Princess Josephine of Baden

Princess Josephine of Baden (21 October 1813 – 19 June 1900) was born at Mannheim, the second daughter of Charles, Grand Duke of Baden and his wife, Stéphanie de Beauharnais. She was the mother of the first king of Romania. Through her younger daughter Marie, she is the ancestress of the Belgian royal family and the Grand Ducal family of Luxembourg.

Princess Josephine
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Princess of Hohenzollern
Tenure3 September 1869 – 2 June 1885
Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Tenure27 August 1848 – 7 December 1849
Born(1813-10-21)21 October 1813
Mannheim, Grand Duchy of Baden
Died19 June 1900(1900-06-19) (aged 86)
Sigmaringen, German Empire
SpouseKarl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern
IssueLeopold, Prince of Hohenzollern
Stephanie, Queen of Portugal
Carol I of Romania
Prince Anthony
Prince Frederick
Princess Marie, Countess of Flanders
Names
German: Josephine Friederike Luise
HouseZähringen
FatherCharles, Grand Duke of Baden
MotherStéphanie de Beauharnais

LifeEdit

On 21 October 1834 at Karlsruhe, she married Karl Anton Joachim Zephyrinus Friedrich Meinrad, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, son of Charles, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1785–1853) and his wife Marie Antoinette Murat (1793–1847).

They had six children:

She died at Sigmaringen on 19 June 1900. The Austrian court ordered a 12-day mourning for her death, during which members of the Habsburg dynasty were barred from participating in any festivities. This ensured that most members of the Habsburg imperial family were prevented from attending the wedding of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria to Countess Sophie Chotek on 1 July.[1]

HonoursEdit

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ King, Greg; Woolmans, Sue (2013). The Assassination of the Archduke. New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 59. ISBN 9781250000163.
  • Roberts, Gary Boyd, Notable Kin Volume Two, published in cooperation with the New England Historic and Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, by Carl Boyer, 3rd, Santa Clarita, California, 1999, volume 2, p. 220.

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Princess Josephine of Baden
Born: 21 October 1813 Died: 19 June 1900
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Princess Katharina of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst
Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Countess of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch

27 August 1848 – 7 December 1849
Principality annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Herself
— TITULAR —
Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Countess of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch

7 December 1849 – 2 June 1885
Reason for succession failure:
Principality annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia in 1850
Succeeded by
Infanta Antónia of Portugal
Preceded by
Baroness Amalie Schenk von Geyern
— TITULAR —
Princess of Hohenzollern-Hechingen
3 September 1869 – 2 June 1885
Reason for succession failure:
Principality annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia in 1850