Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Bavaria

The Kingdom of Bavaria was founded in 1805 when the Peace of Pressburg allowed the then Elector Maximilian to raise Bavaria to the status of a Kingdom. The preceding Electorate of Bavaria was an independent hereditary electorate of the Holy Roman Empire from 1623. Maximilian proclaimed himself King on 1 January 1806, and he also [read more]