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King Otto I. of Bavaria (1847-1916)
« on: March 31, 2006, 07:27:37 AM »
Hey!

I am very interested in King Otto I. of Bavaria (1847-1916), the younger brother of Ludwig II., so I started a thread about him. :)

Some questions: Why did he become insane? Before this, were the marriage plans for Otto and if yes, who were the possible brides? What was his character like?

And, as always, pictures are very welcome! ;D
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2006, 08:13:41 AM »
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I am very interested in King Otto II. of Bavaria (1847-1916

So am I ! I wish more were known about him but he is always only briefly mentioned in bios about his brother. Otto progressively became stark mad & had to spend 1/2 of his life interned. I do not know exactly how this happened (guess he must have carried it in his genes). Unlike his brother, he took part to the 1870 Franco-prussian war & seems to have been very much shocked by what he witnessed there. He probably suffered a nervous breakdown afterwards & this may have been a starting point - just my 2 cents though. After Ludwig's death, Otto became King, only in name of course.

The Bavarian royal family :


Queen Marie with her 2 sons :


Otto (right) with mother & brother Ludwig :
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2006, 08:17:26 AM »
Otto & brother Ludwig :
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2006, 08:25:00 AM »
As a child :


Dressed up (1864) :


As a young man, looking devastatingly handsome IMO ! (my favourite pic of him) :


In later life with 2 attendants :

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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2006, 08:28:03 AM »
Otto (middle) with brother Ludwig (right) & first cousin Wilhelm of Hesse and by Rhine (left) :


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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2006, 08:47:03 AM »
Hello!
I`m also very interest in the person of Otto!
I have always the impression, that the german or better bavarian historians forget Otto!
Some weeks ago, there was on bavarian TV, which has mostly a very good TV Programm, a TV Serial with the titel " Our Bavarian Kings" ! The reason was the 200th anniversary that Bavaria became Kingdom! I hoped to see also a report about King Otto, but .....nothing!
About all Kings, they spoke, but between Ludwig II and Ludwig III......only some words about the sick King!
I was so angry about this fact, that I wrote to the TV Channel, why they didn`t  had any report about Otto, but I didn`t get any answer!
Here a photo from young Otto

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f265/LadyMountbatten/29cfd4ab.jpg

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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2006, 08:58:58 AM »
Thank you soo much for these most wonderful pictures, Agneschen! :-* Please keep them coming!


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Some weeks ago, there was on bavarian TV, which has mostly a very good TV Programm, a TV Serial with the titel " Our Bavarian Kings" ! The reason was the 200th anniversary that Bavaria became Kingdom! I hoped to see also a report about King Otto, but .....nothing!
About all Kings, they spoke, but between Ludwig II and Ludwig III......only some words about the sick King!
I was so angry about this fact, that I wrote to the TV Channel, why they didn`t  had any report about Otto, but I didn`t get any answer!
I also watched these mini-series on the Bavarian kings and I was very dissapointed that Otto (he was king for 30 years!) was hardly mentioned.... :'(

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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2006, 10:51:35 AM »
Does anyone know what was the status of King Otto after his replacement by his cousin King Ludwig III?
Was he still refered as HM King Otto of Bavaria?


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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2006, 10:58:40 AM »
While reading, I noticed: King Otto II. of Bavaria!
I believe, he was King Otto I. of Bavaria!

His status was King of Bavaria! On old official money, there was his portraits, never the silhuette of
Prinzregent Luitpold!

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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2006, 11:49:40 AM »
 Before his illness, Prince Otto had cheerful character and was enthusiastic about ballet and theather. His two other passions were hunting and traveling. I don't know about possible brides, but his cousin, Princess Therese of Bavaria (1850-1925) was very attached to Otto.Therese visited him several times in Fürstenried Castle, where Otto lived from 1883 till his death in 1916. Princess Therese never married.

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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2006, 12:08:22 PM »
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While reading, I noticed: King Otto II. of Bavaria!
I believe, he was King Otto I. of Bavaria!

Ops! You are right - I am going to change the title!
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Re: King Otto I. of Bavaria (1847-1916)
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2006, 09:05:39 AM »
Otto, Prince of Bavaria

Ich aber breite trauernd aus
die weiten weissen Schwingen,
Und kehr' ins Feenreich nach Haus -
Nichts soll mich wieder bringen.


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Re: King Otto I. of Bavaria (1847-1916)
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2006, 07:30:07 AM »
On link posted below, is a short account on King Otto.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_of_Bavaria

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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2006, 02:21:47 PM »




Prince Otto Wilhelm Luitpold Adalbert Waldemar of Bavaria, 1848-1916
He was the second son of King Maximilian and Queen Marie.

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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2007, 06:21:26 PM »
Otto I of Bavaria, (Otto Wilhelm Luitpold Adalbert Waldemar Wittelsbach) (27 April 1848 – 11 October 1916) was King of Bavaria from 1886 to 1913. He was the son of Maximilian II and his wife, Marie of Prussia, and younger brother of Ludwig II. Otto of Bavaria is not to be confused with Otto of Greece, who was his uncle.
When the Prussian king Wilhelm was proclaimed German Emperor on January 18, 1871 in Versailles Palace Prince Otto represented his brother who refused to participate. Otto then criticized the celebration as blustering and crushing in a letter to Ludwig.
Otto became King of Bavaria upon his older brother's death in 1886. However, Otto never truly ruled as King and was by some accounts not even aware that he had become King. Otto suffered from severe mental illness and had been declared insane in 1875. He was kept confined in Fürstenried Palace under medical supervision until his death. Otto's uncle, Prince Luitpold of Bavaria, served as Prince Regent for Otto until Luitpold's death. Luitpold's son Ludwig then became the next Prince Regent.
The constitution of Bavaria was amended on 4 November 1913, to include a clause specifying that if a regency for reasons of incapacity lasted for ten years with no expectation that the King would ever be able to reign, the Regent could proclaim the end of the regency and assume the crown himself.
The following day, Otto was deposed by his cousin, Prince Regent Ludwig, who then assumed the title Ludwig III. The parliament assented on 6 November, and Ludwig III took the constitutional oath on 8 November. Otto was permitted to retain his title and honours, which he did until his death in 1916.
Otto's body was interred in the crypt of the Michaelskirche in Munich.

This information is from the site at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_of_Bavaria



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