Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (1906–1969)

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Theodora
Margravine of Baden
Theodora of Greece.jpg
Born (1906-05-13)13 May 1906
Tatoi Palace, Tatoi, Kingdom of Greece
Died 16 October 1969(1969-10-16) (aged 63)
Büdingen, Hesse, Germany
Spouse Berthold, Margrave of Baden
Issue Princess Margarita
Maximilian, Margrave of Baden
Prince Ludwig Wilhelm
House Glücksburg
Father Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
Mother Princess Alice of Battenberg

Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Πριγκίπισσα Θεοδώρα της Ελλάδας και Δανίας) (13 May 1906 – 16 October 1969) was the second child and daughter of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg,[1] and the second eldest sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Family[edit]

Princesses Margarita and Theodora of Greece in 1910.

Theodora was born on 30 May 1906 at Tatoi Palace.[2] She was the sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, formerly Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, the husband and consort of Elizabeth II. She also had three sisters: Margarita, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg; Cecilie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine; and Sophie, Princess George of Hanover.

Marriage and children[edit]

Theodora married her second cousin Berthold, Margrave of Baden on 17 August 1931 at Neues Schloß, Baden-Baden, Germany.[1][1] They had three children:[1]

Their son Maximilian is styled Royal Highness as Margrave (and formerly Hereditary Prince) of Baden, while their other two children are styled Grand Ducal Highness.[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

Death[edit]

Theodora died on 16 October 1969 at Büdingen, Germany, having survived her husband by six years.[1] Her mother, Princess Alice, outlived her by five weeks, dying on 5 December 1969.

Titles, styles, honours, and arms[edit]

Styles of
Theodora, Margravine of Baden
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 13 May 1906 – 17 August 1931: Her Royal Highness Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark
  • 17 August 1931 – 27 October 1963: Her Royal Highness The Margravine of Baden
  • 27 October 1963 – 16 October 1969: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Margravine of Baden

Honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

Through her father, she was a grandchild of George I of Greece and Olga Konstantinova of Russia, a granddaughter of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia. Through her mother she was a great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Her mother was a granddaughter of Princess Alice, second daughter of Queen Victoria.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Gothaisches Genealogisches Handbuch der Fürstlchen Häuser, Band I. Verlag des Deutschen Adelsarchivs. Marburg. 2015. pp. 112-115. (German). ISBN 978-3-9817243-0-1.
  2. ^ Vickers, Hugo. Alice: Princess Andrew of Greece. St. Martin's Griffin, 2003, p. 75.
Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (1906–1969)
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 13 May 1906 Died: 16 October 1969
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Princess Marie Louise of Hanover
— TITULAR —
Grand Duchess of Baden
17 August 1931 – 27 October 1963
Reason for succession failure:
Grand Duchy abolished in 1918
Succeeded by
Archduchess Valerie of Austria