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Maximilian, Margrave of Baden (Maximilian Andreas Friedrich Gustav Ernst August Bernhard; born 3 July 1933), is the elder son of Berthold, Margrave of Baden and Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark. Through his mother, he is the eldest nephew of Queen Elizabeth II and 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.[citation needed]

Margrave of Baden
Maximilian Andreas Markgraf von Baden (2017).jpg
Head of the House of Baden
Tenure27 October 1963-present
Heir apparentBernhard
Born (1933-07-03) 3 July 1933 (age 86)
Salem, Bodensee
IssuePrincess Marie Louise of Baden
Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden
Prince Leopold of Baden
Prince Michael of Baden
FatherBerthold, Margrave of Baden
MotherPrincess Theodora of Greece and Denmark


Marriage and childrenEdit

Maximilian 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]

Their marriage produced four children:

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 descentEdit


External linksEdit


  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