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Louis the Bavarian
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(1282? – Oct 11, 1347, Puch, near Fürstenfeldbruck), German king and Holy Roman emperor, son of Duke Louis II of Bavaria (d. 1294). Duke of Upper Bavaria from 1302, Louis was elected as the German king in 1314 against the Habsburg candidate, Frederick III. After his victory over the anti-king at the Battle of Mühldorf in 1322, Louis vigorously pursued a policy of territorial expansion, with Wittelsbach acquisitions including Mark Brandenburg (1323), Tirol (1342), and Holland (1346). Because of his Italian policy and the conciliarist position taken by members of his cou…

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Müller, Rainer A., “Louis the Bavarian”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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