Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria

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Maximilian I Joseph (German: Maximilian I. Joseph; 27 May 1756 – 13 October 1825) was Duke of Zweibrücken from 1795 to 1799, prince-elector of Bavaria (as Maximilian IV Joseph) from 1799 to 1806, then King of Bavaria (as Maximilian I Joseph) from 1806 to 1825. He was a member of the House of Palatinate-Birkenfeld-Zweibrücken, a branch of the House of Wittelsbach.

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Maximilian I Joseph
Portrait by Joseph Stieler, 1822
King of Bavaria
Reign1 January 1806  13 October 1825
SuccessorLudwig I
Elector of Bavaria
Reign16 February 1799  6 August 1806
PredecessorCharles Theodore
Count Palatine of the Rhine
Reign16 February 1799  1 January 1806
PredecessorCharles Theodore
Duke of Zweibrücken
Reign1 April 1795  1 January 1806
PredecessorCharles II August
Born(1756-05-27)27 May 1756
Schwetzingen, County Palatine of Zweibrücken
Died13 October 1825(1825-10-13) (aged 69)
Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria
  • Maximilian Maria Michael John Baptist Francis of Paola Joseph Casper Ignatius Nepomucene
  • German: Maximilian Maria Michael Johann Baptist Franz de Paula Joseph Caspar Ignatius Nepomuk
FatherFrederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
MotherCountess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach
ReligionRoman Catholicism
SignatureMaximilian I Joseph's signature