Charles I, Margrave of Baden-Baden

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Charles I
Margrave of Baden-Baden
Spouse(s) Catherine of Austria
Noble family House of Zähringen
Father Jacob, Margrave of Baden-Baden
Mother Catherine of Lorraine
Born 1427
Died 24 February 1475(1475-02-24)

Charles I of Baden (1427 – 24 February 1475, Pforzheim) was a Margrave of Baden-Baden during 1454–1475.

Charles was the elder son of Jacob, Margrave of Baden-Baden and his wife Catherine, daughter of Charles II, Duke of Lorraine. In 1462 he became involved in the Bavarian War (1459–63) against Frederick I, Elector Palatine. This war finished in the same year with Charles' defeat and capture at the Battle of Seckenheim.

Family and children[edit]

On 1 July 1447 he married Catherine of Austria (1423 – 11 September 1493), daughter of Archduke Ernest the Iron. They had six children:

  1. Katharina (15 January 1449 – before 8 May 1484), married on 19 May 1464 to Count George III of Werdenberg-Sargans
  2. Zimburg (15 May 1450 – 5 July 1501), married on 19 December 1468 to Count Engelbert II of Nassau-Dillenburg
  3. Margareta (1452–1495), Abbess in Lichtenthal
  4. Christopher I, Margrave of Baden-Baden (13 November 1453 – 19 April 1527)
  5. Albert, Margrave of Baden-Hachberg (1456–1488)
  6. Frederick (9 July 1458 – 24 September 1517), Bishop of Utrecht
Charles I, Margrave of Baden-Baden
Died: 24 February 1475
Preceded by
Jacob
Margrave of Baden-Baden
1454–1475
Succeeded by
Christopher I

External links and references[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.