Electorate of Bavaria

state in the Holy Roman Empire

The Electorate of Bavaria (German: Kurfürstentum Bayern, Bavarian: Kuafiaschtndum Bayern) was an independent electorate of the Holy Roman Empire that lasted from 1623–1806.

Electorate of Bavaria

Kurfürstentum Bayern
Kuafiaschtndum Bayern
1623–1806
Flag of Bavaria
Flag
Coat of arms[1] (1623–1777) of Bavaria
Coat of arms[1]
(1623–1777)
Bavaria highlighted on a map of the Holy Roman Empire in 1648
Bavaria highlighted on a map of the Holy Roman Empire in 1648
StatusElectorate
CapitalMunich
GovernmentFeudal monarchy
Elector of Bavaria 
• 1623–1651
Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria
• 1651–1679
Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria
• 1679–1726
Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria
• 1726–1745
Karl Albrecht, Elector of Bavaria
• 1745–1777
Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria
• 1777–1799
Karl Theodor, Elector of Bavaria
• 1799–1805
Maximilian IV Joseph, Elector of Bavaria
Historical eraEarly modern Europe
• Granted electoral dignity
1623
• Peace of Westphalia
1648
• Put under Imperial Ban
1706
• Imperial Ban reversed
1714

1777
• Raised to kingdom
1806
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Bavaria
Kingdom of Bavaria

ReferencesEdit

  1. Based on original preserved depictions: