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


Teilherzogtum Bayern-München
Flag of Bavaria-Munich
Banner of Bavaria-Munich
Coat of arms of Bavaria-Munich
Coat of arms
Bavaria-Munich (green) with Bavaria-Landshut (orange), Bavaria-Ingolstadt (brown) and Bavaria-Straubing (grey).
Bavaria-Munich (green) with Bavaria-Landshut (orange), Bavaria-Ingolstadt (brown) and Bavaria-Straubing (grey).
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
• 1465–1508
Sigismund (until 1467) and Albert IV
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Bavaria-Munich and Bavaria-Ingolstadt split off from Bavaria-Landshut
• Bavaria-Munich, Bavaria-Ingolstadt, and Bavaria-Landshut divide Bavaria-Straubing
• 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
Duchy of Upper Bavaria Duchy of Upper Bavaria
Bavaria-Landshut Bavaria-Landshut
Duchy of Bavaria Duchy of Bavaria


The Old Court in Munich

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.


  • "Duchy of Bavaria pre-1507". Retrieved 2018-12-14.

Coordinates: 48°8′N 11°34′E / 48.133°N 11.567°E / 48.133; 11.567