Maria van Eicken

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Maria van Eicken
Spouse(s) Edward Fortunatus
Noble family van Eicken
Father Joost van Eicken
Mother Barbara of Moll
Born 1571
Brussels
Died 21 April 1636(1636-04-21)
Porta Angelica Monastery, Flaumbach Valley, near Treis-Karden

Maria van Eicken (1571 in Brussels – 21 April 1636 in Porta Angelica Monastery, Flaumbach Valley, near Treis-Karden) was the wife of the Margrave Edward Fortunatus of Baden-Baden.

Life[edit]

She was born in Brussels as the daughter of Joost Van Eicken and Barbara De Moll.

On 13 March 1591 in Brussels, she married Margrave Edward Fortunatus of Baden-Baden. As she was not a member of the high nobility, she was not considered a befitting wife for a margrave and their children were never accepted as relatives by his cousin Margrave Ernest Frederick of Baden-Durlach. Nevertheless, their son William would inherit Baden-Baden.

Marie and Edward Fortunatus had the following children:

References[edit]

  • Joachim Kühn: Der Roman der Marie van Eycken, in: Ehen zur linken Hand in der europäischen Geschichte, Koehler, Stuttgart, 1968, p. 105–123
This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.
Vacant
Title last held by
Princess Cecilia of Sweden
Margravine consort of Baden-Baden
1591-1596
Vacant
Title next held by
Catherine Ursula of Hohenzollern-Hechingen