Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (1906–1969)

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Theodora
Margravine of Baden
Theodora of Greece.jpg
Born (1906-05-30)30 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
(m. 1931; d. 1963)
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; 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.

Titles, styles, honours, and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 30 May 1906 – 17 August 1931: Her Royal Highness Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark
  • 17 August 1931 – 27 October 1963: Her Royal Highness Princess Theodora, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Baden, Princess of Greece and Denmark
  • 27 October 1963 – 16 October 1969: Her Royal Highness Princess Theodora, Former Hereditary Grand Duchess of Baden, Princess of Greece and Denmark

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]

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