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Teilherzogtum Bayern-München
Banner of Bavaria-Munich
Capital Munich
Government Monarchy
Duke of Bavaria-Munich
 •  1392–1397 Johann II, Stephen III, and Friedrich
 •  1397–1438 Ernest and William III (until 1435)
 •  1438–1460 Albert III
 •  1460–1463 John IV and Sigismund
 •  1463–1465 Sigismund
 •  1465–1508 Sigismund (until 1467) and Albert IV
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  Bavaria-Munich and Bavaria-Ingolstadt split off from Bavaria-Landshut 1392
 •  Bavaria-Munich, Bavaria-Ingolstadt, and Bavaria-Landshut divide Bavaria-Straubing 1425
 •  Bavaria-Dachau separates from Bavaria-Munich September 3, 1467
 •  Bavaria-Dachau returns to Bavaria-Munich February 1, 1501
 •  Reunification of the Duchy of Bavaria July 30, 1505
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Bavaria-Landshut Bavaria-Landshut
Duchy of Bavaria

Bavaria-Munich (German: Bayern-München) was a duchy that was a constituent state of the Holy Roman Empire from 1392 to 1505.


After the death of Stephen II in 1375, his sons Stephen III, Frederick, and John II jointly ruled Bavaria-Landshut. After seventeen years, the brothers decided to formally divide their inheritance. John received Bavaria-Munich, Stephen received Bavaria-Ingolstadt, while Frederick kept what remained of Bavaria-Landshut; in 1429 portions of Bavaria-Straubing including the city of Straubing were united with Bavaria-Munich. The duchy existed for a little more than a hundred years before Bavaria was reunited under Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria.

Bavaria-Munich (green) with Bavaria-Landshut (orange), Bavaria-Ingolstadt (brown) and Bavaria-Straubing (grey).
The Old Court in Munich