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Editor says, what if Frederick the Handsome had imposed his tutelage over the Lower Bavarian dukes? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Generals thread.
In 1313,on this day the forces of Frederick I of Austria triumphed at the Battle of Gamelsdorf.
Glorious Austrian Victory at GammelsdorfThe vanquished army was led by his cousin Ludwig (Louis the Bavarian of the House of Wittelsbach). Originally, the two bitter rivals (pictured) were childhood friends who had been raised together as siblings at the Habsburg court.
However, armed conflict arose when the guardianship over the young Dukes of Lower Bavaria (Henry XIV, Otto IV and Henry XV) was entrusted to Frederick. This decision to elevate him to the first rank of Princes forced his cousin to break with the House of Habsburg. But his challenge ended with Frederick's triumphant victory which allowed him to impose a tutelage over the subordinate nobility. It was a case of birth order sibling rivalry settled in blood on the battlefields of southern Germany.
Editor says, in authoring this post we have repurpose content from Wikipedia which reports ~ the Bavarians were victorious, forcing Frederick to renounce his tutelage over the Lower Bavarian dukes. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.