Albert VI, Duke of Bavaria

Albert VI of Bavaria (German: Albrecht VI., der Leuchtenberger, Landgraf von Bayern-Leuchtenberg; 26 February 1584 – 5 July 1666) son of William V, Duke of Bavaria and Renata of Lorraine, born and died in Munich.

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Duke Albert VI


Albert was 1651–1654 the regent for his young nephew Elector Ferdinand Maria. Through his wife Mechthilde, Albrecht came into possession of the landgraviate of Leuchtenberg, which he exchanged in 1650 for the Reichsgrafschaft (county) Haag. After the death of his son Maximilian Heinrich, Haag reverted to Bavaria. Albert's successor in Leuchtenberg was Maximilian Philipp Hieronymus of Bavaria, the second son of Elector Maximilian I. After his death also Leuchtenberg was united with Bavaria.


In 1612 married Mechthilde of Leuchtenberg (24 October 1588 - 1 June 1634), place of burial: Wallfahrtkirche Altötting. They had 5 children:

  1. Maria Renata, Duchess of Bayern-Leuchtenberg (3 August 1616 - 1 March 1630)
  2. Karl Johann Franz, Duke of Bayern-Leuchtenberg (10 November 1618 - 19 May 1640)
  3. Ferdinand Wilhelm, Duke of Bayern-Leuchtenberg (25 August 1620 - 23 October 1629)
  4. Maximilian Heinrich, Archbishop and prince-elector of Cologne (1621–1688)
  5. Sigmund Albrecht, Bishop of Freising and Regensburg 1668 (5 August 1623 - 4 November 1685)


Albert's ancestors in three generations
Albert VI of Bavaria Father:
William V, Duke of Bavaria
Paternal Grandfather:
Albert V, Duke of Bavaria
Paternal Great-grandfather:
William IV, Duke of Bavaria
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Jakobaea of Baden
Paternal Grandmother:
Anna of Austria
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Anna of Bohemia and Hungary
Renata of Lorraine
Maternal Grandfather:
Francis I, Duke of Lorraine
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Antoine, Duke of Lorraine
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Renée of Bourbon-Montpensier
Maternal Grandmother:
Christina of Denmark
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Christian II of Denmark
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Isabella of Burgundy
Preceded by
Maximilian I.
(Prince Elector)
Prince Administrator
of Bavaria

Succeeded by
Ferdinand Maria
(Prince Elector)

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1666 (MDCLXVI)

was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar, the 1666th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 666th year of the 2nd millennium, the 66th year of the 17th century, and the 7th year of the 1660s decade. As of the start of 1666, the Gregorian calendar was

10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923. This is the first year to be designated as an Annus mirabilis, in John Dryden's 1667 poem so titled, celebrating England's failure to be beaten either by the Dutch or by fire. It is the only year to contain each Roman numeral once in descending order (1000(M)+500(D)+100(C)+50(L)+10(X)+5(V)+1(I) = 1666).

Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1610–1665)

Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (German: Maria Anna von Habsburg, Erzherzogin von Österreich, also known as Maria Anna von Bayern or Maria-Anna, Kurfürstin von Bayern; 13 January 1610 – 25 September 1665), was a German regent, Electress of Bavaria by marriage to Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria, and co-regent of the Electorate of Bavaria during the minority of her son Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria from 1651 to 1654.

February 26

February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 308 days remain until the end of the year (309 in leap years).


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