He never actively ruled because of schizophrenia. Otto was cheerful, outgoing and extroverted until the Franco-Prussian War. Only three days later Ludwig II died under unknown circumstances, and Prince Otto succeeded him as King of Bavaria on 13 June 1886 in accordance with the Wittelsbach succession law. This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review. Otto had an older brother, Crown Prince Ludwig. When Wilhelm I was proclaimed German Emperor on 18 January 1871 at the Palace of Versailles, Prince Otto and his uncle, Luitpold, represented King Ludwig II, who refused to participate. There is much debate about von Gudden’s actions in treating Otto, as well as his brother, King Ludwig II. However, he never actively ruled because of alleged severe mental illness. Ludwig was horrified because he had been counting on Otto to marry and have a son who could eventually inherit the throne. Otto I (1117 – 11 July 1183), called the Redhead (German: der Rotkopf), was Duke of Bavaria from 1180 until his death. Bavarian tradition caused the heart of the king to be placed in a silver urn and sent to the Gnadenkapelle (Chapel of the Miraculous Image) in Altötting, beside those of his brother, father and grandfather.

Otto died unexpectedly on 11 October 1916 from a volvulus (an obstruction of the bowel). His attending physician was Dr. Bernhard von Gudden, who later diagnosed Otto's brother, Ludwig, as mentally ill without bothering to examine him and without asking him a single question, which raises questions about his competence and his motives. Munich, by far the largest city in southern Germany, lies about 30 miles (50 km) north of the edge of the Alps and along the Isar River,…. He was born two months prematurely on April 27, 1848, at the Munich Residenz, in Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria, now in the German state of Bavaria, and was named after his uncle, King Otto of Greece. Otto I (1117 – 11 July 1183), called the Redhead (German: der Rotkopf), was Duke of Bavaria from 1180 until his death.

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His full name was Otto Friedrich Ludwig Wittelsbach, and he was also known as Otto of Greece.
Otto Wilhelm Luitpold Adalbert Waldemar was born on April 27, 1848 and was the second son of King Maximilian II Joseph and Marie of Prussia. Resend Activation Email. Share this memorial using social media sites or email. On 10 March 1864, Otto's father died and his brother, Ludwig, succeeded as King of Bavaria. The following day, Prince Regent Ludwig ended the regency and proclaimed his own reign as Ludwig III. Otto was then moved to Schleissheim Palace and was effectively held prisoner there, much to his dismay. He did not understand his proclamation of his accession to the throne, which was proclaimed to King Otto at Fürstenried Palace the next day after his accession. We have 2 volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. Also an additional 2 volunteers within fifty miles. His uncle, Luitpold, and his cousin, Ludwig, served as regents. But he was so little regarded by many of the Bavarian aristocracy that they are said to have refused him the customary homage. He served as regent and de facto head of state from 1912 to 1913, ruling for his cousin, Otto.

Royal Burial Sites of the Kingdom of Bavaria, Unofficial Royalty Current Monarchies Websites. Otto’s physician was Dr. Bernhard von Gudden. In 1183 Otto accompanied Emperor Frederick to sign the Peace of Constance with the Lombard League and died suddenly on the way back at Pfullendorf in Swabia. In 1868, Otto received the Royal Order of Saint George for the Defense of the Immaculate Conception, the house order of the House of Wittelsbach.

The palace had been specially converted for his confinement.

Thank you for fulfilling this photo request. He was finally rewarded with the duchy of Bavaria on 16 September 1180 at Altenburg in Thuringia, after the deposition of Duke Henry the Lion. His uncle, Luitpold, and his cousin, Ludwig, were regents. 1171), married in 1184 to Hallgrave Dietrich of Wasserburg, Agnes (1172–1200), married Count Henry of Plain (d. 1190), Heilika II (b. He was then moved to Schleissheim Palace against his will.

Coffin of King Otto of Bavaria. Prince Otto was born on 27 April 1848, two months premature, in the Munich Residenz. Otto had spells during which he slept poorly for days and acted out, followed by periods of time during which he was perfectly normal and lucid.

or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. If a new volunteer signs up in your requested photo location, they may see your existing request and take the photo. His uncle, Luitpold, and his cousin, Ludwig, served as regents.Ludwig deposed him in 1913, a day after the legislature passed a law allowing him to do so, and became king in his own right. Most of his childhood was spent with his brother, the future King Ludwig II, and their tutors at Hohenschwangau Castle near Füssen in southern Bavaria.

He was placed under medical supervision and reports of his condition were being passed to the German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck by spies within the Bavarian court.
Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. GREAT NEWS! In 1871, Otto, along with his uncle Luitpold, represented his brother at the proclamation of the Prussian King Wilhelm I as the first Emperor of Germany at the Palace of Versailles in France. About 1169 Otto married Agnes,[4] a daughter of Count Louis I of Loon. He was buried in the crypt at the Michaelskirche in Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria, now in the German state of Bavaria, and his heart entombed at the Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting. His uncle, King Otto I of Greece, served as his godfather. At his baptism, King Otto I of Greece (his uncle) stood as his godfather. Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. Dr. von Gudden would later diagnose Ludwig as mentally ill as well, despite never examining him or treating him. We do not have any photo volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. His full name was Otto Friedrich Ludwig Wittelsbach, and he was also known as Otto of Greece. Longer titles found: Otto of Bavaria (disambiguation) searching for Otto of Bavaria 50 found (121 total) alternate case: otto of Bavaria. King Otto was permitted to retain his title and honours for life.

In 1875, he made a very public appearance at a mass in the Frauenkirche in Munich, causing a scene before being removed. [1] They went so far as to refuse to attend his first court assembly at Regensburg.[2]. Oops, some error occurred while uploading your photo(s).

All photos appear on this tab and here you can update the sort order of photos on memorials you manage. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. We’ve updated the security on the site. Otto (German: Otto Wilhelm Luitpold Adalbert Waldemar; 27 April 1848 – 11 October 1916) was King of Bavaria from 1886 until 1913. However, he never actively reigned because of alleged severe mental illness. With the separation of Styria under Duke Ottokar IV in the same year, Bavaria lost the last of her southeastern territories.