Berthold, Margrave of Baden

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Margrave of Baden
Berthold, Margrave of Baden.jpg
Photographed in 1914
Head of the House of Baden
Tenure 6 November 1929 – 27 October 1963
Predecessor Prince Maximilian of Baden
Successor Maximilian, Margrave of Baden
Born (1906-02-24)24 February 1906
Karlsruhe, Germany
Died 27 October 1963(1963-10-27) (aged 57)
Spaichingen, Germany
Issue Princess Margarita
Prince Maximilian
Prince Ludwig
Father Prince Maximilian of Baden
Mother Princess Marie Louise of Hanover and Cumberland

Berthold, Margrave of Baden (Berthold Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst August Heinrich Karl; 24 February 1906 – 27 October 1963), was the son of Prince Maximilian, Margrave of Baden and Princess Marie Louise of Hanover and Cumberland. From 1929 until his death, he was the head of the House of Zähringen, which had reigned over the Grand Duchy of Baden until 1918.[1]

Marriage and children[edit]

He married 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, which made him the brother-in-law of Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His bride was also his second cousin, through Christian IX of Denmark.

The couple had the following children:[1]


He died on 27 October 1963, aged 57, in Spaichingen. He was succeeded as Margrave and Head of House by his son Max.


References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh (1973). Burke's Guide to the Royal Family. London: Burke's Peerage Limited. pp. 230, 290–291. ISBN 0-220-66222-3. 
Berthold, Margrave of Baden
Born: 24 February 1906 Died: 27 October 1963
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Prince Maximilian of Baden
Grand Duke of Baden
6 November 1929 – 27 October 1963
Reason for succession failure:
Grand Duchy abolished in 1918
Succeeded by
Prince Maximilian, Margrave of Baden