Prince Alfons of Bavaria

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Prince Alfons of Bavaria
Wedding Louise d'Orléans Alfons von Bayern.jpg
Born (1862-01-24)24 January 1862
Munich, Bavaria
Died 8 January 1933(1933-01-08) (aged 70)
Munich, Bavaria
Issue Prince Joseph Clemens
Princess Elisabeth Maria
Full name
German: Alfons Maria Franz von Assisi Klemens Max Emanuel
House Wittelsbach
Father Prince Adalbert of Bavaria
Mother Infanta Amalia of Spain

Prince Alfons of Bavaria (German: Alfons Maria Franz von Assisi Klemens Max Emanuel Prinz von Bayern; 24 January 1862 – 8 January 1933) was a member of the Bavarian Royal House of Wittelsbach and a General of Cavalry.

Early life

Alfons was born in Munich, Bavaria. He was the second son of Prince Adalbert of Bavaria and his wife Infanta Amalia of Spain. In 1880, as so many young men of his age, Alfons joined the army and in 1892 became commander of the Bavarian Schweren-Reiter-Regiment. In 1905 he reached the rank General of Cavalry, finishing his career as the commander of 7 K.B. Chevaulegers-Regiment.


On 15 April 1891 Prince Alfons married Princess Louise Victoire d'Orléans-Alençon, the daughter of Duke Ferdinand of Alençon and Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria. The wedding took place at the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich, Bavaria. The couple had two children:


Prince Alfons of Bavaria died on 8 January 1933 at Munich and is buried in the Colombarium in the Michaelskirche in Munich, Bavaria.


Decorations and awards


  • Das Bayernbuch vom Kriege 1914-1918. Konrad Krafft von Dellmensingen, Friedrichfranz Feeser, Chr. Belser AG, Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart 1930
  • Die Wittelsbacher. Geschichte unserer Familie. Prestel Verlag, München, 1979
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