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Frederick VII, Margrave of Baden-Durlach

Margrave of Baden-Durlach from 1677 until his death
The basics
AKA Friedrich VII. Magnus von Baden-Durlach
Date of birth Ueckermünde
Date of death Jun 25, 1709 Karlsburg Castle
Mother: Christina Magdalena of the Palatinate-Zweibrücken
Father: Frederick VI Margrave of Baden-Durlach
Spouse: Augusta Maria di Holstein-Gottorp
Children: Charles III William Margravine Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach Johanna Elisabeth of Baden-Durlach Christopher of Baden-Durlach Katharina von Baden-Durlach
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The details

Friedrich VII Magnus of Zähringen (23 September 1647 – 25 June 1709) was the Margrave of Baden-Durlach from 1677 until his death.
Born at Ueckermünde, he was the son of Margrave Friedrich VI and Countess Palatine Christine Magdalene of Cleeburg. He succeeded to his father as Margrave in 1677. He got involved into the Nine Years' War and, after the Treaty of Ryswick in 1697, he received the title of a Margrave of Basel, although it was only a formal title and he never had a real power over the Swiss city. He took again part in the War of the Spanish Succession, as one the leaders of the Imperial Army and, some of the battles were fought in his territories.
He died at Durlach in 1709 and was succeeded in the Margraviate by his son, Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach

Marriage and issue

He married Duchess Augusta Marie of Holstein-Gottorp on 15 May 1670 in Husum. They had the following children:

  • Frederick Magnus (13 January 1672 – 24 February 1672)
  • Frederica Augusta (21 June 1673 – 24 July 1674)
  • Christina Sophia (17 December 1674 – 22 January 1676)
  • Klaudia Magdalene Elisabeth (15 November 1675 – 18 April 1676)
  • Catherine (10 October 1677 – 11 August 1746), in 1701 she married Count Johann Friedrich von Leiningen-Hartenburg
  • Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach (17 January 1679 – 12 May 1738), he married Magdalena Wilhelmine of Württemberg
  • Johanna Elisabeth (3 October 1680 – 2 July 1757), in 1697 she married Eberhard Louis, Duke of Württemberg
  • Albertine Frederica (3 July 1682 – 22 December 1755), in 1704 she married Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin
  • Christopher (9 October 1684 – 2 May 1723), he married Marie Christine Felizitas zu Leiningen-Dagsburg-Falkenburg-Heidesheim
  • Charlotte Sophia (1 March 1686 – 5 October 1689)
  • Marie Anna (9 July 1688 – 8 March 1689)


Frederick VII, Margrave of Baden-Durlach
House of Zähringen
Preceded by
Frederick VI
Margrave of Baden-Durlach
Succeeded by
Charles III William
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