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)February 24, 1906
Karlsruhe, Germany
Died October 27, 1963(1963-10-27) (aged 57)
Spaichingen, Germany
Spouse Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (m. 1931)
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]

Name Birth Death Marriage Their children
Date Spouse
Princess Margarita of Baden 14 July 1932 15 January 2013 5 June 1957
Divorced 13 November 1981
Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia Prince Nikolas of Yugoslavia
Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia
Maximilian, Margrave of Baden 3 July 1933 23 September 1966 Archduchess Valerie of Austria Princess Marie Louise of Baden
Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden
Prince Leopold of Baden
Prince Michael of Baden
Prince Ludwig of Baden 16 March 1937 21 October 1967 Princess Maria Anna von Auersperg-Breunner Princess Sophie of Baden
Prince Berthold of Baden
Princess Aglaë of Baden


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