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Charles I, Margrave of Baden-Baden

Charles I, Margrave of Baden-Baden

Margraven of Baden-Baden
The basics
AKA Karl I. von Baden
Date of birth Pforzheim, Karlsruhe Government Region, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date of death Feb 24, 1475 Pforzheim, Karlsruhe Government Region, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Brother(s): John II of Baden Bernard II Margrave of Baden-Baden George of Baden
Father: Jacob, Margrave of Baden-Baden
Mother: Catherine of Lorraine, Margravine of Baden-Baden
Children: Christoph I, Margrave of Baden-Baden Albert, Margrave of Baden-Hachberg Frederick IV of Baden Katharina of Baden Zimburg of Baden Margareta of Baden
Sister(s): Margaret of Baden
Spouse: Catherine of Austria
Authority VIAF id
The details

Charles I of Baden (1427 – 24 February 1475, Pforzheim) was a Margrave of Baden-Baden during 1454–1475.

Charles was the elder son of Jacob, Margrave of Baden-Baden and his wife Catherine, daughter of Charles II, Duke of Lorraine. In 1462 he became involved in the Bavarian War (1459–63) against Frederick I, Elector Palatine. This war finished in the same year with Charles' defeat and capture at the Battle of Seckenheim.

Family and children

On 1 July 1447 he married Catherine of Austria (1423 – 11 September 1493), daughter of Archduke Ernest the Iron. They had six children:

  1. Katharina (15 January 1449 – before 8 May 1484), married on 19 May 1464 to Count George III of Werdenberg-Sargans
  2. Zimburg (15 May 1450 – 5 July 1501), married on 19 December 1468 to Count Engelbert II of Nassau-Dillenburg
  3. Margareta (1452–1495), Abbess in Lichtenthal
  4. Christopher I, Margrave of Baden-Baden (13 November 1453 – 19 April 1527)
  5. Albert, Margrave of Baden-Hachberg (1456–1488)
  6. Frederick (9 July 1458 – 24 September 1517), Bishop of Utrecht
Charles I, Margrave of Baden-Baden
House of Zähringen
 Died: 24 February 1475
Preceded by
Margrave of Baden-Baden
Succeeded by
Christopher I

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