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  1. Prince Rudolf Friedrich Rupprecht of Bavaria (30 May 1909 – 26 June 1912); died of diabetes. His second wife was Princess Antonia of Luxembourg (7 October 1899 – 31 July 1954), daughter of William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, married on 7 April 1921 in Lenggries. They had six children.

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    Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria (1869-1955) is of particular importance to the political and military history of Germany and the Western Front during the First World War. As heir to the Bavarian throne, he enjoyed privileged access to decision-makers at the highest levels of German government and society and participated in, or at least observed...

    Rupprecht was born in Munich and interspersed spells of education at Munich and Berlin universities with military duties as a junior officer in the Bavarian army, including two years of study at the elite Munich War Academy. Rupprecht rose rapidly through the ranks to Major-General by the age of thirty-one. In 1900, after a playboy youth, he marrie...

    At the outbreak of the war, Rupprecht was sent to war in Lorraine commanding the German Sixth Army of about 250,000 men, most of whom were Bavarians. His mission was to tie down French troops to make it easier for the German right wing, following the Schlieffen-Moltke plan, to swing across the plains of Belgium and northern Franceand win the decisi...

    From November 1914, Rupprecht and the Sixth Army spent the next eighteen months in Artois, successfully fighting off major French attempts to break through at Notre Dame de Lorette and Vimy Ridge. In August 1916, he was promoted to Field Marshal and appointed to command a group of four armies operating from the Belgian border to Reims. This gave hi...

    Rupprecht's generalship attracted criticism after the war, including from Erich Ludendorff (1865-1937), who unfairly described him as a weak commander who was carried by a professional chief of staff. Rupprecht was lucky in his chiefs of staff: two of them, Konrad Krafft von Dellmensingen (1862-1953) and Hermann von Kuhl (1856-1958)were two of the ...

    In November 1918, Ludwig III fled a socialist revolution in Munich. Forced to flee to neutral Holland on a false passport, Rupprecht was not able to finally settle at home until the end of 1919. Even then, for several years he remained threatened with indictment for war crimes, until the case was eventually dropped. Rupprecht was influential in con...

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    Rupprecht or Rupert, Crown Prince of Bavaria (German language: Kronprinz Rupprecht von Bayern) (18 May 1869 – 2 August 1955) was the last Bavarian Crown Prince. His full title was His Royal Highness Rupprecht Maria Luitpold Ferdinand, Crown Prince of Bavaria, Duke of Bavaria, of Franconia and in Swabia, Count Palatine of the Rhine.

    Royal Monogram Childhood Rupprecht was born in Munich, the eldest of the thirteen children of Ludwig III, the last King of Bavaria, and of Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, a niece of Duke Francis V of Modena. He was a member of the lineage of both Louis XIV of France and William the Conqueror. His early education from the age of seven was...

    Rupprecht married twice and had a total of eleven children: Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria, daughter of Duke Karl-Theodor in Bavaria (9 October 1878 – 24 October 1912), married on 10 July 1900 in Munich Luitpold Maximilian Ludwig Karl, Hereditary Prince of Bavaria (8 May 1901 – 27 August 1914). Luitpold died of polio. Princess Irmingard Maria T...

  2. 04/08/2021 · by Scott Mehl© Unofficial Royalty 2021. Rupprecht was Crown Prince of Bavaria from 1913 until the end of the Bavarian monarchy in 1918. From his father’s death in 1921, he became pretender to the former Bavarian throne, and Head of the House of Wittelsbach. Through his direct descent from King Charles I of England, he also became heir to the ...

  3. 25/04/2021 · Crown Prince Rupprecht was now only an illustrious, unemployed former army group leader, a crownless prince without a future throne after the overthrow of his father at Munich. Two of his former staff officers would find fame in the next world war, however: Col. Gen. Franz Halder as chief of the general staff and Field Marshal Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, both under the aegis of former 6th Army Group Cpl. A. Hitler.

  4. Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria was the most able of Germany’s Royal generals during the First World War. He was born in Munich in 1869 to the then Prince Ludwig of Bavaria, the future King Ludwig III. He was also a Jacobite claimant to the British throne, as he was descended from the Stuarts through Prince Rupert of the Rhine.

  5. Ruperto de Wittelsbach y Austria-Este (en alemán: Rupprecht von Bayern; Múnich, 18 de mayo de 1869 - Starnberg, 2 de agosto de 1955) fue el último príncipe heredero de Baviera, dado que era hijo de Luis III, el último rey de dicho reino, y de su esposa María Teresa . Índice 1 Biografía 1.1 Infancia 1.2 Antes de la Primera Guerra Mundial