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Wittelsbach, House of familylocked

  • Dieter J. Weiss,
  • Gregor M. Lechner,
  • Doris Kutschbach,
  • Jeffrey Chipps Smith,
  • Josef Strasser,
  • Andrea M. Kluxen,
  • Jürgen Zimmer,
  • Martina Sitt,
  • Ingrid Sattel Bernardini,
  • Hans Ottomeyer
  •  and Eberhard Ruhmer


Dynasty of German rulers, patrons, and collectors. The Bavarian branch of the family (see §I below) was helped in its rise to power by an alliance with the House of Hohenstaufen. The acquisition by marriage of the Rhineland Palatinate in the early 13th century brought division of the inheritance (...

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