Valerie, Margravine of Baden

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Archduchess Valerie
Margravine of Baden
Born (1941-05-23) 23 May 1941 (age 81)
Vienna, Ostmark, Germany
Spouse Maximilian, Margrave of Baden (m. 1966)
Issue Princess Marie Louise, Mrs. Richard Baker
Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden
Prince Leopold
Prince Michael
Full name
German: Valerie Isabelle Marie Anna Alfonsa Desideria Brigitte Sophia Thomasia Huberta Josepha Ignatia
House House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Archduke Hubert Salvator of Austria
Mother Princess Rosemary of Salm-Salm

Archduchess Valerie of Austria (German: Valerie Isabelle Marie Anna Alfonsa Desideria Brigitte Sophia Thomasia Huberta Josepha Ignatia, Erzherzogin von Österreich, Prinzessin von Toskana[1][2]) (born 23 May 1941 in Vienna, Ostmark, Germany[1][2]) is a member of the Tuscan line of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine and an Archduchess and Princess of Austria and a Princess of Hungary, Bohemia, and Tuscany by birth.[1][2] Through her marriage to Maximilian, Margrave of Baden, Valerie is a member of the House of Zähringen and Margravine consort of Baden.


Valerie was the ninth child and seventh daughter[1][2] of Archduke Hubert Salvator of Austria and his wife Princess Rosemary of Salm-Salm.[1][2]

Marriage and issue

Valerie married Maximilian, Margrave of Baden, second child and eldest son of Berthold, Margrave of Baden and his wife Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, on 23 September 1966 civilly in Salem, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany and religiously on 30 September 1966 at Schloss Persenbeug in Persenbeug-Gottsdorf, Lower Austria, Austria.[1][2] Valerie and Maximilian have four children together:[1][2]

  • Princess Marie Louise Elisabeth Mathilde Theodora Cecilie Sarah Charlotte of Baden (b. Salem, 3 July 1969) married, civilly, in Salem on 15 September 1999 and religiously on 25 September to Richard Dudley Baker (b. 30 March 1936 at Biddeford, York County, Maine). They have one child:
  • Prince Bernhard Max Friedrich August Gustav Louis Kraft of Baden (b. Salem, 27 May 1970). On 22 June 2001 he married Stephanie Kaul and they have three children:
    • Prince Leopold of Baden (born on 18 May 2002).
    • Prince Friedrich of Baden (born on 9 March 2004).
    • Prince Karl-Wilhelm of Baden (born on 9 March 2004).
  • Prince Leopold Max Christian Ludwig Clemens Hubert of Baden (b. Salem, 1 October 1971).
  • Prince Michael Max Andreas of Baden (b. Salem, 11 March 1976).

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 23 May 1941 – 23 September 1966: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess Valerie of Austria, Princess Imperial of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, Princess of Tuscany
  • 23 September 1966 – present: Her Imperial and Royal Highness The Margravine of Baden



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Valerie Isabella Erzherzogin von Österreich". Retrieved 2009-12-17. External link in |publisher= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Paul Theroff. "TUSCANY". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-12-17.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Valerie, Margravine of Baden
Cadet branch of the House of Lorraine
Born: 23 May 1941
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark
Grand Duchess consort of Baden
23 September 1966 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Grand Duchy abolished in 1918
Stephanie Anne Kaul