Wittelsbach-Hapsburg aristocrat Ernest of Bavaria (German: Ernst von Bayern) (17 December 1554 – 17 February 1612) was Prince-Elector-Archbishop of the Archbishopric of Cologne and, as such, Archchancellor of the Holy Roman Empire and Duke of Westphalia, from 1583 to 1612 as successor of the expelled Archbishop Gebhard Truchsess ...
Ernest was a member of the Bavarian noble Wittelsbach family. He was the third son of Duke Albert IV of Bavaria-Munich and his wife Kunigunde, daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III . In 1506 Albert issued a Primogeniture Act, stipulating that Bavaria should remain undivided.
Ernesto de Baviera (en alemán : Ernst von Bayern ) (17 de diciembre de 1554 - 17 de febrero de 1612) fue príncipe elector y arzobispo del arzobispado de Colonia de 1583 a 1612 como sucesor del expulsado Gebhard Truchsess von Waldburg . También fue obispo de Münster , Hildesheim , Freising y Lieja .
Ernest of Bavaria was Prince-elector-archbishop of the Archbishopric of Cologne from 1583 to 1612 as successor of the expelled Gebhard Truchsess von Waldburg. He was also bishop of Münster, Hildesheim, Freising and Liège.
History of Bavaria. The history of Bavaria stretches from its earliest settlement and its formation as a stem duchy in the 6th century through its inclusion in the Holy Roman Empire to its status as an independent kingdom and finally as a large Bundesland (state) of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Ernest of Bavaria (1554–1612) was elected prince-bishop of Liège on 28 January 1581. He became prince-elector of Cologne and Bishop of Munster and Hildesheim in 1585 and was one of the most important rulers in the Holy Roman Empire.
On 13–14 November, Ferdinand of Bavaria (Ernest's brother) and the Count of Arenberg took the Elector's castle at Poppelsdorf; on 18 November, they moved to attack the Godesburg. This fortress was considerably stronger than the one at Poppelsdorf and of supreme strategic importance for the projected attack on Bonn, the capital city ...