Princess Marie Alexandra of Baden ( Marie Alexandra Thyra Victoria Louise Carola Hilda) (1 August 1902 in Salem – 29 January 1944 in Frankfurt am Main) was a Princess and Landgravine of Hesse and wife of the designated Crown Prince of Finland.
She was born as the daughter of
Prince Maximilian of Baden (1867–1929) and Princess Marie Louise of Hanover and Cumberland. Her paternal grandparents were Prince Wilhelm of Baden (1829–97) and Princess Maria of Leuchtenberg (1841–1914). Maria of Leuchtenberg was a daughter of Maximilian, Duke of Leuchtenberg (1817–52) and Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna (1819–76), the eldest daughter of Nicholas I of Russia.
Princess Marie-Louise of Hanover (1879–1948) was a daughter of
Ernest August, 3rd Duke of Cumberland, claimant of the annexed Kingdom of Hanover, and Thyra of Denmark (1853–1933), youngest daughter of Christian IX of Denmark and Louise of Hesse, Marie Alexandra's husband's great-aunt. Marie Alexandra's grandmother Thyra was a sister of Empress Maria Fedorovna and aunt of Nicholas II of Russia, the last Romanov tsar.
Marriage [ edit ]
On 17 September 1924 she married
Prince Wolfgang of Hesse (1896–1989), the heir of the would-be King of Finland.
Princess Marie Alexandra was killed in an attack by the U.S. Air Force during an
air-raid on Frankfurt am Main in World War II.
Ancestry [ edit ]
Ancestors of Princess Marie Alexandra of Baden
The generations indicate descent from
, the first Grand Duke of a united Baden.
Amalie, Princess von Fürstenberg
Marie Alexandra, Princess Wolfgang of Hesse
Princess Marie Louise, Mrs. Richard Dudley Baker*
Princess Sophie Thyra*
Princess Aglaë Margarete*
*Titular princess of Baden due to the 1918 German Revolution