War of succession between Bavaria and the Palatinate (55 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

War of succession between Bavaria and the Palatinate, on the death of George, Duke of Bavaria-Landshut, over who should inherit his title and lands. The Duke named his daughter Elizabeth his heir, but this contravened an agreement he had made with the Duke of Bavaria-Munich, and therefore war broke out between the claimants, lasting until 1505.

Citation:
Editors. "War of succession between Bavaria and the Palatinate". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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