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Meinhard III (February 9, 1344 - January 13, 1363) was Duke of Upper Bavaria and the last Count of Tyrol from the House of Wittelsbach.Meinhard was the son of Duke Louis V of Bavaria with Countess Margarete of Gorizia-Tyrol and as such also the last descendant of Meinhard I, Count of Gorizia (Meinhardiner line).


Meinhard III was born in Landshutmarker. In 1359 he was married to Margaret of Austria, a daughter of his father's ally Albert II, Duke of Austria and on this occasion his parents were absolved from the excommunication.

After the death of his father Louis in 1361, he ascended to rule, in which he was strongly influenced by his Wittelsbach relatives.

Meinhard III died at Castle Tyrolmarker near Meranmarker in 1363. His early death induced his mother to give Tyrol to the Austrianmarker Duke Rudolf IV of Habsburg. Therefore Meinhard's uncle Stephen II of Bavaria-Landshut, who had succeeded him in Upper Bavaria, invaded Tyrol but finally released the country in return for a huge financial compensation in 1369.

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