Maximilian, Margrave of Baden

Margrave of Baden

The Margrave of Baden and the Princess of Prussia at the funeral of Archduke and Crown Prince Otto of Austria in 2011.
Head of the House of Baden
Tenure Since 27 October 1963
Predecessor Berthold, Margrave of Baden
Born (1933-07-03) 3 July 1933
Salem, Bodensee
Spouse Archduchess Valerie of Austria (m. 1966)
House House of Zähringen
Father Berthold, Margrave of Baden
Mother Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark

Maximilian, Margrave of Baden (Maximilian Andreas Friedrich Gustav Ernst August Bernhard, born 3 July 1933 at Salem Castle, Salem, Germany), is the elder son of Berthold, Margrave of Baden and Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark. Through his mother, he is the nephew of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and is first cousin to Charles, Prince of Wales.[1][2] He is the head of the Grand-Ducal House of Baden and the representative of the descent of the Kings of Sweden of the House of Holstein-Gottorp.

Marriage and children

He married Archduchess Valerie of Austria, daughter of Archduke Hubert Salvator of Austria and Princess Rosemary of Salm-Salm, civilly on 23 September 1966 in Salem, and religiously on 30 September 1966 in Persenbeug Castle, Austria.[3][4]

Because he married a Roman Catholic, according to the Act of Settlement of 1701, Maximilian would be removed from the line of succession to the British throne, until implementation in 2015 of the Succession to the Crown Act 2013, which restored any succession rights to British dynasts forfeited because of marriage to Roman Catholics.

Patrilineal descent

  1. Berthold II, Duke of Carinthia, d. 1078
  2. Herman I, Margrave of Baden, 10401074
  3. Herman II, Margrave of Baden, 10741130
  4. Herman III, Margrave of Baden, d. 1160
  5. Herman IV, Margrave of Baden, 11351190
  6. Herman V, Margrave of Baden-Baden, d. 1243
  7. Rudolf I, Margrave of Baden-Baden, 12301288
  8. Herman VII, Margrave of Baden-Baden, 12661291
  9. Rudolf IV, Margrave of Baden-Pforzheim, d. 1348
  10. Frederick III, Margrave of Baden-Baden, 13271353
  11. Rudolf VI, Margrave of Baden-Baden, d. 1372
  12. Bernard I, Margrave of Baden-Baden, 13641431
  13. Jacob, Margrave of Baden-Baden, 14071453
  14. Charles I, Margrave of Baden-Baden, 14271475
  15. Christopher I, Margrave of Baden-Baden, 14531527
  16. Ernest I, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, 14821553
  17. Charles II, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, 15291577
  18. George Frederick, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, 15731638
  19. Frederick V, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, 15941659
  20. Frederick VI, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, 16171677
  21. Frederick VII Magnus, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, 16471709
  22. Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, 16791738
  23. Hereditary Prince Frederick of Baden-Durlach, 17031732
  24. Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden, 17281811
  25. Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden, 17901852
  26. Prince Wilhelm of Baden, 18291897
  27. Prince Maximilian of Baden, 18671929
  28. Berthold, Margrave of Baden, 19061963
  29. Maximilian, Margrave of Baden, b. 1933



  1. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 11, 1995
  2. Vogel, Carol (October 25, 1995). "A Princely House Sale in Baden-Baden". The New York Times.
  3. Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh (1973). Burke's Guide to the Royal Family. London: Burke's Peerage Limited. pp. 230, 290–291. ISBN 0-220-66222-3.
  4. "Heads of the Post-Napoleonic German Ruling Families & their Wives and Heirs Apparent". Theodore's Royalty & Monarchy Site.
Maximilian, Margrave of Baden
Born: 3 July 1933
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Prince Berthold, Margrave of Baden
Grand Duke of Baden
27 October 1963 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Grand Duchy abolished in 1918
Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden
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