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Marie Jakobaea of Baden-Sponheim (25 June 1507 – 16 November 1580, Munich) was a German noblewoman and duchess consort of Bavaria.

Marie of Baden-Sponheim
Maria Jacobäa von Baden, wife of Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria by Hans Schöpfer I (circa 1505-1569 Munich).jpg
Maria Jacobäa von Baden, wife of Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria (Hans Schöpfer I)
Born(1507-06-25)25 June 1507
Died16 November 1580(1580-11-16) (aged 73)
Munich
Noble familyHouse of Zähringen
Spouse(s)William IV, Duke of Bavaria
Issue
FatherPhilip I, Margrave of Baden
MotherElisabeth of the Palatinate

LifeEdit

Marie was the daughter of Philip I, Margrave of Baden (1479–1533) and Countess Elisabeth (1483–1522), daughter of Philip, Elector Palatine and princess Margarete von Bayern-Landshut. Her paternal grandparents were Christopher I, Margrave of Baden-Baden and Ottilie of Katzenelnbogen.

On 5 October 1522 she married William IV, Duke of Bavaria (1493–1550), eldest son of Albert IV and his wife Kunigunde of Austria. They had four children:

BibliographyEdit

  • Hans and Marga Rall: Die Wittelsbacher – Von Otto I. bis Elisabeth I., Weltbild (1994) ISBN 3-85001-485-1
Marie of Baden-Sponheim
Born: 25 June 1507 Died: 16 November 1580
Preceded by
Kunigunde of Austria
Duchess consort of Bavaria
1522–1550
Succeeded by
Anna of Austria