Princess Marie Alexandra of Baden

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Princess Marie Alexandra
Princess Wolfgang of Hesse
Born (1902-08-01)1 August 1902
Salem, Baden-Württemberg
Died 29 January 1944(1944-01-29) (aged 41)
Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Spouse Prince Wolfgang of Hesse
Full name
Marie Alexandra Thyra Victoria Louise Carola Hilda
House Zähringen
Father Prince Maximilian of Baden
Mother Princess Marie Louise of Hanover and Cumberland

Princess Marie Alexandra of Baden (Marie Alexandra Thyra Victoria Louise Carola Hilda) (1 August 1902 in Salem – 29 January 1944 in Frankfurt am Main) was a Hessian princess by marriage.


She was the only daughter of Prince Maximilian of Baden (1867–1929) and Princess Marie Louise of Hanover and Cumberland. Her paternal grandparents were Prince Wilhelm of Baden (1829–97) and Princess Maria of Leuchtenberg (1841–1914), a daughter of Maximilian, Duke of Leuchtenberg (1817–52) and Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna (1819–1876).

Princess Marie-Louise of Hanover (1879–1948) was a daughter of Ernest August, 3rd Duke of Cumberland, claimant of the annexed Kingdom of Hanover.


On 17 September 1924 she married Prince Wolfgang of Hesse (1896–1989).

Princess Marie Alexandra was killed in an attack by the U.S. Army Air Forces during an air-raid on Frankfurt am Main on 29–30 January 1944 during World War II. She and seven other women, who were aid workers, were killed when the cellar, in which they had taken refuge, collapsed under the weight of the building, rendering Marie Alexandra's body barely recognisable.