Maximilian, Margrave of Baden

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Margrave of Baden
Maximilian Andreas Markgraf von Baden (2017).jpg
Head of the House of Baden
TenureSince 27 October 1963
PredecessorBerthold, Margrave of Baden
Born (1933-07-03) 3 July 1933 (age 85)
Salem, Bodensee
IssuePrincess Marie Louise of Baden
Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden
Prince Leopold of Baden
Prince Michael of Baden
FatherBerthold, Margrave of Baden
MotherPrincess Theodora of Greece and Denmark

Maximilian, Margrave of Baden (Maximilian Andreas Friedrich Gustav Ernst August Bernhard; born 3 July 1933), is the elder son of Berthold, Margrave of Baden and Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark. Through his mother, he is the eldest nephew of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and is first cousin to Charles, Prince of Wales.[1][2] He is the head of the Grand-Ducal House of Baden and the representative of the descent of the Kings of Sweden of the House of Holstein-Gottorp.[citation needed]

Marriage and children[edit]

He married Archduchess Valerie of Austria, daughter of Archduke Hubert Salvator of Austria and Princess Rosemary of Salm-Salm, civilly on 23 September 1966 in Salem, and religiously on 30 September 1966 in Persenbeug Castle, Austria.[3][4]

Their marriage produced four children:

Because he married a Roman Catholic, according to the Act of Settlement of 1701, Maximilian would be removed from the line of succession to the British throne, until implementation in 2015 of the Succession to the Crown Act 2013, which restored any succession rights to British dynasts forfeited because of marriage to Roman Catholics.

Patrilineal descent[edit]

  1. Berthold II, Duke of Carinthia, d. 1078
  2. Herman I, Margrave of Baden, 1040–1074
  3. Herman II, Margrave of Baden, 1074–1130
  4. Herman III, Margrave of Baden, d. 1160
  5. Herman IV, Margrave of Baden, 1135–1190
  6. Herman V, Margrave of Baden-Baden, d. 1243
  7. Rudolf I, Margrave of Baden-Baden, 1230–1288
  8. Herman VII, Margrave of Baden-Baden, 1266–1291
  9. Rudolf IV, Margrave of Baden-Pforzheim, d. 1348
  10. Frederick III, Margrave of Baden-Baden, 1327–1353
  11. Rudolf VI, Margrave of Baden-Baden, d. 1372
  12. Bernard I, Margrave of Baden-Baden, 1364–1431
  13. Jacob, Margrave of Baden-Baden, 1407–1453
  14. Charles I, Margrave of Baden-Baden, 1427–1475
  15. Christopher I, Margrave of Baden-Baden, 1453–1527
  16. Ernest I, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, 1482–1553
  17. Charles II, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, 1529–1577
  18. George Frederick, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, 1573–1638
  19. Frederick V, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, 1594–1659
  20. Frederick VI, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, 1617–1677
  21. Frederick VII Magnus, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, 1647–1709
  22. Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, 1679–1738
  23. Hereditary Prince Frederick of Baden-Durlach, 1703–1732
  24. Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden, 1728–1811
  25. Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden, 1790–1852
  26. Prince Wilhelm of Baden, 1829–1897
  27. Prince Maximilian of Baden, 1867–1929
  28. Berthold, Margrave of Baden, 1906–1963
  29. Maximilian, Margrave of Baden, b. 1933


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 11, 1995
  2. ^ Vogel, Carol (October 25, 1995). "A Princely House Sale in Baden-Baden". The New York Times.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Heads of the Post-Napoleonic German Ruling Families & their Wives and Heirs Apparent". Theodore's Royalty & Monarchy Site.
Maximilian, Margrave of Baden
Born: 3 July 1933
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Prince Berthold, Margrave of Baden
Grand Duke of Baden
27 October 1963 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Grand Duchy abolished in 1918
Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden