Princess Marie of Baden (1834–1899)

Princess Marie of Baden (Marie Amalie; 20 November 1834, in Karlsruhe – 21 November 1899, in Amorbach) was the third daughter and seventh child of Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden (1790–1852) and his wife Princess Sophie of Sweden (1801–65). She was Princess of Leiningen through her marriage with Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen.

Princess Marie
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Marie, Princess of Leiningen, 1894
Princess of Leiningen
Born(1834-11-20)20 November 1834
Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden
Died21 November 1899(1899-11-21) (aged 65)
Amorbach, Bavaria, German Empire
(m. 1858)
IssuePrincess Alberta
Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen
Marie Amalie
FatherLeopold, Grand Duke of Baden
MotherPrincess Sophie of Sweden


Princess Marie was born on 20 November 1834, in Karlsruhe as Marie Amalie, Princess and Margravine of Baden. She was the third daughter and seventh child of Grand Duke Leopold of Baden and Princess Sophie Wilhelmine of Sweden.

Marie’s father, Grand Duke Leopold, descended from a morganatic branch of the Baden family (his mother was Louise Caroline of Hochberg, a noblewoman) and thus did not have rights to a princely status or the sovereign rights of the House of Zähringen of Baden. However, in 1830 he ascended to the throne of the Grand Duchy of Baden after the main male line of his family died out. Leopold was considered the first German ruler who held in his country's liberal reforms. Her mother, Sophie Wilhelmine of Sweden, was a daughter of King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden and Frederica of Baden.

Marriage and issueEdit

On 11 September 1858 in Karlsruhe Marie married Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen (1830–1904), the elder of two sons born to Carl, 3rd Prince of Leiningen (1804 - 1856), and Countess Maria Klebelsberg (1806 - 1880). Prince Carl of Leiningen was the maternal half-brother of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.[1] They had two children :

  • Princess Alberta of Leiningen (24 December 1863 – 30 August 1901).
  • Prince Emich of Leiningen (18 January 1866 – 18 July 1939); became 5th Prince of Leiningen on his father's death in 1904; married Princess Feodore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1866–1932).



  1. ^ Netherlands), Queen Sophie (consort of William III, King of the (1989). A Stranger in The Hague: The Letters of Queen Sophie of the Netherlands to Lady Malet, 1842-1877. Duke University Press. p. 359. ISBN 0822308118. Retrieved 29 January 2018.

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