Princess Sophie of Baden

Princess Sophie of Baden (Sophie Pauline Henriette Marie Amelie Luise; 7 August 1834 in Karlsruhe – 6 April 1904 in Karlsruhe), was a Princess of Baden by birth and the Princess consort of Lippe by marriage.

Sophie
Princess of Lippe
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Born(1834-08-07)7 August 1834
Karlsruhe
Died6 April 1904(1904-04-06) (aged 69)
Karlsruhe
Spouse
(m. 1858; died 1895)
Names
Sophie Pauline Henriette Marie Amelie Luise
HouseZähringen
FatherPrince William of Baden
MotherDuchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Württemberg

LifeEdit

Sophie was the second daughter of Prince William of Baden (1792–1859) and Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Württemberg (1802–1864), daughter of Duke Louis of Württemberg.[1] Her paternal grandparents were Charles Frederick, the first Grand Duke of Baden, and his second wife, Louise Caroline Geyer von Geyersberg, Countess of Hochberg. She grew up in Karlsruhe, together with her two younger sisters, Elizabeth (1835–1891) and Leopoldine (1837–1903).

MarriageEdit

Sophie was married to Woldemar, Prince of Lippe (1824–1895) second son of Leopold II, Prince of Lippe (1796–1851) and Princess Emilie of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (1800–1867) on 9 November 1858 in Karlsruhe.[1] The marriage was childless, leading to a dispute that lasted two decades between the two lines of the House of Lippe to inherit the principality after the death of Woldemar, in 1895.[1]

AncestryEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Huberty, Michel; Giraud, Alain; Magdelaine, F. and B. (1979). L'Allemagne Dynastique, Tome II. France: Laballery. p. 337. ISBN 2-901138-02-0.