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Christoph I, Margrave of Baden-Baden

Christoph I, Margrave of Baden-Baden

Margrave of Baden
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About
AKA Christoph I. von Baden
Date of birth Baden-Baden, Karlsruhe Government Region, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date of death Apr 19, 1527 Hohenbaden castle, Baden-Baden, Karlsruhe Government Region, Baden-Württemberg
Family
Mother: Catherine of Austria
Children: Beatrix of Baden Jakob von Baden Bernhard III, Margrave of Baden-Baden Philip I, Margrave of Baden Ernest, Margrave of Baden-Durlach Sibylle of Baden Rosine von Baden Ottilie von of Marie von of Charles of Baden Christoph von of Rudolf von Baden Wolfgang von of someone someone
Brother(s): Albert Margrave of Baden-Hachberg Frederick IV of Baden
Father: Charles I, Margrave of Baden-Baden
Sister(s): Zimburg of Baden Katharina of Baden Margareta of Baden
Spouse: Ottilie of Katzenelnbogen
Awards Knight in the Order of the Holy Sepulchre
Authority ISNI id VIAF id
The details
Biography

Christopher I of Baden (13 November 1453 – 19 April 1527) was the Margrave of Baden from 1475 to 1515.

Life

Christoph was the eldest son of Charles I, Margrave of Baden-Baden and Catherine of Austria, a sister of Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor. He regained the territories that were lost by his father to the Palatinate and its allies. Christoph tried to keep these territories then united under his son and successor Philip I, but his efforts were thwarted by Louis XII of France. In 1479, the seat of the Margraviate of Baden was moved from Hohenbaden Castle to New Castle (Neues Schloss) of Baden-Baden which was built by him. By 1503, Christoph was responsible for uniting all the Badener lands when the Baden-Sausenberg died without male heirs. In 1515, before his death, he divided the Margraviate between his sons Philipp, Bernhard, and Ernst. However, Philipp who had succeeded him died childless, and his share was passed down to his brothers Bernhard and Ernst. Thus, Bernhard founded the so-called "Bernardine line" of Baden-Baden and Ernst founded the "Ernestine line" of Baden-Durlach.

Family and children

Detail of a painting showing Christoph I

Margrave Christoph married on 30 January 1469 Ottilie of Katzenelnbogen (ca. 1451 – 15 August 1517), a granddaughter of Philipp I, Count of Katzenelnbogen. They had the following children:

  1. Ottilie (6 June 1470 – 1490), Abbess in Pforzheim
  2. Jakob (6 June 1471 – 27 April 1511, Cologne), Archbishop of Trier
  3. Marie (2 July 1473 – 9 January 1519); Abbess in Lichtenthal
  4. Bernhard III, Margrave of Baden-Baden (7 April 1474 – 29 June 1536)
  5. Karl (21 June 1476 – 7 October 1510), canon in Strasbourg and Trier
  6. Christoph (21 July 1477 – 29 March 1508), canon in Strasbourg and Trier
  7. Philipp (10 December 1478 – 17 September 1533); Margrave of Baden-Sponheim
  8. Rudolf (16 June 1481 – 23 September 1532), canon in Mainz, Cologne, Strasbourg and Augsburg
  9. Ernst, Margrave of Baden-Durlach (7 October 1482 – 6 February 1553)
  10. Wolfgang (10 May 1484 – 24 June 1522)
  11. Sibylle (26 April 1485 – 10 July 1518), married on 24 January 1505 to Philipp III, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg
  12. Rosine (5 March 1487 – 29 October 1554), married:
    1. in 1503 to Count Franz Wolfgang of Hohenzollern;
    2. to Johann von Ow zu Wachendorf
  13. John (d. 19 June 1490)
  14. Beatrix (22 January 1492 – 4 April 1535), married in 1508 to Johann II, Count Palatine of Simmern
  15. George (1 July 1493 – 16 November 1493)

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