Banner of Bavaria-Munich
Coat of arms
|Duke of Bavaria-Munich|
|Johann II, Stephen III, and Friedrich|
|Ernest and William III (until 1435)|
|John IV and Sigismund|
|Sigismund (until 1467) and Albert IV|
|Historical era||Middle Ages|
• Bavaria-Dachau separates from Bavaria-Munich
|September 3, 1467|
• Bavaria-Dachau returns to Bavaria-Munich
|February 1, 1501|
• Reunification of the Duchy of Bavaria
|July 30, 1505|
Bavaria-Munich (German: Bayern-München) was a duchy that was a constituent state of the Holy Roman Empire from 1392 to 1505.
After the death of Stephen II in 1375, his sons Stephen III, Frederick, and John II jointly ruled Bavaria-Landshut. After seventeen years, the brothers decided to formally divide their inheritance. John received Bavaria-Munich, Stephen received Bavaria-Ingolstadt, while Frederick kept what remained of Bavaria-Landshut. In 1429 portions of Bavaria-Straubing including the city of Straubing were united with Bavaria-Munich. The duchy existed for a little more than a hundred years before Bavaria was reunited under Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria.