Marie of Baden-Sponheim

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Marie of Baden-Sponheim
Maria Jacobäa von Baden, wife of Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria by Hans Schöpfer I (circa 1505-1569 Munich).jpg
Maria Jacobäa von Baden, wife of Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria (Hans Schöpfer I)
Duchess consort of Bavaria
Tenure5 October 1522 - 7 March 1550
Born(1507-06-25)25 June 1507
Died16 November 1580(1580-11-16) (aged 73)
SpouseWilliam IV, Duke of Bavaria
IssueAlbert V, Duke of Bavaria
Mechthild of Bavaria
HouseHouse of Zähringen
FatherPhilip I, Margrave of Baden
MotherElisabeth of the Palatinate

Marie Jakobaea of Baden-Sponheim (25 June 1507 – 16 November 1580, Munich) was a German noblewoman and duchess consort of Bavaria.


Marie was the daughter of Philip I, Margrave of Baden (1479–1533) and Countess Elisabeth (1483–1522), daughter of Philip, Elector Palatine and princess Margarete von Bayern-Landshut. Her paternal grandparents were Christopher I, Margrave of Baden-Baden and Ottilie of Katzenelnbogen.

On 5 October 1522 she married William IV, Duke of Bavaria (1493–1550), eldest son of Albert IV and his wife Kunigunde of Austria. They had four children:


  • Hans and Marga Rall: Die Wittelsbacher – Von Otto I. bis Elisabeth I., Weltbild (1994) ISBN 3-85001-485-1
Marie of Baden-Sponheim
Born: 25 June 1507 Died: 16 November 1580
Royal titles
Preceded by Duchess consort of Bavaria
Succeeded by