Berthold, Margrave of Baden

Berthold, Margrave of Baden (Berthold Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst August Heinrich Karl; 24 February 1906 – 27 October 1963), was the head of the House of Baden, which had reigned over the Grand Duchy of Baden until 1918, from 1929 until his death. He was invalided out of Nazi Germany's Wehrmacht in 1940 after being injured in France.[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
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 his second cousin 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. Via his marriage, he was the brother-in-law of Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, later Philip, Duke of Edinburgh from November 1947. 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 in a car driving with his son when he suddenly died from an acute health issue, probably a heart attack. He was succeeded as titular 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 — TITULAR —
Grand Duke of Baden
6 November 1929 – 27 October 1963
Reason for succession failure:
Grand Duchy abolished in 1918
Succeeded by