Franz Maria Luitpold Prinz von Bayern, K.H.
(10.10.1875 -25.01.1957)
place of birth: 
 Gut Samerhof bei Schloss Leutstetten  (Bavaria)
Königreich Bayern:  Prinz, Div-Kdr, Generalmajor

Prince Franz of Bavaria served as a brigade- and division-level commander during the Great War. He was the third son of King Ludwig III of Bavaria and thus a prince in the House of Wittelsbach. Serving as a regimental commander on the Western Front at war's outbreak, Prince Franz was wounded at Vermandovilers. Upon promotion to brigade command, he led troops at Fort Douaumont and Passchendaele. Prince Franz was further promoted to head a divisional command in late 1916 and continued service in the Flanders area, seeing action during the Georg Offensive. He earned both the Military Order of Max Joseph and the Pour le Merite. Prince Franz was married to Princess Isabella Antonie of Croy, and they had six children. He died in January 1957 and was interred at St. Michaelskirche in Munich.

Generalmajor  10.09.1914

Pour le Mérite  16.05.1918

Militär-Max-Joseph  25.05.1916  Ritter  (26.04.1918:  Komtur)

Curriculum Vitae
01.11.1891 Sekonde-Lieutenant
10.03.1899 Premier-Lieutenant
09.03.1902 Hauptmann
07.07.1907 Major
23.10.1910 Königlich Bayerisches 1. Schweres ,,Reiter-Regiment Prinz Karl von Bayern - München  (Cdr)
03.03.1911 Oberstleutnant
19.09.1912 Königlich Bayerisches 2. Infanterie-Regiment ,,Kronprinz - München  (Cdr)
23.01.1913 Oberst
Great War
02.08.1914 Königlich Bayerisches 2. Infanterie-Regiment ,,Kronprinz
10.09.1914 Generalmajor
20.10.1914 3. Königlich Bayerische Infanterie-Brigade  =  6. Armee
00.00.0000 4. Königlich Bayerische Infanterie-Brigade  =  6. Armee
28.10.1916 4. Königlich Bayerische Infanterie-Division  (replaced Ernst von Schrott)




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