Berthold, Margrave of Baden

Intro German prince
A.K.A. Berthold von Baden, Berthold
Was Ruler
From Germany
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 24 February 1906, Karlsruhe, Germany
Death 27 October 1963, Spaichingen, Germany (aged 57 years)
Star sign Pisces

Berthold, Margrave of Baden (Berthold Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst August Heinrich Karl; 24 February 1906 – 27 October 1963), was the head of the House of Zähringen, which had reigned over the Grand Duchy of Baden until 1918, from 1929 until his death.

Marriage and children

The only son and younger child of Prince Maximilian, Margrave of Baden and Princess Marie Louise of Hanover and Cumberland, Berthold married his fourth cousin once removed Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, daughter of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg, on 17 August 1931 in Baden-Baden. His marriage made him the brother-in-law of Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark but who, in November 1947, became Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His bride was also his second cousin, through Christian IX of Denmark. The couple had the following children: Princess Margarita Alice Thyra Viktoria Marie Louise Scholastica of Baden (Salem, 14 July 1932 – London, 15 January 2013), married, civilly, in Salem on 5 June 1957 and religiously on 6 June 1957 Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia, and had issue; divorced in 1981. Prince Max Andreas Friedrich Gustav Ernst August Bernhard of Baden (b. 3 July 1933), married civilly on 23 September 1966 at Salem and religiously on 30 September 1966 at Persenbeug Castle, Austria, Archduchess Valerie of Austria, and has four children. Prince Ludwig Wilhelm Georg Ernst Christoph of Baden (b. Karlsruhe, 16 March 1937), married civilly in Salem on 21 September 1967 and religiously in Wald, Lower Austria, on 21 October 1967 Princess Anna Maria (Marianne) Henrietta Eleonora Gobertina of Auersperg-Breunner (b. Zseliz, Hungary, today Želiezovce, Slovakia, 15 December 1943), and has three children: Princess Sophie Thyra Josephine Georgine Henriette of Baden (b. Heidelberg, 8 July 1975) Prince Berthold Ernst-August Emich Rainer of Baden (b. Heidelberg, 8 October 1976) Princess Aglaë Margarete Tatiana Mary of Baden (b. Heidelberg, 3 March 1981)

Death

Berthold died on 27 October 1963, aged 57, in Spaichingen. He was succeeded as titular margrave and head of house by his son Max.

Ancestry

16. Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden
16. Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden
8. Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden
17. Louise Caroline of Hochberg
4. Prince William of Baden
18. Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden
9. Princess Sophie of Sweden
19. Margravine Frederica of Baden
2. Prince Maximilian of Baden
20. Eugène de Beauharnais
10. Maximilian de Beauharnais, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg
21. Princess Augusta of Bavaria
5. Princess Maria Maximilianovna of Leuchtenberg
22. Nicholas I of Russia
11. Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia
23. Princess Charlotte of Prussia
1. Berthold, Margrave of Baden
24. Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover
12. George V of Hanover
25. Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
6. Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover
26. Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
13. Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg
27. Duchess Amelia of Württemberg
3. Princess Marie Louise of Hanover
28. Frederick William, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
14. Christian IX of Denmark
29. Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel
7. Princess Thyra of Denmark
30. Prince William of Hesse-Kassel
15. Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel
31. Princess Charlotte of Denmark
16. Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden
8. Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden
17. Louise Caroline of Hochberg
4. Prince William of Baden
18. Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden
9. Princess Sophie of Sweden
19. Margravine Frederica of Baden
2. Prince Maximilian of Baden
20. Eugène de Beauharnais
10. Maximilian de Beauharnais, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg
21. Princess Augusta of Bavaria
5. Princess Maria Maximilianovna of Leuchtenberg
22. Nicholas I of Russia
11. Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia
23. Princess Charlotte of Prussia
1. Berthold, Margrave of Baden
24. Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover
12. George V of Hanover
25. Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
6. Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover
26. Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
13. Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg
27. Duchess Amelia of Württemberg
3. Princess Marie Louise of Hanover
28. Frederick William, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
14. Christian IX of Denmark
29. Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel
7. Princess Thyra of Denmark
30. Prince William of Hesse-Kassel
15. Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel
31. Princess Charlotte of Denmark
8. Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden
17. Louise Caroline of Hochberg
4. Prince William of Baden
18. Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden
9. Princess Sophie of Sweden
19. Margravine Frederica of Baden
2. Prince Maximilian of Baden
20. Eugène de Beauharnais
10. Maximilian de Beauharnais, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg
21. Princess Augusta of Bavaria
5. Princess Maria Maximilianovna of Leuchtenberg
22. Nicholas I of Russia
11. Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia
23. Princess Charlotte of Prussia
1. Berthold, Margrave of Baden
24. Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover
12. George V of Hanover
25. Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
6. Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover
26. Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
13. Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg
27. Duchess Amelia of Württemberg
3. Princess Marie Louise of Hanover
28. Frederick William, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
14. Christian IX of Denmark
29. Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel
7. Princess Thyra of Denmark
30. Prince William of Hesse-Kassel
15. Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel
31. Princess Charlotte of Denmark

References and notes

Berthold, Margrave of Baden House of ZähringenBorn: 24 February 1906 Died: 27 October 1963
Titles in pretence
Preceded byPrince Maximilian of Baden Grand Duke of Baden6 November 1929 – 27 October 1963Reason for succession failure:Grand Duchy abolished in 1918 Succeeded byPrince Maximilian, Margrave of Baden

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