Ludwig I of Bavaria
Ludwig I or Louis I (August 25, 1786 – February 29, 1868) was king of Bavaria from 1825 until 1848.
He was the son of Maximilian I and Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt. In 1810 he married Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1792-1854), the wedding being the occasion of the first Oktoberfest. He succeeded his father on the throne in 1825 and patronised the arts. His son Otto became king of Greece in 1832.
Ludwig became tainted with scandals associated with one of his mistresses, Lola Montez and he abdicated on March 20, 1848 in favour of his son, king Maximilian II of Bavaria.
see also: History of Bavaria, List of rulers of Bavaria