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King of Bavaria
Reign 13 June 1886 – 5 November 1913
Predecessor Ludwig II
Successor Ludwig III
Regents Prince Luitpold (1886–1912)
Prince Ludwig (1912–1913)
Prime Ministers
Born (1848-04-27)27 April 1848
The Residence, Munich
Died 11 October 1916(1916-10-11) (aged 68)
Fürstenried Palace
Burial St. Michael's Church, Munich
House Wittelsbach
Father Maximilian II of Bavaria
Mother Marie of Prussia
Religion Roman Catholicism

Otto (German: Otto Wilhelm Luitpold Adalbert Waldemar; 27 April 1848 – 11 October 1916) was King of Bavaria from 1886 until his death. He never actively ruled because of schizophrenia. His uncle, Luitpold, and his cousin, Ludwig, were regents.

Otto was the son of Maximilian II and his wife, Marie of Prussia, and the younger brother of Ludwig II.

Otto died from volvulus at Fürstenried Palace on 11 October 1916, aged 68.

Titles, styles and honours

Titles and styles

  • 27 April 1848 – 13 June 1886: His Royal Highness Prince Otto of Bavaria
  • 13 June 1886 – 5 November 1913: His Majesty The King of Bavaria
  • 5 November 1913 – 11 October 1916: His Majesty King Otto of Bavaria


  •  Kingdom of Bavaria:
    • Grand Master of the Order of St. Hubert
    • Grand Master of the Order of Saint George
  •  Austria-Hungary: Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece - 1869
  •  Russian Empire: Knight of the Order of St. Andrew
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