Baden

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Grand Duchy of Baden with the Margraviate (red) and gains after 1803

Baden (/ˈbɑːdən/) is a historical German territory. Together with Württemberg and the former Prussian Province of Hohenzollern, two other historical territories, it forms the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg. The margraves of Baden originated from the house of Zähringen.[1] Baden is named after the margraves’ residence Hohenbaden Castle (de) in Baden-Baden. The capital of the Grand Duchy of Baden was Karlsruhe.

History

Following the dissolution of the old Duchy of Swabia, Baden underwent a history which can be summarized as follows:

After World War II this territory was subdivided between Württemberg-Baden and South Baden. Finally, the state of Baden-Württemberg was formed in 1952.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Baden, historical state, Germany". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2018-05-09. 
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