Christopher I, Margrave of Baden-Baden


Christopher I, Margrave of Baden-Baden
Christopher of Baden-Baden by Hans Baldung, 1515

Christopher I of Baden (13 November 1453 – 19 April 1527) was a Margrave of Baden-Baden in 1475–1515.

Christopher was the eldest son of Charles I, Margrave of Baden-Baden and Katharina of Austria, a sister of Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor. He built the New Castle and moved there in 1479. In 1515 he divided his possessions between his sons Bernhard, Philip 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 Christopher I

Margrave Christopher married on 30 January 1469[1] Ottilie of Katzenelnbogen (ca. 1451 – 15 August 1517), a granddaughter of Count Philip 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. Charles (21 June 1476 – 7 October 1510), canon in Strasbourg and Trier
  6. Christopher (21 July 1477 – 29 March 1508), canon in Strasbourg and Trier
  7. Philip (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. Ernest, 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 Count Philip III of Hanau-Lichtenberg
  12. Rosine (5 March 1487 – 29 October 1554), married:
    1. in 1503 to Count Francis 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 John II, Count of Palatine-Simmern
  15. George (1 July 1493 – 16 November 1493)

References

  1. ^ Demandt, Karl E. (1955). "Die letzten Katzenelnbogener Grafen und der Kampf um ihr Erbe". Nassauer Annalen (Wiesbaden: Verein für Nassauische Altertumskunde und Geschichtsforschung) 66: 93–132. http://www.graf-von-katzenelnbogen.de/kampfumserbedemandt.html. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

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Christopher I, Margrave of Baden-Baden
Born: 13 November 1453 Died: 19 March 1527
Preceded by
Charles I
Margrave of Baden
1475–1515
Succeeded by
Philip II, Bernhard III and Ernest
Preceded by
Philip
Margrave of Hachberg-Sausenberg
1503-1515

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