Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (1906–1969)

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Princess Theodora
Margravine of Baden
Theodora of Greece.jpg
Born(1906-05-30)30 May 1906
Tatoi Palace, Tatoi, Greece
Died16 October 1969(1969-10-16) (aged 63)
Büdingen, Hesse, Germany
Spouse
Berthold, Margrave of Baden
(m. 1931; died 1963)
IssuePrincess Margarita
Maximilian, Margrave of Baden
Prince Ludwig Wilhelm
HouseGlücksburg
FatherPrince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
MotherPrincess Alice of Battenberg

Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Πριγκίπισσα Θεοδώρα της Ελλάδας και Δανίας; 30 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 paternal 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]

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.

Honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

Through her father, she was a grandchild of George I of Greece and Olga Konstantinovna 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f 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.
  3. ^ "Photographic image" (JPG). 3.bp.blogspot.com. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Princess Theodoras body shown in the back wearing the grand cross set of the order of fidelity". Abc.net.au.
  5. ^ a b "Princess Theodora wearing a her Baden Grand Cross at the Coronation of her sister in-law". Upload.wikimedia.org.
  6. ^ "Photographic image" (JPG). I1.wp.com. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (1906–1969)
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 30 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