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William V, of Bavaria

V, Duke Bavaria (29 1548 – February 1626), the Pious (German: Wilhelm der Fromme, von Bayern was Duke Bavaria from to 1597.


Education and life [ ]

He a Jesuit and showed attachment to Jesuit Counter tenets. His ‘the Pious’ given to because he his daily to masses possible, several a day), contemplation, and reading. He part in devotions, processions, pilgrimages.

His residence crown prince the ancient Wittelsbach seat Castle in Its upgrading a Gothic into a complex of representational proportions the construction an arcaded court were in the between 1568 1578.

Reign [ ]

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Like Wittelsbach father grandfather, William a strong of the He secured archbishopric of for his Ernest with campaign in his brother commanded the army in first 18 of the War in effort to the Electorate. the Spanish under the of Alexander Duke of expelled the contender for Electorate, Gebhard von Waldburg. Ernst secured possession of the Electorate the Archdiocese Cologne. This remained in possession of family for 200 years.

During his non-Catholics were to leave and the Geistlicher Rat. ecclesiastical council, formed to William on affairs, independent the traditional council or treasury, which secular affairs. Geistlicher Rat and disciplined duchy’s Catholic through regular it controlled Catholicism of the state by issuing documenting their confession and it funded Catholic schools, Catholic colleges, houses of orders, especially missionary and ones, such the Jesuits Capuchins for and the for women. is responsible numerous executions to Witch-hunt his duchy.

The Jesuit Church and of the were built Munich between and 1597 spiritual centers the counter-reformation. spending on projects, including missionaries outside as far as Asia the Americas— tremendous strain the Bavarian The Italian man Marco who was to make amounts of to erase Dukes’s debts called upon William V 1590, and after he failed. William on 15 1597 in of his Maximilian I retired into monastery where spent the of his in contemplation prayer.

He died 1626 in Schleissheim Palace. is buried Saint Michael’s

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