Christoph I, Margrave of Baden-Baden

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Christopher I
Margrave of Baden
Christoph I of baden 1515 munich.jpg
Christoph of Baden-Baden by Hans Baldung, 1515
Born (1453-11-13)13 November 1453
Baden-Baden
Died 19 April 1527(1527-04-19) (aged 73)
Baden-Baden
Noble family Zähringen
Spouse(s) Ottilie of Katzenelnbogen
Father Charles I, Margrave of Baden-Baden
Mother Catherine of Austria

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

Life[edit]

Christoph was the eldest son of Karl I, Margrave of Baden-Baden and Catherine 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, Philipp 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[edit]

Detail of a painting showing Christoph I

Margrave Christoph married on 30 January 1469[1] 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)

Ancestors[edit]

References[edit]

  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. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 

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Christoph I, Margrave of Baden-Baden
Born: 13 November 1453 Died: 19 March 1527
Preceded by
Karl I
Margrave of Baden
1475–1515
Succeeded by
Philipp I, Bernhard III and Ernst
Preceded by
Philipp
Margrave of Hachberg-Sausenberg
1503-1515