Duchy of Franconia
Herzogtum Franken
Timeline: Principia Moderni III (Map Game)
1643 - 1656
(and largest city)
Other cities Bamberg
Official languages German (Bavaro-Austrian)
Regional Languages Franconian German
Ethnic groups  Germans
EstablishmentMay 17, 1643
 -  Formation of Sachsen-Franken July 30, 1656 
The Duchy of Franken was a short-lived vassal state in the Kingdom of Bavaria existing between 1643 and 1656. Led by Maria-Sofia von Wittelsbach, the Duchy was centered in the Bishopric of Würzburg and included the smaller states of Bamberg and Burggrafschaft.

In 1656, the Duchy was absorbed into Greater Saxony and formed the Grand Duchy of Sachsen-Franken.

Rulers of Franken

Bavarian Dukes of Franken (1643 - 1656)

  • Maria-Sofia I von Wittelsbach (1643 - 1656)
    • Johann-Maria von Habsburg-Wittelsbach

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