



On 1 May 1844 in Munich, Hildegard married Archduke Albert of Austria, eldest son of Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen and Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg. She thereafter became known as Archduchess Hildegard. She and her husband had 3 children:

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Name Birth Death Notes
Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria 15 July 1845 8 October 1927 married Duke Philipp of Württemberg (1838–1917)
Archduke Karl of Austria 3 January 1847 19 July 1848 died of smallpox at an early age.
Archduchess Mathilda of Austria 25 January 1849 6 June 1867 died in an accident at the age of 18.

During her stay in Munich for the funeral of her brother King Maximilian II (1811-1864) in March 1864, Archduchess Hildegard became ill with a lung inflammation and pleurisy, and died.[citation needed]