Today in History - April 17th. 1573 - Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria

Maximilian was born on April 17th. 1573 in Munich.


Maximilian I - Source picture: Wikipedia

His parents were William V, Duke of Bavaria and Renata of Lorraine.
He was a member of the House of Wittelsbach.

On February 5th. 1595 he married Princess Elisabeth of Lorraine in Nancy.
She died in 1635, they had no issue. 

Two months after her death Maximilian I married his niece Maria of Austria
She was the daughter of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor and 
Maria Anna of Bavaria. They had 2 sons together.

Maximilian I died on September 27th. 1651 in Ingolstadt (Bavaria).