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 +With the revolt of duke Henry the Quarrelsome in 976, Bavaria lost large territories in the south and south east. 
 +The territory of Ostarrichi was elevated to a duchy in its own right and given to the Babenberger family. 
 +This event marks the founding of Austria. 
 +The last, and one of the most important, of the dukes of Bavaria was Henry the Lion of the house of Welf, 
 +founder of Munich, and de facto the second most powerful man in the empire as the ruler of two duchies. 
 +When in 1180, Henry the Lion was deposed as Duke of Saxony and Bavaria by his cousin, Frederick I, Holy  
 +Roman Emperor (a.k.a. "​Barbarossa"​ for his red beard), Bavaria was awarded as fief to the Wittelsbach family,  
 +counts palatinate of Schyren ("​Scheyern"​ in modern German). They ruled for 738 years, from 1180 to 1918. 
 +The Electorate of the Palatinate by Rhine (Kurpfalz in German) was also acquired by the House of Wittelsbach  
 +in 1214, which they would subsequently hold for six centuries. 
bavaria.txt · Last modified: 2019-09-15 14:59 by jagoop