Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (1906–1969)

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Princess Theodora
Margravine of Baden
Theodora of Greece.jpg
Spouse Berthold, Margrave of Baden
Issue
Princess Margarita
Maximilian, Margrave of Baden
Prince Ludwig Wilhelm
House House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (by birth)
House of Zähringen (by marriage)
Father Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
Mother Princess Alice of Battenberg
Born (1906-05-13)May 13, 1906
Corfu, Greece
Died 16 October 1969(1969-10-16) (aged 63)
Büdingen, Hesse, Germany

Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Πριγκίπισσα Θεοδώρα της Ελλάδας και Δανίας) (13 May 1906 – 16 October 1969) was the second child and daughter of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. She was born on the Greek island of Corfu.

Family[edit]

Theodora was the sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, formerly Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, the husband and consort of Elizabeth II. She also had three sisters: Margarita, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg; Cecilie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine; and Sophie, Princess George of Hanover.

Marriage and children[edit]

Theodora married Berthold, Margrave of Baden on 17 August 1931 at Neues Schloß, Baden-Baden, Germany. They had three children:

Name Birth Death
Princess Margarita Alice of Baden 14 July 1932 15 January 2013
Maximilian Andreas, Margrave of Baden 3 July 1933
Prince Ludwig Wilhelm of Baden 16 March 1937

Their son Maximilian is styled Royal Highness as Margrave (and formerly Hereditary Prince) of Baden, while their other two children are styled Grand Ducal Highness.

Death[edit]

Styles of
Margravine Theodora of Baden
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am

Theodora died on 16 October 1969 at Büdingen, Germany, having survived her husband by six years. Her mother, Princess Alice, outlived her by five weeks, dying on the 5 December 1969.

Titles, styles, honours, and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 13 May 1906 - 17 August 1931: Her Royal Highness Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark.
  • 17 August 1931 - 27 October 1963: Her Royal Highness The Margravine of Baden.
  • 27 October 1963 - 16 October 1969: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Margravine of Baden.

Honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

Through her father, she was a grandchild of George I of Greece and Olga Konstantinova of Russia, a granddaughter of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia. Through her mother she was a great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Her mother was a granddaughter of The Princess Alice, second daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (1906–1969)
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 13 May 1906 Died: 16 October 1969
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Marie Louise of Hanover
— TITULAR —
Grand Duchess of Baden
17 August 1931 – 27 October 1963
Reason for succession failure:
Grand Duchy abolished in 1918
Succeeded by
Valerie of Austria