|A.K.A.||Berthold von Baden, Berthold|
|Birth||24 February 1906, Karlsruhe, Germany|
|Death||27 October 1963, Spaichingen, Germany (aged 57 years)|
Berthold, Margrave of Baden (Berthold Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst August Heinrich Karl; 24 February 1906 – 27 October 1963), was the head of the House of Zähringen, which had reigned over the Grand Duchy of Baden until 1918, from 1929 until his death.
Marriage and children
The only son and younger child of Prince Maximilian, Margrave of Baden and Princess Marie Louise of Hanover and Cumberland, Berthold married his fourth cousin once removed 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. His marriage made him the brother-in-law of Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark but who, in November 1947, became Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His bride was also his second cousin, through Christian IX of Denmark.
The couple had the following children:
- Princess Margarita Alice Thyra Viktoria Marie Louise Scholastica of Baden (Salem, 14 July 1932 - London, 15 January 2013), married, civilly, in Salem on 5 June 1957 and religiously on 6 June 1957 Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia, and had issue; divorced in 1981.
- Prince Max Andreas Friedrich Gustav Ernst August Bernhard of Baden (b. 3 July 1933), married civilly on 23 September 1966 at Salem and religiously on 30 September 1966 at Persenbeug Castle, Austria, Archduchess Valerie of Austria, and has four children.
- Prince Ludwig Wilhelm Georg Ernst Christoph of Baden (b. Karlsruhe, 16 March 1937), married civilly in Salem on 21 September 1967 and religiously in Wald, Lower Austria, on 21 October 1967 Princess Anna Maria (Marianne) Henrietta Eleonora Gobertina of Auersperg-Breunner (b. Zseliz, Hungary, today Želiezovce, Slovakia, 15 December 1943), and has three children:
- Princess Sophie Thyra Josephine Georgine Henriette of Baden (b. Heidelberg, 8 July 1975)
- Prince Berthold Ernst-August Emich Rainer of Baden (b. Heidelberg, 8 October 1976)
- Princess Aglaë Margarete Tatiana Mary of Baden (b. Heidelberg, 3 March 1981)
Berthold died on 27 October 1963, aged 57, in Spaichingen. He was succeeded as titular margrave and head of house by his son Max.
References and notes
Berthold, Margrave of Baden
House of ZähringenBorn: 24 February 1906 Died: 27 October 1963
|Titles in pretence|
Prince Maximilian of Baden
Grand Duke of Baden
6 November 1929 – 27 October 1963
Reason for succession failure:
Grand Duchy abolished in 1918
Prince Maximilian, Margrave of Baden