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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.[1]

Margrave of Baden
Berthold, Margrave of Baden.jpg
Photographed in 1914
Head of the House of Baden
Tenure6 November 1929 – 27 October 1963
PredecessorPrince Maximilian of Baden
SuccessorMaximilian, Margrave of Baden
Born(1906-02-24)24 February 1906
Karlsruhe, Germany
Died27 October 1963(1963-10-27) (aged 57)
Spaichingen, Germany
IssuePrincess Margarita
Prince Maximilian
Prince Ludwig
FatherPrince Maximilian of Baden
MotherPrincess Marie Louise of Hanover and Cumberland


Marriage and childrenEdit

The only son and younger child of Prince Maximilian, Margrave of Baden and Princess Marie Louise of Hanover and Cumberland, Berthold married 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:[1]


Berthold died on 27 October 1963, aged 57, in Spaichingen. He was succeeded as Margrave and Head of House by his son Max.


References and notesEdit

  1. ^ a b 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.
Berthold, Margrave of Baden
Born: 24 February 1906 Died: 27 October 1963
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Prince Maximilian of Baden
Grand Duke of Baden
6 November 1929 – 27 October 1963
Reason for succession failure:
Grand Duchy abolished in 1918
Succeeded by
Prince Maximilian, Margrave of Baden