Elector Max III Joseph

Elector Max III Joseph, was always interested in consolidating Bavaria's economic independence. Since he promoted the establishment of commercial enterprises, numerous manufactories settled in Bavaria, among others for the production of silk and glass. He set up his own electoral porcelain manufactory on November 1, 1747 in the "Grüne Schlössl" in Neudeck near Munich. With the move to Nymphenburg Palace in 1761 and the growing fame of Franz Anton Bustelli's designs, the "Churfürstliche Porcelain-Fabrique" became an important prestige object for the Wittelsbach dynasty. As a patron of the arts and sciences, Bavaria also owes Max III Joseph the introduction of compulsory education. His marriage to Princess Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony in 1747 remained childless, which is why the Palatine line of the Wittelsbach dynasty succeeded him after his death.

Kurfürst Max III Joseph