He's been written about in a number of sources on beer and brewing. He's really a significant figure in Bavarian brewing as you may have found out. Sort of a Fritz Maytag figure who revived and grew the family castle brewery. And his family, the Wittelsbachs, ruled Bavaria for centuries, so his ancestors were responsible for things like the Reinheitsgebot, the prohibition of Summer brewing, starting Oktoberfest and founding the Weihenstephan brewing school. And his family also has a history of mental instability, FWIW. Like his predecessor in the 19th century, Mad King Ludwig II, (Google him) who bankrupted the country building fairytale castles and drowned in a reflecting pool four inches deep. Might have had a little help there.
My family's Bavarian, Franconian more precisely, so added interest. Here are some mementos of my Grandfather's service (1910-12, but he was recalled for WWI) in the Bavarian army under Prince-regent Luitpold, the next to last ruling monarch (bearded guy on the steins.)
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