The regiment was on October 1, 1753 according to the decree of Elector Maximilian III. Joseph under the name Pechmann Infantry for the Bavarian Army . From this a regiment of the Bavarian Army developed in the 19th century, which from April 26, 1901 was called the 8th Infantry Regiment "Grand Duke Friedrich II of Baden" . During the time in the Electoral Palatinate from 1778, the regiment was added to the newly created master list in 1790 as the 8th Line Infantry Regiment . The following numbering was subsequently introduced for the system: 1753/1 ( Electorate of Bavaria ) and 1778/11 (Electoral Palatinate Bavaria )  , Infantry Regiment No. 6 (Kur-Bayern). 
In the 17th and 18th centuries the regiments only carried the name of the regiment holder .
War against Denmark 1849
War against Prussia 1866
Franco-German War 1870/71
First World War
During the fighting at Arras the II. And III. Battalion wiped out on April 9, 1917 and set up again on April 25, 1917 by replacement teams.
After the Compiègne armistice , the remnants of the regiment marched back home. After arriving in Bad Kissingen, the regiment was demobilized there on December 18, 1918 and finally disbanded in May 1919. Various free formations were formed from parts . In April 1919 a volunteer battalion with two companies was set up, which in June 1919 was absorbed into the II battalion of the Reichswehr Infantry Regiment 45. The Götz volunteer battalion was formed in the same month. In June 1919 it became part of the 1st Battalion of the Reichswehr Infantry Regiment 45. The former regimental staff formed the staff of the Volunteer Rifle Regiment Leupold, which in June 1919 became the staff of the Reichswehr Infantry Regiment 46.
|Generalwachtmeister||Joseph von Pechmann||September 17, 1753 to March 27, 1759|
|Major general||Friedrich von Meinders||March 28, 1759 to January 25, 1761|
|Oberst||Christian von Herold||January 26, 1761 to February 4, 1780|
|Max Joseph, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken||February 5, 1780 to July 18, 1790|
|Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld||July 19, 1790 to April 22, 1795|
|Pius, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld||April 23, 1795 to August 2, 1837|
|vacancy||August 3, 1837 to November 28, 1838|
|Major general||Georg von Seckendorff||November 29, 1838 to May 19, 1855|
|vacancy||May 20, 1855 to December 3, 1869|
|Major general||Siegmund von Pranckh||December 4, 1869 to May 8, 1888|
|vacancy||May 9, 1888 to December 6, 1895|
|General of the Infantry||Siegmund von Pranckh||December 7, 1895 to April 25, 1901 [A 1]|
|Friedrich, Grand Duke of Baden||29. August 1896 to May 1919|
|Oberst||Hannappel||until Sept. 28, 1914 (fallen)|
|Oberst||from Rücker||October 10, 1914 to April 22, 1917|
|Major||Anton Ritter von Löhr||April 23, 1917 to May 1, 1918|
|Major||Oskar Vogel||25. May bis 26. August 1918|
|Major||Bauer||August 27, 1918 to the end|
- List of the Bavarian regiments of the early modern period
- List of the Electoral Palatinate Bavarian regiments of the early modern period
- List of Bavarian military units
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- after Georg Tessin 1986. Volume 1: 78ff and 261ff.
- after Hans Bleckwenn
- Military manual of the Kingdom of Bavaria. Bavarian War Ministry (Ed.) Munich 1905. S. LIX.
- On December 7, 1895, Prince Regent Luitpold of Bavaria decided that the regiment had to use the name "Pranckh" again on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the war against France in 1870/71. Despite the transfer of ownership to Grand Duke Friedrich von Baden on August 29, 1896, the regiment did not receive his name until April 26, 1901.